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Common Errors in English Language

All of us know English. We can chat with our friends in English, read English books and ofcourse watch English movies and understands them. But we cant get more marks in English paper of bank exams. Some times we feel disappointed by seeing our English marks lesser than our expectations. Whats the problem ? Well the problem is “we Neglect some basic things!!! we know everything, but we don’t mind forgetting them. Lets have a look at some common errors in English. Just read these point twice or thrice so that you can get 5 marks at least for sure 🙂

Wrong Correct
The Titanic drowned in the sea The Titanic sank in the sea
Higher we go, cooler we feel The higher we go, the cooler we feel
She quickly did the job. She did the job quickly.
He is my older Brother He is my elder Brother
Most unique opportunity Unique opportunity
It is much hot today It is very hot today
Rich should be kind to poor The rich should be kind to the poor
S/He is my Cousin brother/sister S/He is my Cousin
She quickly did the job She did the job quickly.
One must do his duty One must do one’s duty
Do you know to Dance? Do you know how to Dance?
Have you bought some apples? Have you bought any apples?
No less than 50 persons Killed No fewer than 50 persons Killed
The climate of Goa is better than Nagpur The climate of Goa is better than that of Nagpur
Many a man were here Many a man was here
My state of health The state of my health
I don’t know the English alphabets I don’t know the English alphabet
May I take your leave May I take leave of you
Excuse me being late Excuse my being late
He rarely goes out, doesn’t he? He rarely goes out, does he?
He admitted that he was in wrong He admitted that he was in the wrong
The number of people are small The number of people is small
My little sister goes to the school by bus My little sister goes to school by bus
The series of lectures were boring The series of lectures was boring
English teacher Teacher of English
He lives in a boarding He lives in a boarding house
You are wiser than old You are more wise than old
A good play of football A good game of football
He behaves as if he was a king He behaves as if he were a king
Chennai is further than Delhi Chennai is farther than Delhi
They were counting on me helping them They were counting on my helping them
This drawing is more perfect than the other one This drawing is perfect than the other one
Word by word translation is not necessary Word for word translation is not necessary
Two third of the book Two thirds of the book
No space in this compartment No room in this compartment

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