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Errors in the use of Verbs in English Grammar : Part 1

Published on Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Madhu was as unhappy as though she (fall) from a high social position. Madhu was as unhappy as though she had fallen from a high social position.
When I went to meet him, he (work) in his garden. When I went to meet him, he was working in his garden.
His faults were (forgive) by me. His faults were forgiven by me.
She sold the cow because it (go) dry. She sold the cow because it had gone dry.
When I reached her place, a man (sit) there. He had a familiar face, but I (cannot recognize) him.  When I reached her place, a man was sitting there. He had a familiar face, but I Could not recognise him. 
Have you ever (be) to Mumbai? Have you ever been to Mumbai?
I (finish) my work before Divya (call) for me. I had finished my work before Divya called for me.
Unless You mend your habits, you (not succeed) in life. Unless You mend your habits, you will not succeed in life.
I (wait) for you since Monday last. I have been waiting for you since Monday last.
If I go to Kolkata, I (bring) a watch for you. If I go to Kolkata, I will bring a watch for you.
Of late the custom (fall) into disuse. Of late, the custom has fallen into disuse.
The police already (catch) the thief The police had already caught the thief
The Ganga (rise) in the Himalayas and (fall) into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganga rises in the Himalayas and falls into the Bay of Bengal.
He (give) all possible help when I was a student. Now, he (not even talk) to me. He gave all possible help when I was a student. Now, he does not even talk to me.
He ran there so that he (may) meet his friend. He ran there so that he might meet his friend.

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