Common mistakes in English 42

1- It is always happens here…

 

Remember: “happen” também é um verbo. Neste caso, estamos falando de uma ação no presente, que sempre ocorre. Não precisamos do auxiliar is / are (To be).

 

Desta forma:

 

It always happens here…

 

*Se você quiser dar uma ênfase maior, pode usar o Present Continuous/ Progressive:

 

It is always happening here – people forget their umbrellas in the waiting room.

 

 

2- Sheila has traveled without a company.

 

You mean, ela viajou sem uma empresa ou sem uma companhia?

 

Acho que fica meio “weird” a pessoa viajar “sem uma empresa”, então:

 

Sheila has traveled without a companion.

 

 

3- He told me to start look for another job.

 

Os verbos begin, start, like, love, hate e outros admitem duas construções quando se unem a outros verbos: to ou ing.

 

Assim:

 

He told me to start to look for another job.

 

or

 

He told me to start looking for another job.

 

Some more examples:

 

He likes to dance / likes dancing.

She loves to watch TV / watching TV.

He has begun to work out / working out.

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