English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1954

    Incorrect: He availed the mail train.
    Correct:    He availed himself of the mail train.

    Incorrect: He will accompany with us.
    Correct:    He will accompany us.

    Incorrect: I shall await for your return.
    Correct:    I shall await your return.

    Incorrect: We did not tell when we will meet him.
    Correct:    We did not say when we would meet him.

    Incorrect: The English is a different language.
    Correct:    English is a different language.

    Incorrect: There is intimacy between him and I.
    Correct:    There is intimacy between him and me.

    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1955

    Incorrect: Two or three gallons was all that we could bring from the muddy little trickle.
    Correct:    Correct sentence. Incorrect: He is working for the upliftment of the rural people.
    Correct:    He is working for the uplift of the rural people.

    Incorrect: He was present in the court to give witness.
    Correct:    He was present in the court to bear witness (give evidence).

    Incorrect: I doubt him to be a thief.
    Correct:    I suspect him to be a thief.

    Incorrect: He explained to me that how it was done.
    Correct:    He explained to me how it was done.

    Incorrect: The country will be perished if the people do not work hard.
    Correct:    The country will perish if the people do not work hard.

    Incorrect: The event was happened long ago.
    Correct:    The event happened long ago.

    Incorrect: I forbid you not to go there again.
    Correct:    I forbid you to go there again.

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