English Grammar Tutorials

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    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1961

    Incorrect: I gave him a chair to sit.
    Correct:    I gave him a chair to sit on.

    Incorrect: Being a holiday we went on an excursion.
    Correct:    It being a holiday we went on an excursion.

    Incorrect: He ordered for a cup of tea.
    Correct:    He ordered a cup of tea.

    Incorrect: I am tired from appealing to him for help.
    Correct:    I am tired of appealing to him for help.

    Incorrect: I accompanied with my friend to the station.
    Correct:    I accompanied my friend to the station.

    Incorrect: Wait until I do not return.
    Correct:    Wait until I return.

    Incorrect: My brother lives in a boarding.
    Correct:    My brother lives in a boarding house.

    Incorrect: The patient is out his danger.
    Correct:    The patient is out danger.

    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1962

    Incorrect: Today we are all much happy.
    Correct:    Today we are all very happy.

    Incorrect: I was awaiting with real curiosity to hear how the lawyer won the suit.
    Correct:    I was waiting with real curiosity to hear how the lawyer won the case.

    Incorrect: A boy dressed up as a girl and a girl dressed up as a girl is, to the eye at best, the same thing.
    Correct:    A boy dressed up as a girl and a girl dressed up as a girl are, to the eye at best, the same thing.

    Incorrect: You may rely upon me doing all in my power.
    Correct:    You may rely upon my doing all in my power.

    Incorrect: There can be no fault found to her manners and sentiments.
    Correct:    No fault can be found to her manners and sentiments.

    Incorrect: The politician took the initiative of turning the conversation to foreign affairs.
    Correct:    The politician took the initiative in turning the conversation to foreign affairs.

    Incorrect: I reached there three hours before he had come.
    Correct:    I reached there three hours before he came.

    Incorrect: The man was selected for his ability and trustfulness.
    Correct:    The man was selected for his ability and trustworthiness.

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