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