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Here are 5 very common advanced English grammar mistakes. These are mistakes that a lot of students make, even students that are quite fluent in English. We will show you the error and then the correct way to say the sentence. Let’s start.

I suggested him to buy the other one.

Options:
A lot of English learners struggle with the verb suggest because suggest is an unusual English verb. It is not used in a sentence the same way that other verbs are. Remember, “suggest” is followed by a that-clause. A clause contains a subject and a verb. A that-clause is a clause that starts with the conjunction “that”.

I suggested he buy the other one.

I suggested that he buy the other one. (the word “that” is optional)

For example:

I suggest that you fix the sink soon.

I suggest you to do it.

Options:

I suggest you do it.

I suggest that you do it. (the word “that” is optional)

Or:

I suggest it to you.

For example:

INCORRECT: I suggest you this one.
CORRECT: I suggest this one to you.

I suggest you don’t be late any more.

Options:

I suggest you not be late any more.

I suggest not being late any more.

I’m looking for a two bedrooms apartment.

Options:

Even though we are talking about 2 bedrooms which is plural, we remove the “s” because apartment is a noun and when you put something directly in front of the noun to describe the noun, you change the describing word to singular.

I have a two bedroom apartment.

My apartment has two bedrooms. (in this case the descriptor does not come immediately before the noun apartment so we keep the “s”)

Examples:

CORRECT: I have a four door car.
CORRECT: My car has four doors.

CORRECT: It was a 30 minute meeting.
CORRECT: The meeting lasted 30 minutes.

CORRECT: It’s a million dollar house.
CORRECT: The house costs one million dollars.

I have a six years old son.

Options:

Even though six is plural (it’s more than one), we remove the “s” because son is a noun and when you put something directly in front of the noun to describe the noun, you change the word (year in this case) to singular.

I have a six year old son.

Examples:

I have a four year old daughter.
I have an eighty year old grandmother.

I would appreciate getting some advices from you.

Options:

The word “advices” doesn’t exist.  You never add an “s” to the word advice because it’s a non-countable noun. Make sure that you learn all the non-countable nouns that exist in English like advice, homework, information, slang, vocabulary , etc.

I would appreciate getting some advice from you.

I’m really looking forward to go there.

Options:

I’m really looking forward to going there.

Examples:

I’m looking forward to meeting you.
I’m looking forward to seeing you.

In my country, we are used to eat rice for breakfast.

Options:

In my country, we are used to eating rice for breakfast.

I will give it to you when we will see each other.

Options:

I will give it to you when we see each other.
When we see each other, I will give it to you.
I will give it to you when I see you.
When I see you, I will give it to you.

Examples:

When I finish high school I will go to college.

If you’ll go, I’ll go too.

Options:

If you go, I’ll go too. (you don’t use “will” twice with “if”)

If you would have tried it, you would have liked it.

Options:

If you had tried it, you would have like it. (with “if” you don’t use “would” twice)

Examples:

If I had studied, I would have passed the test.
I would have passed the test if I had studied.

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