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Flashcards in Common mistakes 51-81 Deck (31):
1

Felicidades por tu éxito.

Congratulations ON your success. (WRONG: for)

2

Las montañas están cubiertas de nieve.

The mountains are covered WITH snow. (WRONG: by)

3

My libro es diferente al tuyo.

My book is different FROM yours. (WRONG: than)

4

Estoy decepcionado contigo.

I'm disappointed [WITH | IN] you. (WRONG: of)

5

Dividí el pastel en cuatro partes.

I divided the cake INTO four parts. (WRONG: in)

6

Dividí el pastel en cuatro.

I divided the cake IN four. (WRONG: into)

7

Estaba vestida con una falda amarilla.

She was dressed in a yellow skirt. (WRONG: with)

8

Es una excepción a la regla.

This is an exception TO the rule. (WRONG: of)

9

Intercambió su colección de cajas de cerillas por algunos sellos extranjeros.

He exchanged his collection of matchboxes FOR some foreign stamps. (WRONG: by)

10

Mi hermana es buena en matemáticas.

My sister's good AT maths.
(WRONG: in)

11

No insistas en eso.

Don't insist ON that. (WRONG: in)

12

They're leaving for England soon.

They're leaving for England soon.
(WRONG: to)

13

Robert tomó a su hermano de la mano.

Robert took his brother BY the hand. (WRONG: from)

14

Es un secreto entre tú y yo.

It's a secret between you and me. (WRONG: and I)

15

Un amigo suyo nos contó la noticia.

A friend of his told us the news. (WRONG: of him)

16

Amelia compró la misma bolsa que yo.

Amelia bought the same bag AS me. (WRONG: than; that)

17

Como [siempre | de costumbre] (ella) se ve genial.

As usual, she looks great. (WRONG: As usually...)

18

Al final la encontraron muerta.

In the end, they found her dead. (WRONG: At the end...)

19

Jugaron bajo la lluvia/sol.

They played IN the rain/sun. (WRONG: under)

20

Le pregunté a Paul si iba a ir.

I asked Paul WHETHER he was going. (WRONG: if)

21

Fui a casa a pie.

I walked home. / I went home on foot. (WRONG: by foot)

22

¡Mierda! He perdido el tren.

Shit! I missed the train. (WRONG: lost)

23

Me he olvidado los libros en casa.

I left my books at home. / I forgot to bring my books. (WRONG: I forgot my books)

24

Me gusta practicar deportes como el fútbol americano y el béisbol.

I enjoy playing sports SUCH AS football and baseball. (WRONG: like; use "like" to mean "similar to")

25

Personajes como Cenicienta, Drácula y Frankenstein siguen apareciendo en películas y novelas.

Characters LIKE Cinderella, Dracula, and Frankenstein continue to appear in movies and novels. (WRONG: such as; use "such as" for included examples)

26

No tengo ningún libro.

I don't have any BOOKS. (WRONG: book; ANY + [countable name] always plural)

27

Estamos pensando en comprar una casa el año que viene.

We're planning to buy a house next year. (WRONG: thinking)

28

Inés está en la coral.

Inés is AT the choir.

29

La policía está viniendo.

The police ARE coming.

30

Ayer estuve una hora jugando.

Yesterday I was playing for two hours (WRONG: ... I was playing two hours / ... I was two hours playing)

31

Si fuese más joven...

If I WERE younger...