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    Hello,
    Could someone check the following exercise for me, please. The book I use doesn't have the answers.

    Correct any grammatical faults or errors of usage in the following:

    1. Neither of the boys had completed their homework.
      • Neither of the boys had completed his homework.

    2. Magicians often show some remarkable allusions.
      • Magicians often show some remarkable illusions

    3. The reason he gave up football was because of a leg injury.
      • He gave up football because of a leg injury.
      • The reason he gave up football was his leg injury.

    4. They must not expect you and me to join them.
      • They must not expect you and me to join them.
      • ???

    5. His piano solo was chronic the worst I have ever heard.
      • His piano solo was awful the worst I have ever heard.


      • ???

    6. Can I borrow your bicycle tomorrow?
      • May I borrow your bicycle tomorrow?
      • ???

    7. It was a period of continual drought; it lasted for six weeks.
      • It was a drought; it lasted for six weeks.
      • The drought lasted for six weeks.

    8. He was elected to the town counsel.
      • He was elected to the town council.

    9. Coming home late one night there was fearful accident.
      • Coming home late one night I saw an accident.
      • Coming home late one night I had a fearful accident.

    10. The answer, which was given, was a flat refusal.
      • The answer was a flat refusal.
      • ???

    11. The sahara dessert is a vast wilderness.
      • The sahara desert is a vast wilderness.

    12. Alright, I will except your offer; it seems fair enough
      • All right, I will accept your offer; it seems fair enough
      • ???

    13. There were less than twenty people in the audience.
      • There were fewer than twenty people in the audience.

    14. She was deeply effected by the sad news.
      • She was deeply affected by the sad news.

    15. I can't except any advise from him.
      • I can't accept any advise from him.
      • I can't ignore any advise from him.

    16. I had scarcely sat down than the explosion occurred.
      • I had scarcely sat down then the explosion occurred.
      • Scarcely had I sit down then the explosion occurred.

    17. Its an ill advised plan.
      • It's an ill advised plan.

    18. There was a disturbing agitation for home-rule.
      • There was a disturbing agitation for home rule.
      • ???

    19. I felt that a disaster was eminent.
      • I felt that a disaster was imminent.

    20. He was completely disinterested in football.
      • He was completely uninterested in football.


      • ???

    21. Its almost certain to rain tomorrow.
      • It's almost certain to rain tomorrow.

    22. The boy is obedient; he invariably does like I say.
      • The boy is obedient; he invariably does as I say.

    23. My best friend told my wife and I the sad news.
      • My best friend told my wife and me the sad news.

    24. His report inferred that the bridge was dangerous.
      • His report implied that the bridge was dangerous.

    25. The Statue of Liberty is very unique.


    • The Statue of Liberty is unique

    ??? - I'm not sure if it's a fault.
    Cheers
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    Default Re: some common errors

    Say:
    Neither of the boys had completed his homework.

    Magicians often create some remarkable illusions.

    They must not expect us to join them.

    Would you loan me your bicycle?

    Coming home late one night, I saw an accident.
    Coming home late one night, I had a fearful accident.

    I was turned down.

    I can't accept any advice from him.

    As soon as I sat down the explosion occurred.

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