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July 17, 2016

Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 37

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    • He angried on me. (wrong)
    • He was angry with me.  (correct)
      • Explanation : Angry cannot be used as a verb. As an adjective, it is accompanied by 'with'. 
    • When this was searched it was found.  (wrong)
    • When this was searched for, it was found. (correct)
      • Explanation : We always search for something. Search in the sense of examine needs no 'for'. 
    • He went to the back side of the house.  (wrong)
    • He went behind the house.  (correct)
    • He went to the back of the house.  (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Back', 'front', 'behind' indicate side and the use of side is redundant here. 
    • The post office will compensate the loss.  (wrong)
    • The post office will compensate us for the loss. (correct)
      • Explanation : We always compensate someone for something. 
    • I must go; there is no help. (wrong)
    • I must go; there is no help for it.  (correct)
      • Explanation : Help here refers to the fact of being useful (for something). 
    • There was a match between Mumbai against Chennai.  (wrong)
    • There was a match between Mumbai and Chennai.  (correct)
      • Explanation : This common mistake seems to be caused by mixing up of two expressions. You could say, 'There was a match, Mumbai against Chennai'. 
    • There was a fight with Ram and Shyam yesterday.  (wrong)
    • There was a fight between Ram and Shyam yesterday.  (correct)
      • Explanation : Between suggests a relationship involving two or more parties. 
    • The First World War was fought during 1914 - 18. (wrong)
    • The First World War was fought between 1914 and 1918. (correct)
      • Explanation : During refers to a duration of time. If two points of time are to be emphasized, 'between' is preferred. 
    • England grew prosperous between Queen Victoria's reign.  (wrong)
    • England grew prosperous during Queen Victoria's reign.  (correct)
      • Explanation : Practice using 'during' and 'between' correctly. Two points of time must be mentioned if you want to use 'between'.
    • 'How do you do ?' - 'Quite well, thank you'; 'Pleased to meet you'. (wrong)
    • The correct reply is to repeat 'How do you do?' (correct)
    • 'Quite well, thank you'. ' How do you do' ? (correct)
      • Explanation : There is no grammatical error involved, it is the question involving what the native speakers say. 
    • No more to pen  (wrong)
    • (Avoid this usage). (correct)
      • Explanation : If necessary, we can say, that's all. 
    • He is running sixteen. (wrong)
    • He is sixteen. (correct)
    • He is in his sisteenth year.  (correct)
      • Explanation : The verb run is not used in the context of age. 
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