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Hi everybody, wondering who is this new face? Hi everyone again, my name Hridhaan and I

am your new spoken English trainer on Let's Talk. Well I am really excited for this journey

because I have, I have created some wonderful, meaningful content for each one of you and

let's get started for the first one that we have for the day and that iswrongly used

words in English”. Well most of us are not native speakers and people make a lot of mistakes

because of that when they speak in English, today's lesson is exactly about that what

are those most common mistakes, wrongly used expressions that people, that people use in

English and thereby do not communicate exactly, what they are trying to when they as they

speak in English, let's get started.

English is not your native language, when you speak

in English you make certain errors, here are the topmost errors that people make as they

speak in English, these are the wrongly used expressions and phrases that people make as

they speak in English. Today's lesson is entirely about looking at these errors and finding

a better and the right alternative that is correctly used in English as we speak. Let's

get startedthe first one in the list is, “it is I”. Actually you would be surprised

to know thatit is Iis correct butit is Iis wrongly used and is grammatically

incorrect when people use it in their spoken English. It is however, as said by a lot of

websites quite correct and also, and also native, by native English in itself is quite

correct when it comes to writing. It is used in formal writing but when it comes to speaking

in English, it is actually not the preferred way of speaking and communicating the message,

the right way is, “it is me”. For example, “it's me who's made the mistake”, not

it is I who's made the mistake. People as I said before can as well use it in written

English but not actually in spoken English, so make sure that you use your example correctly.

Let's quickly move to the next one, “according to”. Well this is one of the classiest ones

that people have problems with, “according to meis the expression that people use

according to me”, really? We useaccording tofor the second person or for thethird

personbut not in first person we do not say according to, “according to mewhen

you have to express your opinion. Instead you say, “in my opinion”, as in how you

express, what you feel about something. So make sure that you useaccording to

when it comes to second person or third person. For example, according to you or according

to let's say The Times of India that is how we use according to, in second person and

third person and in my opinion when it's always about your opinion but never use, “according

to me”, that's right. Let's move to the next oneamong”. Among has a lot of problems

and confusions with the wordbetweenwell what is the difference between the two?

Let's say, if I say the, the important documents are among the books and if I say, the important

documents are hidden somewhere between the books, which one is right? Well let me explain

this to you using an example, let's, let's use this pen, if I say, the pen is between,

somewhere between the books, that means there are only two books, there the book here and

there is another book here and the pen is somewhere in between, so we said between the

books. But when we use among, it could be a lot of books actually, alright? So make

sure that you use it correctly. Among is for many, and between is when it is actually stuck

between only two things. So make sure you use the right word. Next one isby”,

what isby”? Let's say if I say, people speak like this, I am going to New York by

London, what do you mean by, I am going to New York by London? The right word to use

in this situation isviaV-I-A, I am going to London but I'm going to New York

via London, but not I am going to New York by London. By is actually used for a vehicle,

vehicle again a very important error that people make it's not vehicle, its vehicle.

Let's come back to the point, ‘byI am going to New York by let's say Emirates flight

201, but we do not say I'm going to New York via flight, even that expression is wrong.

Byis used for vehicles andviais used for the route basically. The route

that you are passing from. This takes us to the next one, “literallyis one word

that has become quite prominent quite, quite, quite, quite famous amongst a lot of English

speakers. People think that literally means, it is used as an emphasis literally this,

literally that, literally etc. etc. but literally has a very, very important meaning. “Literally

primarily means something that is true, but people use it in the wrong context, they say

literally is actually something that is used for, exactlyemphasis, which is wrong.

Literally means anything that is true. So use it wisely. Let's move to the next one,

towards”, “afterwards”, “anyways”, have you seen people, have you heard people

using these wordstowards”, “afterwards”, “anyways”, I think I have seen a lot of

people using these words, but what is the problem with, in using these words basically,

the problem is that we do not use theSwith any of these words in English language.

So if you're making a sentence and you're using any of these words, make sure that you

remove theSfrom it, because words withS”, especially in this context do

not exist. So the right ones are, toward, afterward and finally anyway, not towards,

afterwards, anyways. Let's move to the next one, “novel”. People think that any book

that they read is a novel, but actually it is not right, a book that is fictitious, a

book that is based on a story which is not real, unreal that is called and referred to

as a novel. So a fiction story is a novel, any book that you read is not

a novel, for example yesterday I was reading a book that's that says, that says, how to

teach, “how to learn English”, now that book is not a novel, that is actually a real

book, talking about real knowledge, so that is not a novel. A novel is a fictional story

that you read. Let's move to the second last one in the list for today, we havesuppose

to”. A lot of people when they speak in English, when they speak, when they try speaking

fluently, which is very good one must do that people say, “supposed tobut can you

see what is the error here? The error actually is not using theedwithsuppose

to”. Now this phrase makes sense supposed to is used like this I was supposed to reach

the office by 1 o'clock but people remove the da theDin it and people say I

wassuppose toreach the office by 1 o'clock, which is wrong English supposed to

means that you were meant to do that, that you were actually expected to do that. So

it is always withD’, supposed to. One very important trick here, when you speak

in English theDgets silent so make sure whenever you are writing automatically

theDshould be there but in speaking even if it gets silent it's totally alright

when you're speaking the sentence in fluency and fast as well. Let's move to the next one,

who do you think it is a female fiancé or a male fiancé? When, I have the answer for

you, when you add only oneeit is themale fiancé” and this problem basically

arises when people write this word in English and the people refer to a female, no-no! That

is not right. Whenever you write fiancé with a singleefor female, that is wrong

English, it is with a singleefor male, but the moment you addeeto it, that's

when it becomes right for a female. That is all we have for all the wrongly used words

that we use, that people use most of the times in English. I hope this lesson helped you

in understanding language better and please do make sure that you use all of these phrases

correctly as you, as you speak in English. Now you have to do something important, if

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