Please study the following sentences and make corrections:-
- I asked for the way to the bank.
* We use "ask for + Noun (N)" when the object of the verb is something that is given. When the object is something that a person tells you, use "ask + N" instead.
- I requested for your assistance.
* "request + N"
- We are seeing each other on next Thursday.
* "on Thursday" or "next Thursday"; Prepositions are not generally used with "next".
- I won beat him at poker.
* You win (or lose) a game; but you (or are beaten by) the person you are playing.
- One of the books belongs to me.
* The verb should agree with "one", instead of "books".
- I killed him by with a shovel.
* "By" is used when we talk about an action - when we say what we do to get the result we want; "with" is used we talk an object, a tool, etc - when we say what we use.
- You are way very much tolerant than I am.
* "Very" cannot be used with comparatives, use "much or far" instead.
- She isn't very smart, but on the contrary on the other hand she looks gorgeous.
The job wasn't very interesting, but on the other hand it was well paid. (這份工作不大有趣，但人工不錯。(認同這個工作不大有趣))
"I suppose the job wasn't very interesting?" - "On the contrary, it was fascinating. I loved it." (「我猜這份工作不大有趣？」「豈止不是沒趣，簡直極為吸引！我很愛這份工作啊！)
- Whether I go to the party depends of on the weather.
- She got divorced last year, in spite of herself.
* "divorce someone" but "got divorced"
- I enjoyed very much at the party last night.
* "enjoy the party" or "enjoy myself at the party".
- I've had enough of this nonsense.
* "Enough of" is used before a determiner (article, possessive or demostrative), but "enough" is used when there is no determiner. Compare:
Is there enough of the blue material?
Is there enough of blue material?
- Purple is the color that fits suit me very well.
* If your clothes "fit" you, they are the right size, neither too big nor too small; if your clothes "suit" you, they look good on you - the sytle and coloar are both right.
- We went to the pub for having a drink.
* "For + N" or "to + inifinitive" (i.e. We went to the pub to have a drink.)
- Please adviceadvise us by close of play, today.
* "Advice" is a noun while "advise" is a verb (likewise, "practice" is a noun while "practise" is a verb. I recall learning this grammar in my F.2. But to my surpise, I see people making mistakes like this a lot!
- Considering the above, the proposal is recommended I recommend the proposal.
* It is "I" (not "the proposal" ) who consider the above and recommend the proposal.
- You should stop to smoke smoking.
* "Stop + v-ing" means to stop what one does while "stop + infinitive" means you make a break or pause in order to do something. Compare
I must stop smoking. (我得戒煙。)
Every half hour I stop work to smoke. (每半小時我放下手上工作去抽煙。)
- What was happened?
- The report has been completed I have completed the report, which is attached below:-
* Relative pronouns (e.g. who and which) relates to the noun which comes immediately before it.
- I forget bringing the keys, so I cannot go home right now.
* "Forget + v-ing" means forget what one has done, or what has happened while "Forget + infinitive" means foget what one has to do. Compare
I shall never forget winning the singing contest. (我一生也會記得曾在歌唱比賽勝出。）
I always forget doing the homework. (我總是忘記帶功課。)
"Practical English Usage" by Micheal Swan.