Sunday, 9 March 2014

Spot the errors and correct them:-1

Thursday, August 1, 2013

1.           I have to buy any articles from the market.
2.           I will not eat something.
3.           Little tact would have avoided the embarrassment.
4.           No less than fifty roses were brought.
5.           I want little milk.
6.           She has started leading a luxurious life after her marriage.
7.           Good begun is half-done.
8.           All is good that ends good.
9.           He has always been the dearer of all the nephews.
10.      The flowers smell sweetly.
11.      He looks very smartly in her uniform.
12.      She is the kindest of the two girls.
13.      This is the eldest monument in India.
14.      Is your uncle older to your mother?
15.      A little further down, you will see a turn.
16.      Let us not discuss it farther.
17.      He is the most ablest employer we have.
18.      My boss is senior than me by five years.
19.      Somesh is junior than me.
20.      The quality of this blanket is inferior than that.
21.      I prefer pizza than pasta.
22.      Have you met the eldest woman of this village?
23.      My car is longer to yours.
24.    This is the best of the two options available.

25.    Lakshmi and kamakshi are sisters. The later is elder to Lakshmi.

The Key

1.     ‘a few’ instead of ‘any’
2.     ‘anything’ instead of ‘something’ ( ‘anything’ is used for interrogatives and negatives)
3.     ‘a little’ instead of ‘little’ (‘a little’ means ‘some’. ‘Little’ means almost nothing)
4.     ‘not less’ instead of ‘ No less’
5.     ‘a little’ instead of ‘little’
6.     ‘wedding’ instead of ‘marriage’ (‘Marriage is a long term relationship. Wedding is the ceremony of getting married.)
7.     ‘Well-begun’ instead of ‘good begun’.
8.     ‘well’ instead of ‘good’ in both places.
9.     ‘the dearest’ instead of ‘the dearer’.
10.        ‘sweet’ instead of ‘sweetly’.
11.       smart’ instead of ‘smartly’
12.       ‘the kinder’ instead of ‘the kindest’ ( Though, usually, the superlative form of the adjective comes after ‘the’, when there are only two objects, there is no possibility for a superlative. Hence, only comparative degree is used.)
13.       ‘oldest’ instead of ‘eldest’. ( elder, eldest, etc., are used when it concerns members of the same family. However, we can refer to an old man of the village, as the ‘village elder’.
14.       ‘elder’ instead of ‘older’
15.       ‘farther’ in stead of ‘further’. (‘farther’ means ‘to agreater distance’)
16.       ‘further’ in stead of  ‘farther’ ( ‘further’ means ‘to a greater extent, more, additional)
17.       ‘ablest’ in stead of  ‘most ablest’ ( Two superlatives will not occur together)
18.       ‘to’ in stead of ‘than’
19.       ‘to’ in stead of ‘than’
20.       ‘to’ in stead of ‘than’
21.       ‘to’ in stead of ‘than’
22.       ‘oldest’ in stead of ‘eldest’
23.       ‘than’ in stead of ‘to’
24.       ‘better’ in stead of ‘best’
25.       ‘latter’ in stead of ‘later’ (‘latter’ means the one mentioned second. ‘former’ is one mentioned first).

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