English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) 1972

    Incorrect: This lines have been taken from the piece `The man in Black', by Oliver Goldsmith.
    Correct:    This line has been taken from the piece `The man in Black', by Oliver Goldsmith.

    Incorrect: Our Headmaster is a strict discipliner.
    Correct:    Our Headmaster is a strict disciplinarian.

    Incorrect: I am too glad to see you after so many days.
    Correct:    I am very glad to see you after so many days.

    Incorrect: I do not know that when he will come.
    Correct:    I do not know when he will come.

    Incorrect: I ask your favour of granting me leave for two days.
    Correct:    I ask the favour of your granting me leave for two days.

    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1960

    Incorrect: He is comparatively better today.
    Correct:    He is better today. or, He is comparatively well today.

    Incorrect: The murderer was ordered to be hanged.
    Correct:    The judge ordered the murderer to be hanged.

    Incorrect: My car is inferior and less costly than yours.
    Correct:    My car is inferior to and less costly than yours.

    Incorrect: Two men divided the money among them.
    Correct:    Two men divided the money between them.

    Incorrect: Nobody can talk like he can.
    Correct:    Nobody can talk like him (talk as he can).

    Incorrect: He had hardly left the house than it began to rain.
    Correct:    Hardly had he left the house when it began to rain.

    Incorrect: He stares me at the face.
    Correct:    He stares me in the face.

    Incorrect: This is alluded allowed to a passage in the poem.
    Correct:    This alludes to a passage in the poem.


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