Correct English – Mind Your Language (iii)

CORRECT ENGLISH –  Mind Your Language (iii)

Study the following sentences which show how certain words are to be used (For Form 1, 2 and 3)

  1. You had better take his advice. (Not, to take)
  2. I have no friends to play with. (Not, I have no friends to play.)
  3. I have no one to talk to. (Not, I have no one to talk.)
  4. We have no chairs to sit on. (Not, to sit.)
  5. We have no one to depend on (Not, to depend.)
  6. I have some business to attend to. (Not, to attend.)
  7. He has his family to work for. (Not, to work.)
  8. The boy has no bed to sleep on. (Not, to sleep.)
  9. Her father prevented her from getting married. (Not, to get married.)
  10. I prevented him from fighting. (Not, to fight.)
  11. You must abstain from smoking. (Not, to smoke.)
  12. I warned him against drinking. (Not, to drink.)
  13. He stopped me from going. (Not, to go.)
  14. The police have a case to inquire into. (Not, to inquire.)
  15. We rejoiced at their coming. (Not, they coming)
  16. He has some accounts to look into. (Not, to look.)
  17. Make him behave himself. (Not, to behave)
  18. This tastes good. (Not, well.)
  19. The roses smell sweet. (Not, sweetly.)
  20. I was very sorry. (Not, much sorry.)
  21. Her public speaking was very beautiful. (Not, too.)
  22. He is too tired to walk. (Not, very tired.)
  23. I want to know why he went away.(Not, as to why.)
  24. Although I told him to stay in bed yet he got up. (Not, but.)
  25. Supposing he is caught, what will he do? (Not, Supposing if he is caught.)
  26. I am one of those who cannot describe what they feel. (Not, I feel.) ,
  27. He is one of those who do not like fish. (Not, who does not like fish.)
  28. She is one of those girls who have no sense of shame. (Not, has no sense of shame.)
  29. Who do you think is the cleverer of the two? (Not, Whom do you think is the cleverest of the two?)
  30. I insist upon your going at once. (Not, you.)
  31. Neither of the two suits me. (Not, suit.)
  32. Neither of the two girls is clever. (Not, are)
  33. Neither you nor I was right. (Not, Neither you nor me was right.)
  34. I hope you don’t mind my coming in. (Not, me coming in.)
  35. He is a man who I know is honest. (Not, whom I know.)
  36. He is one of the cleverest boys that have passed through the school. (Not, has passed through the school.)
  37. The first two pages are lost. (Not, two first pages)
  38. What sort of men is he? (Not, sort of a man.)
  39. Every boy in the school should do his utmost. (Not, their utmost.)
  40. He went not only to Hong Kong but also to New Zealand. (Not, He not only went to Hong Kong, but also to New Zealand.)
  41. Did you hear of his being kidnapped? (Not, of him being kidnapped.)
  42. He lay in bed all day with a cold. (Not, laid.)
  43. It was me whom they blamed. (Not, I who they blamed)
  44. Every one was ready but him. (Not, he.)
  45. I am sure it was not he. (Not, him.)
  46. Jason, as well as his friends, is here. (Not, are here.)
  47. The prime minister, with his cabinet members, has arrived. (Not, have.)
  48. These books are for you and me. (Not, you and I.)
  49. One of you has to do it. (Not, have.)
  50. One of the girls has gone out. (Not, have.)
  51. Has neither of you seen my purse? (Not, Have.)
  52. One of them has not done his work. (Not, One of them have not done their work.)
  53. He and I are not on very good terms. (Not, He and me.)
  54. Has anyone seen my purse? (Not, Have anyone.)                   PREVIOUS


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