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= COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH =

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LISTEN

X   Listen me when I'm talking to you.

V   Listen to me when I'm talking to you.

X   Peter never listens what his wife says.

V   Peter never listens to what his wife says.

listen to smb./smth. (NOT listen smb./smth.) "My father always listens to the radio after dinner."

 

EXHAUSTING

X   An exhausting investigation finally revealed the cause of the accident.

V   An exhaustive investigation finally revealed the cause of the accident.

exhausting = causing tiredness, tiring. "It was an exhausting trip."

exhaustive = so thorough or complete that not even the smallest detail or possibility is missed. "Following exhaustive inquiries, the police are at last able to issue a description of the suspects."

 

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