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« on: September 02, 2009, 01:54:53 PM »
Multiple Number Comparatives
(Half, Twice, Three times, Four times etc.)

Sub+Verb+Number multiple+ As+ Many/Much(+ Noun) + As+ Noun/Pronoun
It   costs      half              as        much                   as      the other one
He   ate     three times     as        many      fruits    as      Rahim


Double Comparative
The + Comparative + Sub. + Verb  + The +  Comparative + Sub.  +  Verb
The   hotter            I         feel,      the   more miserable I     become
The    more           he      slept,      the     smatter           he    became
« Last Edit: May 09, 2010, 05:37:28 PM by shibli »
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 12:44:52 PM »

Incorrect: Are you want me to do the work for you?
Correction: Do you want me to do the work for you?

Incorrect: Do you interested in going there with me?
Correction: Are you interested in going there with me?

Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 04:27:40 PM »

Incorrect: Please read the news in details
Correction: Please read the news in detail.

Incorrect: He speaks in English
Correction: He speaks English

Incorrect: He speaks English fluent.
Correction: He speaks English fluently
Correction: He speaks fluent English

Incorrect: He ordered his staffs to discharge their duties properly
Correction: He ordered his staff to discharge their duties properly.

Incorrect: He completed his study.
Correction: He completed his studies. 
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 05:13:16 PM »
Incorrect: Let us discuss about the matter.
Correct:   Let us discuss the matter.

Incorrect: Let us discuss about the agenda
Correct:   Let us discuss on the agenda
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn English
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 02:18:56 PM »
Incorrect: I am agree with you
Correct:   I agree with you


I cannot agree with you more= I cannot agree with you more than this= I totally agree with you= These three sentences are correct. We should try to understand the meaning.

The use of job tracking cannot be simpler and easier means the use of job tracking is simpler and easier than most other software
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Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 05:40:17 PM »
Incorrect: He is one of the best student.
Correct: He is one of the best students.

Incorrect: DIU is one of the top-graded university
Correct: DIU is one of the top-graded universities.

Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 08:53:32 PM »
Sir, these are very very helpful for us. Thank you

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 02:28:13 PM »

Incorrect: We must have to follow the rules

Correct: We must follow the rules.

Please don't say or write: must have to.
Say or write: must instead of that
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Don’t Use an Adverbial Clause as a Noun Clause
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 12:30:52 PM »
Clauses beginning with because, when, where, if, and similar adverbial connections are not properly used as subjects, objects, or complements of verbs

Not this: The was because he did not submit  a report
But this: The reason was that  he did not submit a report
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Avoid Dangling Modifiers
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 12:32:05 PM »
Not this: Believing that credit customers should have advance  notice of the sale, special letters were mailed to them
But this: Believing that credit customers should have advance  notice of the sale, we mailed special letters to them

Not this: By working hard, your goal can be reached
But this: By working hard, you can reach your goal
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 12:32:27 PM »
Not this: To succeed at this job, long hours and hard work must not be shunned
But this: To succeed at this job, one must not  shun long hours and hard work

Not this: While waiting on a customer, the watch was stolen
But this: While the salesperson was waiting on a customer, the watch was stolen (Dangling elliptical clause- a clause without a noun or verb)
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2010, 02:42:33 PM »
None + Of the + Non-count Noun  + Singular Verb

None       of the           thinking                   is              good

None + Of the + Plural count Noun  + Plural Verb
None      of the             problems                 are           good

No + Plural count Noun  + Plural Verb
No          problems                   are              good

No + Singular count Noun  + Singular  Verb
No             problem                   is                 good

No + Non- count Noun  + Singular  Verb
No            milk                          is                 good
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2010, 02:45:05 PM »
The  following words are always plural
Scissors
Eye-glasses
Sun-glasses
Spectacles
Pincers
Pliers
Tweezers
Tongs
Shorts
Pants
Jeans
Trousers

The shorts are in the drawer
These scissors are dull
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2010, 02:45:33 PM »
These plural words can be made singular
I need a pair of sun-glasses
I need a pair of pliers

Collective nouns of Time, Money, Measurements are singular

Twenty five dollars is not a big amount
Two miles is not a long distance
Five hours is not a long time
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2010, 02:46:33 PM »
A (total) number of is plural
A total number of 500 people are……

The  (total) number of is singular

The total number of 500 people is……

Sub + Used to + Verb present form
He         used to              go

Sub + Get used to + Verb gerund form
He             got used to      going

Sub + Be verb + Used to + Verb gerund form
He           was            used to          going
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.