Round (= on all sides of).
Don’t say: The earth goes round of the sun.
Say: The earth goes round the sun.
Note: Around is similar in meaning and use to round.
Outside (= on the exterior of).
Don’t say: They stood outside of the door.
Say: They stood outside the door.
Inside (= in the interior of).
Don’t say: The boys went inside of the room.
Say: The boys went inside the room.
Behind (= at the back of).
Don’t Say: Edward hid behind of a large tree.
Say: Edward hid behind a large tree.
Tell (= say to).
Don’t say: I told to him to come at once.
Say: I told him to come at once.
Resemble (= be similar to).
Don’t say: Does she resemble to her father?
Say: Does she resemble her father?
Note: resemblance takes to or between. She bears no resemblance to her father, There is no resemblance between them.
Reach (= arrive at).
Don’t say: We reached at the school early.
Say: We reached the school early.
Allow (to) or let (= give permission to).
Don’t say: The driver allowed let to John (to) sit in the front seat.
Say: The driver allowed let John (to) sit in the front seat.
Note: Permit has a similar meaning to let, though it’s used in more formal situations The teacher doesn’t permit us to talk in class.
Obey (= act according to).
Don’t say: We should obey to our teachers.
Say: We should obey our teachers.
Leave (= depart from).
Don’t Say: Brian left from England last week.
Say: Brian left England last week.
Finish (= come to the end of).
Don’t Say: I’ve finished from my work.
Say: I’ve finished my work.
Enter (= go into).
Don’t say: We entered into the classroom.
Say: We entered the classroom.
Note: We enter into a conversation, a debate, or a discussion.
Comprise (= consist of).
Don’t say: The book comprises of five chapters.
Say: The book comprises five chapters.
Or: The book is comprised of five chapters.
Attack (= go and fight against).
Don’t say: They attacked against the enemy.
Say: They attacked the enemy.
Note: We say, to make an attack on: They made an attack on the enemy.
Ask (= put a question to).
Don’t say: I asked to the teacher about it.
Say: I asked the teacher about it.
Approach (= come near to).
Don’t say: Don’t approach to that house.
Say: Don’t approach that house.
Answer (= reply to).
Don’t say: Please answer to my question.
Say: Please answer my question.
Note: The noun answer takes to. His answer to my question was wrong.
Thank you used instead of No, thank you.
Don’t say: Thank you (if you want to refuse an offer).
Say: No, thank you.
Note: Use thank you to accept an offer. It generally means Yes, please.