By T. J. Fitikides
Universal errors in English takes greater than 550 examples of common blunders (for instance, phrases which are frequently harassed, misused, or used with the inaccurate preposition) and gives an accurate model and rationalization that may support scholars steer clear of making an analogous errors themselves. a useful publication for college kids who're prepared to 'get it correct' whenever. * bargains right models and factors for greater than 550 average error * thoroughly up to date to mirror glossy English utilization.
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T Can b e o m i t t e d . 46 Who and whom. Don't say: I saw the woman whom you said lived next door. / Say: I saw the woman (who) you said lived next door. W e rarely u s e w h o m in m o d e r n English W e still u s e it after p r e p o s i t i o n s t o , by, w i t h , after, on etc. For e x a m p l e . The girl to whom Nigerian. you were speaking is W e prefer t o a v o i d this n o w a d a y s b y c h a n g i n g t h e order of t h e sentence. The girl you were speaking to •$ Nigerian. ) Misused forms 147 Using who, whom, or which after the superlative, instead of that.
Don't say: Her room's window is open. / Say: The window of her room is open. W i t h i n a n i m a t e objects w e usually u s e t h e of s t r u c t u r e 'The leg of the table The surface of the water T"he d o o r of the car. W i t h t h e n a m e s of p l a c e s a n d o r g a n i s a t i o n s w e c a n use either- L o n d o n ' s streets = T h e streets of L o n d o n . Italy's c l i m a t e . = T h e c l i m a t e of Italy. T h e school's m a i n office = T h e m a i n office of t h e s c h o o l .
Note t h e f o l l o w i n g n o u n s h a v e irregular plurals, m a n , m e n ; w o m a n , w o m e n ; child, children; ox, o x e n ; foot, feet; t o o t h , t e e t h ; goose, geese; m o u s e , mice. 246 The possessive ending omitted. Don't say: A hen's egg is different from a pigeon. / Say: A hen's egg is different from a pigeon's. If t h e first n o u n in a c o m p a r i s o n is in t h e possessive c a s e , t h e s e c o n d m u s t also be in t h e possessive: My mother's nose is bigger than my father's 247 Omission of the article before a countable noun in the singular.