Hi guys my name is Sonia and I will be your trainer for today’s lesson. Well, I promise
in fact mother promise today’s lesson is going to be very interesting. Okay hold on
did I just say mother promise? I mean think about it, okay it’s me whose promising you
something and it’s not my mother, so do you think it’s fair to drag my mom into
this? Sorry mom not really, mother promise is something I should have not said, so that
is what we are going to do today guys. We are going to listen to a couple of phrases,
which we have been using incorrectly all this while and we should stop doing this right
away. Alright, so let’s get started.
The very first is like I just said, Mother Promise.
So remember you’ll never use this, mother promise, you’ll just say something like;
I promise I will surely attend your party tomorrow. That’s it as simple as that, just
use the word promise, when you want to assure someone that you’re definitely going to
do something. The next one that I have for you is a very common one, you know when you’re
at a party and you want to introduce your cousin to someone, quite often I’ve heard
people say, This is my cousin sister or this is my cousin brother , well if you come to
think about it , Who is a cousin? Now cousin is basically a child of one’s uncle or ones
aunt. So if you just say, Hey you know what this is my cousin and his name is Sam or she
is my cousin and her name is Samantha. So here you don’t really need to say cousin
sister or cousin brother. Just use the phrase or use the word cousin, omit the sister and
the brother. That’s absolutely not required, this just doesn’t exist in the dictionary.
You just use the word cousin next time. The next one I have for you is something really,
really interesting and this really bothers me, trust me. Good name, someone walks up
to you and says, what is your good name? And think about it you know, whenever a parent
names their child, they always give it in a good intention. My parents named me Sonia
and they did it with a very good intention. They wouldn’t think that my name would be
good or bad now, wouldn’t they? So absolutely wrong, just you know erase it out of your
memory. You would always ask someone, what is your name or could you tell me your name
please? That’s it. The next one that I have for you here is again a very interesting and
a very common error that we unfortunately make quite often, alright. You must have noticed
this in your emails, sometimes if you have to send an email for your work purpose or
personal reason. If you send an email, you put down a line at the end of it and you say,
Please revert back for any questions. Now let’s think about this a bit, please revert
back. What does the word revert mean? According to the dictionary, the word revert means to
reply to someone. So if you just say revert, please revert for any questions, that’s
more than enough. You don’t need to use the word back, because they are two words,
which kind of sound similar, so revert back no, no. Just revert. Please revert for any
questions or please revert with your response. Remember that very important, you don’t
wanna make a bad impression at office now, Do you? The next one we have now is, Picture.
Now what does the word picture mean? The word picture means a drawing or a painting. Remember
this okay, the word picture means a drawing or a painting. So quite often I’ve heard
people say, you know what I’m going to watch a picture over the weekend. Is that correct?
No not really, because what you want to say really there is, I’m going to watch a movie
over the weekend. It’s not a drawing or a painting that’s going to play in the theatre,
is it? it’s going to be a movie. So you will use the word picture only, if you wanna
talk about a drawing or a painting, if it’s a film, you can call it a film or a movie.
As simple as that, don’t make this mistake. It’s something very easy make sure you remember
this one. The next one I have for you also is something which bothers me a lot, something
I’ve heard very often in everyday conversation and its absolutely so incorrect, stop doing
this, if you do this right now. This one is, Mention not. As per the dictionary there’s
nothing like, Mention not. If someone says, thank you. Thank you for the gift or thank
you for the tickets or thank you for your help, you can simply respond by saying, you
are welcome, as simple and sweet as that, You are welcome, you can even say something
like, it’s my pleasure or it was not a problem at all, but don’t say mention not, because
it’s simply incorrect guys, don’t do it anymore. The next one I have for you on the
board is, Pass out. Now what does pass out mean? Pass out means to become unconscious,
it means to become unconscious, when you are really drunk. Now this one you really need
to be very careful with. Now if someone has had a lot of drinks and they weren’t able
to handle the drinks, what you could say is, my friend passed out or she had a little bit
too much. Which means that she fell unconscious, because she was really drunk. However I have
heard people say, I just passed out from college last year or she’s going to pass out from
college next year. You don’t pass out from college; you graduate from college, so instead
of pass out, what you can say is, Graduate. Don’t use this one, it’s so incorrect,
there’s absolutely no similarity between pass out and graduate. So make sure that you
don’t make this mistake again. I have another two interesting one’s for you on the board.
This one actually takes me back to my childhood, I remember when I used to play games, I used
to mostly lose okay I was the bad game player, but I used to keep teasing my friends, I used
to say, You are a cheater cock, You are a cheater cock. And then when I realized later,
when I was taught in school and in college I realized, Oh my god all this while, I’ve
been making such a big mistake, there’s no word like cheater cock, you would simply
say, cheater. You are a cheater, you cheated and you won. Now cheater is someone, who is
dishonest in order to gain some kind of advantage. So the next time all you need to say is, you
are a cheater, don’t use this, its incorrect. And the final one on the board for you is
for all those guys, who are planning to get married, for all those lovely ladies there,
who are going to get married soon. You know when you have to introduce your to be husband
or you know, your to be wife to someone. We tend to say something like, well you know
what he is my would be husband or she is my would be wife, but actually that is not correct.
You would not want to say would be, instead what you can say is, Fiancé or Fiancée.
Alright would be is absolutely incorrect, so if you are a guy and you are going to get
married and you want to introduce your to be bride, you can say, She is my fiancée.
And if you are a girl and you are going to get married soon, you can say that, He is
my fiancé, it’s as simple as that, it’s a lovely word. It’s derived from another
language, okay that’s why the sounds are slightly different, but remember would be,
no would be. Either fiancé or fiancée. So these are a couple of common errors that unfortunately,
we have been making till now. And from this moment on, I want all of you to stop making
these errors. Use the right words and if you have any friends, who still make these mistakes.
You know go ahead and correct them also, it’s always a good thing to do. So this brings
me to the end of the lesson today, I hope you really enjoyed it? I will be back soon
with another interesting lesson. Till then keep learning and keep watching. Bye, bye.