English Grammar Tutorials

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    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1950

    Incorrect: Lions are both found in Asia and Africa.
    Correct:    Lions are found both in Asia and Africa. Incorrect: I shall prevent you to do this.

    Correct:    I shall prevent you from doing this.
    Incorrect: He is more senior to me by two years.

    Correct:    He is senior to me by two years.
    Incorrect: He has been absent since the last two days.

    Correct:    He has been absent for the last two days.
    Incorrect: I prefer to write than to read.

    Correct:    I prefer writing to reading.

    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1951

    Incorrect: The climate of India is hotter than England.
    Correct:    The climate of India is hotter than that of England.

    Incorrect: It is I who is to blame.
    Correct:    It is I who am to blame.

    Incorrect: He refused his fault.
    Correct:    He denied his fault.

    Incorrect: I shall enquire from him about it.
    Correct:    I shall enquire of him about it.

    Incorrect: He said that he is reading History.
    Correct:    He said that he was reading History.

    Incorrect: He has been suffering since two months.
    Correct:    He has been suffering for two months.

    Incorrect: I congratulated him for his success.
    Correct:    I congratulated him on his success.

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