Correction of Common Errors (Cont'd...)
Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1923
Incorrect: Have you eaten your dinner?
Correct:    Had you eaten your dinner?
Incorrect: He is taken admission into the school.
Correct:    He has got admitted into the school.
Incorrect: He was friendly with me long before.
Correct:    He was friendly with me long ago.
Incorrect: He says good English.
Correct:    He speaks good English.
Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1925
Incorrect: He shouted to the top of his voice.
Correct:    He shouted at the top of his voice.
Incorrect: My father was absent from this place since last Friday.
Correct:    My father has been absent from this place since Friday last.
Incorrect: I request your favour in coming here.
Correct:    I request the favour of your coming here.
Incorrect: He caught him in the neck and dealt him a sound thrashing.
Correct:    He caught him by the neck and gave him a sound thrashing.
Incorrect: He is determined in running him.
Correct:    He is determined on running him.
Incorrect: This will not minister for my wants.
Correct:    This will not minister to my wants.
Incorrect: His view militates with mine.
Correct:    His view militates against mine.
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