Find the mistakes in the sentences below.

- The graph shows the number of people travelled to and from UK.
- In 1979, the number of people visited UK was 10 millions.
- Turkey was the least country in terms of the number of people visiting it.

Feel free to share your answers in the "comments" area below. I'll post my answers tomorrow.

1. The graph shows the number of people travelling...

2. In 1979, the number of people visiting UK(visitors to UK) was 10 millions.

3. Turkey was the smallest country in terms of the number of people visiting it.

Posted by: thanh tam | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 10:53

1. The graph shows the number of people [who travelled/ travelling] to and from the UK.

2. In 1979, the number of people [visiting/ who visited] the UK was 10 million.

3. Turkey was the [smallest/unpopular] country in terms of the number of people visiting it.

Posted by: Pete01 | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 13:03

1. The graph shows the number of people (who travelled/travelling) to and from the UK.

2. In 1979, the number of people (visiting/ who visited) the UK was 10 million ( not millions).

3. Turkey was the (least popular) country in terms of the number of people visiting it.

Posted by: Elly | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 14:40

1. The graph shows the number of people who travelled to and from UK.

2. In 1979, the number of people who visited UK was 10 millions.

3. Turkey was the country which had the smallest number of people visiting it.

Posted by: Tree | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 14:53

1-The graph shows the number of people who travelled to and from UK.

2-In 1979, the number of people who visited the UK was 10 million.

3-Turkey was the least country in terms of number of visitors.

Posted by: Ruth W | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 15:45

1. The graph shows the number of people TRAVELLING to and from the UK.

- I used travelling instead of traveled since we are talking about the graph which is a current trend and continuously monitored over time.

2. In 1979, the number of people who visited the UK was 10 million.

- put the article THE before the UK since it is a country with multiple areas/countries that are a part of it. It's an exception to the rule just like other countries such as The United States, The Philippines, The Netherlands, etc.

- should be 10 million not 10 millions since you have already specified a number.

3. Turkey IS the least popular country in terms of TOURISM.

- I put IS instead of WAS since tourism is an ongoing trend.

- I used the word TOURISM to make it sound better and simpler, if that makes sense.

Posted by: elen | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 16:45

Hi Simon

I think these are my common mistakes that I always do. Although I know the grammer rules well but still I cann't apply them in my writing.Is it possible to discuss these mistakes on Wednesday?

1-The graph shows the number of people who travelled to and from the UK .

2- In 1979,the number of people who visited the UK was 10 million.

3-Turkey was the least country in terms of number of visitors.

Posted by: Nehal | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 16:57

Hi Simon,

Here are my answers:

1-The graph shows the numbers of people who travelled to and from UK.

2-In 1979,the numbers of people who visited UK was 10 millions. or we can say

the numbers of UK visitors was 10 millions.

3-Turkey was the least popular country in terms of numbers of people visiting it.

Posted by: Marya | Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 23:43

1. The graph shows the number of people WHO travelled to and from THE UK.

2. In 1979, the number of people who visited THE UK was 10 million.

We should use definite article THE before UK.

MILLION is correct, NOT MILLIONS

3. Turkey was the country with the lowest number of people visiting the UK.

I think past tense is better to use because the graph talks about a specific time in the past not present.

Posted by: sanam | Monday, March 21, 2011 at 00:15

3. Turkey was the least popular country regarding the number of people visiting it.

Posted by: sanam | Monday, March 21, 2011 at 00:31

1.The graph shows the number of people who travelled to and from UK .

2.In 1979, the number of people who visited UK was 10 million.

3.Turkey was the least visited country concerning the number of people.

Posted by: Brisbane Kimberly | Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:02

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. WHO travelled (or TRAVELLING)... THE UK

2. WHO visited THE UK... 10 MILLION

(no "s" on hundred, thousand, million etc. after a number)

3. You can't say "the least country" - change it to "least popular country".

Thanks for you suggestions - it seems you all had the right idea.

Posted by: Simon | Monday, March 21, 2011 at 17:36

The graph shows the number of people who travelled to and from the UK.

In 1979, the number of people who visited the UK were 10 million.

Turkey was the least popular country in terms of the number of people visiting it.

Posted by: Dr Abdul Shakoor Bhatti | Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 09:48

Hi Abdul,

One mistake:

2) the number (singular)... WAS 10 million.

Posted by: Simon | Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 14:38

1 The graph shows the number of people who travelled around the UK.

2 In 1979, the number of people who visited the UK were 10 millon.

3 Turkey was the least country in terms of people visited it.

Posted by: Manpreet | Monday, March 28, 2011 at 03:05

Hi Manpreet,

You've made a few mistakes - check my answers further up the page (where it says "CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON").

Posted by: Simon | Monday, March 28, 2011 at 14:41

1. The graph shows the number of people who traveled and from UK.

2. In 1979, the number of people who visited UK was 10 millions.

3. Turkey was the least visited country in terms of the number of people visiting it.

Posted by: Jelal | Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 07:48

1. The graph shows the number of people who traveled to and from UK.

2. In 1979, the number of people who visited UK was 10 million.

3. Turkey was the least toured country in terms of the number of people visiting it.

Posted by: Jelal | Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 07:50

Hi Jelal,

Just remember "THE UK"

Posted by: Simon | Monday, May 23, 2011 at 14:45

you wrote 10 millions?

Posted by: mehran | Sunday, July 03, 2011 at 19:21

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. WHO travelled (or TRAVELLING)... THE UK

2. WHO visited THE UK... 10 MILLION

(no "s" on hundred, thousand, million etc. after a number)

3. You can't say "the least country" - change it to "least popular country".

Posted by: Simon | Sunday, July 03, 2011 at 21:09

Dear Simon,

I send my answers:

1. The graph shows the number of people travelling to and from the UK.

2. In 1979, the number of people visiting the UK was 10 million.

3. Turkey was the least popular country in term of the number of people visiting it.

Thanks so much,

Chris Sol.

Posted by: Chris Sol | Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 17:39