Correction of Common Errors (Cont'd...)
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1952
Incorrect: He could not avail the opportunity.
Correct:    He could not avail himself of the opportunity.
Incorrect: He said that he will not come.
Correct:    He said that he would not come.
Incorrect: Each of the boys were fed.
Correct:    Each of the boys was fed.
Incorrect: He has died on Thursday last.
Correct:    He died on Thursday last.
Incorrect: The train left before he came to the station.
Correct:    The train had left before he came to the station.
Incorrect: No sooner I reached the place he left it.
Correct:    No sooner had I reached the place than he left it.
Incorrect: The teacher asked the boys why were they making noise.
Correct:    The teacher asked the boys why they were making a noise.
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1953
Incorrect: He worked hard that he may pass the examination.
Correct:    He worked hard that he might pass the examination.
Incorrect: He is more punctual than me.
Correct:    He is more punctual than I.
Incorrect: He had been suffering since two months.
Correct:    He had been suffering for two months.
Incorrect: He refused that he had said this.
Correct:    He denied that he had said this.
Incorrect: I prefer this book more than that.
Correct:    I prefer this book to that.
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