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English is you, common mistakes in English

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Overspeeding kills. Kill it before it kills you(incorrect).

Speeding kills. Kill it before it kills you.(correct)

Note: speeding (not overspeeding)is the offence of driving fast than is legally allowed in an area. For instance, if the speed limit allowed in an area is 30kph and you drive faster than that, you are speeding. There is no such word as OVERSPEEDING in English

Give vote of thanks

We shall now call on Mrs Baid to give the vote of thanks.(incorrect)

We shall now call on Mrs Baid to propose the vote of thanks.(correct)

We shall now call on Mrs Baid to say the vote of thanks.(correct)

Note: we propose/say a vote of thanks;we don't give vote of thanks.

DELAYANCE

We're sorry for the delayance. (Incorrect)

We're sorry for the delay.(correct)

Note:In English there is no word as DELAYANCE. People make wrong analogies from derivatives. For example, the word Conveyance is from convey importance from important entrance from enter deliverance from deliver so they think from delay one can also say delayance Delay can be used as a verb and as a noun.

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