Common Errors in English





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The concept of Common Errors is a fuzzy one. We leave to linguists the technical definitions. Here we’re concerned only with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers and literate executives and personnel officers. The aim of this page is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak.

If your standard usage causes other people to consider you stupid or ignorant, you may want to consider changing it. You have the right to express yourself in any manner you please, but if you wish to communicate effectively, you should use nonstandard English only when you intend to rather than fall into it because you don’t know any better. Other sites do this. Ours is dedicated to errors in usage. This page is really aimed at the most errors of native speakers. The errors others make in English differ according to the characteristics of their first languages. Speakers of other languages tend to make some specific errors that are uncommon among native speakers.

We all commit mistakes from time to time. If you think you’ve found an error in our own writings, you are welcome to let us know it at once.

Here is the List of Errors beginning with T.


  • Table

  • Table Below or Below Table

  • Tad Bit, Tad or Bit

  • Take A Different Tact ( or ) Take A Different Tack

  • Take and Bring

  • Take Over and Overtake

  • Taken Back and Taken Aback

  • Tantamount and Paramount

  • Tattle Tale or Tattle Tail

  • Taught and Taut

  • Taunt, Taut or Tout

  • Tell and Say

  • Tenant or Tenet

  • Tender Hooks or Tenterhooks

  • Tentative

  • Than and Then

  • Thanks God

  • Thankyou, Thank You or Thank-You

  • That and Than

  • That and What

  • That and Which

  • That Kind ( or ) That Kind Of

  • Thaw or Unthaw

  • The Proof of The Pudding is in The Eating ( or ) Proof is in The Pudding

  • The Quick and The Dead

  • The Ukraine ( or ) Ukraine

  • Theirselves or Themselves

  • Them and Those

  • Theory

  • There’s

  • Therefor or Therefore

  • These are Them or These are They

  • These Kind or This Kind

  • These Ones or These

  • They and Their

  • They’re, Their and There

  • Think On ( or ) Think About

  • This and Next

  • This Day and Age or Today's Day and Age

  • Though, Thought and Through

  • Threw or Through

  • Throne or Thrown

  • Through A Mirror, Darkly ( or ) In A Mirror

  • Throws of Passion or Throes of Passion

  • Thusfar or Thus Far

  • Thusly or Thus

  • Tick or Tic

  • Timber or Timbre

  • Time and Point ( or ) Point in Time

  • Time Period, Time or Period

  • Times Smaller

  • Tirimisù or Pick Me Up

  • To Home ( or ) At Home

  • To Make a Long Story Short ( or ) Long Story Short

  • To The Manor Born ( or ) To The Manner Born

  • To, Too and Two

  • To Where, So Much That ( or ) To The Point That

  • Today’s Modern Society or Today

  • Toe-Headed or Tow-Headed

  • Tolled or Told

  • On Tomorrow

  • Tongue and Cheek ( or ) Tongue in Cheek

  • Tooken, Took or Taken

  • Tore or Torn

  • Torturous or Tortuous

  • Touch Bases or Touch Base

  • Tounge or Tongue

  • Tow The Line or Toe The Line

  • Toward and Towards

  • Track Home or Tract Home

  • Trade, Stock and Trade, Stock in Trade

  • Tradegy or Tragedy

  • Tragedy and Travesty

  • Transition

  • Tripple or Triple

  • Trite and True ( or ) Tried and True

  • Try And ( or ) Try To

  • Troop or Troupe

  • Trudge, Dredge and Drudge

  • Troubling, Worrisome and Concerning

  • Trying and Efforting

  • Tussled or Tousled

  • Two-Dimensional and One-Dimensional

  • Two to Tangle ( or ) Two to Tango

  • Typeface and Font



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