22 Jun, 2021

Correct uses of Articles(examples)

There are many important examples of correct usage of articles asked in several exams.

Mr. Sharma lived in the two-hundred year old house in Delhi. Use a instead of the
Never have I listened to such a beautiful song on radio. Use on the instead of on
The uncle of mine who is a teacher gave me a piece of useful knowledge. Use an uncle instead of the uncle
Whenever I met him he is always remains in temper. Use in a instead of in
I don’t talk to her, she always remains in temper. Use in a instead of in


I do not like this type of a person who does nothing but find out fault in others. Remove a after type of (article is not use after type of/kind of)
This kind of a mango I used to buy in fruit market. Remove a
The first European sailor came to India was Vasco-da-Gama. Correct
His mother forbade him to go to park late at night. Use go to the
Only a few potatoes were above ground the rest were under the ground. Use under ground
My brother came home after the sunset and had gone before sunrise. Use after sunset
In the meeting he was selected as the chairman yesterday. Use selected as chairman


Ajay and Vijay are good swimmers but the former is best than latter. Use the latter
Vinod and Rakesh are great mathematicians but the former is best than latter. Use the latter
We should drink several glasses of the water daily if we want to remain healthy. Remove the before water
He did not solve all the problems of the question paper but he did solve problems of algebra. Use the problem
He has been learning English for last two years but not shown any improvement. Use for the last
It is obvious that most of people want to earn more but work less. Use most of the people
Everyone knows that elephant is stronger than all other animals. Use the elephnant
The railway line will greatly improve transport and communication in eastern part of the country. Use the eastern
Everyone is now aware of the bad consequences of habit of drinking alcohol. Use the habit


His father-in-law is still in the hospital for treatment. Remove the (because hospital is used for its purpose)
My mother goes to the temple to worship there. Remove the
We generally go to the bed at 9 O’clock. Remove the
My father went to the school to pay the admission fees. Correct(here school is used for other purpose)
Yesterday there was a great rush in the temple. Correct(here temple is not used for its purpose)
I am going to the hospital to visit my friend. Correct(hospital is not used for it purpose)


The deeper we go, cooler we feel. Use the cooler
Half of field has been irrigated. Use the field
Generally, bananas are sold by dozen. Use the dozen
The America is a rich country. Remove the
The Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh is famous today. Correct
A man was run over by truck. Use a truck
Smartphone which I have bought is new. Use the before Smartphone
Every day we ride on bicycle in morning. Use the bicycle
Today at 4O’clock we have to catch train. Use catch the train
In our planned journey we will take train. Use the train
I have to go Delhi by bus. Use the bus
They are sitting on a bus. Use the bus


They leave the home at 7 p.m. Remove the
My mother was at the home when I arrived today. Remove the
For one year this was the home of our elder brother. Correct
Today we arrived at the friend’s home. Correct
The people of Goa live near sea. Use the sea
Every weekend we go to the sea. (It means only sea shore not in sea)
We go to sea. (in the sea as sailors)
The ladies and gentlemen, I have to say something. Remove the before ladies and gentlemen
Go there, the boy. Remove the
The Mohan’s cow is black in colour. Remove the
The girl’s notebook was neatly written. Correct
At the age of twenty he turned a politician. Remove a before politician (turned is used as become)
Ajay turned the key in the lock of door. Correct
He turned the handle of the cycle, to go in the west direction. Correct
He is going to hospital to visit his sick friend. Use the hospital
The dinner is ready for us. Remove the
The breakfast was not property served. Correct

He was elected the chairman of the board. Correct
The nature looks beautiful in the spring. Correct
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Correct
Is he going to England by an air? Correct
My wife wants to go to market every Sunday. Correct
My friend wants to go to the cinema every Friday. Correct
Eggs are sold by Dozen. Use by the dozen
We went to the dinner the day before yesterday. Use dinner instead of the dinner
The Lok Sabha passed the bill yesterday. Correct
Many of the problems are due to poverty
I have a little doubt regarding your hard work. Correct
Ashwin is the best spinner in the country. Correct


He has read the first and second chapter of this book. Use the before second
She is the more beautiful of the two sisters. Correct
The dinner will be held at the Maharaja Hotel. Correct
In India the parliament is supreme. Remove the
She is most beautiful girl in our school.
Apples are sold by kilo. Use the before kilo
It is too difficult a problem to be solved. Correct
He patted me on the shoulder. Correct
I have done a three months course. Use month instead of months
He went to market by the bus. Remove the
He prefers a cup of tea with piece of bread in breakfast. Use a piece
Sahara, the biggest desert in the world is in Africa. Use the before Sahara
I like to have a walk in morning, as it keeps me fresh and fit. Use in the morning
We have not slept all the night. Remove the

20 Jun, 2021

Uses of Advebs

Note:
Very (not much) is used before present participle (verb + ing)
When Pleased is used for glad/happy then we use ‘very’.
Ex: She was very pleased to see her beloved. (Correct)
She was much pleased to see her beloved. (Incorrect)

He is the very tallest boy. Correct
He is much the tallest boy. Correct

Note: Too much is not used before adjective while much too is used.
Much too is not used before noun while too much is used

‘Yet’ is used in present or present perfect tense while it is not used in Past Tense

Prepositions (like before, at, in, since etc.) is not used before Time expressing words + ago

The accident happened at ten years ago. Incorrect
The accident happened ten years ago. Correct

I came to Delhi in two years ago. Incorrect
I came to Delhi two years ago. Correct

After Ago ‘that’ is used, after Ago ‘since’ not used

Recently —- Present perfect tense and Simple Past tense
Lately —- Present perfect tense (interrogative and negative sentence)

Mostly is not used before all, every, everyone,… etc
Almost/nearly is used before all, every, everyone,.. etc

Justly is used for “In accordance with justice or the law”
Ex: He was justly punished for his crimes.

Hotly, Coldly —– bad sense
Warmly, Cooly —— good sense

If ever / or never may be used after Seldom
If never / or ever cannot be used after Seldom

Present is not used before adverb of manner.
He wanted to live in peacefully. Incorrect
He wanted to live peacefully. Correct

She tried to solve the sum with carefully. Incorrect
She tried to solve the sum carefully. Correct

In or In the is not used before Next/last + week/month/year.
However, Prepositions like Since, from, before, after and by are used accordingly.
Aditi came here in last month. Incorrect
Aditi came here in the last month. Correct

His grandmother died in last year. Incorrect
His grandmother died in the last year. Incorrect
His grandmother died last year. Correct

Awadesh has been ill since last year. Correct
Awadesh has been ill last year. Incorrect
She will come to attend the meeting from next month. Correct
She will come to attend the meeting next month. Incorrect

On preposition is not used before Next/last + Monday/Tuesday … etc However, On preposition is used before Monday, Tuesday… etc or Monday/Tuesday… + next/last.
Rakesh left for Mumbai on last Monday. Incorrect
Rakesh left for Mumbai last Monday. Correct

He will return from Varanasi on next Sunday. Incorrect
He will return from Varanasi next Sunday. Correct

Rakesh left for Mumbai on Monday. Correct
She will go there on Tuesday. Correct
Vikas will return from Vijaynagar on Sunday next.
He left for Delhi on Monday last. Correct
He left for Delhi Monday last. Incorrect

On preposition are not used before adverb of time like Today, yesterday, tomorrow, the day before yesterday, the day after tomorrow.
Are you coming here on today? Incorrect
Are you coming here today? Correct

He went there on yesterday. Incorrect
He went there yesterday. Correct

He will go there on tomorrow. Incorrect
He will go there tomorrow. Correct

Double negative words or phrases are not used
I cannot do no work. Incorrect
I cannot do any work. Correct

She forbade me not to go there. Incorrect
She forbade me to go there. Correct
Inversion
Sometimes to emphasis any sentence we use Adverb and Adverb phrases in starting of the sentence, in this case verb is used before subject this is called Inversion.

Inversion is used if a Sentence start with No sooner / hardly / Scarcely / seldom /never

Inversion is used if a sentence starts with Only + Adverb/Adverb phrase

Inversion can also be used for Place expressing Adverbial phrases like on a hill, round the corner, in the valley, under the table, outside the gate, Along the northern frontier, along the southern frontier, ten miles beyond the school, under the tree, on the bed, nowhere else.
For above Place expressing adverbial phrases do/does/did are not used.

Under the table is lying a cat. Correct
Round the corner went Aditya. Correct
Round the corner did Aditya go. Incorrect

Present/Past unfulfilled wish/desire, condition is expressed using ‘if’, then Inversion is not used.
Were I a bird, I would fly in the sky.
If I were a bird, I would fly in the sky.

Inversion is used when Adverbs of place like here, there, away, out, up, indoors, outdoors are used in starting of a sentence.
If subject is noun then main verb is used before noun
If subject is pronoun then main verb is used after pronoun

Away went Aditi. Away she went.
There goes Prashant. There he goes
In Direct speech
In case of noun inversion is used
In case of pronoun inversion is not used

“Let me go out” said Alok. Correct
“Please lend me your book” he said. Correct

He is too glad to meet you. Use very instead of too (too- negative, very- positive)
Peace is too kind for man. Use very instead of too
It is very hot to play cricket. Use too instead of very (too- negative, very- positive)
The rabbit runs enough fast to win the race. Use fast enough instead of enough fast
Aditya has acted enough boldly to deserve praise. Use boldly enough instead of enough boldly
When his dearest wife died, he was little sorry. Use a little instead of little
When Aman felt little hungry and thirsty, he cried for help. Use a little
He is very more intelligent than Rahul. Use much instead of very
Krish is much very stronger Ashish. Use very much stronger than (very can be used when more is not used)
He is very the best player in his cricket team. Use the very best
You talk very but do nothing. Use much instead of very
He is very obliged to you. Use much instead of very
That new was much distressing. Use very instead of much
This sum is much difficult but that is much easy. Use very difficult, very easy
He is very interested in your story. Use much instead of very
It gives much too pain. Use too much
It is too much painful. Use much too
My sister-in-law will be too only glad to see me. Use only too instead of too only
He is present a teacher. Use presently instead of present
Rahul wants to stand first in the Board Examination and so he works hardly. Use hard instead of hardly
Mr. Mishra has gone presently. Use just now instead of presently
Presently Raman is a sales representative. Use At present instead of presently
As the accountant came lately, he was punished. Use late instead of lately
It was only five years ago since he left this job. Use that instead of since
He never ago saw such a bad man. Use before instead of ago
He does cheerfully his duties. Use his duties cheerfully or cheerfully does his duties
She can only pass when she works hard. Use she can pass only when
We can almost get everything in the black market. Use we can get almost everything
We must work with honestly and sincerely. Use work with honesty and sincerity or work honestly and sincerely
With most humbly and respectfully I beg to state. Use Most humbly and respectfully I beg to state
He worked in all night. Remove in
He will come on next Monday. Remove on
He will come Sunday. Use on Sunday
Mr. Thakur writes with patiently and confidently. Use writes patiently and confidently or writes with patience and confidence
He goes to home everyday. Remove to (when home is used as adverb of place then to is not used before it)
You hardly do no work. Use ‘any’ instead of ‘no’
He came here on yesterday. Remove on
He prevented me from not going there. Remove not
I forbade her not to enter this room. Remove not
My daughter writes too neatly and spells too accurately. Use very neatly, very accurately
Tendulkar was so young when he started playing international cricket. Use very instead of so
Two hours have elapsed since he had fallen asleep. Use fell instead of fallen
I first read these rules in 1993 and have remembered it since ever. Use ever since
I have received no letter, neither from him nor from her. Use either and or instead of neither and nor respectively
I am not by no means as clever as he is. Remove not
The rain sudden began to fall. Use suddenly instead of sudden
He goes to the cinema off and on. Use now and then instead of ‘off and on’
(Now and then – occasionally
Off and on – irregularly)
She has been learning English now and then. Use off and on instead of now and then
Your brother recovered his health by and by. Use gradually instead of by and by
He will, of course, come here tomorrow. Use certainly instead of ‘of course’
Did she go there? Of course she did. Use certainly instead of ‘of course’
She lost her daughter and certainly she felt much grieved. Use and, of course, she felt
Blankets have been distributed freely among the poor. Use free instead of freely
He returned back while I was away from home. Use ‘came’ instead of ‘returned’ or remove ‘back’
He has come here immediately. Use ‘he has just come here’.
He went directly to Patna. Use direct instead of directly
He was direct at a fault. Use directly instead of direct
He sought for his missing brother far and away. Use far and wide/ far and near
How much late were you? Use later instead of late or ‘how late were you?
She did not come back timely? Use in time instead of timely
I am comparatively better today. Use well instead of better
She behaved cowardly before the headmaster. Use cowardly manner
Please kindly help her in her work. Remove please or kindly

I came directly to my residence from the airport. Went straight
She does not hardly know what happened yesterday. Remove not
It was most unfortunate that he died at the early age of 41. Remove early (unnecessary)
In the last week I told him to come in time but he still comes late everyday. Remove ‘in the’
The real important thing of our life is our livelihood which discriminates us from animals. Use really instead of real
She is too much beautiful so most of the boys run after her and want to influence her. Use very instead of too much
Whenever is the matter I shall do this work because I have to expose my working capacity at any cost. Use whatever instead of whenever
The culprits of the bomb explosion have not yet been discovered. Use have not been discovered yet.
Whatever work that which you undertake put your best efforts in it. Remove that which (whatever k baad that, which or that which are not used)
Your scooter would not have given you so much trouble if you had maintained it proper. Use properly instead of proper
The taxi driver who had come to receive us at the airport was speaking fluently French. Use French fluently
She fluently speaks English. Correct
Whenever you speak take care that others are not hurt by your words. Correct
I was delighted to see him fully recover. Use ‘fully recovered’ instead of ‘fully recover’
The observers feel that the stronger team has to face defeat because the players don’t play whole hearted. Use heartedly instead of hearted
Although he is usually rude with everyone he behaved nice with all of us today. Use nicely instead of nice
He ran so fastly that he reached the destination in just two minutes. Use fast instead of fastly
In spite of toiling very hardly he realized that he had not earned anything substantial. Use hard instead of hardly
We were very much carefully in our approach and hence we would complete the complicated task. Use careful instead of carefully
Hard had he thrown the ball when it fell on the ground. Use hardly instead of hard
We are confident enough to earn our livelihood by toiling hardly. Use hard instead of hardly
All said and done it is the basic values that are most importance and help you in the long run. Use important instead of importance
She was so emotional stable that she was not moved by their decision to suspend her. Use emotionally instead of emotional
The villagers fled away their houses when they saw the flood water rising. Remove away (fled means run away)
This machine looks good but is very badly designed and does not work good. Use well instead of good
Vikas has been writing that essay for two hours but he still has not finished. Use he has not finished yet (still + and yet -)
He is sure to succeed because he is used to working very hardly. Use hard instead hardly
All of them work very careful right from the beginning till they finish. Use carefully instead of careful
He has been working with me for the last ten years but I cannot claim that I have underfood him thorough. Use thoroughly instead of thorough
He was looking impatient at the unwanted visitor who showed no signs of leaving the room. Use impatiently instead of impatient
The old man continued living a hard life but never he asked for any help from neighbours. Use he never asked (never, seldom, always etc are used before main verb and after auxiliary verb)
Ajay is the most succeeded for all the businessmen in this city today. Use successful instead of succeeded
Some people get used to change very easily than others do. Use more instead of very

20 Jun, 2021

Uses of Adjectives

(Always remember: Very little Much less Very good much better)
(In comparative after than ‘any other + S.N’ or ‘all other + P.N’ is used)

Notes1: use of some and any
Some is used in affirmative sentences while any is used in negative sentences
Some and any both can be used in interrogative sentences.
I have any money. Use some instead of any
You have some books. Correct
You did not give me some book. Use any instead of some
There is not any milk in the container. Correct
Will you give me some book? Correct
Have you any sugar? Correct

Important notes:
No = not + any
Not + any and Not + a both are right
No a and No any both are wrong

I have no any book. Use not any
I have no money. Correct

Note2: use of ‘Much’ and ‘Many’
Much—-quantity
Many — number

In affirmative sentence Much/Many is not used before Object.

In place of ‘Many’ we use a great many of, a good many of, a great number of, a large number of, large numbers of and enough of
While in place of ‘Much’ we can use a great deal of, a good deal of, a large quantity of, plenty of, enough of, a lot of

I have much money. Use a lot of/plenty of instead of much
I know many athletics. Use a lot of/a large number of athletics
I wonder if he has much intelligence. Correct
I doubt if you have many trophies. Correct
Ask as many questions as you can. Correct
Eat as much pizza as you could. Correct
Don’t take too much tea. Correct
Much money is needed for a startup. Correct
Many students of our school are laborious. Correct

Important notes:
Whole is used before singular countable noun
Whole of is used before proper noun
For ex: The whole country
The whole of India
The whole city
The whole of Kanpur

Use of certain and a certain
A certain is used before Singular countable noun
Certain is used before Plural countable noun
For ex:
I met a certain boy today
Certain boys were going to school.

Important note:
Another = + used in affirmative sentence
Any other = – used in negative sentence
No other —- negative meaning (no other is not used with another negative words in a sentence)

Use of each and every
Each/Every —— Singular Countable noun
Each of ——- Plural Countable noun
Every is used after nearly, almost, practically, without exception
Every + Numerical adjective + plural noun
Each / Every is not used before ‘singular uncountable noun’.

Each of the boys has a book. Correct
Each boy has a book. Correct
Every student of this class is laborious. Correct
Each of the two students is laborious. Correct
He has read almost every story of the book. Correct
He has taken almost every step he had. Correct
Every three boys in this classroom are laborious. Correct

Either / Neither —- Singular countable noun
Either of / Neither of —– plural Countable noun
Either and Neither is not used before singular uncountable noun

Order of Numerical Adjectives
OC rule is follow
O stands for ordinal then we use C which stands for cardinal
After Comparative degree than is used, but some Latin adjectives like, junior, Senior, Inferior, Superior, Posterior, Prior, Anterior can be used as comparative degree and after these ‘To’ is used instead of ‘than’.

Elder—-comparative degree—-used for the same family
Older—-comparative degree—used for different family
Eldest—-superlative—–used for the same family
Oldest—–superlative
Elders are used as ‘senior people’ or ‘parents’
After older ‘than’ is used, but after elder ‘than’ is not used

His eldest daughter is Puja. Correct
Ajay is Vijay’s elder brother. Correct
He is elder than Vijay. Use older instead of elder
She is the oldest woman in the village. Correct
He is the eldest man in our colony. Use oldest instead of oldest
This is the oldest temple in the city. Correct
We must obey our elders. Correct

He was strong enough to win the match. Correct
He was enough strong to win the match. Wrong
I am tall enough to jump over the barrier. Correct
I am enough tall to jump over the barrier. Wrong
(Enough is not used before positive degree of adjective)
I prefer coffee than tea. Used to instead of than
Coffee is preferable to tea. Correct
Walking is preferable to running. Correct

More + Comparative = double comparative, which is not used
Most + Superlative = double superlative, which is not possible
He is more stronger than me. Remove more
He is stronger than me. Correct
She is the most wisest girl in our school. Remove most
She is the wisest girl in our school. Correct

More+Positive degree + than + Positive degree is used for comparing two properties of the same person or animal or thing.
She is more fat than tall. Correct ( fat and tall both are positive degree)
She is fatter than tall. Wrong (use more fat instead of fatter)
Ajay is more tall than handsome. Correct
Ajay is taller than handsome. Wrong

She is thinner than and as tall as Rahul. Correct
She is thinner than and as taller as Rahul. Wrong
He is becoming more and more handsome. Correct
He is becoming more intelligent and more handsome. Wrong

Important note:
Other is not used after superlative degree of adjective
She is the most beautiful of all other girls of our school. Remove other
He is the most intelligent of all students

Of / In is used after superlative degree.
‘In’ is used before——– (place or group or team)
‘Of’ is used before—— (Plural words Lot and bunch)
Who is the most beautiful woman in the world? Correct
Who is the most beautiful woman of the world? Wrong
He is the fastest bowler in the team. Correct
He is the fastest bowler of the team. Wrong
He is the most laborious of all his brothers. Correct
He is the most laborious in his classroom. Correct

She is more attractive of the two girls. Correct
She is more attractive than the two girls. Wrong
He is the taller of the two boys. Correct
He is the taller than the two boys. Wrong
He is one of the most talented men, if not the talented (man). Correct (Often Sing noun is hidden)
The climate of Mumbai is better than that of Delhi. Correct
The climate of Mumbai is better than Delhi. Wrong
The people of America are richer than those of Africa. Correct
Important notes: Very + comparative degree is not used
However to emphasis we can use much, far, very much, any, no, rather, a little even, are used before comparative degree
She is very more beautiful than her friend. Remove vey
He is very younger than his brother. Remove very
He is much younger than his brother. Correct
He is very much younger than his brother. Correct
He is far younger than hi s brother. Correct
Sanskrit is much more difficult than Hindi. Correct
Important notes: After, Three time, four tmes, ten times etc we can use comparative degree.
However, after Twice and half we can use comparative degree
I am ten times richer than he. Correct
He is three times more intelligent than I. Correct
He is half times more intelligent than I. Wrong
He is half as intelligent as I. Correct
He was twice older than I. Wrong
He was twice as old as his brother. Correct

She is more beautiful than any girl in the class. Use any other
Rahul, my elder brother is 5 feet and 10 inch high. Used tall instead of high
Ajay is stronger than tall. Use more strong instead of stronger
Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the wisest and honest leaders of India. Use most honest
Subhas Chandra Bose was the most unique leader of India. Remove most
He has finished reading a few books that he had. Use the instead of a
This computer course is more preferable to the other. Remove more
The boys were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Use common instead of mutual
Some people still think that women are inferior than men. Use to instead of than
Firstly, I could not understand the meaning of the passage. Use At First instead of firstly
At first, I would like to introduce myself. Use firstly instead of at first
It’s an interesting book with too many short stories. Use a lot of instead of too
He is looking forward to seeing you nearest Sunday. Use next instead of nearest
We noticed that he had a couple of books too much. Use too many
I like these kinds of articles. Use this kind of articles
Of the two boys, he was certainly the most handsome. Use more instead of most
The Jagran has the largest circulation of any other daily newspaper in north India. Use all other instead of any other
I have still few rupees with me. Use a few instead of few
He is the most honest and wisest employee of our organization. Use wisest before most honest
I have been sick for a very long time. Use ill instead of sick
This new was published in the last issue or the Hindustan times. Use latest instead of last
She is the most excellent student of the class. Remove the most
Some boys are very coward. Use cowardly instead of coward
Both the students have not passed in their board exam. Use neither instead of both (because both negative sense me use nahi hoga)
He got only passing marks in Mathematics. Use ‘pass mark’ (because passing marks is a slang word)
There are so many filths all around the place. Wrong
There is so much filth all around the place. Correct
Have you read this book farther than I. use further instead of farther
Initially we planned to buy a 400cc bike but finally settled for a 200cc bike as the cost of the latter was very less. Use much instead of very (less is comparative of little)
(Very little much less)
I am going to school and you would be advised to do likely. Use the same instead of likely
I reached home in time but my father had left the home few minutes earlier. Use a few
In our country, the journey by airplane is safe and quick than by train. Use safer and quicker than that
He is sure that his all monthly expanses would exceed the income if he does not economise. Remove ‘all’ (monthly expanses contains all expanses)
Simplest solution than this complicated method should be used to solve the problem. Use A simpler instead of simplest (A + comparative + S.N + than)
In spite of the deprecation in the share prices, Raju has bought more shares of that company. Use many instead of more
The world comprises good and bad people. Use good people and bad people (because we are talking about two different people)
His performance in the act was worst than his friend. Use worse instead of worst
When my friend is in hospital I sent much fruit than his brother. Use many instead of much
The teacher declared that his coaching institute has no less than two hundred student in this ongoing session. Use no fewer instead of no less
Some people get used to changes very easily than others do. Use more than very (easily is adverb and easier is adjective so easier cannot be used)
He asked me what it was that made me so much stronger and braver than any man. Use any other man (In comparative after than we use either any other or all other)
Everyone agrees that the Ganga is the holiest of all other rivers. Use the instead of other (since, in superlative degree other is not used)

We must realize that how importance to give help to the needy whenever we have something in excess. Use important instead of importance
He always admires other for his ability to take quickly and appropriate decisions. Use quick instead of quickly

Chennai is the cleanest of all other cities in India. Remove other
Very few things in our life is as valuable as friendship. Use are instead of is
Kushi is not less more beautiful than Tanu. Remove more (double comparative is not used)
Bhagat Singh was greater than most other revolutionary in the world. Use revolutionaries instead of revolutionary
Cricket is more popular than any game today. Use any other instead of any
Not any other fruit is as delicious as the mango. Remove any
Varanasi is the most ancient cities of India. Use city instead of cities
She is one of the most beautiful girl. Use girls instead of girl
He is not the most intelligent student of all other students in the class. Remove other
Harivansh Rai was one of greatest Indian poet. Use the greatest
China is more powerful than all Asian countries. Use all other instead of all
Gold is one of the most popular metal. Use metals instead of metal

20 Jun, 2021

Uses of Pronouns

My problem is different from her. Use hers
I prefer your company to her. Use hers
I consider an honour to work here. Use it is an honour
Everyone but he knew the answer. Correct (here the meaning of but is except)
Nobody was there but me. Correct
Everyone was passed but me. Correct
Ajay as well as Vijay is doing preparing their syllabus. Use his instead of their
The workers as well as their supervisor are doing their work. Correct
The boy with his parents has gone to visit the temple. Correct
The children with their parents have gone to visit the temple. Correct
You and I have done our homework. Correct
You and he must obey your teachers. Correct
Nobody will help you nut me. Correct
None of the two boys has done his homework. Use neither instead of none
Each of the committee members has their own opinion. Use his instead of their
He was top scorer than either of his ten teammates. Use anyone instead of either
Neither Suresh nor Ramesh has finished their task. Use his instead of their
Either Sohan or Rohan failed in their annual examination. Use his instead of their
The teachers distributed the sweets among themselves. Use them instead of themselves
My friend often talks to himself. Correct
He does all his homework by himself. Correct
I like to spend time by myself. Correct
He enjoyed the tour last year. Use tour himself last year
He kept himself away from the robber. Remove himself
Raju qualified himself in the test. Remove himself
Many people of society are always talking about themself. Use themselves
We hope that you are both looking after myself. Use yourself instead of myself
He should avail of the opportunity. Use himself after avail
Ajit and myself were present at the party. Use I instead of myself
My mother brought a cycle for Ajay and myself. Use me instead of myself
No one can be more beautiful than herself. Use she instead of herself (than k baad nominative case)
I gave him a book and the same was returned to (in law and business ‘the same’ is use these days)
Important notes:
This or that kind of/ sort of
These or those kinds of / sorts of

Both girls are beautiful, but this is much beautiful than those. Use that instead of those
The students of this class are more intelligent than that of that class. Use those of that class
The roads of Allahabad are wider than Varanasi. Use those of before Varanasi
The climate of Lucknow is like that of Patna. Correct
He has bought any books. Use some instead of any
He has not bought any books. Correct
Everyone should respect one’s parent. Use his instead of one’s
One should not be overexcited to his own success. use one’s instead of is
Anyone can get success in their examination. Use his instead of their
He gained a promotion in his job last year but he did not gain ones this year. Use one instead of ones
Anyone can do this work if he wants. Correct
One of the batsmen has given up one’s wicket. Use his instead of one’s
One must do one’s duty to his country. Use one’s instead of his
All cows are useful but the white one are more useful. Use ones instead of one
I prefer a white car to a black ones. Use one instead of ones
The horse who is black is mine. Use which instead of who (for animals and non-living thing which is used)
This is the dog whose name is Tiger. Correct (here dog is personified therefore ‘which’ is not used)
He has obtained ninety percent of marks, that proves that he is intelligent. Use which or remove comma
Mr. Sharma is a school teacher, that lives in Kota. Use who instead of that
I have bought a new car, that is white in colour. Use which instead of that
The bike of that color is black is mine. Use of which instead of that
The man and his dog that we saw in morning have been gone to Delhi. Correct (if living and non living things are joined by and then who/whom/which are not used, that is used)
Everyone who/that has visited Jaipur likes it. Correct
Atul is the most laborious student Whom I know. Use that instead of whom (after superlative that is used)
All the money which I gave him has spent. Use that instead of which
All the books which I gave her are new. Use that instead of which
All that glitters is not gold. Correct
His mother has given him everything which she had. Use that instead of which
My brother has spent all the money which I gave him. Use that instead of which
I have read the few books which she gave me. Use that instead of which

This is the same place that frietend me. Correct
This is same car that mine. Use as instead of that (This is same car as mine)
These apples are not such as we bought yesterday. Correct
This is the student to that I have taught Mathematics. Use whom instead of that (Preposition + that is not used preposition + which/whom is used)
This is the School in which I had studied. Correct

Note: all are correct
This is the hotel in which I stayed.
This is the hotel which I stayed in.
This is the hotel that I stayed in.
This is the hotel I stayed in.

He gave me a book and I gave the same to Rahul. Use it instead of the same
I gave him the book what he needed. Use which/that instead of what
He can take any bat what he likes. Use that instead of what
Most of the students, especially whom I teach have passed in the final semester. Use those before whom
Whose is this car which looks very luxury? Use instead of which (after interrogative pronoun who, whom, whose, which, what we use that instead of which or who)
I went to Ajay’s house who is my friend. Use to the house of Ajay (because relative pronoun ke antecedent ke saath apostrophe ‘ is not used)
These are the government’s orders which must be obeyed. Use the orders of government
This is one of the best stories that is worth reading. Use are instead of is
He is one of the greatest leaders that has ever lived. Use have instead of have
This is the only one of his stories that have been published this year. Use has instead of have
This is Mr. Jha that son topped in the class. Use whose instead of that
I know dogs which honesty is greater than men. Use whose
My dog, which is faithful to me, has more sense than most men. Use who
The dog who bit him was died. Use which instead of who
He is the best singer whom I ever hear. Use that instead of whom
Who is here who does not love his nation? Use that instead of who
Man is the only animal who writes. Use that instead of who
You can buy any car which you like. Use that instead of which
She is the same girl which came in college yesterday. Use that instead of which
The boy is my friend’s son, Vijay, who comes first in the class. Use is the son of my friend
His car which he bought yesterday is luxury. Use the instead of his
Most of the students, especially who have not done their work are absent today. Use those after especially
He likes everybody and everything which looks beautiful. Use that instead of which
Varun has spent the little time in sleep which he has in the journey. Use that instead of which
The boy who they thought to be a intelligent is a dull. Use whom instead of who
This is one of the best solutions which have ever been made by us. Use that instead of which
This is only one of his methods that solve the problem. Use solves instead of solve
This is not such method that I expected. Use as instead of that
He is one of the few people whom we think might be good at study. Use who/that instead of whom
What is here that I do not know? Correct
I like everybody and everything who give respect to others. use that instead of who
This is the same boy who won the prize in long jump and high jump. Use that instead of who (the same k baad espast clearly verb hone pe that use karein)
The only player who can bowl and bat well is my friend. Use that instead of who
Your pen is red, but my one is blue. Use mine instead of my one
Note: any = – and some = +
My friend did not see some of them there. Use any instead some
We must do anything for our mother and father. Use something (sentence is +)
I will not do something for my friend. Use anything (sentence is negative)
A triangle which three sides are equal is called equilateral triangle. Use whose instead of which
The boy of that father works in my office is honest. Use whose instead of ‘of that’ (preposition + that nahi hota hai)
This is the school in that he studies. Use which instead of that
This is not such a critical situations which yours. Use as instead of which
He asked as many questions which he could. Use as instead of which
He can take the bike which/that he likes. Correct
Most of the students, especially who have not submitted their fees are not here. Use those after especially
All the boys, including whom I have helped, have got admission in IIT. Use those after including
He has an idea, and which will change our life. Remove and
He presented him before the boss. Use himself instead of him
Their hard work and determination is greater than our. Use ours
This is the same path which we have taken yesterday. Use that instead of which
The manager as well as the clerks absented themselves from the bank. Use himself instead of themselves
As a software engineer you are far better than him. Use he instead of him
The schools of Delhi are more expensive than that of Kanpur. Use those of in place of that of
He gave me some books on the condition that I should return the same before Sunday. Use it instead of the same
Each minister and each officer has given their consent. Use his instead of their
The more you read this story the more you will like this. Use it instead of this
This only method which you have used today will solve the problem. Use that instead of which.

20 Jun, 2021

Correct uses of Noun

The Indian team defeated The English team by an inning. Use innings

We forget our luggages at the airport. Use luggage

He handed over a thousand rupees note to me. Use rupee

These kind of cars are often use by the Indians. Use kinds

My father-in-laws who live in Kanpur come to stay with us. Use law

All the furnitures have purchased for the new house. Use furniture

The children should listen to the advices given by their parents. Use pieces of advice

He is an expert in the game of dies. Use die

M.S. Dhoni scored more than ten thousands runs. Use thousand

He was unable to help his parent, though both of them had no income of their own. Use parents(means father and mother otherwise it is either father or mother)

His failure in the final examination has raised several vital question. Use questions

We live in a two-hundred-years old house in Lucknow. Use year instead of years

This Company cannot work properly unless it appoint a talented sale-representative. Use sales

Spring has its own charms and delights. Use her intead of its

Peace hath its victories no less renowned than war. Use her instead of its

A lady teacher teaches me Mathematics. Use woman instead of lady

Who has forgotten this lady’s bag?

Death always knows her victim. Use his instead of her

If any student comes here, ask her to wait. Use him instead of her

The climate of Mumbai is better than Delhi. Use better than that of Delhi

Her appearance is better than anybody else. Use else’s

They were reading one another books. Use one another’s

This is the only boy’s hostel in our colony. Use boys’ hostel

There was a girl’s college in our village. Use girls’ college

I painted the house’s door in brown colour. Use the door of house

Who has broken the window’s glass? Use the glass of window

We were waiting for the train arrival at the railway station. Use train’s arrival

Every student is expected to obey his teachers order. Use teacher’s order

B.tech is a four year’s degree course. Use three years’ degree

Name the scientist who discovered the laws of the earth gravitational force. Use earth’s gravitational. (Earth is dignified natural object)

The life of the poor is more difficult than that of the rich’s. use the rich

A brother of my friend came to me today and asked me for help. Use my friend’s

Don’t point out one other merits and demerits before anyone. Use one other’s

There was no money in Ajay’s and Vijay’s joint account. Use Ajay instead of Ajay’s (because possession is joint)

There was no money in the bank in Ajay’s and Vijay’s individual accounts. Correct

Ajay’s performance in the examination is better than Vijay’s. Correct

After a hard days’ work, I like to be relaxed. Use day’s work