English Errors By Spanish

Common English Mistakes Spanish Make 4

Mistakes:

Now I have 3 partner more
I have a lot of mistakes
if not see Paul, I see another partner

If I get a flat tyre tomorrow, I won’t able to go to work

 

Solutions:

Now I have 3 more partners
I make a lot of mistakes. The word 'mistake' collocates with the verb 'make' in English. This is a very common mistake.

if I don’t see Paul, I will see another partner. You are talking about a hypothetical future situation here, so you need to use the 1st conditional.
The form of the 1st conditional is: if + present simple, + future
E.g. If you are not careful, you will get into trouble. 'Get into trouble' is an example of a collocation, collocations are used frequently in English and they are tested a lot in English certificate exams. Here is a video on collocations. -

If I get a flat tyre tomorrow, I won’t be able to go to work. This is another example of a first conditional sentence. The form of the future is incorrect here, you need another verb after 'won't'.
Here are some more examples of 1st conditional sentences:
If you drink a lot of beer tomorrow, you will get drunk
If Benedicta dyes her hair pink, she will look different
If Benedicta a dyes her hair pink, she will look like a different person
If I get a flat tyre tomorrow, I won’t be able to go to work

Mistakes

The first thing I though is about the Gernika painting
this piece of art was draw by Picasso
I think Picasso draw this piece of art because Gernika was a big battle in civil war in Spain
It's very confuse all piece of art
Gernika wanted to show to the people all the suffered in this town
The first time I saw this painting was in a book when I was a child and I can remember I like it to watch the painting in the book because they are a different animal, a horse, a bull etc.

I am surprising

Solutions

The first thing I thought about is the Gernika painting
This piece of art was drawn (dr or n) by Picasso. This is a passive sentence, in passive sentences we use a form of the verb 'be', here 'was' and a past participle. The past participle of 'draw' is 'drawn'. Draw drew drawn.
I think Picasso drew this piece of art because Gernika was a big battle in the Spanish civil war
It's a very confusing piece of art
Gernika wanted to show people all the suffering in this town. We need to use the noun 'suffering' in this sentence.

The first time I saw this painting was in a book when I was a child and I can remember I liked to look at/examine the painting in the book because there are different animals, a horse, a bull etc. 'Look at' and 'watch' are similar. But we normally use 'watch' to say when we are looking at something which is moving or changing.

I am surprised. Adjectives ending -ed describe a person's feelings.

 

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