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Your feedback says:

PHRASE/CLAUSE CONSTRUCTION - you have used the wrong construction. For example, you might have used 'to' instead of 'that', or there may be a verbs missing from a clause


So what’s the problem? And what do you need to do?

Your first language may arrange words very differently from English. Words in English follow each other in very clearly defined patterns.


Here are some links to practise materials:

On this site:


On other sites:


If you find more useful exercises for any type of error, please let us know and we will add the links. Visit for other materials that may help you on your pre-sessional course or other studies in academic or business English.

Please send your comments to Norbert G. Berger. This document was updated 03/08/2003.

Error Typology - © English Language Centre, University of Exeter, UK. 2003.

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