Below are some of the errors found in OET Letters.
- Mr Peter Parker who requires urgent assessment.
- Ms Lee, requires continued care at home.
What is Correct?
- Mr Peter Parker requires urgent assessment (Remove “who”).
- Ms Lee requires continued care at home (Remove comma).
Incorrect use of “transfer”
- She is ready for transferred.
- She is ready to be transfer.
- She is ready for transfer.
- She is ready to be transferred.
5 Passive Voice Errors
- He has transferred.
- She was prescribed antibiotics.
- She was initiated physiotherapy.
- He was advised a diet modification.
- Ms Neena was commenced on antibiotics.
- His mother was reported the changes in his behavior.
What is correct?
- He has been transferred.
- Antibiotics was / were prescribed.
- Physiotherapy was initiated.
- He was advised to follow a modified diet / A modification in diet was suggested.
- Ms Neena commenced antibiotics / Antibiotics was commenced (for Ms Neena).
Complex Passive Voice
- His mother reported the changes in his behavior → The changes in his behavior was reported by his mother.
Presented / Admitted Errors
- Mrs Rita was presented.
- Mr Parker admitted on 12th May, 2023.
Frequently Misspelt Words
- Lose of appetite → Loss of appetite.
- Myocardial infraction → Myocardial infarction.
- Pencilin / Pencillin → Penicillin
- Nill → Nil
- Diabetics → Diabetes
Banned words and their alternatives
- So / hence → Therefore,
- Further more / Besides / Moreover → Additionally, / In addition to this,
- She is obese → Her body weight is above the recommended range.
- She is a patient of diabetes → She has had diabetes.
There are 200 such errors in OET letter writing. Attend our 10.00 am and 06.00 pm sessions (Group) for a month to discover your own errors.