English Errors By Italians

Common English Mistakes Italians Make – 5

Common English Mistakes Italians Make - 19.4.18

Grammar

Mistakes:
My mother cooking sausages for dinner.
The trains usually 10 or 15 minutes late.
I have saw
I'm sick since today morning

Solutions:
My mother is cooking sausages for dinner.
The trains are usually 10 or 15 minutes late.
I have seen – after the verb 'have' you need to use the past participle to create a present perfect verb tense. The past participle of 'see' is 'seen'.
I have been sick since this morning

Vocabulary

Mistakes:
I returned at home
I sleep early
I will do a rest
I left from Milan at 6.30
The same problem of yesterday
My sons are addicted of Lord of The Rings
they came in Rome every season

Solutions:
I returned home. You don't need to put 'at' before the word 'home'.
I fell asleep early/I went to bed early.
I will have a rest. This is an example of a collocation, we say to have a rest in English.
I left Milan at 6.30. We don't normally say 'from' after the verb 'leave' when indicating movement.
The same problem as yesterday. We say 'the same...as' to compare 2 things in English.
My sons are addicted to Lord of The Rings. In English we say 'addicted to...'
They come to Rome every season. We normally say 'come to' a town/city, not 'come in'.

General

Mistakes:
To read this book is necessary many time because it's very long.
Where child rest at half morning for recreation time.
one of the big house in Italy

Solutions:
You need a lot of time to read this book. 'Time' in this sentence is uncountable. We use 'Many' with plural nouns but 'A lot of' can be used with uncountable or plural nouns.
Where children rest halfway through the morning for recreation/break time.
One of the biggest houses in Italy. When using the phrase 'one of the + superlative' the next word should be plural.

 

 

Mistakes:

To rent horses is not so frequently in Italy

In the same space for many hours at day

We are married recently

I miss this sport run

You know more that I know

One box have 14 lobsters

I have participate to a public competition

My boss says me

 

Solutions:

People don’t frequently To rent horses is not so frequently in Italy

In the same space for many hours at day

We are got married recently

I miss this sport running

You know more thant I know

One box hasve 14 lobsters

I have participated to in a public competition ('participated in' is an example of a collocation in English)

My boss told says me


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