English Grammar Tutorials

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


    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1963

    Incorrect: I have not heard from my father long since.
    Correct:    It is long since I heard from my father.

    Incorrect: Tell me what is your name.
    Correct:    Tell me what your name is.

    Incorrect: The sun will not rise before an hour.
    Correct:    The sun will not rise for an hour.

    Incorrect: Open page 5 of your book.
    Correct:    Open at page 5 of your book.

    Incorrect: He was elected as the president of the meeting.
    Correct:    He was elected president of the meeting.

    Incorrect: Here is a list of text books for three years Degree course.
    Correct:    Here is a list of text books for three-years Degree course.

    Incorrect: He could not tell his lesson.
    Correct:    He could not say his lesson.

    Incorrect: The Paradise Lost is a great poetry.
    Correct:    The Paradise Lost is a great poem.

    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1963, Comp

    Incorrect: We read English near our Headmaster.
    Correct:    We read English with our Headmaster.

    Incorrect: If war will come the people will fight.
    Correct:    If war comes the people will fight.

    Incorrect: Can I borrow your umbrella?
    Correct:    May I borrow your umbrella?

    Incorrect: Study with a view to gain knowledge.
    Correct:    Study with a view to gaining knowledge.

    Incorrect: The boy come to Calcutta a year ago.
    Correct:    The boy came to Calcutta a year ago.

    Incorrect: Though he looks pale but he is really healthy.
    Correct:    Though he looks pale he is really healthy.

    Incorrect: In south America many people talk Spanish.
    Correct:    In south America most people speak Spanish.

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