English Grammar Tutorials

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    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1964

    Incorrect: There is not any snake in Iceland.
    Correct:    There is no snake in Iceland.

    Incorrect: He told me that he has been ill for two months.
    Correct:    He told me that he had been ill for two months.

    Incorrect: You must write to me within the 12th of this month.
    Correct:    You must write to me by the 12th of this month.

    Incorrect: I am suffering from fever all the week.
    Correct:    I have been suffering from fever all through the week.

    Incorrect: He is better student than me.
    Correct:    He is better student than I.

    Incorrect: The dress cost a lot of money which she wore.
    Correct:    The dress which she wore cost a lot of money.

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

    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1965

    Incorrect: I am one of those who cannot describe what I feel.
    Correct:    I am one of those who cannot describe what they feel.

    Incorrect: The trees have cast their leaves a month ago.
    Correct:    The trees cast their leaves a month ago.

    Incorrect: I cannot agree with your proposal.
    Correct:    I cannot agree to your proposal.

    Incorrect: The conduct of some boys and girls are not what they should be.
    Correct:    The conduct of some boys and girls is not what it should be.

    Incorrect: Choose only such friends who you can trust.
    Correct:    Choose only as friends whom you can trust.


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