During lessons, I like to share with students some bloopers they make in their writing. Most of them are oblivious to what they have written, and when they discover where the error is, we all have a good laugh.
Can you spot the bloopers in the following sentences? Are there better ways we can construct these sentences while keeping their intended meanings intact?
Describing a scene of a traffic accident:
1) The man was lying with his motorcycle on the road.
2) The old man laid on the ground, groaning in pain.
Waiting for the train:
3) Peter was at the MRT station waiting for the train to go home.
Using the lift/elevator:
4) They reached the lift lobby and waited for the lift door to open patiently.
5) Amy and her mother heaved a sigh of relief and closed the lift door.