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Don't feel bad my friends, even us natives make basic mistakes. I have come across many lists online that were, well... made up. These are real mistakes natives often make:

1) Should OF done (should have done). We often say rather quickly "should've done" and the "'ve" is confused for OF instead of HAVE. You will also see that mistake in written English

2) I done (I did). For some reason people use the 3rd form of DO instead of the 2nd. Again, i personally believe that because the " 've" is uttered quickly so the present perfect form is dropped and made its way into past simple.

3) Most English people do not know the 2nd and 3rd forms of the verbs: LIE and LAY as irregular verbs: LIE LAY LAIN/ LAY LAID LAID. The problem is that LIE can be a regular verb TO LIE TO SOMEONE. That is: LIE LIED LIED. We often use the regular forms instead of LAY LAIN. Sometimes instead of LAID LAID, people write LAYED.

3) HANG has two forms HANG HUNG HUNG/ HANG HANGED HANGED. The second one is when someone is killed with rope around their neck and they hang to death (so to speak). However, many native speakers say "The dictator was hung and is now dead!" Awful mistake :)))

4) We often use the 3rd form of many irregular verbs when we should use the 2nd. You WILL hear: i DRUNK instead of I DRANK. Or I RUN loads yesterday instead of I RAN loads yesterday.

5) Some natives often use double negatives when English doesn't allow it: I DON'T KNOW NOTHING! кошмар!!!!

6) AMOUNT OF/NUMBER OF. Countable and uncountables, much many etc are natural to us. But for some reason we make mistakes with AMOUNT/NUMBER OF. We often use AMOUNT OF with countable nouns where is should be used with uncountable nouns. A NUMBER OF is with countable plurals.

7) PUNCTUATION. We do have rules as well as a degree of freedom. But ask 99% of natives how to use commas in relative clauses or fronting, they won't have any idea. Similarly, most English don't know how to use the apostrophe correctly, especially in: it's / its

8) SPELLING. Spelling is already quite tough in English but we should know some basic differences. Where a word has the same pronunciation but a slightly different spelling, natives are bound to choose the wrong one: compliment/complement, stationary/stationery etc

9) Much to my shock, you will see this mistake sometimes: YOUR / YOU'RE. People get these confused at times.

10) Many natives don't know how to use WHOM. We can argue that is word is slowly disappearing from English since it is almost never used in spoken register but it still found in formal writing.

11) WAS/WERE. Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy often natives say: IF I WAS YOU instead of IF I WERE YOU.... this i believe is also a changing pattern and many grammar books acknowledge the common "incorrect" use.

12) And finally, thanks to the bloody power of American English, British English spelling is being replaced at a fast rate. This is not really incorrect English but just language development. We often write ORGANIZE instead of ORANGISE. (Even VK spell-check sees the British version as wrong). Even my YOUTUBE channel PRACTICE ENGLISH WITH PAUL, I automatically used the US spelling of the verb instead of the British version: PRACTISE. (Which VK spell-check also considers wrong) :)))

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