7 Common conversation mistakes about Faults!
"All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes."
While committing and rectifying the mistakes in our life, we commit several mistakes in our conversations too.
Here we get you some common conversation mistakes that go unnoticed and the right way to speak those sentences:
Mistake 1: My friend asked her that why she was late.
Right thing to say: My friend asked her why she was late.
Mistake 2: I am quite sorry to hear of your daughter's failure.
Right thing to say: I am very sorry to hear of your daughter's failure.
When you apologize to someone or are saddened by something, you want it to be as genuine as possible.
We usually use the words "so" and "very" to indicate something more. But, the word 'quite' shows limitation, which means "to some extent".
Being "quite sorry" to someone shows that you are saddened to a certain extent and not completely.
Mistake 3: First, I told him to correct his spelling mistakes.
Right thing to say: At first, I told him to correct his spelling mistakes.
Though the words 'First' and 'at first' seem to be replaceable but they are used in different contexts.
We usually use the phrase "At first" not only to show something that occurs "initially or in the beginning" but also while expressing the two contradictory ideas together.
For e.g. At first, I tried to be calm but lost my temper later".
On the other hand, the words 'First' or 'Firstly' are preferable when you intend to show the sequence of the points (especially while writing) or enlist certain things one after the other.
Mistake 4: The boy hanged his head in shame, when he came to know about his failure.
Right thing to say: The boy hung his head in shame, when he came to know about his failure.
Hung and Hanged are the past tense of "Hang" and so we often use them interchangeably. But, there is a slight difference in their usage.
We never use the word 'hanged' in general, it has a specific use. When we are referring to the killing or death of a person by hanging (either suicide or execution), we use "hanged".
But, when someone or something is hung with no intention to kill, hung is the right word to use.
For e.g. They hung him by his arms and beat him. or The painting was hung on the wall.
To be precise, "hanged" is used in the sense when someone is put to death by hanging whereas "hung" is used in all other contexts.
Mistake 5: You can avoid to make mistakes.
Right thing to say: You can avoid making mistakes.
Mistake 6: You should immediately inform him our mistake.
Right thing to say: You should immediately inform him of our mistake.
Mistake 7: I forgave him for his fault.
Right thing to say: I forgave him his fault.