I am preparing for Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academics for further study.I score less in spelling and I know that this forum is for English Language not for any 'test regarding English language proficiency'.
so I want to ask question in the context of rules of English Langauge that 'she drew in a quick breathe' here breathe is incorrect as breath must used. So breathe is spelling mistake or grammar mistake ?
Similarly, if I write 'He licked the car' instead of 'He liked the car' So licked is spelling mistake or grammar mistake?
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The two mistakes you described seem to both be spelling mistakes rather than grammatical mistakes.
Spelling mistakes happen when you wrongly transcribe a word.
For example, if I was not familiar with your name, I could misspell it as "Amon". This mistake has nothing to do with my understanding of syntax or grammar.
Grammatical mistakes usually happen when you utilise a word form that is not compatible with the context in which it is used.
For example, if I wrote "We likes ice-cream" that would be a grammatical mistake rather than a spelling mistake because "likes" is not the correct form of the verb.
A shortcut to figuring out if something is a grammatical or spelling mistake is to consider if a sentence would be "correct" in an oral context (rather than a written one)*. If you create a sentence and it's incorrect when written, but correct when pronounced, then it could give you a hint that your mistake is probably one of spelling and not grammar.
* Of course there are exceptions to that: there are grammatical mistakes, such as punctuation mistakes, that can only exist in written language. I probably made a couple above :)