Answers to Annoying errors in English –Dangling clauses

July 24, 2013 at 4:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Answers …

Correct the following sentences. —
a. A wife says about her scientist husband, “As a scientist, his laboratory is his home away from home.”

Correct answer ..  A wife says about her scientist husband, “As a scientist, he treats his laboratory as his home away from home.”

b. An advertisement of India’s telephone company BSNL reads, ‘With the broadest range of cellular services, no other company serves you better than BSNL.”

Correct answer …. An advertisement of India’s telephone company BSNL reads, ‘With the broadest range of cellular services, BSNL serves you better than any other company.”

c. The young lady wrote about her fiancé, “Fresh out of law college, finding a job was difficult for Anwar.”

Correct answer … The young lady wrote about her fiancé, “Fresh out of law college, Anwar found it difficult to get a job.”

d. The novel is a haunting tale of compulsive love, revenge and unbearable humiliation by an English novelist of the early nineteenth century.

Correct answer …The novel, written by an English novelist of the early nineteenth century, is a haunting tale of compulsive love, revenge and unbearable humiliation.

e. The crumbling Jinnah House in Mumbai is likely to be renovated after years of disuse as a museum.

Correct answer … The crumbling Jinnah House in Mumbai is likely to be renovated for becoming a museum after years of disuse.

f. A group of retired journalists will soon be publishing a national news letter for retired army personnel based in Lahore.

Correct answer … A group of retired journalists based in Lahore will soon be publishing a national news letter for retired army personnel.

g. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys will present the court with evidence.

Correct answer … Both the prosecutor and the defense attorney will present evidence before the court.

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Vocabulary building for effective writing

August 30, 2012 at 1:38 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Vocabulary building for effective writing

Baby steps in vocabulary building ..3 ..

a. Mamata Banarjee’s mercurial temper has foxed the cunning back-stage managers of the Congress Party time and again. Before the Presidential election, she spewed fire against Pranab Mukherjee. After his election, she sent a Raakhee to him on Raksha Bandhan day. Congress Party’s veteran trick-masters who are adept in pampering and punishing political personalities at will, have been left guessing about her intentions ever since she came to power in West Bengal. All their ———- to win her over have yielded erratic results. Sometimes these moves succeed, some other time they backfire.
b. The other day Mulayam Singh was seen strutting in the corroders of the Parliament with the ——————  of body guards following him. The Congress M.Ps, when walking past him, were deeply reverential, lest they tread on his toes. With UPA leaning heavily on Mulayam, for his support, this is nothing but expected. Strange are the ways of Indian politics. Even a wrestler-turned-politician like Mulaym, perceived by observers as nothing better than a gadfly, gets so much respect from Congress, as Rahul looks on with ———————.

One needs to recall an incident that happened not long ago. On the eve of the UPA1 coming to power, Sonia hosted a dinner for her allies. Amar Singh, then representing Mulayam’s Samajwadi Party gate-crashed into the dinner meeting, did not even merit a side glance from her.

c. In allaying the fears of the students from the north-east fleeing from Indian cities to the safety of their homes, the role of the ——————— Mary Kom is to be gratefully appreciated. She stepped in just when the country was being torn apart by some cyber crooks who nearly succeeded in spreading mayhem in the country.

(Diminutive, Resignation, Posse, Blandishment)

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