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Glossary of Correct Usage part:- 2






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 Glossary of Correct Usage


1.

as.   Avoid using as instead of because, for, since, that, or whether.







Wrong
:
As he was ill, he stayed home.



Right
:
Because he was ill, he stayed home.




:
Since he was ill, he stayed home.




:
He stayed home, for he was ill.









Wrong
:
I feel as I should go.



Right
:
I feel that I should go.









2.

at.   Omit the " at "









Wrong
:
Where is he living at now ?









Right
:
Where is he living now ?











3.

at about.   Omit the " at ".









Wrong

He arrived at about noon.









Right

He arrive about noon.













4.

because.   Do not begin a noun clause with because.









Wrong
:
Because he was late annoyed the teacher



Right
:
His lateness annoyed the teacher.



Right
:
The fact that he was late annoyed the teacher.









Wrong
:
Because I overate was why I became ill.



Right
:
Because I overate, I became ill.











5.

beside,  besides.   Besides means " in addition to."   Beside means " next to. "









  He sat beside the pretty girl.









  He owes a bicycle besides a car.











6.

between,  among.   Among always implies more than two;  between implies only two.









Wrong
:
There is little difference between the members of the class.



Right
:
There is little difference among the members of the class.



Right
:
There is little difference between the two nationalities.













7.

but, hardly,  scarcely.   Do not use these words with another negative.









Wrong
:
I couldn't hardly see him.



Right
:
I could hardly see him.









Wrong
:
He didn't have but one dollar.



Right
:
He had but one dollar..













8.

different from ( not different than )









  The result was much different from what I expected.













9.

equally as good is not correct.   Use either equally good or as good as.









Wrong
:
The movie is equally as good as the play.



Right
:
The movie and the play are equally good.



Right
:
The movie is as good as the play.













10.

expect and suppose ( or think ) have different meanings.









Wrong
:
I expect that she will be here.



Right
:
I suppose ( or think ) that she will be here.



Right
:
I expect to be late.



Right
:
They expect us to help them.










 source:-english daily













 

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