English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1962

    Incorrect: While inspecting the map the inkpot overturned.
    Correct:    While inspecting the map he overturned the inkpot.

    Incorrect: Here is a little present from John and I.
    Correct:    Here is a little present from John and me.

    Incorrect: James IV was a populous king.
    Correct:    James IV was a popular king.

    Incorrect: He spoke so clearly that everyone can hear.
    Correct:    He spoke so clearly that everyone could hear.

    Incorrect: Who would you point the finger at.
    Correct:    Whom would you point the finger at.

    Incorrect: The windows are three times higher than wide.
    Correct:    The windows are three times as high as they are wide.

    Incorrect: Everyone likes pleasure and do their best to get it.
    Correct:    Everyone likes pleasure and does his best to get it.

    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1963

    Incorrect: The general with all his soldiers were killed.
    Correct:    The general with all his soldiers was killed.

    Incorrect: I have been ill from yesterday morning.
    Correct:    I fell ill yesterday morning and have been so since.

    Incorrect: You mistake in saying that I am wrong.
    Correct:    You are mistaken in saying that I am wrong.

    Incorrect: He only died last week.
    Correct:    He died only last week.

    Incorrect: Health is more preferable than riches.
    Correct:    Health is preferable to riches.

    Incorrect: I do not know who I can trust.
    Correct:    I do not know whom I can trust.

    Incorrect: His brother is richer than him.
    Correct:    His brother is richer than he (is).

    Incorrect: He laid in bed all days with cold.
    Correct:    He laid himself in bed all days with cold.


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