Correction of Common Errors (Cont'd...)
Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1964
Incorrect: The doctor saw the patient's pulse.
Correct:    The doctor felt the patient's pulse.
Incorrect: The Headmaster both teaches English and Mathematics.
Correct:    The Headmaster teaches both English and Mathematics.
Incorrect: Study hard in order that you could pass the examination.
Correct:    Study hard in order that you may pass the examination.
Incorrect: One must not forget his own faults.
Correct:    One must not forget one's own faults.
Incorrect: Let us aim to do good.
Correct:    Let us aim at doing good.
Incorrect: I am one of those who cannot describe what I have seen.
Correct:    I am one of them who cannot describe what I have seen.
Incorrect: The boy's conduct admits no excuse.
Correct:    The boy's conduct admits of no excuse.
Incorrect: It was about a hundred years ago since Ashutosh was born.
Correct:    It was about a hundred years since Ashutosh was born.
Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1965
Incorrect: I am desirous to visit Delhi.
Correct:    I am desirous of visiting Delhi.
Incorrect: The man enquired as to whether his brother had come.
Correct:    The man enquired whether his brother had come.
Incorrect: The servant was granted leave of four days.
Correct:    The servant was granted leave of absence of four days.
Incorrect: This time an examiner from another school will see answer papers.
Correct:    This time an examiner from another school will look over/ examine answer papers.
Incorrect: A boy should hear what his teacher says.
Correct:    A boy should listen to/ attend to what his teacher says.
Incorrect: He filled water in the bucket.
Correct:    He filled the bucket with water.
Incorrect: He called me as a fool.
Correct:    He called me a fool.
Incorrect: This gentleman was my neighbour seven years before.
Correct:    This gentleman was my neighbour seven years ago.
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