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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2010, 02:47:42 PM »
Use of Agree

I agree with him

His statement does not agree with the newspaper report

I agree with letting children learn at their own pace

He agrees to pay $500

He agrees to your proposal

We all agree on that point
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 #16 on: June 19, 2010, 02:48:28 PM »
That is Optional After
Say
Tell
Think
Believe

That is Obligatory After
Mention
Declare
Report
State
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 #17 on: June 19, 2010, 03:29:33 PM »

Incorrect: Dr. Binoy is considered as one of the best writers at DIU.

Correct:   Dr. Binoy is considered to be one of the best writers at DIU.

Correct:   Dr. Binoy is considered one of the best writers at DIU.

Correct:   Dr. Binoy is regarded as one of the best writers at DIU   
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 #18 on: June 24, 2010, 04:27:20 PM »
Good to Avoid

1. Take an educated guess on this problem
2. Your sales report put us in orbit
3. We will wind down operations in May
4. Your prediction was right  on the beam

Good to Use

1. Answer this question to the best of your knowledge
2. Your sales report pleased us very much
3. We will end operations in May
4. Your prediction was correct
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 #19 on: June 24, 2010, 04:28:25 PM »
Good to Avoid

We were caught flat-footed
He frequently shoots from the hip
We would be up the creek without a peddle
They couldn’t make heads or tails of the report
The sales campaign was a flop
I’ll touch base with you on this problem in May

Good to Use

We were surprised
He frequently acts before he thinks
We would be in a helpless situation
They couldn’t understand the report
The sales campaign was a failure
I’ll talk with you about this problem in May
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 #20 on: June 24, 2010, 04:30:39 PM »
Good to Avoid

1. Give up
2. Speed up, Hurry up
3. Go on, Keep on
4. Put off
5. Take off
6. Come down
7. Go in, Come in, Get in
8. Go out, Com out, Get out
9. Blow up
10. Think up
11. Figure out
12. Take out, Take away
13. Go back, Get back, Be back

Suggested Substitutes

1. Surrender
2. Accelerate
3. Continue
4. Defer
5. Depart, Remove
6. Descend
7. Enter
8. Exit, Leave
9. Explode
10. Imagine
11. Solve
12. Remove
13. Return

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 #21 on: June 24, 2010, 04:31:48 PM »
Don’t Use

-and etc.
-continue on
-different than
-have got to
-in hopes of
-in regards to
-inside of
-nowhere near
-over with
-seldom ever
-try and come

Use

-etc.
-continue
-different from
-must
-in hope of
-in regard to
-within
-not nearly
-over
-seldom
-try to come
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 #22 on: June 24, 2010, 04:33:05 PM »
The person doing this work is a good man
The person who does this work is a good man
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The machine purchased by Mr. X is a good one
The machine which is purchased by Mr. X is a good one
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Work done by Mr. X is a good work
Work which is done by Mr. X is a good work
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The problem I face is a big problem
The problem that I face is big problem
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 #23 on: June 26, 2010, 10:28:55 AM »
Dear Shibli Sir

Excellent observation and excellent feedback.I am sure our students will be definitely benefitted.The thing we will have to do is to encourage them on venturing the forum. 

I wish you a very successful teaching career.

Shamsi
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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2010, 05:41:19 PM »
Incorrect: We should avail the opportunity

Correct: We should avail ourselves of the opportunity.

I myself make this mistake time and again.
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Re: learn grammar
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2010, 05:53:46 PM »
Complement of Do should be non-count noun
Do an assignment
Do business with
Do the dishes
Do one’s duty
Do one’s wok
Do someone’s a favor
Do homework
Do the laundry
Do a paper
Do a job
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 #26 on: June 26, 2010, 05:54:26 PM »
Complement of Make is derived from verb
Make advances in
Make an attempt
Make a comparison
Make a contribution
Make a decision
Make a distinction
Make a forecast
Make a law
Make a point
Make an investment
Make a plan
Make prediction
Make profit
Make promise
Make an office
Make a suggestion
Make sound
Make noise
Make discovery
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 #27 on: July 01, 2010, 01:15:52 PM »
Some Grammatical Applications

Practically speaking, X is good
It remains a puzzle
Valued for their fur, beavers were hunted to the edge of  extinction
Standing under a tree during a lightning storm will afford no protection
Vitamin C offers more benefits than does vitamin K
Dhaka college matriculated its first students in 1930
X and Y were the two most famous generals to emerge from the US war
Thriving in the high, sheep produce some of the finest wool in the world
It is like stone structures with thick walls
There are few places as beautiful as the Kashmir valley in India
Electrons are some of the smallest particular
American crocodile has its last significant breeding ground on P. Island
World population is increasing by one million every 10 years
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 #28 on: July 01, 2010, 01:18:39 PM »
What I do is a good work
What I need to do is to go there

Seeing is believing
Doing many jobs is a difficult task

I have tried to cope with the problem   [not cope up with]
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 #29 on: July 01, 2010, 01:35:33 PM »
Dear shibli Sir,

Thank you for contributing ceaselessly.

I plan to make a project or assignment on your "Learn Grammar" window.

Best regards,