English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    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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