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Kamis, 27 Agustus 2015

50 Common Grammar Mistakes in English

Below are some of the most common English mistakes made by ESL students, in speech and in writing. Go through the examples and make sure you understand the corrections. Then try the grammar test at the end to check your progress.
  1. WrongI have visited Niagara Falls last weekend.
    RightI visited Niagara Falls last weekend.
  2. WrongThe woman which works here is from Japan.
    RightThe woman who works here is from Japan.
  3. WrongShe’s married with a dentist.
    RightShe’s married to a dentist.
  4. WrongShe was boring in the class.
    RightShe was bored in the class.
  5. WrongI must to call him immediately.
    RightI must call him immediately.
  6. WrongEvery students like the teacher.
    RightEvery student likes the teacher.
  7. WrongAlthough it was raining, but we had the picnic.
    RightAlthough it was raining, we had the picnic.
  8. WrongI enjoyed from the movie.
    RightI enjoyed the movie.
  9. WrongI look forward to meet you.
    RightI look forward to meeting you.
  10. WrongI like very much ice cream.
    RightI like ice cream very much.
  11. WrongShe can to drive.
    RightShe can drive.
  12. WrongWhere I can find a bank?
    RightWhere can I find a bank?
  13. WrongI live in United States.
    RightI live in the United States.
  14. WrongWhen I will arrive, I will call you.
    RightWhen I arrive, I will call you.
  15. WrongI’ve been here since three months.
    RightI’ve been here for three months.
  16. WrongMy boyfriend has got a new work.
    RightMy boyfriend has got a new job. (or just "has a new job")
  17. WrongShe doesn’t listen me.
    RightShe doesn’t listen to me.
  18. WrongYou speak English good.
    RightYou speak English well.
  19. WrongThe police is coming.
    RightThe police are coming.
  20. WrongThe house isn’t enough big.
    RightThe house isn’t big enough.
  21. WrongYou should not to smoke.
    RightYou should not smoke.
  22. WrongDo you like a glass of wine?
    RightWould you like a glass of wine?
  23. WrongThere is seven girls in the class.
    RightThere are seven girls in the class.
  24. WrongI didn’t meet nobody.
    RightI didn’t meet anybody.
  25. WrongMy flight departs in 5:00 am.
    RightMy flight departs at 5:00 am.
  26. WrongI promise I call you next week.
    RightI promise I’ll call you next week.
  27. WrongWhere is post office?
    RightWhere is the post office?
  28. WrongPlease explain me how improve my English.
    RightPlease explain to me how to improve my English.
  29. WrongWe studied during four hours.
    RightWe studied for four hours.
  30. WrongIs ready my passport?
    RightIs my passport ready?
  31. WrongYou cannot buy all what you like!
    RightYou cannot buy all that you like!
  32. WrongShe is success.
    RightShe is successful.
  33. WrongMy mother wanted that I be doctor.
    RightMy mother wanted me to be a doctor.
  34. WrongThe life is hard!
    RightLife is hard.
  35. WrongHow many childrens you have?
    RightHow many children do you have?
  36. WrongMy brother has 10 years.
    RightMy brother is 10 (years old).
  37. WrongI want eat now.
    RightI want to eat now.
  38. WrongYou are very nice, as your mother.
    RightYou are very nice, like your mother.
  39. WrongShe said me that she liked you.
    RightShe told me that she liked you.
  40. WrongMy husband engineer.
    RightMy husband is an engineer.
  41. WrongI came Australia to study English.
    RightI came to Australia to study English.
  42. WrongIt is more hot now.
    RightIt’s hotter now.
  43. WrongYou can give me an information?
    RightCan you give me some information?
  44. WrongThey cooked the dinner themself.
    RightThey cooked the dinner themselves.
  45. WrongMe and Johnny live here.
    RightJohnny and I live here.
  46. WrongI closed very quietly the door.
    RightI closed the door very quietly.
  47. WrongYou like dance with me?
    RightWould you like to dance with me?
  48. WrongI go always to school by subway.
    RightI always go to school by subway.
  49. WrongIf I will be in London, I will contact to you.
    RightIf I am in London, I will contact you.
  50. WrongWe drive usually to home.
    RightWe usually drive home.

Selasa, 29 Juli 2014

13 Alasan "Wajib" Anda Harus Mempelajari Bahasa Inggris

Ada beberapa alasan mengapa banyak siswa “harus” belajar Bahasa Inggris. Alasan-alasan ini sepatutnya bisa membuat siswa menjadi lebih termotivasi untuk terus meningkatkan kemampuan bahasa Inggris mereka. Jika anda adalah salah satu siswa tersebut, alangkah baiknya dan mulianya jika anda membaca berbagai alasan belajar Bahasa Inggris ini.

Seandainya alasan belajar Bahasa Inggris hanyalah karena Bahasa Inggris adalah salah satu bahasa Internasional, hmm, basi..... Madingnya sudah siap terbit!!! (upss... kok jadi AADC ya xixixi). Lanjut... meskipun jumlahnya tidak sebanyak “kosakata” yang tertera dalam Kamus, setidaknya alasan-alasan ini bisa mewakili ribuan alasan lainnya. Yuk kita simak saja langsung “reasons” mengapa anda belajar Bahasa Inggris di bawah ini.

PERTANYAAN : WHY DO YOU HAVE TO LEARN ENGLISH? (MENGAPA ANDA HARUS BELAJAR BAHASA INGGRIS?)

JAWABAN : BECAUSE (KARENA . . .)
  1. I want to get good marks in English tests and improve my evaluation in the school report (Saya ingin mendapatkan nilai yang bagus dalam tes Bahasa Inggris dan ingin meningkatkan nilai rapor sekolah saya)
  2. I want to be able to understand English movies and TV programmes without looking at subtitles. (Saya ingin memahami film dan program TV berbahasa Inggris tanpa melihat terjemahan subtitle berbahasa Indonesia)
  3. I want to enter a secondary school or a university of my choice. (Saya ingin masuk sekolah / universitas pilihan saya)
  4. I want to be able to read English books and magazines with ease. (Saya ingin bisa membaca buku dan majalah berbahasa Inggris dengan mudah)
  5. I want to study at a school or a university in a foreign country if I have a chance. (Saya ingin belajar di sekolah / universitas luar negeri jika saya memiliki kesempatan)
  6. I want to make friends with people living in foreign countries by exchanging letters and e-mails.(Saya ingin berteman dengan orang yang hidup di luar negeri dengan saling bertukar surat dan e-mail)
  7. I want to get a nice job with good salaries and good working conditions. (Saya ingin mendapatkan pekerjaan yang enak dengan gaji yang “sesuai” dan kondisi kerja yang baik)
  8. I want to be able to communicate freely in English with people from different countries. (Saya ingin bisa berkomunikasi dalam Bahasa Inggris secara bebas dengan orang-orang dari negara-negara yang berbeda)
  9. I want to get a job in which I can use my English. (Saya ingin mendapatkan pekerjaan yang bisa memanfaatkan Bahasa Inggris yang saya miliki)
  10. I want to learn about the lifestyles and customs in foreign countries such as England and America.(Saya ingin mempelajari gaya hidup dan adat istiadat di luar negeri seperti Inggris dan Amerika)
  11. I want to work either for an international organisation or for a global company. (Saya ingin bekerja di organisasi internasional atau perusahaan global)
  12. I want to know how the English language reflects the way of thinking of English-speaking people. (Saya ingin mengetahui bagaimana gambaran Bahasa Inggris mempengaruhi cara pandang orang-orang yang yang berbicara dengan Bahasa Inggris)
  13. I want to get married with foreign celebrity. (Saya ingin menikah dengan artis luar negeri)

alasan wajib belajar
Bagi saya pribadi, alasan nomor 13 adalah alasan paling unik meski tantangannya begitu sangat berat dan hebat. Namun, tidak ada salahnya kita memiliki alasan, bukan?
 
Bagi anda, dari sekian 13 Alasan di atas, apakah salah satunya / salah dua / salah tiga / salah semuanya (huhuhuhu) menjadi alasan mengapa anda belajar Bahasa Inggris. Jika ada, coba sebutkan, nomor berapakah pilihan anda?
 
Jika daftar di atas tidak ada satupun yang sesuai dengan jawaban anda, silahkan sebutkan alasan lain mengapa anda harus mempelajari Bahasa Inggris agar setidaknya semakin banyak alasan mengapa “kita” harus “bisa” Bahasa Inggris, oke bro and sist.
 
Sekian saja tulisan mengenai berbagai alasan “wajib” mengapa anda harus mempelajari Bahasa Inggris. Jika ada kesalahan mengenai “terjemahan” atau bagian dalam tulisan ini, silahkan berikan kritik yang membangun demi kebaikan kita bersama.