English Grammar common mistakes | adjectivesTourism can be very benefit to poorer areas. [incorrect]
Tourism can be very beneficial to poorer areas. [correct]
In my job, you need the confidence to address large groups of people. [correct]
In my job, you need the confident to address large groups of people. [incorrect]
Sometimes it is easy to confuse a noun with its adjective. Look at the following list of commonly confused nouns and adjectives:
|Noun danger age development difference education happiness health maturity nature noise responsibility significance silence sport truth value youth|| Adjective dangerous aged developed|
Note that invaluable means very valuable!
Men and women can only be used as nouns: More men than women work here.
Male and female are used as adjectives: The number offemale employees is increasing each year. [not women employees]
You should refer to either men and women or male and female. Do not use the two different terms together:
Male employees far outnumber the women. [incorrect]
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