Common Mistake in English | Use wrong preposition – Lesson 10


Mistakes are often made by using the wrong preposition after certain words. The following list includes the words which most often give trouble:

We believe that you can speak English Correctly after avoiding these mistakes.

1.  Mind (object to) + -ing.

Don’t say: Would you mind to open the door?

Say: Would you mind opening the door?

2. Practise + -ing.

Don’t say: You must practise to speak English.

Say: You must practise speaking English.

3. Remember + -ing.

Don’t say: I don’t remember to have seen him.

Say: I don’t remember seeing him

or: I don’t remember having seen him.

4. Risk + -ing.

Don’t say: We couldn’t risk to leave him alone.

Say: We couldn’t risk leaving him alone.

5. Stop + -ing.

Don’t say: The wind has almost stopped to blow.

Say: The wind has almost stopped blowing.

Note: Also give up (=stop)

Example: He give up smoking.

6. Easy + -ing.

Don’t say: Vie was busy to revise the exams.

Say: He was busy revising for the exams.

7. Worth + -ing.

Don’t say: Is today’s film worth to see?

Say: Is today’s film worth seeing?

8. Have difficulty in + -ing.

Don’t say: She has no difficulty to do it.

Say: She has no difficulty in doing it.

9. Have the pleasure of + -ing.

Don’t say: I had the pleasure to meet him.

Say: I had the pleasure of meeting him.

Note: Also take pleasure in

Example: He takes great pleasure in helping others

10. It’s no use + -ing.

Don’t say: It’s no use to cry like a baby.

Say: It’s no use crying like a baby.

10. It’s no good + -ing.

Don’t say: It’s no good to get angry.

Say: It’s no good getting angry

11. Look forward to + -ing.

Don’t say: I look forward to see him soon.

Say: I look forward to seeing him soon.

12. There is no harm in + -ing.

Don’t say: There’s no harm to visit her now.

Say: There’s no harm in visiting her now