Common mistakes in English

Over the last few years, we have corrected millions of words in the texts we have processed. Here, we present a list of common mistakes that we have found. The list is sorted according to the frequency with which we corrected the phrase. Not all corrections are present due to privacy concerns.

Position Before After
#1901 by to
#1902 thinks think
#1903 female females
#1904 home homes
#1905 wrote written
#1906 infront in front
#1907 that’s that is
#1908 processes process
#1909 but yet
#1910 fee fees
#1911 approach approaches
#1912 colonist colonists
#1913 Can't I can't
#1914 home work homework
#1915 they them
#1916 play playing
#1917 and Please
#1918 mine my
#1919 others other's
#1920 stay stays
#1921 it It is
#1922 spend spending
#1923 couldnt couldn't
#1924 lost lose
#1925 but if If
#1926 any thing anything
#1927 proof read proofread
#1928 maintain maintaining
#1929 walks walked
#1930 come coming
#1931 success successful
#1932 on to onto
#1933 thou though
#1934 yrs years
#1935 seems seemed
#1936 been was
#1937 move in move-in
#1938 source sources
#1939 23 23rd
#1940 helped help
#1941 user friendly user-friendly
#1942 policy policies
#1943 life life's
#1944 letter letters
#1945 platform platforms
#1946 photo photos
#1947 to should
#1948 talk talking
#1949 should would
#1950 towards to
#1951 on a
#1952 befor before
#1953 drop dropped
#1954 bless blessed
#1955 pick picked
#1956 in to the
#1957 receipt receipts
#1958 and it which
#1959 check in check-in
#1960 didn’t did not
#1961 was would be
#1962 community communities
#1963 company's companies
#1964 yo your
#1965 who's whose
#1966 don't not
#1967 …I I
#1968 says say
#1969 while and
#1970 let lets
#1971 wont want
#1972 and what What
#1973 what : What
#1974 they are it is
#1975 I'd I would
#1976 masters master's
#1977 '
#1978 costs cost
#1979 set up setup
#1980 sounds sound
#1981 evidences evidence
#1982 none no
#1983 in under
#1984 usage use
#1985 section sections
#1986 appologize apologize
#1987 your our
#1988 bc because
#1989 Is Can
#1990 etc… etc
#1991 there here
#1992 left leave
#1993 their they are
#1994 prepare prepared
#1995 participate participated
#1996 provided provide
#1997 becuase because
#1998 helping help
#1999 delay delayed
#2000 Thx Thanks