Common Mistakes in English-02

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Common Mistakes in English-02
« on: May 26, 2015, 12:11:30 PM »
1. Incorrect : He took a high mark in English.

Correct: He got an excellent grade in English.

Note : “To take” হচ্ছে কোন কিছু ইচ্ছা করে বা জোর করে নেওয়া। “To receive” এবং “to get”  হচ্ছে অন্যের কাছ থেকে কোন কিছু পাওয়া। যেমন- a gift, a letter, money বা  marks in the examination.

2. Incorrect : Do you like to see my collection?

Correct : Do you want to see my collection?

Note: like to do something হচ্ছে অভ্যাসগতভাভে কোন কিছু পছন্দ করা এবং “Want to do something” হচ্ছে এখনই কোন কাজ করতে চাওয়া।

3. Incorrect : He went to school to know English.

Correct: He went to school to learn English.

Note: “Know” ব্যবহার করা হবে যখন- “Learning” সমাপ্ত হয়ে যায়।

4. Incorrect : He is reading algebra in his room.

Correct : He is studying algebra in his room.

Note : “To study” হচ্ছে কোন কিছু শেখার চেষ্টা করা এবং “To read” ঙ্ঘচ্ছে কোন কিছু পড়া।

5. Incorrect : He tried to found his lost book.

Correct : He tried to find his lost book.

Note : “To find” হচ্ছে কোন কিছু খুজে পাওয়া এবং “To found” হচ্ছে কোন কিছু স্থাপন করা।

6. Incorrect : They had a nice play of football.

Correct : They had a nice game of football.

Note : Play (noun) হচ্ছে drama তাই play কে  noun হিসেবে game এর পরিবর্তে ব্যবহার করা যাবে না।

7. Incorrect : All the streets were full of men.

Correct : All the streets were full of people.

Note : People হচ্ছে মানুষ আর  men হচ্ছে পুরুষ তাই মানুষ বোঝাতে  men না বসিয়ে people বসাতে হবে।

8. Incorrect : The town has fifty thousands people.

Correct : The town has fifty thousand people.

Note: hundred, thousand, million etc. এদেরকে কখনও plural করা যাবে না  যদি এদের পূর্বে কোন নির্দিষ্ট number থাকে।

9. Incorrect : All his money are kept in the bank.

Correct : All his money is kept in the bank.

Note : Money- র সাথে সবসময় singular verb ব্যবহার করতে হবে।

10. Incorrect : The scissor is lying on the table.

Correct : The scissors are lying on the table.

Note: দুই অংশবিশিষ্ট কোন বস্তুকে সবসময় plural হিসেবে ব্যবহার করতে হবে।
Muhammad Tofazzal Hosain
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Daffodil International University

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Re: Common Mistakes in English-02
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 11:47:16 AM »
Wow! Tofa, you seem to be taking a great interest in learning and teaching English! Good job!  :D
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Department of English, DIU

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Re: Common Mistakes in English-02
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Re: Common Mistakes in English-02
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 12:30:29 PM »
I have a question that is - " all that glitters is not gold " . we know "is" is correct but somewhere someone use "are".