We continue our series of posts on the most common English mistakes made by Spanish speakers with the confusion between the Spanish word “asistir” and the English word “attend.”

Common English mistake:
“Did you assist the training yesterday?”
Explanation:
The verb “to assist” means “to support or aid,” whereas “to attend” means to “to be present at.” You can assist a person or organization, but you attend a class, meeting or event.
Correct usage:
“Did you attend the training yesterday?”
“Please assist the logistics department by providing your contact information.”

Do you make any common mistakes? Let us know so we can publish them for the rest of our users and remember to check back soon for more common English mistakes made by Spanish speakers!

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