Common Mistakes in English by (mostly) Indonesian

Setiap orang yang belajar bahasa terutama bahasa Inggris pasti mengalami kesalahan berbahasa. Sistem bahasa Indonesia dan bahasa Inggris sangat berbeda, sehingga membuat kita mencampur aduk dua bahasa tersebut.

common mistake

Jangan khawatir, itu hanya sebuah proses menuju hasil yang baik. Berikut beberapa saran yang dapat memperbaiki proses belajar kita:

1. Problem with Present Tense
Incorrect : I am agree with you
Correct : I agree with you

2. Problem with Determiner
Incorrect : I don’t know about this. I don’t know too.
Corrcet : I don’t konw either.
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/neither-neither-nor-and-not-either

3. Probelm with Diction
Incorrect : Can you borrow me a pen?
Correct : Can you lend me your pen? Can I borrow your pen?
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/lend-or-borrow

4. Problem with Present Perfect
Incorrect : Do you ever go to Japan before?
Correct : Have you ever been to Japan before?
http://www.englishteachermelanie.com/grammar-present-perfect-have-you-ever-been-to/

5. Problem with Transitive Verb
Incorrect : Come and join with us!
Correct : Come and join us!
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/join

6. Problem with Preposition
Incorrect : I go to school by foot.
Correct : I go to school on foot.
http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/17943/by-foot-vs-on-foot

7. Problem with Spelling
Incorrect : Stationary (alat tulis), Immidiately, thank‘s, congratulation,
Correct : Stationery (alat tulis), Immediately, thanks, congratulations,

8. Probelm with Verbs
Incorrect : Welcome to all  participants in Bali!
Correct : Welcome all participants to Bali!

9. Problem with Among vs. Between
Incorrect : I stand between 100 students.
Correct : I stand among 100 students (among many things/people). I stand between the car and the truck. (between 2 things/people).
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/between-or-among

10. Problem with Plural Noun
Incorrect : My mohter has 3 childs.
Correct : My mother has 3 children.

11. Problem with During vs. For (selama)
Incorrect : I was here during 3 days.
Correct : I was here for 3 days. During my stay, I was so happy.
http://www.grammarbank.com/for-vs-during.html

12. Problem with Preposition
Incorrect : In Monday, on January, at 1995, in 5 p.m., in February 14, 2015.
Correct : On Monday, In January, In 1995, at 5 p.m., on February 14th, 2015.

13.  Problem with Themself vs. Themselves
Incorrect : They cooked dinner by themself, by them self.
Correct : They cooked dinner by themsleves.

14. Problem with Comparison 
Incorrect : It is more hot than in my country.
Correct : It is hotter than in my country.

15. Problem with Do vs. Make
Incorrect : I make homework and I make business by making some researches.
Correct : I do homework and I do business by doing some researches.
http://www.vocabulary.cl/Intermediate/Do_Make.htm

16. Problem with Very vs. Too
Incorrect : The shopping mall is very bad.
Correct : The shopping mall is too bad.
http://www.5minuteenglish.com/apr28.htm

17. Problem with Bored vs Boring
Incorrect : I feel boring in the class. I am boring.
Correct : I feel bored in the class, I am bored in the class, the lesson is really boring, we are bored with the teacher.
Bored (bosan, merasa bosan), Boring (membosankan, membuat sesorang merasa bosan)
http://www.learnenglish.de/mistakes/boredvsboring.html

18. Problem with Must
Incorrect : I must to call him before we go.
Correct : I must call him before we go.

19. Problem with Sentence
Incorrect : I very like ice cream, I like very much ice cream.
Correct : I like ice cream very much. I really like ice cream

20. Problem with Adverb
Incorrect : You speak English very good.
Correct : You speak English very well. Your English is good.

 

Compiled by Ridwan 2016

2 thoughts on “Common Mistakes in English by (mostly) Indonesian

  1. super sekali bung. setidaknya saya dua kali menggunakan blog ini
    a. Saat bingung menulis masukan dan masukkan
    b. common mistake in english …. serasa gue banget gitu..
    maju terus dalam pengelolaan blog-nya

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