Common mistakes in English
Common errors in English usage
Accept means to receive.
Except means not including.
I accept (receive) all your advice, except (not including) the one about not singing in the shower.
Advice is a noun and means “recommendations about what to do.”
Advise is a verb and means “to recommend something.”
He advised (recommended) me to ignore her advice (recommendation).
Hint: Advise can be in any tense, past, present or future, but advice can never be in a tense.
A lot means a large amount, number, extent, or degree.
Alot is not a word; it doesn’t exist, and it is not in any English language dictionary.
Allusion is an indirect reference.
Illusion is a false reality.
A pair of large artificial wings aided John’s allusion (indirect reference) to Peter Pan.
A pair of artificial wings completed the illusion (false reality) that John was.
Common errors of English usage
‘Common errors of English usage’ is itself an error.
The preposition should be ‘in’ like this: ‘Common error in English usage.’
The most common mistakes in English