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Common Mistakes while Using Verbs :
The verb AWAIT is transitive and is not therefore followed by a preposition.
WAIT is intransitive and takes a preposition.
Wrong : When will he reach there?
Right : When will he get there?
Right : When will he arrive?
The verb REACH is transitive in most cases.
We reach a place.
Wrong : He accepted to dine with me.
Right : He agreed to dine with me.
Right : He accepted my invitation.
The verb ACCEPT is not used with a TO-INFINITIVE.
It is followed by a noun.
Accept = take or receive what is offered or given.
Wrong : He robbed my briefcase.
Right : He stole my briefcase.
Right : He robbed me of my briefcase.
To steal a thing but rob a person or place….
They robbed the bank and stole Rs. 1,00,000.
Wrong : She entered into the hall.
Right : She entered the hall.
We enter (= go into) a room, a garden, but we enter into (= take part in) in agreement or conversation.
Wrong : She did not attend to the party.
Right : She did not attend the party.
We attend to (= give attention to ) our work, attend to what somebody is saving.
we attend a meeting.
we attend a lecture.
we attend college.
we go to a meeting.
we go to be present at a meeting.
Wrong : He has married with his classmate.
Right : He has married his classmate.
The verb MARRY is transitive in most cases.
Wrong : Walking along the road, a lorry ran over him.
Right : When he was walking along the road, a lorry ran over him.
Right : Walking along the road, he was run over by a lorry.
The original sentence reads as if the lorry was walking.
The phrase “Walking along the road” is wrongly related to “lorry”.
Common Mistakes while Using Verbs
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