English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    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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