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When I was studying for my CELPIP exam I got material from them. Unfortunately, I can not put the PDF to the public because it has a watermark with my personal email. But I can put you here what it says.

CELPIP's eighth error as they state:

A common CELPIP error is using pronouns that do not agree with the nouns they refer to (i.e., their antecedents). Pronouns and their antecedents need to agree. We say, “Return the books when they are due.” The pronoun they agree with its antecedent noun books in person (both are the third person) and number (both are plural).

In fact, pronouns can agree with their antecedents in four ways:

  • Person: first, second, or third
  • Number: singular or plural
  • Case: subjective, objective, possessive, or reflexive
  • Gender: masculine, feminine, either, or neuter

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When I was studying for my CELPIP exam I got material from them. Unfortunately, I can not put the PDF to the public because it has a watermark with my personal email. But I can put you here what it says.

CELPIP's ninth error as they state:

A common CELPIP error is mishandling countable and uncountable nouns. We can separate and enumerate countable nouns (one storm, two storms). We can’t do this with uncountable nouns, as they lack distinct boundaries (one weather, two weathers). Countable nouns can be pluralized with -s or -es (storms), but uncountable nouns can’t (weathers). Also, singular countable nouns can be preceded by the indefinite article a (a snowflake). Uncountable nouns can’t (a weather). With uncountable nouns, however, we sometimes use the or other determiners.

Uncountable nouns include groups composed of similar items (traffic), abstractions or ideas (happiness), recreational activities (golfing), diseases (diabetes), elements (magnesium), some foods (rice), gases (hydrogen), liquids (blood), metals (iron), natural phenomena (electricity), occupations (engineering), particles (sand), areas of study (psychology), and languages (English).

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When I was studying for my CELPIP exam I got material from them. Unfortunately, I can not put the PDF to the public because it has a watermark with my personal email. But I can put you here what it says.

CELPIP's tenth error as they state:

A common CELPIP error is mishandling countable and uncountable nouns. We can separate and enumerate countable nouns (one storm,A common CELPIP error is omitting or misusing the articles a, an, and the. (I immigrated to the Canada from the Japan.) Although anyone can communicate their general meaning without correctly using articles, these errors are a constant distraction for the rater and a sure sign of an English speaker who isn’t fully fluent.

English has a definite article (the) and an indefinite article (a/an). These articles are placed before certain nouns or noun phrases. We use the before all types of nouns when both speaker and listener already know which one is being referred to. We use a or a before singular countable nouns when the listener doesn’t know which one is being referred to. This discussion focuses on the definite article, the.