English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    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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