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July 09, 2016

Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 30

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    • Rita was as good a singer as her.   (wrong)
    • Rita was as good a singer as she.   (correct)
      • Explanation : 'She' is the subject of the deleted predicate 'was a good singer'. 
    • You cannot tell us people what to drink.  (wrong)
    • You cannot tell we people what to drink.   (wrong)
    • You cannot tell us what to drink.   (correct)
      • Explanation : In 'us', 'people' is redundant. 
    • Though he is fat yet he runs fast.   (wrong)
    • Though he is fat, her runs fast.   (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Though' is the conjunction and a second conjunction - 'but', 'yet' or 'still' is not required. 
    • If he is fat then he will run slowly.   (wrong)
    • If he is fat, he will run slowly.   (correct)
      • Explanation : In a conditional clause, the consequent clause need not have 'then'. 
    • As I fired at the tiger at that time he shook my arm.  (wrong)
    • As I fired at the tiger, he shook my arm.  (correct)
      • Explanation : The first clause refers to a point of time, its repetition (at that time) is redundant. 
    • Because he is clever therefore (or so) he gets good marks.   (wrong)
    • Because he is clever, he gets good marks.   (correct)
      • Explanation : In a clause-effect sentence, if the cause is indicated by 'because', the result clause doe not need 'therefore'. 
    • He did not come to school. Because he was ill.   (wrong)
    • He did not come to school because he was ill.  (correct)
      • Explanation : The clause that indicates the cause cannot be separated from the clause that indicates its effect. 
    • No sooner I had spoken, than he left.   (wrong)
    • No sooner had I spoken than he left.   (correct)
      • Explanation : Just like 'never', if a sentence begins with 'no sooner', the auxiliary precedes the subject. 
    • I have bought many fireworks, such as rockets and etc.   (wrong)
    • I have bought many fireworks, such as rockets.   (correct)
      • Explanation : It would be good if that overworked Latin abbreviation 'etc.' was forbidden in all composition. 
    • I want to know as to why I have been detained.   (wrong)
    • I want to know why I have been detained.   (correct)
      • Explanation : In modern English 'as to' is not needed to connect a clause with the main clause. 
    • This is my friend, he was at school with me.   (wrong)
    • This is my friend who was at school with me.   (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Who' is needed if the relative clause is attached to the noun phrase 'my friend'.
Shared by Bhargav Gupta Yechuri

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