Common Mistakes with English Prepositions






Common Mistakes with English Prepositions :


Incorrect : I congratulate you lor your success.
Correct : I congratulate you on your success.



Incorrect : I cannot agree to you on the subject.
Correct : I cannot agree with you on the subject.



Incorrect : I agree with your proposals.
Correct : I agree to your proposals.



Incorrect : You will have to answer for your employer.
Correct : You will be answerable to your employer.



Incorrect : You must attend at the book.
Correct : You must attend to the book.



Incorrect : He is my authority on my saying so.
Correct : He is my authority for my saying so.



Incorrect : He regretted for his mistake.
Correct : He regretted his mistake.



Incorrect : He is awaiting for his friend.
Correct : He is awaiting his friend.



Incorrect : He is waiting the arrival of the postman.
Correct : He is waiting for the arrival of the postman.



Incorrect : He is afraid from the thief.
Correct : He is afraid of the thief.



Incorrect : Where is my phone at?
Correct : Where is my phone?



Incorrect : The expression of the teacher was impatient.
Correct : The teacher’s expression was impatient.



Incorrect : I should of gone to the movie.
Correct : I should have gone to the movie.



Incorrect : She looked like she was tired.
Correct : She looked as though she was tired.



Incorrect : I jumped in to the river.
Correct : I jumped into the river.



Incorrect : He threw the ball in the basket.
Correct : He threw the ball into the basket.



Incorrect : Your family is different than mine.
Correct : Your family is different from mine.



Incorrect : He wants see the Alps in Switzerland.
Correct : He wants to see the Alps in Switzerland.



Incorrect : She had been driving since four hours.
Correct : She had been driving for four hours.



Incorrect : I haven’t seen him for last year.
Correct : I haven’t seen him since last year.



Incorrect : I used up to 3 cups of flour to make the cookies.
Correct : I used about/around 3 cups of flour to make the cookies.



Incorrect : They arrived to the school.
Correct : They arrived at the school.



Incorrect : We went at the mall.
Correct : We went to the mall.




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