Grammatical errors during conversations.

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When I'm speaking casually in a conversation with someone I sometimes make grammatical errors in my sentences. This annoys me so much when it happens and I need to somehow overcome this problem. Does this happen to anyone else? I guess I should do more reading to improve my grammar, but I always feel like I'm prone to make such errors.
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Can you give an example of what kinds of grammatical errors you make? And do you make these kind of mistakes when writing too, or only when speaking?
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Mainly when speaking. It's because I have more time to think about it when I'm writing. For example, today I was talking to someone and I said "you suggested me to present my work to other people", when it should have been "you suggested that I present my work to other people".
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I don't think I ever make blatant grammatical errors in my speech, unless it's intentional (for ironic purposes). That said, if I do actually derp badly in my grammar, I notice it immediately and correct myself.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Mainly when speaking. It's because I have more time to think about it when I'm writing. For example, today I was talking to someone and I said "you suggested me to present my work to other people", when it should have been "you suggested that I present my work to other people".
What speed would you say you talk at? Particularly slow or fast? Or about average?
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I’m the same. I tend to make various mistakes when speaking (as opposed to writing). I correct myself usually, but it is odd, isn’t it?

Do you think it could be nerves/ anxiety? Can sometimes affect speech and overall cognition.
Or could be the pace of your speech.
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(Original post by Synergy~)
I’m the same. I tend to make various mistakes when speaking (as opposed to writing). I correct myself usually, but it is odd, isn’t it?

Do you think it could be nerves/ anxiety? Can sometimes affect speech and overall cognition.
Or could be the pace of your speech.
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My speech is normally fine but it happens to me when I get nervous. Kind of embarrassing aha
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What speed would you say you talk at? Particularly slow or fast? Or about average?
I would say between the range of average and fast. I don't talk particularly fast (I used to) but I've managed to slow down to a more manageable speed. That said, the speed at which I speak increases significantly when I get nervous.
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I would say between the range of average and fast. I don't talk particularly fast (I used to) but I've managed to slow down to a more manageable speed. That said, the speed at which I speak increases significantly when I get nervous.
A tip I've heard for public speaking in general is to talk a bit slower and take pauses when speaking. Even without your grammar issue, talking too fast or talking continuously without pauses can confuse both you and the people you're talking to. Speaking slowly and taking pauses also allows you to carefully think about what exactly you want to say next, which might help with your grammar issues?
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