give in English – Common Errors
How to use give correctly
Sometimes the word ›give‹ is not used correctly. We've listed some phrases which are wrong and some which are correct. Always use a good dictionary if you're not sure.
|Correct phrase||Common error|
|There's a church in this town||It gives a church in this town.|
|Forget it. No way. That can't be true.||That gives it not.|
|Whose deal is it?||Who gives now?|
|What's the matter?||What gives it?|
|It'll all work out.||That gives it.|
Here are some correct phrases:
- What are you giving your brother for his birthday?
- Don't give up.
- He gives Russian lessons at school.
- I'll give you £50 for the painting.
- Do you give up?