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Grammatical Mistakes in Famous Song Lyrics

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22 October 2020

It’s no secret that English grammar can be a difficult thing to get to grips with. The best way to improve your language and grammar skills is to practice them outside the classroom. However, this doesn’t mean that studying grammar in your own time has to be boring…

To help you with your grammar skills, we’ve put together a list of songs with incorrect grammar. Can you figure out the grammatical errors? Which songs do you think they'll need a reverso corrector or sentence corrector online?        


Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

Real Lyric – ‘If I was your boyfriend, I’d treat you good’

Correct Lyric – ‘If I were your boyfriend, I’d treat you well.’


Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

Real Lyric – ‘I want your loving, I want your revenge, you and me could write a bad romance.’

Correct Lyric – ‘I want your loving, I want your revenge, you and I could write a bad romance.’


Timbaland – The Way I Are

Real Lyric – ‘Can you handle me the way I are?’

Correct Lyric – ‘Can you handle me the way I am?’


Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around Comes Around

Real Lyric – ‘When you cheated girl, my heart bleeded girl.’

Correct Lyric – When you cheated, girl, my heart bled, girl.’


Fergie – Fergalicious

Real Lyric – ‘T, to the A, to the S-T-E-Y, girl, you tastey’

Correct Lyric – T, to the A, to the S-T-Y, girl, you're tasty’


Gwen Stefani – Rich Girl

Real Lyric – ‘If I was a rich girl, nanananana’

Correct Lyric ‘If I were a rich girl, nanananana’


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