English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1966

    Incorrect: Everyone of the seats were taken.
    Correct:    Everyone of the seats was taken.

    Incorrect: Who can try better he for.
    Correct:    Whom can try better he for.

    Incorrect: I didn't hardly know how to work.
    Correct:    I hardly know how to work.

    Incorrect: He told John and I the same tell.
    Correct:    He told John and me the same tell.

    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1967

    Incorrect: He is a man whom I know is trustworthy.
    Correct:    He is a man who I know is trustworthy.

    Incorrect: The judge dispensed the case summarily.
    Correct:    The judge disposed of the case summarily.

    Incorrect: I insist you to pay the fine.
    Correct:    I insist on your paying the fine.

    Incorrect: The prize is competed by all graduates.
    Correct:    The prize is competed for all graduates.

    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1968

    Incorrect: The police officer has investigated into the case few days before.
    Correct:    The police officer has investigated the case a few days ago.

    Incorrect: We have played instead of work.
    Correct:    We have played instead of working.

    Incorrect: He is extremely greedy for money.
    Correct:    He is very greedy for money.

    Incorrect: I don't hardly think that it will rain.
    Correct:    I hardly think that it will rain.

    Incorrect: I said to him to do the work but he denied to do it.
    Correct:    I told to him to do the work but he refused to do it.

    Incorrect: The teacher was popular to his students
    Correct:    The teacher was popular with his students


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