IELTS Writing Grammar Mistakes

In IELTS writing, it is very important that you should make use of the correct grammar. Even a small error will be visible and it may bring down your score in the IELTS exam.

 

There are many candidates who commit small grammar mistakes. If you are also one among them, then this information is for you. These mistakes can be avoided if proper attention is given to sentences that are creating.

 

Take a look at the example:

 

I have visited London Bridge last weekend.

 

What do you think of it? Is the given sentence right or wrong?

 

The sentence is wrong. The correct sentence will be this: “I visited London Bridge last weekend.”

 

Reason: You are talking about an activity that is almost a week old. So, you are expected to make use of past perfect tense. Not the present perfect tense.

 

Now, take a look at this sentence: The girl which works at the ABC restaurant is from Sydney.

 

Obviously, you can’t make use of the word “WHICH” if you are trying to give information about yourself or others (second or third person).

 

It will follow only “WHO.” So, the correct sentence will be: “The girl who works at the ABC restaurant is from Sydney.”

 

Some other examples:

 

“Ana is married with John” sounds awkward whereas “Ana is married to John” is correct English.

 

Correct: You speak French good.

Incorrect: You speak good French / You speak French well.

 

Correct: The pizza is enough big for three people.

Incorrect: The pizza is big enough for three people.

 

Correct: She must to inform you before taking such a decision.

Incorrect: She must inform you before taking such a decision.

 

Correct: Every employees at the office should attend the conference.

Incorrect: Every employee at the office should attend the conference.

 

Correct: She enjoyed from the party.

Incorrect: She enjoyed the party.

 

Correct: She looks forward to meet him.

Incorrect: She looks forward to meeting him.

 

Correct: Where is bank?

Incorrect: Wher is the bank?

 

Correct: Can you explain me how learn Spanish.

Incorrect: Can you explain to me how to learn Spanish.

 

Correct: She lives with her family in United States.

Incorrect: She lives with her family in the United States.

 

Correct: Whenever I will visit Birmingham, I will meet you.

Incorrect: Whenever I visit Birmingham, I will meet you.

 

Correct: She has been working as a lecturer since five years.

Incorrect: She has been working as a lecturer for five years.

 

Correct: She has got new work.

Incorrect: She has got a new job.

 

Correct: The little kids doesn’t listen me.

Incorrect: The little kids do not listen to me.

 

Correct: I like very much honey and banana.

Incorrect: I like honey and banana very much.

 

Correct: She can able to talk.

Incorrect: She can talk.

 

Correct: Where I can meet you next time?

Incorrect: Where can I meet you next time?

 

Correct: You should not to wait here.

Incorrect: You should not wait here.

 

Correct: Do you like to go now?

Incorrect: Would you like to go now?

 

Correct: There is eight apples in the basket.

Incorrect: There are eight apples in the basket.

 

Correct: She doesn’t meet nobody.

Incorrect: She doesn’t meet anybody.

 

Correct: My flight is in 9 pm.

Incorrect: My flight is at 9 pm.

 

Correct: I am promising, I visit your house next week.

Incorrect: I promise, I will visit your house next week.

 

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