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Common Mistakes in English

This section focuses on the common mistakes made by English learners. When we are learning a language, we tend to get confused between some words or phrases and are unsure about their correct usage.

Which of the following sentences are incorrect?

The dropped catch did not affect the result of the game.
OR
The dropped catch did not effect the result of the game.
Effect and Affect
Sudhir and I will go to Delhi.
OR
Sudhir and Me will go to Delhi.
I and Me
I have been living in Delhi since four years.
OR
I have been living in Delhi for four years.
Since and For
I am averse to speaking in public.
OR
I am adverse to speaking in public.
Adverse and Averse
She knew practically each detail of his daily routine.
OR
She knew practically every detail of his daily routine.
Each and Every
We are planning to adopt a child.
OR
We are planning to adapt a child.
Adapt and Adopt
I brought him a glass of water.
OR
I bought him a glass of water.
Bought and Brought
You should listen to your father’s advice.
OR
You should listen to your father’s advise.
Advice and Advise
I saw a man up ahead.
OR
I watched a man up ahead.
See and Watch
Who told you?
OR
Whom told you?
Who and Whom
My cornflakes are made of cereals.
OR
My cornflakes are made of serials.
Cereal and Serial
The wait of the box is 10kg.
OR
The weight of the box is 10kg.
Wait and Weight