English Grammar Tutorials

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    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1970

    Incorrect: I saw a dead cow walking across the street.
    Correct:    While I was walking across the street, I saw a dead cow.

    Incorrect: I shook his hands.
    Correct:    I shook hands with him.

    Incorrect: What is the time in your watch.
    Correct:    What is the time by your watch.

    Incorrect: I am too glad to see you.
    Correct:    I am very glad to see you.

    Incorrect: I want a pen to write.
    Correct:    I want a pen to write with.

    Incorrect: Suffice to say, I am ill.
    Correct:    Suffice it to say, I am ill.

    Incorrect: He is senior than me.
    Correct:    He is senior to me.

    Incorrect: Your fault admits no excuse.
    Correct:    Your fault admits of no excuse.

    Higher Secondary Examination (HS) 1971

    Incorrect: Give me some blotting.
    Correct:    Give me some blotting paper.

    Incorrect: I am too tired.
    Correct:    I am very tired.

    Incorrect: The police came after the thief fled.
    Correct:    The police came after the thief had fled.

    Incorrect: Please accept my sincerest thank.
    Correct:    Please accept my sincerest thanks.

    Incorrect: I shall go in the twelve o'clock's train.
    Correct:    I shall go by the twelve o'clock's train.

    Incorrect: The chair cost him ten rupees on which he sat.
    Correct:    The chair on which he sat cost him ten rupees.

    Incorrect: He prevented me to go.
    Correct:    He prevented me from going.

    Incorrect: Each of the boys came in their turn.
    Correct:    Each of the boys came in his turn.

    Incorrect: He accompanied with me to the station.
    Correct:    He accompanied me to the station.

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