English Errors By Spanish

Common English Mistakes Spanish Make 2

Mistakes:

An agency recruit

4 people more

the people doesn't speak a lot with me

I think I am old in the house

Every time he see me

I have 3 partners more, Tom, Dick and Harry.

Some weeks I am with them all days.

Sometimes I am annoying with them

I think is a very nice person

Berlin have a lot of culture

People spoke me about Prague

on February

 

Solutions:

A recruitment agency

4 more people. The determiner 'more' comes before the noun in English.

people don't speak a lot with me. 'People' is plural, so make sure the next verb you use matches a plural noun. You can replace the word 'people' with 'they' here if that makes it easier to know which verb to use.

I think I am the oldest in the house. We normally put the article 'the' before superlatives ending -est in English.

Every time he sees me

I have 3 more partners, Tom, Dick and Harry.

Some weeks I am with them every day. We can use 'All' before countable plural nouns in English. However, it normally refers to a complete group of something. Here it is more appropriate to speak about the days individually, therefore we would tend to use 'every'.

Sometimes I am annoyed with them. Remember the difference between adjectives which end -ed and adjectives which end -ing. 'annoying' = refers to whatever creates the feeling of being 'annoyed'.
'Annoyed' is how the person feels. For example, I am annoyed because the noise from the street is annoying.

I think he/she is a very nice person. Remember to put the 'subject' in the sentence. This is a very common mistake Spanish students make, especially before a form of the verb 'be'.

Berlin has a lot of culture

People spoke to me/told me about Prague. In English we have some verbs called transitive, this means they need to have an object directly after them. 'Told' always requires an object, we tell someone to do something. However, 'speak' is usually followed by 'with' or 'to' before the object.

In February. We use the preposition 'in' when referring to months, years, mornings, afternoons and evenings. The preposition 'on' comes before a day, for example, on Tuesday.

 

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