Correction of Common Errors (Cont'd...)
Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1938
Incorrect: The dreams of Kalidas are superior than many other poets.
Correct:    The dreams of Kalidas are superior to those of many other poets.
Incorrect: I told you I have lost all interests in stamp collecting.
Correct:    I told you I had lost all interest in stamp collecting.
Incorrect: Many a sleepless nights I spent.
Correct:    Many a sleepless night did I spend.
Incorrect: All his life he has and still continues to rise at four o'clock every morning.
Correct:    All his life he has been continuing and he still continues to rise at four o'clock every morning.
Incorrect: Walking in the garden a snake bit him.
Correct:    As he was walking in the garden a snake bit him.
Incorrect: One cannot be too careful of his good manners.
Correct:    One cannot be too careful of one's good manners.
Incorrect: She had a grandson whom she liked very much and kept him under her protection.
Correct:    She had a grandson whom she liked very much and whom she kept under her protection.
Incorrect: No sooner he heard of his good fortune, he fell ill and died.
Correct:    No sooner had he heard of his good fortune, than he fell ill and died.
Incorrect: He scarcely reached the hill top before the tiger seized him.
Correct:    Scarcely had he reached the hill top when the tiger seized him.
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