Category Archives: Error correction

Collocations: Make a decision

Hey all! Here’s another collocation that makes students hesitate. As a matter of fact, Brazilian students either are not aware that make collocates with decision, or simply take it for granted by what we call false analogy, as in Portuguese … Continue reading

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How do you pronounce “injury”?

Hello-o! I know things have been a bit too slow with this blog, but today we’re gonna be talking about a word that hardly ever fails to be used by pilots in the ICAO test. Still, it’s often mispronounced by … Continue reading

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Focus on: few X little

Hey all! How was Christmas eve/day? Mine were good, although everybody is melting down here in Brazil, which obviously discourages a plenty of Christmas vibe. Anyway, it’s still 2012 and since the world hasn’t ended after all, it means that, … Continue reading

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Prepositions: From & Between

Although we still haven’t talked much about problems involving the usage of in/on/at, I thought we might as well go through two very specific and repeated examples of mistakes made by Brazilian students when using the prepositions from and between. … Continue reading

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Is that what you mean? – Retire X Remove

Hey all, how have you been? It’s about a fortnight since the last time we had a “Is that what you mean?” post, so I thought today we could investigate another very common error among Brazilian students, who often mistake … Continue reading

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