Basic English Grammar

Errors in the use of Conjunction Preposition and Article

Common Errors while Using Conjunction, Preposition, and Article in Sentences

English is not our first language. We often make mistakes in English. In this lesson, you are going to see some common errors in the use of conjunctions, prepositions, and articles.

Errors in the use of Conjunction

 

Wrong Sentence Correct Sentence
Though he works hard but he is weak. Though he works hard yet he is weak.
The teacher asked that why I was late. The teacher asked why I was late.
Wait there till I do not come. Wait there till I come.
No sooner we reached the station, the train started. No sooner did we reach the station than the train started.
Not only he abused me but also beat me. Not only did he abuse me but also beat me.
We had hardly gone out before it began to rain. We had hardly gone out when it began to rain.
Run fast lest you should not be late. Run fast lest you should be late.
As zain is fat so he walks slowly. As zain is fat, he walks slowly.
I doubt that she will pass this year. I doubt whether she will pass this year.
When I reached there then it was raining. When I reached there, it was raining.
Although he is poor but he is honest. Although he is poor, yet he is honest.
Wait there until I do not come. Wait here till I come.
Unless you do not try, you will never succeed. Unless you try, you will never succeed.
There is no such country which you mention. There is no such country as you mention.
He had scarcely reached the station than the train started. He had scarcely reached the station when the train started.

Errors in the use of Preposition

Wrong Sentence Correct Sentence
My mother loves with me. My mother loves me.
He reached at the station. He reached the station.
He ordered for my dismissal. He ordered my dismissal.
Asim married with your cousin. Asim married your cousin.
Mehboob entered into the room. Mehboob entered the room.
What is the time in your watch? What’s the time by your watch?
They went to Islamabad in train. They went to Islamabad by train.
She was killed with a robber. She was killed by a robber.
He is angry upon me. He is angry with me.
Are you angry on her? Are you angry with her?
My principal is pleased from me. My principal is pleased with me.
Wash your face in water. Wash your face with water.
The dacoit was killed by a sword. The dacoit was killed with a sword.
Compare Zaid to Ammar. Compare Zaid with Ammar.
She covered her face by her shawl. She covered her face with her shawl.
Open your book on page ten. Open your book at page ten.
Ahmad lives in  Khanewal. Ahmad lives at Khanewal.
Why did you laugh on the bagger? Why did you laugh at the bagger?
Who is knocking on the door? Who is knocking at the door?
The train arrived on the platform. The train arrived at the platform.
We go to school by foot. We go to school on foot.
We congratulate you for your success. We congratulate you on your success.
The rioters set the house to fire. The rioters set the house on fire.
The house was built over the ground. The house was built on the ground.
You are very kind on me. You are very kind to me.

Errors in the use of Article

Wrong Sentence Correct Sentence
The Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan
She met me in the Anarkali bazar. She met me in Anarkali bazar.
He has failed in the English. He has failed in English.
She was suffering from the typhoid. She was suffering from typhoid.
The union Is strength. Union Is strength.
This is a best player I have ever met. This is the best player I have ever met.
Rose is sweetest of all flowers. The Rose is the sweetest of all the flowers.
Rich are happy but poor are unhappy. The rich are happy but the poor are unhappy.
A man is mortal. Man is mortal.
Your brother is in a trouble. Your brother is in trouble.
He made a rapid progress. He made rapid progress.
There is a vast scope for improvement. There is vast scope for improvement.
He writes a good poetry. He writes good poetry.
Don’t make noise. Don’t make a noise.
He is good boy. He is a good boy.
I got headache. I got a headache.
Your words are not worth penny. Your words are not worth a penny.
He is an European. He is a European.
She was not a Indian. She was not an Indian.
Please buy a umbrella from the Bazaar. Please buy an umbrella from the Bazaar.
I’ll finish with my work in a hour. I’ll finish with my work in an hour.
He was a M.P.A He was an M.P.A
She is a M.A She is an M.A

 

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