Common Mistakes in English-03

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Common Mistakes in English-03
« on: May 28, 2015, 08:07:07 PM »
1. Incorrect : The student rose his hand.

Correct : The student raised his hand.

Note : rise হচ্ছে intransitive verb এবং raise হচ্ছে transitive verb তাই  raise এর পরে object বসবে।

2. Incorrect : Martha confessed to commit the crime.

Correct : Martha confessed to committing the crime.

Note : confessed to এর পরে verb এর ing form বসে।

3. Incorrect : My father was used to smoke.

Correct : My father was used to smoking.

Note : be/ get used to এর পরে verb এর ing form বসে।

4. Incorrect : Atik decided going with his friends.

Correct :  Atik decided to go with his friends.

Note : decide এর পরে আরেকটি verb আসলে তাকে Infinitive form-এ বসতে হয়। এরকম আরো কয়েকটি verb হলো-agree, attempt, claim, demand, desire, expect, fail, forget, hesitate, hope, intend, learn, need, offer, plan, prepare, pretend, refuse, seem, strive, tend, want এবং wish.

5. Incorrect : My sister enjoys  to read novels by Humayun Ahmed.

Correct : My sister enjoys  reading novels by Humayun Ahmed.

Note : enjoy এর পরে আরেকটি verb আসলে তাকে gerund হিসেবে বসতে হয়।এরকম আরো কয়েকটি verb হলো-admit, appreciate, avoid, consider, delay, deny, finish, mind, miss, postpone, practice, quit, recall, report, resent, resist, resume, risk এবং suggest.

6. Incorrect : The table’s leg is broken.

Correct : The leg of the table is broken.

Note : জড়বস্তুর possessive করা যায় না।

7. Incorrect : I like Shakespeare’s tragedies who is the greatest dramatist in the world.

Correct : I like the tragedies of Shakespeare who is the greatest dramatist in the world.

Note : relative Pronoun ও তার antecedent  কে পাশাপাশি বসাতে হয়।

8. Incorrect : Fifty dollars are enough for me.

Correct : Fifty dollars is enough for me.

Note : কোন নির্দিষ্ট Amount এর পরে singular verb ব্যবহার করতে হয়।

9. Incorrect : This grammar book is enough good.

Correct : This grammar book is good enough.

Note : adjective এবং adverb এর পরে enough বসে এবং noun এর পূর্বে enough বসে।

10. Incorrect : James is famous both in Bangladesh as well as in India.

Correct : James is famous both in Bangladesh and in India.

Note: both ……… and হচ্ছে correlative conjunction তাই both বসালে পরে  and দিতে হয়।
Muhammad Tofazzal Hosain
Lecturer, Natural Sciences
Daffodil International University