Monday, 22 August 2016

Common Mistakes/Errors With Prepositions in English Grammar - All English Grammar


1. W. He congratulated him for his brilliant success.

R. He congratulated him on his brilliant success.

2. W. The examination will begin from Monday.

R. The examination will begin on Monday.

3. W. Please write your names with ink.

R. Please write your names in ink.

4. W. I don’t agree with your proposal.

R. I don’t agree to your proposal.

Note: We agree with a person, to a proposal; with someone’s opinion; agree on a plan etc.,

Common-Mistakes-In-Prepositions-In-English

Common Errors, Blunder Mistakes With Prepositions
5. W. Let us discuss about our agricultural problems.
R. Let us discuss our agricultural problems.
6. W. The sun fully resembles to his father.
     R. The sun fully resembles his father.
7. W. The book comprises of five sections.
R. The book comprises five sections.
     Note: Don’t use any preposition after comprise. You may say “you may say the book                          consists of five sections.”

Common Errors in the Use of Prepositions

8. W. I cannot comply to your request.
R. I cannot comply with your request.
9. W. He is in the committee.
R. He is on the committee.
10.W. He dispensed of my services.
R. He dispensed with my services.


11.W. He ordered for a drink.
R. He ordered a drink.
12.W. This book is more preferable than that.
R. This book is more preferable to that.
      Note: Preferable is followed by the preposition “to” not “than”.

Prepositions: some common mistakes

13. W. He is different than his brother.
R. He is different from his brother.
14. W. I am angry upon you.
R. I am angry with you.
       Note: The words angry, pleased, annoyed, satisfied etc.,. Follow the preposition “with”.

Preposition mistakes - English Grammar Guide

15. W. Emotion emotion prevented completing his sentence.
       R. Emotion emotion prevented from completing his sentence
16. W. Students are prohibited to bring their cycles in the college.
       R. Students are prohibited from bringing their cycles in the college.
17. W. We shall refrain to do evil
        R. We shall refrain from doing Evil
18. W. The train is running in time.
        R. The train is running on time.
19. W. She does not wish to part from his money.
       R. She does not wish to part with his money.
20. W. Let these books be shared among you and Ram.
       R. Let these books be shared between you and Ram.
21. W. Pour the tea in the cup.
       R. Pour the tea in the cup.
                         

22. W. Let us not confuse liberty for license.
R. Let us not confuse liberty with license.
23. W. Africa is in the South of Europe.
R. Africa is to the South of Europe.
                    Or
Africa is South of Europe.
24. W. I am very anxious of my brother’s health.
R. I am very anxious about my brother’s health.
25. W. You can purchase this pen in forty rupees at the bazar.
R. You can purchase this pen in forty rupees at the bazar.
26. W. I spoke to him with a lower tone.
R. I spoke to him in a lower tone.
27. W. I have nothing to say on the contrary.
R. I have nothing to say to the contrary.
28. W. He warned the pupil from listening obscene songs.
  R. He warned the pupil from listening obscene songs.
29. W. The teacher asked me to repeat the lesson word by word.
R. The teacher asked me to repeat the lesson word for word.
30. W. He caught the thief from the hand.
R. He caught the thief by the hand.

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