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|Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:13 am Post subject: Difficult English Grammar Exercises
|Each of the following sentences may contain an error in grammar, idiom or usage. If there is an error, it will appear in one of the underlined portions. Answers are given at the answer part. First try to answer by yourself, and then check it against the given answer. Answer explanation for each sentence is also given. If you go through this exercise, we can assure you that you will have a vast idea in English.
1. We thought that our shirts were the same, but his is different than the one I bought.
2. Although the danger that he might be injured, Kamal bravely entered the burning house in order to save the oldman.
3. The doctor told Mr. Karim that because of his severe injury he should lay in bed for a few days.
4. Some of the people were standing in the street watched the parade, while others were talking to each other.
5. Having finished his assignment before the deadline, is was delivered to the teacher before the class.
6. After he had dressed and ate breakfast, Kamal rushed off to his office for a meeting with his clients.
7. After learning all the details about the project, the contractor told us them at the planning meeting.
1. ‘than’ should be ‘from’. The correct idiom is ‘different from’
2. ‘Although’ should be ‘despite’. (despite + noun phrase)
3. Should be ‘lie’. ‘lie’ means ‘to rest’ while ‘lay’ means ‘to put something on a surface’.
4. ‘watched’ should be ‘watching’ to maintain parallelism with ‘standing’ and ‘talking’.
The answers of rest of the exercises are here (Here you will find a lot of exercises also): http://advance-english-grammar.blogspot.com/search/label/Answer[/url]