English Errors By Italians

Common English Errors Italians Make – 9

Common English Errors Italians Make:

My hobby is see 1 serie tv
take 1 or 2 hour for relax
this serie tv isn't for everybody
you can see what do you want

for my holiday summer
the skills necessary for check it?
the clime is very wonderful

 

Solutions:

My hobby is watching 1 tv series
take 1 or 2 hours to relax
this tv series isn't for everybody
you can watch what you want.
for my summer holiday
the skills necessary to check
the climate is wonderful

 

Common English Errors Italians Make:

not many hot
the temperature go down
the quality of life go down
Which don’t had work good
the public transport don't work well
the politics don't improve the transport

 

Solutions:

It’s not very hot
the temperature goes down/decreases
The quality of life has got worse
Which didn’t work well
the public transport doesn't work well
the politicians don't improve the transport

 

Common English Errors Italians Make:

he work for another company, are one that are a software company
we was colleagues
I know it but no very well
sometime I depart from Bergamo with flight

it's very cheaper because the cost is 1.50euro

 

Solutions:

he works for another company, they are a software company
we were colleagues (col eeee gs)
I know it but not very well - But I don’t know it very well
sometimes I depart from Bergamo by aeroplane
it's very cheap because it costs 1.50euro

 

Common English Errors Italians Make:

since we were child
we stay all time together
my character is the opposite of her
there is a cd-rom that I don't listen again
A lot of exercise
Some exercise
You can found

 

Solutions:

since we were children
we stay together all the time
my character is the opposite of hers.
there is a cd-rom that I have never listened to. You need to use the present perfect tense in English when you are referring to something which connects the past and the present.
I listen to music every day.
The verb ‘listen’ collocates with the word ‘to’.
A lot of exercises
Some exercises
You can find. ‘Found’ is the past of the verb ‘find’. ‘Can’, ‘could’, ‘should’, ‘might’, ‘may’, ‘will’, ‘would’ are modal verbs. After modal verbs use an infinitive.
E.g. I might go to the cinema later.

 

Common English Errors Italians Make:

he dream to become a poetry
he fallen in love with his cousin
he travelling with a man
some day later
history/story
some moment
one cousin of Frank go to help the father of Frank in place to Frank
this cousin take all money of father of Frank
he want help the rebellion of Scotland
at the end of book Frank is helped by Rob Roy
Frank married with Rob Roy's cousin Diana.
Frank rest to alone because Diana died
it's difficult to summary a story
never I have read completely this book

 

Solutions:

He dreams of becoming a poet. ‘Poetry’ is the art form. ‘Poet’ is the person.
he fell in love with his cousin. ‘Fallen’ is the past participle. ‘Fell’ is the past simple.
Fall, fell, fallen.
A lot of students confuse ‘fall’ with ‘feel’. ‘Feel’, ‘felt’, ‘felt’.
He is/was travelling with a man
some days later
history/story. ‘History’ is normally more factual than a ‘Story’ which is more narrative. ‘History’ is also uncountable. ‘Story’ is countable.
Some moments
Frank’s cousin went/goes to help the Frank’s father in place of Frank
this cousin takes all of Frank’s father’s money
He takes all of his jewellery.
he wants to help the Scottish rebellion
at the end of the book Frank is helped by Rob Roy
Frank married Rob Roy's cousin Diana. Or ‘got married to…’
Frank remains alone because Diana died
it's difficult to summarise a story
I have never completely read this book

 

Common English Errors Italians Make:

we will have dinner in a factory
I’m used to follow their match
Since i was child
I don't like the type of sports
my dad is a big fan of cycling
my dad was a cyclist
my sister the same as me
nobody see tv
all words are pretty the same
I lucky that I live in a fashion city

 

Solutions:

we will have dinner at a farm. It would be strange to have dinner in a factory.
I’m used to following their matches
Since i was a child
I don't like these types of sports
my dad is a big fan of cycling
my dad was a cyclist

my sister is the same as me
nobody watches tv
all words are pretty much the same
I am lucky that I live in a city known for fashion

 

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