June 2nd, 2012 in English Learning
Correct the following sentences. Each question contains one or more errors. The errors could be in the use of prepositions, conjunctions, articles or verbs. If you haven’t already learned these parts of speech, you should review those lessons before doing this exercise.
1. You must chew your food good.
2. You must guard yourself for bad habits.
3. We sympathize for you.
4. Whom I should trust?
5. He is dunce.
6. I don’t believe what do you say.
7. How I can do this!
8. Don’t be proud for your riches.
9. Do not tread at the grass.
10. I don’t know to swim.
11. I entirely agree to your opinion.
12 It was done with mistake.
1. You must chew your food well. (Good is an adjective. The adverb for this meaning is well. We cannot use an adjective to modify a verb.)
2. You must guard yourself against bad habits. (Note the expressions guard against)
3. We sympathize with you.
4. Whom should I trust? (In questions, the auxiliary verb comes before the subject.)
5. He is a dunce. (A singular countable noun must have an article with it.)
6. I don’t believe what you say. (There is no inversion of the subject and verb in indirect questions.)
7. How can I do this?
8. Don’t be proud of your riches.
9. Do not tread on the grass.
10. I don’t know how to swim. (Know cannot be directly followed by an infinitive. Instead, we use the expression know how to.)
11. I entirely agree with your opinion. (Note the expression agree with)
12. It was done by mistake.