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  • Hello my name is Emmelda. Welcome back to my lesson. I have a very interesting topic

  • for all the English learners. I know your'e gonna say this is a very old dialogue Emmelda

  • . Yes it is, why because you've got so many things to learn. So what are we going to learn

  • today? We are going to learn today all the silly mistakes English learners make. Stay

  • tuned till the end, because all the points are very important. So let's get started with first one.

  • Unnecessary usage of to. Iv'e seen, Iv'e noticed a lot of English students of mine used the

  • word to, too many times. What do I mean? Tell to him, could you tell to him that I want

  • this, no. Tell to is wrong English. You say, Tell him similarly they would say, Give it

  • to him. No just say, Give him. So avoid using the word to unnecessarily, because this actually

  • will lead to a lot of grammatical errors, so tell to him, give to him, give to him may

  • sound right at some places. But generally, it's usually wrong. Give him, tell him. The

  • next one is, Tell him this verses Tell this to him. What do I mean tell this to him? Again

  • unnecessary usage of to, but now you have this as well. Tell this to him. Can you please

  • tell this to him that I love him. No, can you please tell him this that I love him.

  • Tell him this and not tell this to him. Similar expressions. Can you pass him some chocolates

  • or pass him this. Can you pass him this or pass him some chocolates. You will not say,

  • Pass this to him, no pass him this. unnecessary words avoid redundancy, so pass him this or

  • give him this. Give him this, Can you give him this gift, pass him this, give him this,

  • tell him this, ask him this. So these are the different phrases where you don't use

  • to neither do you combine this in to and bring them between the two words. Pass him this,

  • give him this, tell him this, ask him this, order him this. So is that clear? Can I move

  • on to the next one? So sure. Many verses lot. A lot of people have the confusion when they

  • are using many verses lot, which one should I use? Well, first things first many is actually

  • used in formal English more often then not.

  • Again it's more often then not, so don't take my word, word by word. Many is usually used

  • informal, however lots is usually used in informal English. While many is for countable

  • nouns like many pen or many sticks. Lots is for uncountable or collective noun, however

  • I'm sure you would have noticed a lot of people use, lot or lots with countable noun. Let

  • me give you an example, Iv'e got lots of dresses and many of which is in white in color. Lots

  • of, Iv'e got lots of dresses. Well, you can say, Hey Emmelda I can count dresses, It's

  • one dress, two dress, thousand dress, yes I know you can count. But am I know exactly

  • how many dresses do I have? No I don't so when I'm collecting all those thoughts and

  • I'm thinking maybe I have twenty thousand five hundred and thirty. I wouldn't know,

  • I really cannot count. By the way I don't have twenty thousand dresses. So yeah stop

  • talking about that, lots of dresses, why because I'm not aware of how many dresses do I have?

  • So I'm gonna collect it and say, Iv'e got lot of dresses. Many of which, now here I'm

  • taking a reasonable portion of this lots, so many of which where I can count. Maybe

  • out of the twenty thousand dresses, I have ten dresses which are white in color or fifteen

  • dresses, which are white in color. So many of which, lots of dresses many of which are

  • white in color or there are lots of people, who believe that music is a best way of bringing

  • peace.

  • Many of them love rock music, so lots of people, lots of dresses, lots of countries, lots of

  • money. Many people, many countries. You have to identify, how are you using those collective

  • nouns or those countable nouns,when your'e using lot, so we'll have to be very careful.

  • I know this might be confusing right now, but my tip would be try and read as much as

  • you can and try to watch English movies, they actually combine, they have lot of dialogues

  • where they have, they use the words lots verses many. Lots of dresses many of which. The forth

  • silly mistake absolutely silly is put verses keep. What do you even mean by put verses

  • keep? Keep means to maintain position by the way, oxford dictionary. Not possession actually,

  • It's possession. Sorry my bad, It's keep means to maintain possession that means, I have

  • this marker, I'm gonna keep it with me. So usually it's very personal, I'm gonna keep

  • it with me. So maintain possession or maintain condition, keep it low, keep it low. Keep

  • it low or I'm gonna keep this with me. That's when you use keep. If your'e maintaining a

  • possession or condition. But when do you use put? When your'e saying put this marker on

  • the table, you don't say keep this marker on the table or can keep you keep the glass

  • on the corner. No you say, Put the glass on the corner or keep the marker on the table.

  • Better words to use for put is store. Specially if you are actually storing something, so

  • you say, Store the casserole or store these books on the rack, put verses keep. This means

  • maintain possession or condition.

  • So never use put this marker on the table. I'm sorry never use keep this marker on the

  • table. You would say, Put this marker on the table, put the glass of water on the dining

  • table. The last but the most important is, State of verbs verses Action verbs. What are

  • action verbs? That you do, going is action or singing is an action. But what are state

  • of verbs. State of verbs are those verbs, which do not have a definite point of starting

  • or ending. For example, Love, MC Donald's, very bad. People say, people are now saying,

  • I'm loving it, yes It's their slogan, but love is a state of verb. The right way of

  • pronouncing or using the word is , I love it, you won't say, I'm loving it now and I'm

  • loving it the next second and I'm loving the third second, no you would say, I love it

  • or I use to love it, because you don't know, When did you start? Which exact moment did

  • you start liking it? So I love it. I feel, I can feel it. It's not that I'm feeling like

  • I'm, I feel it this second, I feel it the next second. I'm gonna feel it for the next

  • thirty seconds. You feel it as a thought, It's actually very abstract. So you have abstract

  • feelings or abstract verbs, Love, Feel, Think. Okay word of caution. Think and actually be

  • state or action verb. I think your'e right, this becomes state verb. When you say, I think

  • I'm gonna have, I think this answer is correct, that means you think at this moment the answer

  • is correct. Maybe the next moment you don't think so. So think can be used as state or

  • as action verb.

  • Another verb is have. For example, when I say, I have a car. It doesn't mean I have

  • a car at this second and I have a car at next second, I have a car following second. I have

  • a car, It means I don't know, I know when I got it but I don't know how long am I gonna

  • use it, Have but if your'e using have as an action verb. You say, I'm having breakfast,

  • Why? Because you know when you started it and you know when your'e gonna end it, so

  • have can be used as state and action together. You have to be really careful, when your'e

  • using these words and how your'e using these words, because what matters most is, What

  • context are you using these words for? Have, think, love, feel. All these words are action

  • verses state of words.

  • Again going to be very confusing best way to do is read, watch news, watch movies. They

  • will help you a lot. So I come to or we have come to the end of this lesson. I hope you

  • enjoyed it. I hope you got some of the ideas very clear, if your'e not sure you can write

  • comments and I'll be more the happy to help you with it. I'll be back with another lesson

  • until then good bye. Have fun and keep learning English. Good bye.

Hello my name is Emmelda. Welcome back to my lesson. I have a very interesting topic

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Silly mistakes made by English learners while speaking English - Improve your English

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