Incorrect: I am going to take a two-yearcourseofEnglish.
Correct: I am going to take a two-yearcourseinEnglish.
Incorrect: The last bus leaves at eleveno'clock. It'sabouteleven now, Hurry!
Correct: The last bus leaves at eleveno'clock. It'snearly(almost)eleven now, Hurry!
Incorrect:Leave your hand fromtheend of thewire.
Correct:Let go ofthe end of thewire.
Correct:Keep tothe right.
Incorrect: It isnot of onlyyourbusiness.
Correct: It isnone ofyourbusiness.
Incorrect:Different fromme, sheisproficient in English.
Correct:Unlikeme, she isproficient in English.
Incorrect: Lend me some money,forinstance500 dollars, Monika.
Correct: Lend me some money,say500dollars, Monika.
Incorrect: I wanted to go to Europelastsummer, but it was too expensive so I gave upto go.
Correct: I wanted to go to Europe lastsummer,but it was too expensive so I gave upthe idea.
Incorrect: This isthe way howIdid it.
Correct: This ishowI did it. orThis isthe wayI did it.
Incorrect: There was a traffic accidenton my way here.It iswhy I was late.
Correct: There was a traffic accident onmy way here.That iswhy I was late.
Incorrect: They didn't understandmymind.
Correct: They didn't understandwhat Iwas thinking.
Incorrect: Neither they nor Iaretoblame for this mistake.
Correct: Neither they nor Iamtoblame for this mistake.
Correct:Any placewill do.
Incorrect: The general meeting isscheduled to be heldthis afternoon at three.
Correct: The general meeting isscheduled to be heldat three this afternoon.
Incorrect: She ran into her boyfriendyesterdaymorning in Fair Avenue.
Correct: She ran into her boyfriendinFair Avenueyesterday morning.
Incorrect: Don'texpect me too much.
Correct: Don'texpect too much from(of)me.
Incorrect: Give me money, if youhave.
Correct: Give me money, if youhaveany.
Incorrect: He treated mevery friendly.
Correct: He treated mein afriendlyway.
Incorrect: This is where youmistake.
Correct: This is where youaremistaken.
Incorrect: My brother has been busyinpreparingforhis finalexamination.
Correct: My brother has been busypreparingforhis finalexamination.
Incorrect: Laura has spent half a daytoreviseher lessons.
Correct: Laura has spent a half dayrevisingherlessons.
Incorrect: I am used towatchtelevisionwith the light on.
Correct: I am used towatchingtelevisionwith the light on.
Incorrect: After dinner, my mothersuggestedto gofor a walk.
Correct: After dinner, my mothersuggestedgoingfor a walk.
Incorrect: The government is consideringthe possibilityto builda new airport in London.
Correct: The government is consideringthe possibilityof buildinga new airport in London.
Incorrect: His new bookwill be soldwell.
Correct: His new bookwill sellwell.
Incorrect: I have a lot of workto bedone.
Correct: I have a lot of workto do.
Incorrect: The childrenwereverydangerousas theknife-wielding madman was running amok in thekindergarten.
Correct: The childrenwere in greatdangeras theknife-wielding madman was running amok in the kindergarten.
Incorrect: Your coat isbroken.
Correct: Your coat istorn.
Incorrect: Susan didn't make afaultanyway.
Correct: Susan didn't make amistakeanyway.
Incorrect: May Iborrowyour phone?
Correct: May Iuseyour phone?
Incorrect: It was stillbrightoutside.
Correct: It was stilllightoutside.
Incorrect:CommonstudentsinU.S.don't wear a uniform.
Correct: TheaveragestudentsinU.S.don't wear a uniform.
Incorrect: Whocookedthis salad?
Correct: Whomadethis salad?
Incorrect: Let meexamineyourpulse.
Correct: Let mefeelyour pulse.
Incorrect: Iforgetmy hat inthehouse.
Correct: Ileftmy hat in thehouse.
Incorrect: Did youattendcollege?
Correct: Did yougo tocollege?
Incorrect: His temperaturewentdown.
Correct: His temperaturecamedown.
Incorrect: Today's newspapershashisarticles on HongKong.
Correct: Today's newspaperscarrieshisarticles on HongKong.
Incorrect: You'llhavea cold ifyou sleep with your windowopen.
Correct: You'llcatcha cold if yousleep with your window open.
Incorrect: I visited herillmotherin thehospital.
Correct: I visited hersickmotherin the hospital.
Incorrect: Shewasfirst prize.
Correct: Shetookfirst prize.
Incorrect: Helost consciousnessfora long time.
Correct: Hewas unconsciousfor along time.
Incorrect: Hemadea world record.
Correct: Heseta world record.
Incorrect: Hermarriagewas happy.
Correct: Hermarriedlifewas happy.
Incorrect: I'll visit mynativeplacefor the first time in ten years this summer.
Correct: I'll visit mybirthplacefor the first time in ten years this summer.
Incorrect: Is this seatempty?
Correct: Is this seattaken?
Incorrect: I know hisface.
Correct: I know himby sight.