An embarrassing mistake a person makes in public.
This compilation of corrections to common grammar gaffes may save you from unintended awkward moments.
Gaffe: When I will arrive, I will call you.
Correct: When I arrive, I will call you.
Gaffe: He don’t care about me anymore.
Correct: He doesn’t care about me anymore.
Gaffe: I am not speaking to nobody here.
Correct: I am not speaking to anybody here.
Gaffe: To gain insights on the matter …
Correct: To gain insights into the matter …
Gaffe: Irregardless of what she said, he should not have punched her.
Correct: Regardless of what she said, he should not have punched her.
Gaffe: Can you borrow me $2?
Correct: Can you lend me $2? I May I borrow $2?
Gaffe: I am staying in Jurong.
Correct: I live in Jurong.
Gaffe: He plays computer games everyday.
Correct: He plays computer games every day.
Gaffe: I prefer green tea more than English tea.
Correct: I prefer green tea to English tea.
Gaffe: On hindsight, I should have attended that meeting.
Correct: In hindsight, I should have attended that meeting.
Gaffe: He stayed at Indonesia for a week.
Correct: He stayed in Indonesia for a week.
Gaffe: The fire alarm has gone on again.
Correct: The fire alarm has gone off again.
Gaffe: He emphasised on the importance of being punctual for meetings.
Correct: He emphasised the importance of being punctual for meetings.
Gaffe: The commander stressed on the importance of being fit.
Correct: The commander stressed the importance of being fit.
Gaffe: He travelled between 1January to 10 January.
Correct: He travelled between 1January and 10 January.
Gaffe: Divide the chocolates among the two of you.
Correct: Divide the chocolates between the two of you.
Gaffe: He smoked despite the continuous warnings of his Principal.
Correct: He smoked despite the continual warnings of his Principal.
Gaffe: Help arrived just on time.
Correct: Help arrived just in time.
Gaffe: Do you have sometime to check this?
Correct: Do you have some time to check this?
Gaffe: This phone costs a hundred over dollars.
Correct: This phone costs over a hundred dollars.
Gaffe: This chocolate bar comprises of nuts.
Correct: This chocolate bar comprises nuts.
Gaffe: Here is the details of the meeting.
Correct: Here are the details of the meeting.
Gaffe: What does it comes with?
Correct: What does it come with?
Gaffe: It doesn’t makes sense.
Correct: It doesn’t make sense.
Gaffe: He look very serious.
Correct: He looks very serious.
Gaffe: She always say I very lazy.
Correct: She always says that I am very lazy.
Gaffe: The place I’ve been to are all in Asia.
Correct: The places I’ve been to are all in Asia.
Gaffe: My three weeks experience in catering …
Correct: My three-week experience in catering …
Gaffe: I eat fish yesterday.
Correct: I ate fish yesterday.
Gaffe: What happen yesterday?
Correct: What happened yesterday?
Gaffe: I see you last week.
Correct: I saw you last week.
Gaffe: How much you willing to let go?
Correct: How much are you willing to sell it?
Gaffe: I want to talk on this problem.
Correct: I want to talk about this problem.
Gaffe: In my personal opinion
Correct: In my opinion
Gaffe: My fellow colleague will attend to you.
Correct: My colleague will attend to you.