English Grammar Tutorials

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  • Correction of Common Errors (Cont'd...)


    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1923

    Incorrect: Have you eaten your dinner?
    Correct:    Had you eaten your dinner?

    Incorrect: He is taken admission into the school.
    Correct:    He has got admitted into the school.

    Incorrect: He was friendly with me long before.
    Correct:    He was friendly with me long ago.

    Incorrect: He says good English.
    Correct:    He speaks good English.

    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1925

    Incorrect: He shouted to the top of his voice.
    Correct:    He shouted at the top of his voice.

    Incorrect: My father was absent from this place since last Friday.
    Correct:    My father has been absent from this place since Friday last.

    Incorrect: I request your favour in coming here.
    Correct:    I request the favour of your coming here.

    Incorrect: He caught him in the neck and dealt him a sound thrashing.
    Correct:    He caught him by the neck and gave him a sound thrashing.

    Incorrect: He is determined in running him.
    Correct:    He is determined on running him.

    Incorrect: This will not minister for my wants.
    Correct:    This will not minister to my wants.

    Incorrect: His view militates with mine.
    Correct:    His view militates against mine.

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