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Sometimes you can improve your English a hell of a lot in a very short amount of time.
And today we're going to do exactly that.
I want to show you one thing today that will really improve your English.
1,000 % sure this is the mistake that I correct most often more than any other mistake.
This is the one that I hear most in my classes and this is the mistake.
Listen for the reply that she gives.
I'm going to the cinema later.
Do you want to go to the cinema?
Yes, I want.
Okay.
Did you hear the mistake in her reply?
Let's use the same mistake but a different example.
Do you want a coffee?
Yes, I want.
How about that time?
No?
Let's do another one.
Do you want a banana?
Yes, I want.
Do you want this banana?
Yes, I want.
Okay, fine.
So something is missing here.
Let's fix it.
This is a very common mistake so don't worry if you didn't see the mistake in this question.
There's one word missing.
Do you know what it is?
To!
And remember her reply was this, "Yes, I want."
Now in Latin languages, probably others too.
It's enough to say your equivalent of "I want" for the reply.
However, in English we must have an object.
In this case the object is a verb "to go".
You can of course say, "Yes, I want to go."
That's fine, no problem.
However, it's much more common, much more natural.
Just to say, "I want to."
"Yeah, I want to."
And the same for any other verb.
"Do you want to sleep?"
"Yes, I want to, very much."
Let's change the verb for a noun.
For example: "Do you want a coffee?"
In your reply you still need that object.
Which object should I use for a coffee?
Just say, "Yeah I want one... I always want one."
This talks about something general.
But if you're talking about a specific thing then the question might be, "Do you want this?"
"Do you want that?"
In which case the reply would not be, "I want one."
We're talking about a specific thing.
The reply is, "It".
"Yes, I want it! Give it to me!"
But honestly this happens in many other examples.
This is an example of not using the object when you should.
For example, if you want to ask "Did you like, love, hate this thing?"
This one singular thing.
Then your answer should not be, "Yes, I loved."
You're missing that object.
In this case it's a singular thing.
We're talking specifically, so, what is that object?
It's a pronoun.
"It" of course.
So don't forget your objects, don't forget your pronouns.
But be careful, modal verbs don't work the same.
In a question like "Can you dance?"
Notice that modal verbs don't have "to" with the verb.
So it works different.
Your answer should not be, "Yes, I can to."
Noooo.
Because remember in the question there's no "Can you to dance?"
No.
So the answer, no "to" !
So never forget your objects and your "to" preposition in sentences and questions.
Thank you so much for watching.
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Most Common Grammar Mistake Ever!! (Don't Do This!)

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ayami published on July 9, 2019    Ingrid translated    Evangeline reviewed
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