Correction of Common Errors (Cont'd...)
Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1935
Incorrect: Are there any freeship vacant in your school?
Correct:    Are there any free studentship available in your school?
Incorrect: He talks English well.
Correct:    He speaks English well.
Incorrect: I knew he was coward.
Correct:    I knew he was a coward.
Incorrect: He was cowed down by the threat.
Correct:    He was cowed at by the threat.
Incorrect: Are you coming to live with me in the new boarding?
Correct:    Are you coming to live with me in the new boarding house?
Incorrect: This word is used both as noun as well as verb.
Correct:    This word is used as both noun and verb.
Incorrect: I cannot but praise him too high.
Correct:    I cannot but praise him very highly.
Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1936
Incorrect: He was so coward that he never came back.
Correct:    He was so cowardly that he never came back.
Incorrect: I should be obliged if you will help me.
Correct:    I shall be obliged if you help.
Incorrect: A large number of seats have been occupied by scholars that have no backs.
Correct:    A large number of seats that have no backs have been occupied by scholars.
Incorrect: This book was already passed through five additions.
Correct:    This book had already passed through five editions.
Incorrect: What an innovation the king received.
Correct:    What an ovation king received.
Incorrect: Two negative destroyed one another.
Correct:    Two negatives destroyed each other.
Incorrect: He was often been resembled to a cabbage.
Correct:    He was often been compared to a cabbage.
Incorrect: One never can tell where he may have to live.
Correct:    One can never tell where one may have to live.
Incorrect: I did not see no one in the shop.
Correct:    I did not see anyone in the shop.
Incorrect: Jack said ``I don't hardly think it will rain."
Correct:    Jack said ``I don't think it will rain."
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