What is your job?
What do you do?
Incorrect: Your coat is broken.
Correct: Your coat is torn.
Incorrect: Susan didn't make a fault anyway.
Correct: Susan didn't make a mistake anyway.
Incorrect: May I borrow your phone?
Correct: May I use your phone?
Incorrect: He becomes better.
Correct: He got better.
Incorrect: It was still bright outside.
Correct: It was still light outside.
Incorrect: Common students in U.S. don't wear a uniform.
Correct: The average students in U.S. don't wear a uniform.
Incorrect: Who cooked this salad?
Correct: Who made this salad?
Incorrect: Let me examine your pulse.
Correct: Let me feel your pulse.
Incorrect: I forget my hat in the house.
Correct: I left my hat in the house.
Incorrect: Did you attend college?
Correct: Did you go to college?
Incorrect: His temperature went down.
Correct: His temperature came down.
Incorrect: Today's newspapers has his articles on Hong Kong.
Correct: Today's newspapers carries his articles on Hong Kong.
Incorrect: You'll have a cold if you sleep with your window open.
Correct: You'll catch a cold if you sleep with your window open.
Incorrect: I visited her ill mother in the hospital.
Correct: I visited her sick mother in the hospital.
Incorrect: She was first prize.
Correct: She took first prize.
Incorrect: He lost consciousness for a long time.
Correct: He was unconscious for a long time.
Incorrect: He made a world record.
Correct: He set a world record.
Incorrect: Her marriage was happy.
Correct: Her married life was happy.
Incorrect: I'll visit my native place for the first time in ten years this summer.
Correct: I'll visit my birth place for the first time in ten years this summer.
Incorrect: Is this seat empty?
Correct: Is this seat taken?
Incorrect: I know his face.
Correct: I know him by sight.
Incorrect: My watch doesn't move at all. I must get it checked up.
Correct: My watch isn't running, I must get it checked up.
Incorrect: There was a traffic accident on my way here. It is why I was late.
Correct: There was a traffic accident on my way here. That is why I was late.
Incorrect: This is where you mistake.
Correct: This is where you are mistaken.
Incorrect: My brother has been busy in preparing for his final examination.
Correct: My brother has been busy preparing for his final examination.
Incorrect: Laura has spent half a day to revise her lessons.
Correct: Laura has spent a half day revising her lessons.
Incorrect: I am used to watch television with the light on.
Correct: I am used to watching television with the light on.
Incorrect: After dinner, my mother suggested to go for a walk.
Correct: After dinner, my mother suggested going for a walk.
Incorrect: The government is considering the possibility to build a new airport in London.
Correct: The government is considering the possibility of building a new airport in London.
Incorrect: His new book will be sold well.
Correct: His new book will sell well.
Incorrect: I have a lot of work to be done.
Correct: I have a lot of work to do.
Incorrect: The children were very dangerous as the knife-wielding mad man was running amok in the kindergarten.
Correct: The children were in great danger as the knife-wielding madman was running amok in the kindergarten.
Incorrect: Neither they nor I are to blame for this mistake.
Correct: Neither they nor I am to blame for this mistake.
Incorrect: Anywhere will do.
Correct: Any place will do.
Incorrect: The general meeting is scheduled to be held this afternoon at three.
Correct: The general meeting is scheduled to be held at three this afternoon.
Incorrect: She ran into her boyfriend yesterday morning in Fair Avenue.
Correct: She ran into her boyfriend in Fair Avenue yesterday morning.
Incorrect: Don't expect me too much.
Correct: Don't expect too much from (of) me.
Incorrect: Give me money, if you have.
Correct: Give me money, if you have any.
Incorrect: He treated me very friendly.
Correct: He treated me in a friendly way.
Incorrect: Different from me, she is proficient in English.
Correct: Unlike me, she is proficient in English.
Incorrect: Lend me some money, for instance 500 dollars, Monika.
Correct: Lend me some money, say 500 dollars, Monika.
Incorrect: I wanted to go to Europe last summer, but it was too expensive so I gave up to go.
Correct: I wanted to go to Europe last summer, but it was too expensive so I gave up the idea.
Incorrect: This is the way how I did it.
Correct: This is how I did it. /This is the way I did it.
Incorrect: They didn't understand my mind.
Correct: They didn't understand what I was thinking.