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Can you find the mistakes I am student I am agree Yesterday Im go downtown He no have money I want to meet the downtown If you dont know this is the lesson for you These are mistakes made by students of all levels so watch this video and learn to avoid these common errors

Take the quiz here dont forget to check out our other video on 5 common English learner mistakes everyone Im Alex Thanks for clicking and welcome to this lesson on five more common English learner mistakes So if you have watched my other video on five common English learner mistakes this is a follow up to give you five more So lets not waste time and get right to it Here we go with No 1

So this first mistake is common because in many languages when you discuss jobs or your station in life you dont use articles even if you come from a country where there are articles in the language So for example I am student He is engineer If I ask you What do you do you need to use an article because student is countable its singular and engineer is countable and its singular So you have to say I am a student He is an engineer Now lets move on to No 2

Okay Here we have two sentences on the board We have I am agree Are you agree So in this situation agree is a verb We dont say I am agree You can just say I agree If its negative I dont agree or I disagree And the question is not Are you agree Its Do you agree Now if you are set on wanting to say I am and use agree in some way you would have to say I am in agreement This is very formal but it is possible Otherwise you say I agree or I disagree and Do you agree Now lets move on to No 3

This next mistake is about the use of the past tense For new English speakers because they cant form the past tense sometimes they use the verb to be with the verb So I have heard Im go downtown yesterday Or He was see his cousin If you are speaking in the past make sure you simply use the past simple verb In this situation we dont say Im go The past of go is went I went downtown We dont say he was see The past of see is saw So this is about using the past simple form of the verb to speak about the past Never say Im go Im do Im make I saw I made I did I played Okay Now lets move on to No 4

Now this mistake is about using negatives In many languages whether theyre European or Latin Spanish I hear this frequently So you might hear He no have money or They no like chocolate So if you are making a sentence in the sent simple and you want to make it negative you have to use doesnt and dont So not he no have but He doesnt have Okay Not they no like chocolate but They dont like chocolate So make sure you learn how to make negative sentences He doesnt I dont we dont they dont not he no she no I no All right Now lets move on to No 5

Finally here we have a word choice error And this is because maybe speakers translate from their own language and many languages you can use the verbs meet or know to talk about going to places and getting to know cities and towns for example So I want to meet the city or Yesterday I knew downtown Now in English we dont really use the verbs know and meet to talk about getting to know a place You can use the verbs explore or get to know or visit So you can say you know I want to explore the city I want to go around the city Yesterday I knew downtown -- Yesterday I traveled around downtown And you can also use terms like get to know a place You can visit a place You can explore a place Okay But you cant meet a park You can meet a person but you cant meet a place Now lets review all five of these mistakes one more time

All right So to review No 1 I am a student If you want to talk about your status in life Are you a student An engineer Are you a teacher Etc you need to use an article to talk about jobs professions talk about your station in life

No 2 I agree not I am agree Do you agree Not are you agree

No 3 I went downtown I saw my cousin So remember memorize those past tense verbs Not I was go or I am go I went I saw I did All right