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Grammar Errors in OET Writing

OET Writing

Below are some of the errors found in OET Letters.

Opening Errors

  1. Mr Peter Parker who requires urgent assessment.
  2. Ms Lee, requires continued care at home.

What is Correct?

  1. Mr Peter Parker requires urgent assessment (Remove “who”).
  2. Ms Lee requires continued care at home (Remove comma).

Incorrect use of “transfer”

  1. She is ready for transferred.
  2. She is ready to be transfer.


  1. She is ready for transfer.
  2. She is ready to be transferred.

5 Passive Voice Errors

  1. He has transferred.
  2. She was prescribed antibiotics.
  3. She was initiated physiotherapy.
  4. He was advised a diet modification.
  5. Ms Neena was commenced on antibiotics.
  6. His mother was reported the changes in his behavior.

What is correct?

  1. He has been transferred.
  2. Antibiotics was / were prescribed.
  3. Physiotherapy was initiated.
  4. He was advised to follow a modified diet / A modification in diet was suggested.
  5. Ms Neena commenced antibiotics / Antibiotics was commenced (for Ms Neena).

Complex Passive Voice

  1. His mother reported the changes in his behavior → The changes in his behavior was reported by his mother.

Presented / Admitted Errors

  1. Mrs Rita was presented.
  2. Mr Parker admitted on 12th May, 2023.

Frequently Misspelt Words

  1. Lose of appetite → Loss of appetite.
  2. Myocardial infraction → Myocardial infarction.
  3. Pencilin / Pencillin → Penicillin
  4. Nill → Nil
  5. Diabetics → Diabetes

Banned words and their alternatives

  1. So / hence → Therefore,
  2. Further more / Besides / Moreover → Additionally, / In addition to this,
  3. She is obese → Her body weight is above the recommended range.
  4. 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.

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