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    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1941

    Incorrect: I do not know that when he will come.
    Correct:    I do not know when he will come.

    Incorrect: The patient is very better today.
    Correct:    The patient is much better today.

    Incorrect: I have nothing to say on the contrary.
    Correct:     I have nothing to say to the contrary.

    Incorrect: I shall of course come here tomorrow.
    Correct:    I shall certainly come here tomorrow.

    Incorrect: The poor man blew out his brains after bidding his wife with good-bye with a gun.
    Correct:    Bidding his wife good bye the poor man blew out his brain with a gun.

    Incorrect: many a sleepless nights I spent.
    Correct:    many a sleepless night I spent.

    Incorrect: No sooner did he hear of his father's death, he swooned away.
    Correct:    No sooner did he hear of his father's death than he swooned away.

    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1941

    Incorrect: Unless you do not work, you will not succeed in life.
    Correct:    Unless you work, you will not succeed in life.

    Incorrect: He ordered for my dismissal.
    Correct:    He ordered my dismissal.

    Incorrect: The sun will rise before an hour.
    Correct:    The sun will rise in an hour.

    Incorrect: Men work because they may earn a living.
    Correct:    Men work in order that they may earn a living.

    Incorrect: Two years passed since my father died.
    Correct:    Two years have passed since my father died.


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