TAILIEUCHUNG - Common erros in English part 9

Viết làm sao cho đúng, đọc làm sao cho chuẩn, nói làm sao cho lưu loát là vấn đề nan giải của tất cả những ai coi tiếng anh như ngôn ngữ thứ hai. Do vậy tài liệu này được biên soạn ra nhằm giúp chúng ta khắc phục những lỗi cơ bản khi noi' và sử dụng tiếng anh. | HYPOCRISY There were 12-20 people in the room. He was killed in the 1914 - 18 war. hypocrisy not -asy hypocrite hypocritical See HYPERCRITICAL OR HYPOCRITICAL . hypothermia See HYPERTHERMIA OR HYPOTHERMIA . hypothesis singular hypotheses plural See FOREIGN PLURALS. hypoventilate See HYPERVENTILATE OR HYPOVENTILATE . 110 I me myself These three words are pronouns and cause a great deal of confusion. i Most people use the pronoun I correctly when it is used on its own I love cats. I like chocolate. I mow the lawn every Sunday. I am trying to lose weight. I have two sisters. Confusion generally arises with phrases like my husband and I and my husband and me . Which should it be The simplest method is to break the sentence into two and see whether I or me sounds right My husband likes chocolate. I like chocolate. MY HUSBAND AND I like chocolate. ii Most people use the pronoun me correctly when it is used on its own The burglar threatened ME. It was given to ME. Once again confusion arises when a pair is involved. The advice remains the same. Break the sentence into two and see whether T or me sounds right The burglar threatened my husband. The burglar threatened ME. The burglar threatened MY HUSBAND AND ME. It was given to my husband. 111 -IBLE It was given to ME. It was given to MY HUSBAND AND ME. iii The pronoun myself has two distinct functions. It can be used in constructions like this where it is essential to the sense I cut MYSELF yesterday. I did it by MYSELF. It can be used to help emphasise a point. In these cases it can be omitted without changing the overall sense I ll wrap the parcel MYSELF. MYSELF I would disagree. Myself should never be used as a substitute for I or me . X My friend and myself had a wonderful time in Austria. My friend and I had a wonderful time. X They presented my brother and myself with a silver cup. They presented my brother and me with a silver cup. X This is from Henry and myself. This is from Henry and me. -ible See -ABLE -IBLE. .

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