Correct the mistakes

June 6, 2014pdf

Rewrite the following sentences correcting the mistakes.

1. We have lived here since 10 years.

2. He was accused with stealing.

3. We have finished the work yesterday.

4. You won’t get well unless you are taking your medicine.

5. He has been living in this house since five years.

6. We are learning English the last seven years.

7. Being a holiday, he went to see a film yesterday.

8. The new headmaster wants a house to live.

9. I waited for you since 9 o’clock in the morning.

10. I have returned all the books to the library yesterday.

Answers

1. We have lived here for 10 years. (We use ‘for’ to indicate duration.)

2. He was accused of stealing. (Accused collocates with the preposition ‘of’.)

3. We finished the work yesterday. (The present perfect tense cannot be used with adverbs of past time.)

4. You won’t get well unless you take your medicine.

5. He has been living in this house for five years.

6. We have been learning English for the last seven years. (To talk about an action or situation that started in the past and has continued up to the present, we use the present perfect continuous tense.)

7. Yesterday being a holiday, he went to see a film.

8. The new headmaster wants a house to live in.

9. I have been waiting for you since 9 o’clock in the morning.

10. I returned all the books to the library yesterday.

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