FCE errors

Common FCE Mistakes and Solutions 6

See if you can correct these mistakes (the solutions are below)

Mistakes

Yesterday I don't want to go to work

We are 6 

I don't cancel the mail (referring to the past)

It's more gradual change of the temperature

The gulf current who is coming...

The grass is every time green

She is treating my teeth since 1980

We have the same age

The last time I go was...

My husband, she has all his original teeth since he was born

If I well remember

It depends from the day

 

Solutions

Yesterday I didn't want to go to work

There are 6 of us

I didn't cancel the email (referring to the past)

There has been a more gradual change in temperature

The gulf current which is coming. You should only use the relative pronoun 'who' when talking about people.

The grass is always green.

She has been treating my teeth since 1980. You should use present perfect continuous here because we are talking about a time in the past which is connected with the present.

We are the same age. You should use the verb 'be' when referring to ages in English. I am 12, he is 12, we are 12.

The last time I went was...

My husband has had all his original teeth since he was born. Again, you should use the present perfect because we are talking about a time in the past connected with the present. 'Have' is a stative verb and we do not use stative verbs in continuous tenses.

If I remember well

It depends on the day. 'Depends on' is a frequently confused collocation:

Mistakes

I watched 2 match.

They haven't a lot of experience.

If they will play with Brazil, they will not win.

In the whole Italy.

The most good cheese.

 

Solutions

I watched 2 matches. Remember to pronounce the 's' at the end of many plural nouns and third person verbs.

They don’t have a lot of experience. Only say 'haven't' if it is followed by another verb in the past participle form.

If they play against Brazil, they will not win. This is a 1st conditional sentence referring to a hypothetical future situation.

The form is:

If + subject + infinitive verb..., subject + will + infinitive.

In the whole of Italy. 

The best cheese.

 

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