What is your job?
What do you do?
Incorrect: Your coat is broken.
Correct: Your coat is torn.
Incorrect: Susan didn't make a fault anyway.
Correct: Susan didn't make a mistake anyway.
Incorrect: May I borrow your phone?
Correct: May I use your phone?
Incorrect: He becomes better.
Correct: He got better.
Incorrect: It was still bright outside.
Correct: It was still light outside.
Incorrect: Common students in U.S. don't wear a uniform.
Correct: The average students in U.S. don't wear a uniform.
Incorrect: Who cooked this salad?
Correct: Who made this salad?
Incorrect: Let me examine your pulse.
Correct: Let me feel your pulse.
Incorrect: I forget my hat in the house.
Correct: I left my hat in the house.
Incorrect: Did you attend college?
Correct: Did you go to college?
Incorrect: His temperature went down.
Correct: His temperature came down.
Incorrect: Today's newspapers has his articles on Hong Kong.
Correct: Today's newspapers carries his articles on Hong Kong.
Incorrect: You'll have a cold if you sleep with your window open.
Correct: You'll catch a cold if you sleep with your window open.
Incorrect: I visited her ill mother in the hospital.
Correct: I visited her sick mother in the hospital.
Incorrect: She was first prize.
Correct: She took first prize.
Incorrect: He lost consciousness for a long time.
Correct: He was unconscious for a long time.
Incorrect: He made a world record.
Correct: He set a world record.
Incorrect: Her marriage was happy.
Correct: Her married life was happy.
Incorrect: I'll visit my native place for the first time in ten years this summer.
Correct: I'll visit my birth place for the first time in ten years this summer.
Incorrect: Is this seat empty?
Correct: Is this seat taken?