18 Most Common Grammar Mistakes (2022)

Understanding the 18 most common grammar mistakes can help you improve your writing. When you know which common grammatical errors to look for, it's easier to act as your own proofreader and editor.

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1. Run-on Sentence or Comma Splice

A run-on sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses without punctuation or the appropriate conjunction. A comma splice is similar to a run-on sentence, but it uses a comma to join two clauses that have no appropriate conjunction. Fixing a run-on sentence or a comma splice can be accomplished in one of five different ways.

Incorrect sentence: “Rachel is very smart, she began reading when she was three years old.”

  • Solution 1: Separate the clauses into two sentences. “Rachel is very smart. She began reading when she was three years old.”
  • Solution 2: Replace the comma with a semicolon. “Rachel is very smart; she began reading when she was three years old.”
  • Solution 3: Replace the comma with a coordinating conjunction. “Rachel is very smart, for she began reading when she was three years old.”
  • Solution 4: Replace the comma with a subordinating conjunction. “Rachel is very smart because she began reading when she was three years old.”
  • Solution 5: Replace the comma with a semicolon and transitional word or phrase. “Rachel is very smart; as a result, she began reading when she was three years old.”

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2. Pronoun Disagreement

Some of the most common grammar mistakes are pronoun errors. They occur when pronouns do not agree in number with the nouns to which they refer. If the noun is singular, the pronoun must be singular. If the noun is plural, the pronoun must be plural as well.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “Every girl must bring their own lunch.”
  • Correct: “Every girl must bring her own lunch.”

Pronoun errors are common in modern English, as writers try to avoid awkward phrasing or the implication of sexist language. Although this is an admirable goal, it is still important to learn the correct grammar and use it in more formal situations.

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3. Mistakes in Apostrophe Usage

Apostrophes are used to show possession. However, you do not use an apostrophe after a possessive pronoun such as my, mine, our, ours, his, hers, its, their, or theirs.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “My mothers cabin is next to his' cabin.”
  • Correct: “My mother's cabin is next to his cabin.”

In the case of it's, the apostrophe is used only to indicate a contraction for “it is.”

For example:

  • Incorrect: “Its a cold day for October.”
  • Correct: “It's a cold day for October.”

4. Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement

Confusion over subject-verb agreement can be the source of many grammatical errors. When speaking or writing in the present tense, a sentence must have subjects and verbs that agree in number. If the subject is singular, the verb must be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb must be plural as well.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “These recipes is good for beginning chefs.”
  • Correct: “These recipes are good for beginning chefs.”

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5. Misplaced Modifiers

To clearly communicate your ideas, you should place a modifier directly next to the word it is supposed to modify. The modifier should clearly refer to a specific word in the sentence. Misplaced modifiers can create confusion and ambiguity.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “At eight years old, my father gave me a pony for Christmas.”
  • Correct: “When I was eight years old, my father gave me a pony for Christmas.”

6. Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are also common grammar mistakes. A sentence needs to have a subject and a verb. A fragment often happens after another related idea has been expressed.

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For example:

  • Incorrect: “Sharon stayed home from school the other day. Because she was sick.”
  • Correct: “Sharon stayed home from school the other day because she was sick.”

7. Missing Comma in a Compound Sentence

A compound sentence expresses two complete and related ideas, and it usually includes a conjunction to connect these two parts. There should be a comma before the conjunction to indicate the two ideas are related. If that’s missing, it’s a mistake readers will notice.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “Jim went to the store and Ella went with him.”
  • Correct: “Jim went to the store, and Ella went with him.”

8. No Clear Antecedent

An antecedent is a word that comes before a pronoun and helps the reader understand what the pronoun means. Generally, you can clear up this confusion by rearranging the wording.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “The dad found the boy, and he was happy.”
  • Correct: “The dad was happy when he found the boy.”

9. Ending a Sentence in a Preposition

Another common grammar mistake is ending a sentence with a preposition. A preposition, by its nature, indicates that another word will follow it. In casual conversation, this type of error is no big deal, but you should avoid this mistake in your writing.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “What reason did he come here for?”
  • Correct: “For what reason did he come here?”

10. Mixing Up Spellings

There are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. If you mix these up, it can be an embarrassing mistake. These are a few of the most commonly confused words:

  • “You’re” vs. “your”
  • “To” vs. “two” vs. “too”
  • “Weather” vs. “whether”
  • “There” vs. “their”

For example:

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  • Incorrect: “There father went to school there.”
  • Correct: “Their father went to school there.”

11. Mixing Up Similar Words

Sometimes, it’s not a matter of mixing up the spelling as much as an error in word choice. There are many words that sound similar but have different meanings and spellings. These include the following:

  • “Affect” and “effect”
  • “Except” and “accept”
  • “Comprise” vs. “compose”
  • “Further” vs. “farther”

For example:

  • Incorrect: “The rain had a good affect on the farmer’s field.”
  • Correct: “The rain had a good effect on the farmer’s field.”

12. Unnecessary Commas

While commas are important for clarity and give the reader a chance to pause in the sentence, it’s possible to use commas when you don’t need them. These unnecessary commas can be confusing to read, and they make writing look less professional. Before you use a comma, think about why you’re using it. If you aren’t sure it’s needed, double-check by reviewing comma rules.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “She had a stomach ache, because she ate too much ice cream.”
  • Correct: “She had a stomach ache because she ate too much ice cream.”

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13. Mixing Up Possessives and Plurals

People often get confused when adding an “s” to the end of a word. When do you need an apostrophe? In general, you use an apostrophe before an “s” to show possession or as a contraction, like “that’s” for “that is.” If you’re just trying to say something is plural, you don’t need the apostrophe. Like most rules in the English language, this has some variation. However, if you keep the general guidelines in mind, you’ll be correct most of the time.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “The dogs dish was full of bone’s.”
  • Correct: “The dog’s dish was full of bones.”

14. Mistakes With Well and Good

One of the most common grammatical errors is mixing up “well” and “good.” In general, “well” is an adverb, while “good” is an adjective. When you aren’t sure which one to use, simply ask yourself whether an adjective or an adverb is appropriate for the situation.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “I am doing good in math.”
  • Correct: “I am doing well in math.”

15. Comparisons That Are Incomplete

When you use a word that has a comparative aspect, you need to compare it to something else. These common grammatical errors may appear in advertisements or market slogans, but it does not work well in papers or other writing. If the word requires a comparison, you should always provide it.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “My hair is smoother and softer.”
  • Correct: “My hair is smoother and softer than it was a month ago.”
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16. Mixing Up Adverbs and Adjectives

If you mix up adverbs and adjectives, this can be an embarrassing grammar mistake. This is the kind of error that can annoy a teacher or make the difference between a great grade on an essay and getting marked down. This happens most often with words that end in “-ly.”

For example:

  • Incorrect: “Susan gave me a real nice bouquet of flowers.”
  • Correct: “Susan gave me a really nice bouquet of flowers.”

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17. Confusion Between Fewer and Less

Many people mix up “fewer” and “less.” If you’re talking about the amount of something, you need to decide whether the item is all one thing or a group of many things. If it’s a group of many smaller things, you should use “fewer.” If it’s one thing, you should use “less.”

For example:

  • Incorrect: “The store was almost out of dog food. There were less cans on the shelves than there were yesterday.”
  • Correct: “The store was almost out of dog food. There were fewer cans on the shelves than there were yesterday.”

18. Title Capitalization Problems

Knowing when to capitalize the words in a title can be very confusing. In general, you should capitalize the first and last words, all nouns and pronouns, all verbs, and all adjectives and adverbs. However, there are specific title capitalization rules depending on the style you are using.

For example:

  • Incorrect: “Around the world in 80 days”
  • Correct: “Around the World in 80 Days”

Additional Grammar Resources from YourDictionary

YourDictionary has an extensive listing of links of grammar rules and tips. Taking advantage of easy-to-understand lessons and examples can help you polish your grammatical skills while working at a time that best fits your busy schedule. If English is not your native language, there are also links on YourDictionary to resources that explain the most common grammatical mistakes for ESL students.

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What are the 10 most common grammar mistakes? ›

10 Most Common Grammar Mistakes to Look Out For
  • Subject-Verb Agreement Errors. ...
  • Sentence Fragments. ...
  • Misuse of Contractions and Apostrophes. ...
  • Passive Voice. ...
  • Dangling Modifiers. ...
  • Comma Splice. ...
  • Run-on Sentences. ...
  • Ending a Sentence in a Preposition.

What is the most common grammar mistake? ›

Common English Grammar Mistakes
  • 1) Present and Past Tense. ...
  • 2) How To Avoid the Overuse of Adverbs. ...
  • 3) Your/You're. ...
  • 4) Misplacing Apostrophes. ...
  • 5) There / Their /They're. ...
  • 6) Confusing similar spellings and words. ...
  • 7) Using incomplete comparisons. ...
  • 8) Getting adjectives and adverbs confused.

What are the 4 most serious writing errors? ›

The article “Four Most Serious Errors” illustrated four most common errors in english writing, including fragments, run-ons,problem with subject-verb agreement and problems with verb form and tense.

What is bad grammar? ›

Probably the biggest and most glaring example of bad grammar is when the subject of a sentence and the verb don't agree in number. What this means is that you need to have a plural noun and a plural verb. Or a singular noun and a singular verb. Example: The boy runs, and the girls jump.

What do you call a person who always corrects grammar? ›

"orthographizer", derived from "orthographize" meaning "to write or spell correctly", which (I think) nicely emphasizes the transitive nature of his compulsion (i.e. not only ensuring his spelling is perfect, but yours, too), or.

What are the three most common sentence errors? ›

These errors are: run-on sentences; sentence fragments; and overloaded sentences.

What are the 12 basic rules of grammar? ›

12 Basic Rules of Grammar
  • Nouns and Pronouns. The first noun rule relates to the spelling changes in plural forms: consonant –y changes to consonant –ies as in "skies," and nouns ending in glottal sounds such as "sh" take –es. ...
  • Verbs. ...
  • Adjectives and Adverbs. ...
  • Punctuation.

How can I improve my grammar? ›

5 Tips to Improve Your Grammar
  1. Read: Reading is one of the secret weapons to improve your grammar skills. ...
  2. Use a grammar manual: It is a very useful idea to have a grammar manual nearby that you can consult when writing. ...
  3. Write more and quiz yourself: ...
  4. Re-reading aloud: ...
  5. 5 Consult others and learn from feedback:
4 Dec 2020

What are basics of grammar? ›

Basic Grammar Concepts: Parts of Speech. To start expanding your grammar knowledge, it's helpful to begin with an understanding of the eight traditional parts of speech that make up our sentences: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions.

What are 10 errors students make when writing? ›

Top 10 Student Writing Mistakes: Finals Edition
  • 1 Spelling mistakes. ...
  • 2 Run-on sentences (no comma before a coordinating conjunction) ...
  • 3 Sentence fragments. ...
  • 4 No comma after an introductory phrase. ...
  • 5 Wordiness. ...
  • 6 Comma splicing. ...
  • 7 Comma misuse (inside a compound subject) ...
  • 8 No commas around interrupters.
2 Jun 2022

What are common errors? ›

Grammatical errors come in many forms and can easily confuse and obscure meaning. Some common errors are with prepositions most importantly, subject verb agreement, tenses, punctuation, spelling and other parts of speech. Prepositions are tricky, confusing and significant in sentence construction.

How do you avoid grammar mistakes? ›

  1. Learn Basic Grammar Rules. Before you can write without common grammatical errors, you must learn the rules. ...
  2. Write Clearly and Concisely. Keep your writing concise and clear. ...
  3. Proofread Your Work. ...
  4. Write and Review At Different Times. ...
  5. Read Your Work Backwards. ...
  6. Use A Spell Checker. ...
  7. Hire An Editor. ...
  8. Use Grammar Checking Software.

What is the weirdest sentence? ›

One morning, I shot an elephant in my pajamas; how he got into my pajamas, I'll never know. To understand this sentence, you'll have to go back to its beginning. This witty joke was coined by Groucho Marx, and now is one of the tricky sentences in English.

What is the simplest language? ›

Riau Indonesian is different from most other languages in how simple it is. There are no endings of any substance, no tones, no articles, and no word order. There is only a little bit of indicating things in time.

What is the highest level of English grammar? ›

The C2 English level is the best and highest level of English and possibly higher than many native English speakers. If you are still wondering what C2 grammar is, then you will be happy to see the following long list of categorised grammar points linked with explained examples.

What is a good grammar? ›

What Does Good Grammar Mean? Good grammar means writing or speaking in such a way that your choice of words is understandable and follows the basic rules of sentence construction, punctuation and spelling.

Why wrong grammar is wrong? ›

It's ungrammatical.

It's 'wrong grammar' because it is used colloquially to avoid a mouthful of words. Grammar is rules/syntax of a language. It can never be wrong. When people says "wrong grammar", what they usually mean is "wrong grammar usage".

Are grammar errors correct? ›

A grammatical error is an error in grammar, but this is a clumsy way of saying so. “Ungrammatical” is preferable. Some authorities are inclined to condemn the expression grammatical error on the ground that it means an error that is grammatical, and therefore cannot mean an error in grammar…

How can I improve my grammar mistake when speaking? ›

7 Tips to Improve Your Grammar Skills
  1. Read. Reading may be the number one way you can improve your grammar skills. ...
  2. Get a grammar manual. It is useful to have a thorough reference book nearby that you can consult when writing. ...
  3. Review the basics. ...
  4. Practice. ...
  5. Listen to others. ...
  6. Proofread…out loud. ...
  7. Write.
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What are top 3 things most failed testers do? ›

Various contributors
  1. Fail to communicate. ...
  2. Try to fix the bug yourself. ...
  3. Assume you are a multi-tasking expert. ...
  4. Be afraid of asking questions. ...
  5. Give In (quickly) ...
  6. Stop learning. ...
  7. Ignore your intuition. ...
  8. Begin testing before understanding the scope and requirements.

How do you identify grammar mistakes? ›

Grammarly's online grammar checker scans your text for all types of mistakes, from typos to sentence structure problems and beyond.
  1. Eliminate grammar errors. ...
  2. Fix tricky spelling errors. ...
  3. Say goodbye to punctuation errors. ...
  4. Enhance your writing.

What is a person called who can't spell? ›

The spelling connection: People with dysgraphia have trouble getting words on paper, either by handwriting or typing them. They may have a hard time holding a pencil properly or remembering how to write a word. They may also misspell the same word in many different ways.

What do you call someone who misspells words? ›

Cacography means bad at spellings or writing. So, the person who is bad at spellings or writing is called Cacographer.

How many types of sentence errors are there? ›

Students commonly make three kinds of sentence structure errors: fragments, run-ons, and comma splices.

What are the common errors in writing sentences? ›

Common sentence faults
  • Fragments.
  • Comma splice.
  • Run-on or fused sentences.
  • Subject-verb agreement. Singular verbs. Plural verbs. Subject-verb agreement errors.
  • Pronoun reference agreement.
  • Shifts.
  • Misplaced parts/modifier reference.
  • Dangling modifiers.
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How can I speak good English grammar? ›

How to speak English better in 10 easy steps
  1. Imitate away. ...
  2. Avoid learning word by word. ...
  3. Use what you've learned immediately. ...
  4. Be an actor. ...
  5. Listen to others as much as you speak. ...
  6. Listen to yourself and get feedback from native speakers. ...
  7. Become visual. ...
  8. Narrate your life.
10 Sept 2019

What are the 5 punctuation rules? ›

Here are a few basic punctuation rules:
  • All Punctuations Must be Parallel. This means that when a main clause is interrupted with a comma or a dash, it must be interrupted with same punctuation marks at the beginning and at the end. ...
  • A Colon Must Appear at the End of a Clause. ...
  • Semicolons are Used for Equal Emphasis.
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How can I practice speaking English everyday? ›

15 Unique Ways to Practice Speaking English
  1. Talk to Yourself. ...
  2. Listen to Yourself. ...
  3. Watch Yourself Talk. ...
  4. Join a Language Exchange Program. ...
  5. Read Along with Subtitles. ...
  6. Imitate What You Hear on TV. ...
  7. Use Video Messaging to Practice Speaking. ...
  8. Speak in English to a Virtual Assistant.
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How do you write a good sentence? ›

How to write good sentences - YouTube

What are the most important grammar rules? ›

  • 7 Basic Grammar Rules. ...
  • Write in Active Voice. ...
  • Join Two Ideas with a Semicolon, Comma or Conjunction. ...
  • Use Correct Subject and Verb Agreement. ...
  • Know That a Sentence Has a Subject and Verb and Complete Thought. ...
  • Apply the Apostrophe Appropriately. ...
  • Understand When to Capitalize. ...
  • Understand Articles.

What are the 4 levels of grammar? ›

There are 4 levels of grammar: (1)parts of speech, (2)sentences, (3)phrases, and (4)clauses.

Why do students make grammar mistakes? ›

Grammar mistakes are generally caused by problems related to students' cognitive skills and their individual traits (Mayer, 2002: 227–232). Mistakes may also be caused by language teaching strategies used by a teacher (Thornbury, 1999; Uibu and Männamaa, 2014: 96–131). All language learners make mistakes.

What are the four mistakes to avoid while writing any kind of content discuss? ›

Let's get started!
  • 1) Don't Write without a Clear Understanding of Your Audience. ...
  • 2) Don't Write without a Clear Purpose. ...
  • 3) Don't Start without a Clear Plan or Structure. ...
  • 4) Don't Forget a Call to Action. ...
  • 5) Don't Write Content That Doesn't Add Value or Solve a Problem for the Reader. ...
  • 6) Don't Turn It into a Sales Pitch.

What are common mistakes in academic writing? ›

The biggest mistake is forgetting to revise your academic essay. You should be aware of your spelling and grammar mistakes, as well as your punctuation errors. Your content must be well-written to score high. Plus, your attention to detail shows your interest in the content at hand.

What are grammar errors examples? ›

  • Incorrect subject-verb agreement. • The relationship between a subject and its verb. ...
  • Wrong tense or verb form. ...
  • Incorrect singular/plural agreement. ...
  • Incorrect word form. ...
  • Unclear pronoun reference. ...
  • Incorrect use of articles. ...
  • Wrong or missing prepositions. ...
  • Omitted commas.

How can I avoid grammar mistakes when speaking English? ›

Here are 5 tips to help you avoid English Mistakes and make your writing error free and impressive:
  1. Form Simple Sentences. A common mistake beginners make is to frame complicated sentences. ...
  2. Check word meanings. ...
  3. Know your mistakes. ...
  4. Practice! ...
  5. Edit and proofread your writing. ...
  6. Slow and steady wins the race.

What mistakes do people do? ›

Here are six mistakes most people make, but hopefully only once.
  1. Trusting but Not Verifying. ...
  2. Trying to Fit in, Instead of Being Yourself. ...
  3. Seeking Shortcuts and Instant Gratification. ...
  4. Burning Bridges. ...
  5. Taking a Job because it's the Best Deal, Not because it's the Right Fit. ...
  6. Following Someone Else's Dream.
25 Mar 2016

What is the most common grammatical mistake? ›

Verb tense errors

One of the most common grammar mistakes is using the wrong verb tense.

What is the most common grammar mistake? ›

Common English Grammar Mistakes
  • 1) Present and Past Tense. ...
  • 2) How To Avoid the Overuse of Adverbs. ...
  • 3) Your/You're. ...
  • 4) Misplacing Apostrophes. ...
  • 5) There / Their /They're. ...
  • 6) Confusing similar spellings and words. ...
  • 7) Using incomplete comparisons. ...
  • 8) Getting adjectives and adverbs confused.

What are the three most common sentence errors? ›

These errors are: run-on sentences; sentence fragments; and overloaded sentences.

What are examples of grammatical errors? ›

  • Incorrect subject-verb agreement. • The relationship between a subject and its verb. ...
  • Wrong tense or verb form. ...
  • Incorrect singular/plural agreement. ...
  • Incorrect word form. ...
  • Unclear pronoun reference. ...
  • Incorrect use of articles. ...
  • Wrong or missing prepositions. ...
  • Omitted commas.

How can I correct my grammar mistakes? ›

How to Correct Grammatical Mistakes While Writing. Avoid Spelling Errors: If you are unsure about spelling, check it before using the word. Punctuate: A misplaced punctuation mark can change the entire meaning of the sentence or make it sound like a nonsensical sentence.

What are 10 errors students make when writing? ›

Top 10 Student Writing Mistakes: Finals Edition
  • 1 Spelling mistakes. ...
  • 2 Run-on sentences (no comma before a coordinating conjunction) ...
  • 3 Sentence fragments. ...
  • 4 No comma after an introductory phrase. ...
  • 5 Wordiness. ...
  • 6 Comma splicing. ...
  • 7 Comma misuse (inside a compound subject) ...
  • 8 No commas around interrupters.
2 Jun 2022

What are top 3 things most failed testers do? ›

Various contributors
  1. Fail to communicate. ...
  2. Try to fix the bug yourself. ...
  3. Assume you are a multi-tasking expert. ...
  4. Be afraid of asking questions. ...
  5. Give In (quickly) ...
  6. Stop learning. ...
  7. Ignore your intuition. ...
  8. Begin testing before understanding the scope and requirements.

What should we avoid in writing? ›

Avoid Long/Confusing Run-On Sentences OR Sentence Fragments

Too many “never-ending,” run-on sentences can get confusing in your document. If you feel like you have been writing the same sentence for a while, it is best to split it up and break it into smaller, more manageable thoughts.

What are common errors? ›

Grammatical errors come in many forms and can easily confuse and obscure meaning. Some common errors are with prepositions most importantly, subject verb agreement, tenses, punctuation, spelling and other parts of speech. Prepositions are tricky, confusing and significant in sentence construction.

How many types of sentence errors are there? ›

Students commonly make three kinds of sentence structure errors: fragments, run-ons, and comma splices.

What are the common errors in writing sentences? ›

Common sentence faults
  • Fragments.
  • Comma splice.
  • Run-on or fused sentences.
  • Subject-verb agreement. Singular verbs. Plural verbs. Subject-verb agreement errors.
  • Pronoun reference agreement.
  • Shifts.
  • Misplaced parts/modifier reference.
  • Dangling modifiers.
17 Aug 2022

What are the three major causes of grammar errors? ›

There are many reasons for errors such as, mother- tongue interference, overgeneralization and errors due to the effect of teaching, omission, redundancy and so on.

How can I avoid grammar mistakes when speaking English? ›

Here are 5 tips to help you avoid English Mistakes and make your writing error free and impressive:
  1. Form Simple Sentences. A common mistake beginners make is to frame complicated sentences. ...
  2. Check word meanings. ...
  3. Know your mistakes. ...
  4. Practice! ...
  5. Edit and proofread your writing. ...
  6. Slow and steady wins the race.

How can I avoid grammar mistakes in English? ›

  1. Learn Basic Grammar Rules. Before you can write without common grammatical errors, you must learn the rules. ...
  2. Write Clearly and Concisely. Keep your writing concise and clear. ...
  3. Proofread Your Work. ...
  4. Write and Review At Different Times. ...
  5. Read Your Work Backwards. ...
  6. Use A Spell Checker. ...
  7. Hire An Editor. ...
  8. Use Grammar Checking Software.

How can I master in English grammar? ›

Practice Makes Perfect
  1. Read a short clear easily understandable explanation of a grammar rule.
  2. Study several practical usage examples (sentences) illustrating that particular grammar rule. ...
  3. Do several exercises for that rule with communicative content with sentences that most likely can be used in real life situations.
25 Apr 2019

What are basic grammar rules? ›

The 11 Rules of Grammar: Understand the Basics
  • Write in Complete Sentences. ...
  • Make Sure Your Subjects and Verbs Agree. ...
  • Link Ideas With a Conjunction or Semicolon. ...
  • Use Commas Correctly. ...
  • Use a Serial Comma When Necessary. ...
  • Use Active Voice. ...
  • Use the Correct Verb Tense. ...
  • Keep Your Verb Tense Consistent.

How can I practice English grammar? ›

How do you practice grammar?
  1. Read a lot. ...
  2. Write. ...
  3. Get a grammar app. ...
  4. Listen to podcasts or watch TV in English as much as possible. ...
  5. Be disciplined. ...
  6. Communicate with people in English as much as possible. ...
  7. Understand the logic behind the language.

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