Correction of Common Errors (Cont'd...)
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1956
Incorrect: He built a wall of six feet high.
Correct:    The built a wall six feet in hight.
Incorrect: There is the man whom I saw was looking ill.
Correct:    There is the man who I saw was looking ill.
Incorrect: There are more able to help than either you or I.
Correct:    There are more able to help than either you are or I am.
Incorrect: You must try to do well, so that you might get a good post.
Correct:    You must try to do well, so that you may get a good post.
Incorrect: The king with his Lords and Commons form the Legislature.
Correct:    The king with his Lords and Commons forms the Legislature.
Incorrect: If ever a man's poetry is inspiring, it is Shelley's.
Correct:    If ever a man's property was inspiring, it is Shelley's.
Incorrect: I did not see the man in the train but just outside the station.
Correct:    I saw the man not in the train but saw him just outside the station.
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1957
Incorrect: The boy has a taste in Mathematics.
Correct:    The boy has a taste for Mathematics.
Incorrect: Did you see the man I was speaking?
Correct:    Did you see the man I was speaking to?
Incorrect: He asked me why have you come here.
Correct:    He asked me why I had gone (come) there.
Incorrect: Do not stand on my way.
Correct:    Do not stand in my way.
Incorrect: The people was pleased by the news.
Correct:    The people were pleased at the news.
Incorrect: Either you or he have got my pen.
Correct:    Either you or he has got my pen.
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