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  • Hey guys what's up Stefanie the English coach here from englishfulltime.com

  • in this video we are going to talk about ten common mistakes that English

  • learners make and I am hoping that after watching this video you'll never make

  • these mistakes again because I'm making you aware of what they are and okay so

  • let's just get into it the first mistake that a lot of English learners make is

  • they say I didn't wanted to go okay wanted is the past tense like I wanted

  • to go but when you say I didn't then you just have to use the regular verb want I

  • didn't want to go instead of saying I didn't want it okay so remember that

  • when you're speaking in the past tense about something you didn't do or want to

  • do okay you have to just use the regular form of the verb I didn't want to go not

  • I didn't want it okay number two a lot of you guys say thanks God okay instead

  • of thank God we just say oh thank God it didn't rain today or thank God I don't

  • have to go to work or thank God like whatever it's a beautiful day thank God

  • okay but I've seen a lot of you guys right

  • thanks God okay so now you know that's not how we say it and from now on you

  • can just say oh thank god thank God we have this awesome youtube

  • channel where we can improve our English right okay another mistake number three

  • is when you guys say I have 27 years old now I hear this one a lot even from

  • people that have a pretty good level of English but the way we say it is just I

  • am 27 years old or I am 35 years old I am 10 years old I am and then the years

  • old okay so not I have now the next one it's not necessarily a mistake number

  • four isn't necessarily like a grammatical mistake or something like

  • that but I'm going to count it as a mistake because it's something that we

  • don't do like socially what am I talking about

  • I'm talking about when you guys say hi teacher or thanks teacher or teacher can

  • you help me with this teacher can you do this teacher can you do that in English

  • we don't we don't do that we don't address our teachers

  • like that okay we just use their name or we use their last name like in

  • elementary school or high school when you have a teacher you say like Mr.

  • black or Mrs. white okay for example if you have a professor in

  • college you could say professor black professor white and I don't know why we

  • have all these last names that are like colors or shades of colors but we do

  • okay so those are the examples I came up with mr. Smith professor Smith but when

  • it comes to like online teachers and English coaches and all that stuff you

  • can just use our first name this is kind of like an informal relationship it's

  • not super formal you don't have to say Miss Stephanie just say Stephanie don't

  • say teacher that's that's kind of weird and as we're going along with this you

  • know number four not to say teacher I also want to throw in there that you

  • don't have to say ma'am okay ma'am is extremely formal it's something that you

  • know native English speakers use with elderly women like a woman who's like 65

  • or 80 years old then maybe you say ma'am or if you're on a phone call with a

  • client or something and it's very it's a very formal situation then we use ma'am

  • okay but not in this situation not I'm like I'm making a video in my room I'm

  • wearing a regular t-shirt like this is not a formal situation okay so

  • addressing me as ma'am or teacher to me it feels weird and it's incorrect in you

  • know English-speaking society like it's socially incorrect not necessarily

  • grammatically incorrect so that tip should definitely help a lot of you guys

  • now number five a lot of you say explain me or can you explain me you need to say

  • can you explain this to me or can you explain to me how XY and Z okay explain

  • to me or explain this to me but not just explain me now along with this one we

  • also have asked to I can't even say it asked to me a lot of people say oh he

  • asked to me to go to the store or will you ask to her to come with us instead

  • of saying that just they ask me or ask her will you ask her

  • if she wants to come with us or he asked me to go to the store ok number seven

  • the difference between funny and fun a lot of you guys get this confused and

  • let's say someone does an English class and you go to the class and you

  • say oh that class was so funny but maybe you meant that it was fun ok

  • something that's fun it's like a party you have a great time something that's

  • funny is a joke a joke makes you laugh it's humorous ok so when something is

  • funny usually it's something somebody says or it's a movie or you know

  • something that made you laugh that's funny but something you enjoyed and had

  • fun with that is something that's fun ok so number eight him/he her/she let's talk

  • about this because a lot of you guys accidentally start your sentences or use

  • he and and him when you're talking about a woman you know and and you'll get

  • confused you might start out by saying oh she goes to my school he's in the

  • same class with me and it's like whoa how did you just change the gender of

  • that person that's confusing ok so keep in mind keep this in mind try to be very

  • careful about using he and him you know for men and her she you know for women

  • and try not to confuse them when you're speaking about a woman make sure you

  • consistently use her she etc in your speech okay now let's move on number

  • nine a lot of you guys instead of saying like it is you just jump in and stay is

  • you forget to say it so you might say is hot out here is hot today or

  • something like that or when you write a lot of the times also you forget to say

  • it is and you just jump in and say is and then the rest of your sentence okay

  • so that's a mistake and I want to remind you guys to use it is and then the last

  • one is just about the way you guys ask questions a lot of times you ask

  • questions like when we will get they're what you will tell me how she

  • will do it and you need to switch two words in the sentence around instead of

  • when we will it needs to be when will we okay or what you will needs to be what

  • will you how she will needs to be how will she okay so you have the question

  • word the when the what the how then you have the will and then you have the you

  • the she the I etc does that make sense so instead of you know what we said earlier

  • just say when will we get there what will you tell me how will she do it does

  • that make sense I hope so alright you guys there you have it those are ten

  • extremely common mistakes that English learners make let me know in the

  • comments if you've been making any of these mistakes and I hope that now that

  • you're aware of this you won't make them anymore that's it and I'll see you in

  • another video bye hey guys thanks so much for watching this video if you

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  • in the description thanks again and I'll see you guys in another video bye

Hey guys what's up Stefanie the English coach here from englishfulltime.com

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