Sentence correction

June 27, 2012pdf

Each sentence given below contains one or more mistakes. Rewrite the sentences correcting the mistakes.

1. I wouldn’t mind your coming late if you do not wake me on.

2. He is independent from his parents.

3. Sonia is taller of the two girls.

4. Could you please move the bit?

5. There I saw his Mom whom he said was away.

6. This chair is quite cheap at $20.

7. We do not sell things at credit.

8. As we labour, so shall we reward.

9. I’m too tired that I cannot attend the class.

10. She has been absent since three days.

Answers

1. I wouldn’t mind your coming late if you do not wake me up.

2. He is independent of his parents.

3. Sonia is the taller of the two girls. (When a group has just two members, we use the comparative with the.)

4. Could you please move a bit?

5. There I saw his Mom who he said was away. (Who and whom are often confused. Whom replaces the object pronouns him, her, them etc. Avoid using whom if you do not know how to use it correctly. Instead, use who. It is possible in most situations.)

6. This chair is quite cheap for $20.

7. We do not sell things on credit.

8. As we labour, so shall we be rewarded.

9. I’m too tired to attend the class. OR I’m so tired that I cannot attend the class.

10. She has been absent for three days.

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