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5 Common English Mistakes | Correct Your English

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Here I talk about some of the most common mistakes made by non-native English-speakers. Watch this and never make these mistakes again! Previous video on common mistakes (WATCH THIS FIRST): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At_5dzJGN3w&t= Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=cUgCcr8nGe4 For more English lessons, visit my channel, English with Max. All of the videos are free. These include free English vocabulary videos, English grammar videos, English pronunciation videos, English tips, and English listening practice. This channel aims at helping people learn and improve their English - whether they have been learning English for a while or have recently started. I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English. Stalk me! https://www.facebook.com/EnglishWithMax https://twitter.com/EnglishWithMax https://www.instagram.com/englishwithmax/ Correct your English - Common Errors
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English with Max (9 months ago)
Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=cUgCcr8nGe4
Long Nguyen (5 months ago)
Hello Max! I've visited your video today, thank you Max.
money one (7 months ago)
Perfect
Thiago Oliveira (8 months ago)
where are u from miss? thanks for the explanation
English with Max (8 months ago)
You're welcome! I'm from Australia :).
L. McClane (8 months ago)
Thanks god XD noooooooooooooooo
English with Max (8 months ago)
😂😂😂
Dabachi Mohamed Amine (8 months ago)
Thank you teacher Max for this recommendations, it's very interesting 😗 (please correct my sentence if i made mistakes )
English with Max (8 months ago)
*these recommendations *they are very interesting
Dabachi Mohamed Amine (8 months ago)
You are the best teacher of English, keep on ! (please correct my sentence if i made mistake).
English with Max (8 months ago)
Thank you so much! With corrections: You are the best English teacher, keep it up! (Please correct my sentence if I made mistakes.)
ADRENNE (9 months ago)
so far so good, thank youMax.!!!!
Arnold Mike (9 months ago)
Good job. But, I hear people in USA and UK saying take or have with food and drinks, so why do you say " don't use take with drinks " ?
English with Max (9 months ago)
Good observation! It's normally fine to use "have". E.g. I had lunch --- I had a sandwich for lunch -- I'll have the Greek salad (when ordering food) "Take" is only used in very specific ways in relation to food and drink. E.g. I take milk and sugar with my coffee. Sometimes you might hear something like: "Do you want to take lunch now?" But the idea there is that you are taking your lunch break. And in Singapore English they apparently use "take" all the time, but that's not representative of how most native speakers speak ;).
fong beng (9 months ago)
Thank you , Teacher Max, you're a great teacher and it's my pleasure to be your student.Thank's
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure!
Yamit Biton (9 months ago)
I knew all of them except Thank God. It surprised me! :O I always heard people say Thanks God but the correct way is Thank God! So I correct my mistake. Thank you :) And by the way, when I think of it, in my native language we say the same 😂 it feels obvious to say Thank God
English with Max (9 months ago)
Yes, I think it surprises lots of people! It's great that you knew the others!
Ronal Villalobos (9 months ago)
You videos are very interesting, I love your videos
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you!
EmeritusE (9 months ago)
Depending on Frank's opinion of Justin Bieber, dancing on his songs rather than dancing to his songs could be entirely acceptable. ;-)
English with Max (9 months ago)
😂😂😂 Good point!
Leo Chong (9 months ago)
Thanks you again for your lesson. I am always learning something new.
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm glad to hear it!
fong beng (9 months ago)
Thank's .Teacher Max, I can say" I take my kids to the Funfair on the ferris wheel". And "I take him on carnival rides". Is it correct? 2) why can't we say " I take him to swim instead of taking him swimming"?
English with Max (9 months ago)
You can say: I take my kids on ferris wheel at the funfair. And: I take him on carnival rides. 😀 If you don't specify where you're taking him, you would say: I take him swimming. But you can say: I take him to swim at the pool every Saturday. I don't know why...
fong beng (9 months ago)
Teacher Max, Can I say " I take my kids for the ferris wheel ride"? Please correct me
English with Max (9 months ago)
You can say: "I take my kids on the ferris wheel."
Thomas Schmitt (9 months ago)
Once you said you are a feminist so i hope you dont get mad about this. But i do not only enjoy your lessons but your look too. Youve got an interesting style in relation to your clothes and acessoires.
English with Max (9 months ago)
It's OK, I'm not an "extreme feminist", I just think that men and women should have equal rights. And thank you :). I don't mind compliments about what I wear. I just don't really like it when people say things like "you're pretty" in response to an educational video that required some thought and creativity, particularly when that's the ONLY thing they say. In addition, your style and what you wear are products of choice, whereas how you look is just how you were born.
Bassam JAMEEL (9 months ago)
The sounds of duak in the first video it's so funny 😁
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm glad you liked it :).
Tikus241 (9 months ago)
Very good lesson for Singlish and Malaysian speakers. They always say take when they mean eat, as in: She does not take prawns.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Interesting! :)
Thomas Schmitt (9 months ago)
The moment when you know there must be a mistake but it looks perfectly fine to you.
English with Max (9 months ago)
It's very strange, but in English you can actually say both "fill in a form" and "fill out a form". I don't know why! 😂 Oh, I didn't realise some Germans have now started saying that... interesting. I was just taught to say "es/das ist logisch" for "it makes sense".
Thomas Schmitt (9 months ago)
Die Punkte 3,4,5 habe ich gewusst, aber 1 und 2 konnte ich wirklich nicht sagen. Aber als du es aufgelöst hast, war es mir auch klar. Es gibt da noch ein paar weitere Wörter, die etwas tricky sind, z.B. "to fill in a form". Im Deutschen sagt man ein "Formular ausfüllen", deshalb sagen viele Deutsche "to fill out a form". Und andersrum gibt es etwas, was viele Englischsprachler falsch machen. Das ist "it makes sense" mit "es macht Sinn" zu übersetzen. Weil eigentlich muss man sagen "es ergibt Sinn". Aber weil die ganzen Hollywood-Filme das immer falsch übersetzen, sagen mittlerweile viele Deutsche auch "es macht Sinn", obwohl es eigentlich falsch ist.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha, I know the feeling...
jorge monk (9 months ago)
You look wonderful, more than usual.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Oh, thank you :).
Lilian Cristina (9 months ago)
Hi Max! First, great video as usual. Just a curiosity now: do you speak other languages? If so, which ones?
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thanks, Lilian! Yes, I speak a few because I love languages. You can hear me speaking them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inuSCkzUvyA
jorge monk (9 months ago)
Si, habla como 6 mas incluido español.
Donnie D. (9 months ago)
_Hot_ It's minus three here where I live :)
English with Max (9 months ago)
The heat can be uncomfortable, but I still don't envy you!
sittoo nagesh (9 months ago)
It's always nice to follow your suggestions. Thank you, Max. Love from India.
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure :).
sarah alkathiri (9 months ago)
thank you
English with Max (9 months ago)
You're welcome!
Aparecido FERREIRA VAIS (9 months ago)
Hi Max, how are you? Your classes are incredible.have a nice weekend
English with Max (9 months ago)
Fine, thank you :). I'm glad you like them! Have a nice week!
mario ss (9 months ago)
Very useful, thank you so much.
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure!
Erica Oliveira (9 months ago)
Hello dear Max... Is it also correct to say...to dance Justin Bieber's song?
English with Max (9 months ago)
No... We always have to use "to" (to dance to a song). However, you can say "to dance salsa" (because it's a style of dance), and in the context of ballet, you might hear something like "they danced The Nutcracker".
Leo Touriste (9 months ago)
I translate this lesson in French on YouTube but as it's the first time I made this, I don't know how to save this translation and YouTube don't give me a hand. I hope it will be registered when I shut YouTube. Thank God
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you very much! I checked and it's there :). I'll accept it shortly!
1953emo (9 months ago)
Hi, Max, as always a fine lesson from you. I can not resist and so let me tell you this: new earings in the follow-up lesson but your enjoyable dimples remain the same. Thank God. (pls correct)
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you very much!! I'll have a look at them shortly (not that I'll understand anything ;)). Haha, yes, I didn't put that in the subtitles because I don't know what YouTube's rules are in regard to swearing and how that affects advertisers, and it's easier to find if it's transcribed!
1953emo (9 months ago)
Thanks for your reply. I tried to make Slovak subtitles for the first time. At the very end of your video, there was no space for your final words, though. :) It was something like this: Yes, uhh, fu ..'kin' hell! It is 2:25 A.M. and finally, I am going to bed.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you very much :). Only two corrections: *cannot *nice dimples 😉
AbdAlaziz mohamed (9 months ago)
So helpful lesson , Thanks
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm glad it helped!
Hi Max. Great job! I'll see you next time. Bye!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thanks, Julio! :)
Long Nguyen (9 months ago)
Thanks a lot of your explained these words. I have done many mistakes when i use these words because Vietnamese is drinking medicine. Norwegian is eating medicine and English is taking medicine. Have a great weekend Max.
Long Nguyen (9 months ago)
I love your style Max, see you next lesson.
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm glad it was helpful! It's interesting how different it is from language to language... Have a nice week!
علي الطائي (9 months ago)
You are a great teacher thanks ❤❤❤
علي الطائي (9 months ago)
English with Max ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
English with Max (9 months ago)
Oh, thank you so much!
Bassel Hasan (9 months ago)
"Frank like to dance on songs by Justin Bieber" Max: what's wrong with this sentence? Me: Justin Bieber 🤗🤗
jorge monk (9 months ago)
The Singer is the problema jajaja
English with Max (9 months ago)
😂😂😂 Very true!
Abid Ali (9 months ago)
Fantastic lesson.... Thanks for inviting me, dear teacher.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you!
Sayed Hadi (9 months ago)
Thanks Max, very helpful for me ... 🙏
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm happy to hear it!
It's a real pleasure to watch your videos. They are as enjoyable and helpful as ever.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you very much :).
Chico Albert (9 months ago)
HI Max, I like all your videos a lot. COULD you make a video where you may explain all the vowel sounds in British English ??? That'd be awesome.....please
Chico Albert (9 months ago)
English with Max Muchas gracias Máx, Apreciaria mucho si haces eso :) . Thanks Max, I'd appreciate that very much if you do so!
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm glad you like them! :) I have a few other videos planned, but I'll add that to the list. I've been wanting to talk about vowel sounds soon ;).
Chico Albert (9 months ago)
HI, NICE lesson. Greetings from Costa Rica.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you!
Sunkara Eliya (9 months ago)
You look even more beautiful to day.i like you.i went to....wrong.the sentence should be I have been to Disneyland.
Sunkara Eliya (9 months ago)
I went to Disneyland yesterday it was a lot of fun.but I have been to Disneyland land it was a lot of fun. Past simple shouldn't be used for experiences.
English with Max (9 months ago)
"I went to Disneyland" and "I have been to Disneyland" are both correct. It depends on the context.
Leo Touriste (9 months ago)
Very interesting lesson ! And you are particularly elegant ...
English with Max (9 months ago)
Oh, thank you!
Юрий Руденя (9 months ago)
You lessons give me a lot of fun. Thank you, YouTube, Instagram and God of cours. 😎
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm glad to hear it :).
Wilfried Mathias (9 months ago)
Sehr gutes Video! Vielen Dank Max!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Danke schoen!
aimanno everyday English (9 months ago)
Thanks a million for your efforts.
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure! :)

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