English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1939

    Incorrect: He asked what is the meaning of that word?
    Correct:    He asked what the meaning of that word was.

    Incorrect: Unless you do not try, you cannot succeed.
    Correct:    Unless you try, you cannot succeed.

    Incorrect: I came across with a beggar in the street.
    Correct:    I came across a beggar in the street.

    Incorrect: This is the poet who, as is known to everybody, the world admires.
    Correct:    This is the poet whom, as is known to everybody, the world admires.

    Incorrect: I forbid you from going there.
    Correct:    I forbid you to go there.

    Incorrect: His face resembles to his father.
    Correct:    His face resembles his father.

    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1940

    Incorrect: Both of them are good, but this is the best of the two.
    Correct:    Both of them are good, but this is better of the two.

    Incorrect: Compare his answer to me.
    Correct:    Compare his answer with mine.

    Incorrect: I want two cupsful of sugar.
    Correct:    I want two cupfuls of sugar.

    Incorrect: When six years old, my grandfather died.
    Correct:    When I was six years old, my grandfather died.

    Incorrect: She took it up with her both hands.
    Correct:    She took it up with both her hands.

    Incorrect: He behaved most gentlemanly.
    Correct:    His behaviour was most gentlemanly.

    Incorrect: You will either obey me or I will punish you.
    Correct:    Either you will obey me or I will punish you.

    Incorrect: No more painful an example can be given of this.
    Correct:    No more painful example of this can be given.

    Incorrect: You may consider it a great luck.
    Correct:    You may consider it a good luck.

    Incorrect: This is only a part and parcel of the coronation ceremony.
    Correct:    This is only a part of the coronation ceremony.


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