Common mistakes in the use of nouns and adjectives

July 2, 2013pdf

Each sentence given below contains one or more grammatical mistakes. Find out the mistake and rewrite the sentence correctly.

1. I heard these news in the morning.

2. One of my friend wants to go to France.

3. Each of these children know the answer by-heart.

4. He is most intelligent boy in our class.

5. She is junior than me.

6. This fabric is superior than that fabric.

7. I went to the store to buy some stationeries.

8. Measles are infectious.

9. This poem is full of vivid imageries.

10. He didn’t want to listen to my advices.

Answers

1. I heard this news in the morning.

2. One of my friends wants to go to France.

3. Each of these children knows the answer by-heart. (The determiners each, every, either and neither take a singular verb.)

4. He is the most intelligent boy in our class. (Superlative adjectives take the article the.)

5. She is junior to me. (The adjectives junior and senior take the preposition to, not than.)

6. This fabric is superior to that fabric. (The adjectives superior and inferior take the preposition to, not than.)

7. I went to the store to buy some stationery. (Stationery does not have a plural form.)

8. Measles is infectious. (The names of most illnesses, including those ending in –s, are singular in English.)

9. This poem is full of vivid imagery. (Imagery is uncountable in English and therefore it does not have a plural form.)

10. He didn’t want to listen to my advice. (Advice is an uncountable noun and therefore it does not have a plural form. Advice cannot be used with the article an. To show the singular aspect of the noun, use the phrase a piece of advice. To show the plural aspect, use the phrase some advice.)

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