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July 13, 2016

Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 33

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    • He suggested me this. (wrong)
    • He suggested this to me.   (correct)
      • Explanation : If a verb has a direct and an indirect object, the letter comes after the direct object and is preceded by 'to'. 
    • He goes in the school.  (wrong)
    • He goes to school.   (correct)
      • Explanation : The destination of movement is indicated by 'to'. 
    • He goes on his work. (wrong)
    • He goes to his work.   (correct)
      • Explanation : If the order is changed, 'to' is not used, e.g., He gave me a book. 
    • He called me in dinner.  (wrong)
    • Hew invited me to dinner.   (correct)
      • Explanation : Invite is a polite word for a formal request to come. We always invite someone to something. 
    • He reached to Nairobi. (wrong)
    • He reached Nairobi.  (correct)
      • Explanation : Between the verb reach and its destination, no preposition is used. 
    • He told to me to go. (wrong)
    • He told me to go.  (correct)
      • Explanation : Between tell and its objects, no preposition is used. 
    • She did not ask any question to him. (wrong)
    • She did not ask him any question.   (correct)
      • Explanation : Ask needs two objects. Usually the indirect object comes first and needs no preposition. 
    • Harry will be cured from his fever.  (wrong)
    • Harry will be cured of his fever.   (correct)
      • Explanation : With cure we use the preposition 'of'. 
    • He threw the stick in the river.  (wrong)
    • He threw the stick into the river.   (correct)
      • Explanation : If the object thrown is likely to go inside, we use the preposition 'into'. 
    • He rides in a cycle.  (wrong)
    • He rides on a cycle.   (correct)
    • He sat on a tree.  (wrong)
    • He sat in a tree.   (correct)
      • Explanation : We use 'on' when we mean 'on top of, e.g., 'on a horse'. We use 'in' when we mean inside something, e.g., 'in an aeroplane'. 
    • There is no harm to do this.  (wrong)
    • There is no harm in doing this.   (correct)
      • Explanation : After 'harm', the verb of complement is in the present particle form which is preceded by 'in'. 
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