Common Errors (II)

 

英文作文:共同錯誤改正練習(2)解答

 

  

June 10, 2003

 

Correct the errors in the following sentences:

 

1. Grandmother was melancholy all day long after the traffic accident was happened on her fiftieth wedding anniversary.

    Grandmother was melancholy all day long after the traffic accident happened on her fiftieth wedding anniversary.

 

2. High school male graduates are required to accept military training if they pass the Joint College Entrance Examination.

High school male graduates are required to receive military training if they pass the Joint College Entrance Examination.

 

3. When the fall semester was over, many overseas Chinese students from

Hong Kong backed to Hong Kong for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

When the fall semester was over, many overseas Chinese students from Hong Kong went back to / return to / Hong Kong for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

 

4. I was so exciting about the good news that I had a sleepless night last night.

   I was so excited about the good news that I had a sleepless night last night.

 

5. Many American children are emotionally-troubled in spite of America is a child- centered society.

    Many American children are emotionally-troubled spite of the fact that America is a child-centered society.

    Many American children are emotionally-troubled despite the fact that America is a child-centered society.

Many American children are emotionally-troubled though America is a child-centered society.

 

6. Your composition is good except the spelling.

Your composition is good except for the spelling.

 

7. I sat up late last night to prepare midterm examinations.

I sat up late last night to prepare for midterm examinations.

 

8. He told me that he spent most of his leisure hours to meditate on

    how to make the impossible possible.

He told me that he spent most of his leisure hours meditating on

  how to make the impossible possible.

 

9. This is the house which my brothers and I spent our happy childhood.
This is the house in which my brothers / where my brothers / and I spent our happy childhood.

 

10. One thing I don't like about Taipei is that there are numerous raining days during the raining season.

      One thing I don't like about Taipei is that there are numerous rainy days during the rainy season.

 

11. Since he came to Taiwan for college education has been more than six months.

     It has been / It is / more than six months since he came to Taiwan for college education.

 

12. I remembered that I had an English class on the afternoon of that eventful day.

I remember that I had an English class on the afternoon of that eventful day.

 

13. During the examination period, I hate to go to our library, where is crowded with surprisingly large number of students.      

During the examination period, I hate to go to our library, which is crowded with surprisingly large number of students.

 

14. I could lend him the money he badly needed if he had asked me to.

     I could have lent him the money he badly needed if he had asked me to.

 

15. The reason why he was late was because he overslept this morning.

The reason why he was late was that he overslept this morning.

 

16. There have been demands that the Prime Minister must resign.

There have been demands that the Prime Minister resign / should resign.

 

17. While she was telling me many interesting things about Hong

      Kong, I wished that I was there.

While she was telling me many interesting things about Hong

Kong, I wished I had been there.

 

18. I stayed in Kaohsiung for sometime last year. I fell in love with it at first sight.

I stayed in Kaohsiung for some time last year. I fell in love with it at first sight.

 

19. She likes her sister so much that I can hardly tell them apart.

     She looks like her sister so much that I can hardly tell them apart.

 

20. In high school days I had to take Chinese, English, history, geography,
     algebra, physical education . . . . . . etc.

     In high school days I had to take Chinese, English, history, geography, algebra, physical education, etc.

 

21. It is essential that you must go and see her at once.

It is essential that you go and see her at once.

 

22. You should tell me when you knew I got him wrong.

     You should have told me when you knew I got him wrong.

 

23. I returned the lost book to whoever it was belonged to.

I returned the lost book to whomever it belonged to.

 

24. As soon as I entered the classroom, I remember the textbook I forgot to bring with me.

     As soon as I entered the classroom, I remembered the textbook I forgot to bring with me.

 

25. Helen asked me what department I majored in at the university.

      Helen asked me what department I studied in at the university.

 

 

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