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COMMON ERRORS IN THE USES OF PREPOSITION

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COMMON ERRORS IN THE USES OF PREPOSITION

Errors are made very often in the use of prepositions. Here in this lesson I shall show you some very common errors we make while using prepositions and how to use these prepositions correctly.

Incorrect : She hindered me to meet my sister.

Correct : She hindered me from meeting my sister.

 

Incorrect : I prevented my brother to smoke cigar.

Correct : I prevented my brother from smoking cigar.

 

Incorrect : Stella persisted to attend the funeral.

Correct : Stella persisted in attending the funeral.

 

Incorrect : The Government prohibited hunters to kill animals in the forest.

Correct : The Government prohibited hunters from killing animals in the forest.

 

Incorrect : I could not succeed to win the dance competition.

Correct : I could not succeed in winning the dance competition.

 

Incorrect : He was accused to kill his wife.

Correct : He was accused of killing his wife.

 

Incorrect : I have no objection to stay with you.

Correct : I have no objection to staying with you.

 

Incorrect : We are fond to watch the tele serials.

Correct : We are fond of watching the tele serials.

 

Incorrect : My grandfather is good to tell stories.

Correct : My grandfather is good at telling stories.

 

Incorrect : He was charged to kidnap a child.

Correct : He was charged with kidnapping a child.

 

Incorrect : They are fined to exceed the speed limit.

Correct :  They are fined for exceeding the speed limit.

 

Incorrect : We are used to travel in a bus.

Correct : We are used to travelling in a bus.

 

Incorrect : Do you think to start a new business?

Correct : Do you think of starting a new business?

 

Incorrect : I am very sorry to disturb you.

Correct : I am very sorry for disturbing you.

 

Incorrect : I have no difficulty to teach you English.

Correct : I have no difficulty in teaching you English.

 

Incorrect : Are you interested to apply for the post?

Correct : Are you interested in applying for the post?

 

Incorrect : There is no point to blame others.

Correct : There is no point in blaming others.

 

Incorrect : Do you care to wait for me?

Correct : Do you care for waiting for me?

 

Incorrect : She is for study medicine.

Correct : She is for studying medicine.

 

Incorrect : We are against accept the proposal.

Correct : We are against accepting the proposal.

 

Incorrect : My friend gave up to practice law.

Correct : My friend gave up practicing law.

 

Incorrect : She kept to talk to her sisters.

Correct : She kept on talking to her sisters.

 

 Incorrect : She left off drink the milk.

Correct : She left off drinking the milk.

 

Incorrect : I put off write her a letter.

Correct : I put off writing her a letter.

 

Incorrect : Can you see to arrange the meeting?

Correct : Can you see about arranging the meeting?

 

Incorrect : He takes to smoke cigars.

Correct : He takes to smoking cigars.

 

Incorrect : They are accustomed to grow different kinds of trees.

Correct : They are accustomed to growing different types of trees.

 

Incorrect : My parents are always used to live in a village.

Correct : My parents are always used to living in a village.

 

Incorrect : They are addicted to read thrillers.

Correct : They are addicted to reading thrillers.

 

Incorrect : She is averse to watch television.

Correct : She is averse to watching television.

 

Incorrect : They assisted me to complete the work.

Correct : They assisted me in completing the work.

 

Incorrect : The custom to worship nature as god is common among the Hindus.

Correct : The custom of worshiping nature as god is common among the Hindus.

 

Incorrect : She excels to teach Mathematics.

Correct : She excels in teaching Mathematics.

 

Incorrect : He felt the humiliation to be insulted.

Correct : He felt the humiliation of being insulted.

 

Incorrect : I have no necessity to borrow money from others.

Correct : I have no necessity of borrowing money from others.

 

Incorrect : I have the privilege to speak on this occasion.

Correct : I have the privilege of speaking on this occasion.

 

Incorrect : She is tired to walk.

Correct : She is tired of walking.

 

Incorrect : She believes to work hard.

Correct : She believes in working hard.

 

Incorrect : We are desirous to visit America soon.

Correct : We are desirous of visiting America soon.

 

Incorrect : I have no excuse to delay the work.

Correct : I have no excuse for delaying the work.

 

Incorrect : She is intent to become a lawyer.

Correct : She is intent of becoming a lawyer.

Incorrect : Music has the power to console the human heart.

Correct : Music has the power of consoling the human heart.

 

Incorrect : She refrained to hurt me.

Correct : She refrained from hurting me.

 

Incorrect : We are bent to act in films.

Correct : We are bent on acting in films.

 

Incorrect : I had the chance to meet him in an interview.

Correct : I had the chance of meeting him in an interview.

 

Incorrect : He was disqualified to practise law.

Correct : He was disqualified from practising law.

 

Incorrect : He is an expert to sell goods.

Correct : He is an expert in selling goods.

 

Incorrect : I was justified to resign the job.

Correct : I was justified in resigning the job.

 

Incorrect : The practice to cheat others is a bad thing.

Correct : The practice of cheating others is a bad thing.

 

Incorrect :We are confident to achieve success.

Correct: We are confident of achieving success.

 

Incorrect : We have the duty to look after our old parents.

Correct : We have the duty of looking after our old parents.

 

Incorrect : I am very fortunate to have good children.

Correct : I am very fortunate in having good children.

 

Incorrect :She had the knack to teach young children.

Correct : She had the knack of teaching young children.

 

Incorrect : She had no pretext to refuse my help.

Correct : She had no pretext for refusing my help.

 

Incorrect : I have a great satisfaction to teach.

Correct : I have a great satisfaction in teaching.

 

Incorrect : You are right to reject the job.

Correct : You are right in rejecting the job.

 

Incorrect : I am fond to teach English.

Correct : I am fond of teaching English.

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