Most common mistakes when writing in English!

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Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby michael_skypower » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:00 pm

I know this isn't a language-forum & aviation is far more exciting than grammar but I hope all of you can forgive me to share this 1 post to point out the most occuring mistakes I come across this forum daily! It's just for everyone's help and to make reading more pleasant & the forum more correct!

THERE, THEIR, THEY'RE
Please note some words sound similar but have a totally different meaning:

*** THERE: DAAR (referring to a place) Where is the plane parked? There!
*** THERE: ER IS ( with the verb BE -zijn) There is a plane parked at stand 3!

*** THEIR: HUN ( possessive adjective) Their parkingstand will be 3!

*** THEY'RE: ZE ZIJN (a contraction of the words THEY and ARE) They're parked on stand 3!

All in one sentence: EgyptAir? They're there, parked on their favourite stand 3! (EgyptAir? Ze zijn daar,geparkeerd op hun favouriete stand3!



ITS versus IT'S:

It's a nice plane! (Het is een mooi vliegtuig)
Its colourscheme is brand new! ( Z'n kleurschema is nagelnieuw)


TO versus TOO

You can only write TOO if you can replace it by ALSO...it means OOK!

I'm going to the airport, are you coming too?


WHERE, WEAR, (WERE)

Where is the pilot? Waar is de piloot
I wear a high visibility jacket! Ik draag een fluojasje.
We were at the airport...We waren op de luchthaven.



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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby Mriya » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:14 pm

Hey juppekes

I think I am one of those who make mistakes :king: :king:

But it is usually the fault of google translation [shot] [shot]

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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby michael_skypower » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:19 pm

Still adding more tips...I'm not looking at you specifically Mriya!!!
I've allready corrected 2 other people today...maybe in the future I'll mark mistakes in red, instead of correcting them :;):

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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby ostend_airport » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:57 pm

Back to school with teacher Michael :wacko:
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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby Nico » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:36 pm

The most important thing is that the members can read it not that everyone has a correct spelling in the English language.

You should be able to find some mistakes from my end . I think i am one of the 2 other people.
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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby michael_skypower » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:09 pm

I guess we'll never ban people for writing typo's! :coolu:
My objective is to prevent some silly errors being made...anyone who reads it will remember them, I guess!
I only posted the most occuring mistakes, no really advanced grammar skills required to master them! [bigsmile]

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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby ostend_airport » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:25 pm

michael_skypower wrote:I guess we'll never ban people for writing typo's! :coolu:
My objective is to prevent some silly errors being made...anyone who's read them will remember them, I guess!
I only posted the most occuring mistakes, no really advanced grammar skills required to master them! [bigsmile]


'who' without the ' 's ' and 'reads? Just wondering :king:

But still... Indeed maybe a good thinking. It brings some know how to the people.

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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby michael_skypower » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:51 pm

Haha,yes Yves!

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Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby michelmvd » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:39 pm

Not a bad idea Michael ;)
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Re: Most common mistakes when writing in English!

Postby freekiev » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:35 pm

back to school, nice idea to keep our english up to date :;):
feel free to point me at my writing errors!


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