Wednesday, 4 November 2015

English Common Errors Examples

USE OF ARTICLES

Incorrect I have a good news for you.
Correct I have good news for you

Incorrect The men are national beings.
Correct Men are national beings.


Incorrect The boys leave the school at four o'clock.
Correct The boys leave school at four o'clock.


Incorrect He sent a word that he would come soon.
Correct He sent word that he would come soon.


Incorrect I have read the Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Correct I have read Shakespeare's Macbeth


Incorrect You cannot set a foot in this house.
Correct You cannot set foot in this house.


Incorrect The envy is an evil passion.
Correct Envy is an evil passion.


Incorrect He has not yet gone to the bed.
Correct He has not yet gone to bed.


Incorrect He is Daniel in judgment.
Correct He is a Daniel in judgment.


Incorrect He made very wise decision.
Correct He made a very wise decision.


Incorrect Fire broke out in our village.
Correct A fire broke out in our village.


Incorrect Andamans are a group of islands.
Correct The Andamans are a group of islands.

USE OF NOUN

Incorrect The clock has struck five hours.
Correct The clock has struck five.


Incorrect There is no place in the hall.
Correct There is no room in the hall.


Incorrect Little thing has been done.
Correct Little has been done.


Incorrect We have an urgent business.
Correct We have an urgent piece of business.


Incorrect He came by the 4:30 o'clock train.
Correct
He came by the 4:30 train.


Incorrect He left the place with his belonging goods.
Correct
He left the place with his goods.
 

USE OF PRONOUNS
Incorrect He absented from the school yesterday.
Correct
He absented himself from the school yesterday.


Incorrect He availed of the opportunity.
Correct
He availed himself of the opportunity.


Incorrect Don't pride on your victory.
Correct Don't pride yourself on your victory.


Incorrect The girl wants to get herself married.
Correct The girl wants to get married.


Incorrect The climate of India is hotter than England.
Correct The climate of India is hotter than that of England.


Incorrect Everybody will get their share.
Correct Everybody will get his share.


USE OF ADJECTIVES
Incorrect He is sick.
Correct He is ill.

 
Incorrect I have strong headache.
Correct I have a severe headache.

 
Incorrect This is more preferable than that.
Correct This is preferable to that.

 
Incorrect No less than fifty students were present.
Correct No fewer than fifty students were present.

 
Incorrect I want a little quantity of milk.
Correct I want a small quantity of milk.

 
Incorrect Ram only is guilty.
Correct Ram alone is guilty.

 
Incorrect Do not go out in the sun with your head open.
Correct Do not go out in the sun with your head bare OR uncovered.

 
Incorrect Give a verbal translation of the passage.
Correct Give a literal translation of the passage.

 
Incorrect The association has three thousands of rupees in cash.
Correct The association has only three thousand rupees.


USE OF ADVERBS
Incorrect He does not know to swim.
Correct He does not know how to swim.

 
Incorrect Don't go in the sun.
Correct Don't go out in the sun.

 
Incorrect I know him too well.
Correct I know him very well.

 
Incorrect I shall of course do it.
Correct I shall certainly do it.
 
USE OF CONJUNCTIONS
Incorrect Now you are tired, you may rest awhile.
Correct Now that you are tired, you may rest awhile.

 
Incorrect No sooner had he died, when his sons began to quarrel.
Correct No sooner had he died than his sons began to quarrel.

 
Incorrect He asked me that why I had not gone there.
Correct He asked me why I had not gone there.

 
Incorrect Until you remain idle, you cannot succeed.
Correct As long as you remain idle, you cannot succeed.

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