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Below you find a list of sentences with mistakes learners of English have made or commonly make. Some are more common than others, but all of them touch upon certain ‘problem’ areas, though not all of them are so wrong that they would lead to misunderstandings in communication.

I regularly add to the list, therefore it has gotten pretty long. I would not recommend going through all sentences at once.

(One sentence has no mistakes, some several. Some mistakes are structural, some concern incorrect or unusual use of words or phrases.)

  1. The water level is really flat.
  2. Yesterday, I did go to the movies.
  3. Last week I had been to a concert.
  4. Last week we have been to the theater.
  5. Sometimes I wish I could have more time for learning.
  6. This is a great book. I was reading it since last weekend.
  7. After finishing most of the paperwork, she stopped having a cup of coffee.
  8. When she got to the theatre, she found she has left the tickets at home.
  9. In the park, you are not allowing to step on the grass.
  10. I have another meeting; I don’t come today.
  11. I try to get into the meeting.
  12. Their army is surrounding the countries havens.
  13. She borrowed her friend some money.
  14. The Office of Technical Services will continue to overlook technical support and logistics operations in the mission area (example adapted from
  15. Only 25% of the population are boostered.
  16. I cannot so good English.
  17. I was very lucky about your present.
  18. She said her to please be quiet.
  19. He is a very sympathic person.
  20. They were not happy to did all this overtime.
  21. I spoke to a friend of us.
  22. Colleagues of me say me I should ignore the problem. I do.
  23. They explain the people the problem.
  24. People switch off their cameras, because they don’t want to see oneself.
  25. I’m looking for my keys. I don’t find them.
  26. The most challenge is to find the best solution for everyone.
  27. They didn’t lost hope.
  28. They need help of the colleagues.
  29. We expect people comes once a week to the company.
  30. A) How do you feel when people don’t switch on their cameras? B) I don’t care; (or I don’t mind?)

The difference between the two sentences or expressions

I don’t care

I don’t mind

can cause confusion. In this case, a translation into German might help (Germans) understand the differences, but native speakers also sometimes seem confused as this little video demonstrates.

A good source to check vocabulary and find lots of examples to study a word or phrase’s use in context is Glosbe.

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