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    Calcutta University Matriculation Examination (CUME) 1938

    Incorrect: The dreams of Kalidas are superior than many other poets.
    Correct:    The dreams of Kalidas are superior to those of many other poets.

    Incorrect: I told you I have lost all interests in stamp collecting.
    Correct:    I told you I had lost all interest in stamp collecting.

    Incorrect: Many a sleepless nights I spent.
    Correct:    Many a sleepless night did I spend.

    Incorrect: All his life he has and still continues to rise at four o'clock every morning.
    Correct:    All his life he has been continuing and he still continues to rise at four o'clock every morning.

    Incorrect: Walking in the garden a snake bit him.
    Correct:    As he was walking in the garden a snake bit him.

    Incorrect: One cannot be too careful of his good manners.
    Correct:    One cannot be too careful of one's good manners.

    Incorrect: She had a grandson whom she liked very much and kept him under her protection.
    Correct:    She had a grandson whom she liked very much and whom she kept under her protection.

    Incorrect: No sooner he heard of his good fortune, he fell ill and died.
    Correct:    No sooner had he heard of his good fortune, than he fell ill and died.

    Incorrect: He scarcely reached the hill top before the tiger seized him.
    Correct:    Scarcely had he reached the hill top when the tiger seized him.


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