Common Mistakes while Using Verbs



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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”.





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