Common mistakes in English 34

1- He is lately for the meeting again…

 

Be careful!!!

Late e Lately parecem ser similares, mas não são…

 

Veja:

 

The meeting was at 9 A.M. She arrived at 10:00 A.M. She was one hour late!!! (atrasada)

 

Mark has been working hard lately. He has a new business. (ultimamente)

 

Assim:

 

He is late for the meeting again…

 

 

 

2- She has studying hard since May.

 

Ops… Didn’t you forget anything?

 

Olhe para a estrutura destes dois tempos verbais:

 

a) Present Perfect:

 

has/have + past participle (a nossa famosa “terceira coluna”) do verbo:

 

He has worked a lot.

They have played tennis for years.

 

 

b) Present Perfect Continuous/Progressive

 

has/have + been + verb with ING.

 

She has been studying hard since May.

They have been working here for 5 years.

 

 

 

3- I’d rather to learn Spanish to Japanese.

 

Two mistakes in a single sentence….

 

Quer expressar suas preferências? Look at the options:

 

I prefer to study Spanish to  study Japanese.

I prefer studying Spanish to Japanese.

I prefer Spanish to Japanese.

I'd rather learn Spanish than Japanese.

 

 

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