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