English Grammar Tutorials

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    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1960

    Incorrect: The money was divided among the two children.
    Correct:    The money was divided between the two children.

    Incorrect: Each of the students must bring their own pens.
    Correct:    Each of the students must bring his own pens.

    Incorrect: Ram is taller than me.
    Correct:    Ram is taller than I.

    Incorrect: I wish I was back at home.
    Correct:    I wish I were back at home.

    Incorrect: He took two tea-spoonful of the medicine.
    Correct:    He took two tea-spoonfuls of the medicine.

    Incorrect: This is a beautiful poetry by Keats.
    Correct:    This is a beautiful poem by Keats.

    Incorrect: He said that he will help me in all possible way.
    Correct:    He said that he would help me in all possible way.

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

    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1961

    Incorrect: Tired and weary, he laid down to rest.
    Correct:    Tired and weary, he laid himself down to rest.

    Incorrect: A child was run upon by a motorcar.
    Correct:    A child was run over by a motorcar.

    Incorrect: The steamer went up Ganges.
    Correct:    The steamer went up the Ganges.

    Incorrect: He is service since two years.
    Correct:    He has been in service for two years.

    Incorrect: He is the youngest of the two sons.
    Correct:    He is the younger of the two sons.

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