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Common Grammar Mistakes in English

Zirkon Kalti

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Common Mistakes in English
The clock has struck 12 hours.
The clock has struck 12.

I have read a book titled Thumbelina by the Brothers Grimm.
I have read Thumbelina by the Brothers Grimm.

Portuguese is a very difficult language for me.
Portuguese is a difficult language for me.


Even though the first sentence looks right grammarly, it is wrong because it is using extra words unnecessarily when the same meaning can be described with fewer words.
 

Goku99821

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Common Mistakes in English
The clock has struck 12 hours.
The clock has struck 12.

I have read a book titled Thumbelina by the Brothers Grimm.
I have read Thumbelina by the Brothers Grimm.

Portuguese is a very difficult language for me.
Portuguese is a difficult language for me.


Even though the first sentence looks right grammarly, it is wrong because it is using extra words unnecessarily when the same meaning can be described with fewer words.
It may not be as important in spoken English, but in regards to written English it is really important especially when you are writing essays or word restricted articles.
 
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