13 engleskih grešaka koje čak i napredni učenici engleskog jezika čine


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What's up?

Gabby Wallace your favorite American English teacher here to bring you a go natural English lesson this time talking about

Extremely common mistakes that English learners make even at the advanced level

Imagine with me for a second a really good-looking

Man or a good-looking woman a beautiful woman you smile at her

She smiles at you, and yeah

She has a big piece of spinach in her teeth and it makes you kind of jump back

And you're not sure how to tell her

This is what happens when your English is pretty good

But you keep making those same

Common mistakes and nobody really knows how to tell you because it's awkward

they don't want to offend you, and they'd rather just ignore it and keep on going so I

want to help you out today and point out the

13 most common mistakes that even advanced English learners are making

So let's jump right into it number one has to do with making plans or talking about time

So let's say hey, do you want to get coffee with me next week and you say yeah, how about on next Monday?

No, no on next Monday is

Not correct. We can say on Monday or next Monday

but the thing is on Monday means the Monday closest to the present time and

Next Monday means the following Monday, so be careful a lot of people even native speakers get confused about

Scheduling whether it's this Monday or next Monday, so be sure to clarify, but you only need

One or the other you can say on

Monday or next Monday

Or if you're talking about the past you could say last Monday number two is similar

don't say in last year or in next year or

in last July or in next July you can pick one or the other in July or

Next July so we don't say in

And next or in and last plus a month or a year choose one or the other

Okay number

Three is huge when you guys tell me that you want to speak English like a native

That's awesome, but when you tell me you want to speak English like a Native American

It leaves me a little confused you see Native Americans are the people who first lived in

North America before the European settlers came here so a Native American is not

simply someone whose

mother tongue or native language is English

It's actually a whole nother group of people so be aware that

Native American is a group of people who were in North America before

European settlers came over here and a

native English speaker is

What I believe you're trying to say so next time say I'd like to speak English

Just like a native speaker or a native English speaker

very good

Number four this is I believe

especially for my Brazilian friends when you ask if there will be

Legends at the movies or on a video it leaves me a little confused

I know what you're trying to say, but what you really want to say is not

Legends a legend is like a hero if it's a person or it could be like The Legend of

Zelda which is a video game, but legend is a story or

An epic story so you don't mean legends you actually mean

Subtitles okay, so be careful

It's not the same or similar in English as it is in Portuguese and in case you didn't know subtitles are

The words or text at the bottom of the screen

But you can read along with if you're not understanding what you're listening really helpful for if you watch foreign movies

Now if you're wondering if you should use

Subtitles on the next english movie or video that you watch I have another video

Talking about that. You can click right up there to watch it

Number five I hear English learners skipping words and questions a lot like if you ask

where from

where from is

Not a complete sentence. It's not a complete question. So don't skip those words

You might think that native English speakers are saying

where from but you're hearing the stressed words we stress the words where

From, but those aren't the only words in the sentence we actually are saying

Where are you from so don't skip those two words in the middle. Where are you?

From where are you from?

I know they're very small when we speak quickly but practice saying them with less stress

But don't skip them altogether so repeat after me. Where are you from?

Where are you from?

awesome okay number six

Thanks God. I see you writing this all the time. Thanks God for your lesson. Well. Thank you

That's really nice, but that's not how we say it in English so English speakers always simply say

Thank God or thank goodness so drop the S and you'll be more like a native speaker and more correct

Number seven is not really incorrect

Grammatically, but it's incorrect

societally culturally when you say teacher

Can you tell me your teacher? Thank you for the lesson or teacher?

Your channel is great or teacher. I subscribe to you on YouTube

That's nice, but

Native English speakers don't refer to their teachers as teacher. We would simply say

Mr.. Smith or mrs. Smith for example if you're in high school, and it's more of a formal

situation if you're in a more informal situation like this or like with your

English tutor or someone who's closer to your age

Maybe if you're an adult student especially

Then you can simply say Gabi say your teachers first name if you feel uncomfortable about this

You can ask your teacher first is it okay?

If I call you Gabi or can I call you Gabi, or do you prefer?

Miss Smith if you're

Asking your teacher, so we don't call teachers teacher

It seems really strange and on this note we also

Don't say ma'am when you say ma'am to me

It makes me feel really strange because ma'am is very formal

It is often used in the American South so that is an exception

But even in the South we say ma'am when we are addressing a much older woman

Someone who is 60 70 80 years old?

So please understand that I am NOT 60 or 70 or 80 years old and you do not need to call me ma'am

Although I appreciate your respect you can simply call me Gabi number nine. Let's talk grammar for a second

I see a lot of you saying explain me this now you're forgetting a

Few words and maybe the order is a bit wrong so instead of saying explain me

the past present say explain

The past present to me or explain it to me or explain this to me

next very similarly

Do not say ask

To me or ask to him cut out that - we don't need it simply ask

Him or ask her or ask Gabi

number 11 a lot of us get confused between funny and fun so funny is something, that's

Haha, very comical makes you laugh

Fun is something like maybe

skydiving rock climbing

what else could be fun anything that you enjoy it as an activity where you're

Enjoying it, but you're not necessarily

Laughing because it's not comical number 12. I hear a lot of English learners saying or writing I

Haven't plus a noun for example. I haven't the money. I haven't the time


This is super formal and antiquated English so no native English speaker

That I know would say I haven't the time in a normal conversation

We usually use haven't as a contraction

Only with a verb in the past participle so for example. I haven't eaten

Yet today

Or I haven't studied or I haven't gone to the bank or whatever

It is but we only use this with the past participle

So have as an auxiliary verb plus not plus the past participle

We can actually contract have and nut

You can also keep them separate. I have not eaten. That's fine, but it's a little bit more natural

I guess to say I haven't eaten so if you want to talk about nouns like money or time

It's better to just say I don't have

The money I don't have the time that's a much more common way of expressing the same idea number

Thirteen we're gonna touch on grammar for our last and final


common mistake is

Sometimes we need to change the word order in all questions. I see a lot of you asking for example when you will

Start the next go natural English course. That's incorrect. We want to ask when will you?

Start the next go natural English course. When will you so don't make the mistake of saying?

when you will

Subject plus is for a regular statement a sentence we have to invert that for a question like this

When will you start the next go natural English course?

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