It may surprise you to know, there is a tiny little secret — native English speakers aren’t «perfect» at speaking English. I don’t just mean the spelling mistakes or bad grammar when writing, strange invented words or silly slips when talking. Native English speakers can make clear, plain, grammatical mistakes when they talk. I have been noticing these more and more as I teach English and then listen to different native speakers of English.
What are they, you may ask? I’m glad you did:
Occasionally using the wrong form for perfect tenses. We might unknowingly say: «have went» or «have swam» instead of «have gone» and «have swum».
Using the auxiliary verb «is» instead of «are». We could thoughtlessly say: «is there any apples?» and not «are there any apples?».
Confusing comparative adjectives. «More better» or «more cleverer» might be heard instead of «better» or «cleverer».
Using adjectives instead of adverbs. Saying «Let’s go — quick» or «I speak Spanish good» instead of «quickly» and «well».
Next time you are listening to native English speakers, listen for these common mistakes; knowing about them could help you to avoid them yourself, and make your English — better than a native’s.