Grammar &

Idioms Lesson


Over-the-Hump-Wednesday Grammar & Idioms Lesson


This week, instead of an idiom, we are going to write a sentence that has a typical written English mistake in it. If you say this sentence out loud, you will not hear the mistake. It only occurs in writing:


I love to speak english when I travel around the world.


Do you know what is wrong? Please scroll down to see the answer.





















The Answer:

The mistake here is that "english" should be written as "English", Why? Because in English (notice the capitalization), the names of countries AND adjectives AND languages referring to the country are capitalized. Therefore, the following sentence has 3 mistakes in it:


In the united states, many people speak spanish, and many people eat italian food.


It should be written as follows:


In the United States, many people speak Spanish, and many people eat Italian food.



The NESE Grammar Team





This website uses modern technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML5 and WebFonts; because of this it is best viewed in modern browsers. We recommend to use Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Firefox as your primary browser for this website.

Copyright © 2024 The New England School of English, Inc. All rights reserved.