English Grammar Tutorials

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

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    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1965, Comp

    Incorrect: My father insisted me to read Sanskrit.
    Correct:    My father insisted on my reading Sanskrit.

    Incorrect: He was absent at the examination.
    Correct:    He was absent from the examination.

    Incorrect: I am ill since three days.
    Correct:    I have been ill for three days.

    Incorrect: I wrote the letter by a fountain pen.
    Correct:    I wrote the letter with a fountain pen.

    Incorrect: We discussed about the matter.
    Correct:    We discussed the matter.

    Incorrect: The boy took admission in a college.
    Correct:    The boy got admission in a college.

    Incorrect: After you will return from Delhi I want to see you.
    Correct:    After you return from Delhi I want to see you.

    Incorrect: Both clerks have not come this morning.
    Correct:    Both the clerks have not come this morning.

    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1966

    Incorrect: I suggested him to go home.
    Correct:    I suggested to him that he should go home.

    Incorrect: I hurried for catching the train.
    Correct:    I hurried to catch the train.

    Incorrect: I shall write to you when I shall reach Bombay.
    Correct:    I shall write to you when I reach Bombay.

    Incorrect: If you will work hard you are sure to win a prize.
    Correct:    If you work hard you are sure to win a prize.

    Incorrect: Mix the powder with little water.
    Correct:    Mix the powder with a little water.

    Incorrect: There are beautiful sceneries in Kashmir.
    Correct:    There is a beautiful scenery in Kashmir.

    Incorrect: I have finished reading the book yesterday.
    Correct:    I finished reading the book yesterday.

    Incorrect: Can I come sir?
    Correct:    May I come sir?


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