English Error #1
Don’t say: “She wants that I call her back.”
Say: “She wants me to call her back.”
After want and would like, we normally don’t use “that.”
It’s possible to use “that” after hope or wish, but it’s not necessary:
- I hope that you feel better soon.
I hope you feel better soon.
- I wish that I hadn’t gotten so angry.
I wish I hadn’t gotten so angry.
After want and would like, we can use a noun, or a person + to + verb:
- I’d like a drink.
I’d like you to get me a drink.
- Dan wants some money.
Dan wants me to lend him some money.
English Error #2
Don’t say: “I’m waiting my friend to call.”
Say: “I’m waiting for my friend to call.”
Wait = Pass the time until something happens
- It’s 6:45. I’m waiting for the 7:00 bus.
- We waited in line for three hours to get tickets to the concert.
- You need to wait for the computer to finish updating.
Don’t confuse “wait” with hope and expect:
Hope = Want something to happen
- I hope I’ll get a promotion this year!
- I’m sorry to hear you’re sick. I hope you get better soon!
- The traffic is very bad today. I hope I won’t be late.
Expect = Believe that something probably will happen