5 GRAMMAR MISTAKES you didn't know you were making


Today we've got five more grammar mistakes that you probably didn't know

you were making. This is part two of the series if you haven't seen the

first video yet then you should definitely have a look at that first and

as in the first video I'm going to start each grammar mistake with a sentence and

your challenge is to correct that sentence and, by the way, today I'm in London in

Mount Street Gardens in Mayfair and this place is incredible because it has a

micro climate yes that's right when it's cold and rainy everywhere else in the

country in Mount Street Gardens it's warm and sunny, okay slight exaggeration, but

it does have some palm trees that don't survive anywhere else in the country

check it out

anyway it's hot day here so I'm off to get a cold beer so see you in a moment

Are you ready for the first grammar challenge? can you correct this sentence?

"Every day I run in the park before I start work"

If you want to say that you run for pleasure or as a

leisure activity then you say GO RUNNING "Every day I go running in the park

before I start work" In English some activities can

be done either for leisure or because you have to do it or you need to

do it. If it's for leisure then you use the form GO + verb + ING okay "I go

running", "I go swimming every morning", "I go skiing in the Alps every January", "I go

horse riding in the countryside on Sundays" if it's not for leisure then

don't use GO so "I ran to catch my bus" here you're running because you have to run

so you don't use GO RUNNING. "I fell in the river and I had to swim to the

riverbank". "I live in the mountains and I have to ski to school in the next village."

Here skiing is an obligation it's not a pleasure so you use SKI not GO SKIING.

"Before cars many people rode horses to get around". When we're talking about

walking we usually use "go for a walk" so for example "I had a headache so

I went for a walk" but "I usually walk to work" without GO

and remember this rule only applies when there are two possibilities the leisure

possibility and the necessity possibility ok

if it is only a leisure activity then just used the verb without GO so for

example "I play tennis every Thursday" never never "I go playing tennis" so

tennis is always a leisure activity

what's wrong with this sentence "Do you like baking cakes? If yes, you

should watch my cooking Channel"

so the correct sentence is

"Do you like baking cakes? If so, you should watch my cooking channel" you could also say

"Do you like baking cakes? If you do, then you should watch my cooking channel" Did

you get that? so in English we usually just use YES

in answering a direct question so for example "Do you like my new haircut?", "Yes I

do?" but in a sentence when

you are referring to an earlier phrase that you made then you can either say IF

SO or refer to the auxiliary verb in that phrase or if there's no

auxilary then just use DO it's easier if I give you some examples. "Can you play

the double bass?" if you can, then you might want to join our jazz quintet".

"Are you under 24? if you are, then you are entitled to a young person's railcard"

And as I said you can use IF SO in those

examples too now you can use IF NOT but not IF NO to

refer to an earlier phrase in the negative so for example "I hope to see

you next week and if not then the week after".

not IF NO okay you can also use the same grammar for auxiliary verbs that we use

in the affirmative sentences okay but with a negative so for example I'll give

you the same example as before "Do you like cooking? If you don't, then you

should buy our range of instant microwave meals". "Can you play a musical

instrument? if you can't, then how about learning one?"

Can you correct this sentence? "I'm tired and I'm going to my home now"

the correct sentence is

"I'm tired and I'm going home now"

yes that's right did you know that? okay so home is a noun a place where you

live but home is also an adverb to mean AT or TO the place you live

so home doesn't have a preposition when we are talking about movement to - or

movement away from it so you say "I'm going home". "I'm leaving home." "I arrived

home late last night". so no preposition and if you are at the place where you

live you can either say "I'm at home" or just say "I'm home" both are correct

Can you correct this sentence Q "shall we go?" A - "Yes we shall"

okay so the correct answer is

Q "shall we go" - A "yes let's"

so in English you respond to suggestions using SHALL WE with LET'S, "shall we drink

a beer?" "yes let's". "Shall we go to Minsk for the weekend?"

"Yes let's" now if you don't want

to do it just use LET'S NOT so negative sentences just you saying don't want to

do something that's been suggested just use LET'S NOT. "Shall we listen to

some Justin Bieber?" "No let's not". "shall we jump off the bridge

and into the river and then swim to the river bank?" "No let's not". "Shall we do a

bungee jump today", "no let's not". okay for more on this we have a video about the

difference between WILL and SHALL and I'll put a link to that in the description.

Can you correct this sentence? "I forgot my keys at home"

the correct answer is

"I left my keys at home". in English if you say the place where you forgot something

then you use the verb LEAVE if you don't say where you forgot something then you

use TO FORGET so "I forgot my keys" where did you leave them "I left my keys at home"

"I forgot the answer"

"I left my umbrella on the train" Did you know that?

That's it so how many did you know? let us know in the comments

Thank you watching as always stay mellow And see you in the next video.