Miscellaneous examples 360. The subject of the sentence misplaced Don’t say: Last week visited our school a man. √ Say: A…

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            Wrong position of adverbs 353. The adverb of definite time misplaced Don’t say: I last night went to the cinema. √ Say: I went to…

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              Miscellaneous examples 332. Wrong repetition of subject Don’t say: My little brother he is at school. ✓ Say: My little brother is at…

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               Use of the infinitive Mistakes are frequently made by using the infinitive without to after the following verbs, which do not require it.…

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            Unnecessary articles 301. Wrong use of the with proper nouns Don’t say: The Sarah will go to the England. √ Say: Sarah will go to…

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              Unnecessary prepositions The words below do not require a preposition to go with them because they have within them the meaning of the…

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271. Omission of the direct object when there are two objects Don’t say: I asked him for some ink, and he gave me. ✓ Say: I asked him for some ink,…

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Exercise 71: Give the correct adverb, hard or hardly, in these sentences 1. The country was hit very _______ by the drought. 2. I ________ know how to thank you…

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260. Omission of there as an introductory word Don’t say: Once lived a great king. √ Say: Once there/There once lived a great king. Use the adverb there to introduce the…

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251. Omission of a or an from make a noise, etc. Don’t say: I told them not to make noise. √ Say: I told them not to make a noise…

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