List of 100 Tips for Sentence Correction in English Language | Part-2:
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USES OF PARTICIPLES AND INFINITIVES
11). Ask, advise, allow, command, force, forbid, invite, encourage, compel, beg, order, imagine, instruct, permit, persuade, tell, require, remind, teach, etc. are followed by Object + To +V2
Incorrect- He advised to do it by me.
Correct- He advised me to do it.
But if these are used in Passive Voice, then they are followed by To +V,.
Correct- She was permitted to go with him.
12). Know is followed by how/ where/when/why and Infinitive.
Incorrect- I know to write a letter.
Correct- I know how to write a letter.
13). After let, bid, behold, watch, see, feel, make etc. we use Bare-Infinitive and not To-infinitive.
Incorrect- I heard him to speak on several subjects.
Correct- I heard him speak on several subjects.
14). Bare Infinitive is used after Modal Auxiliaries (can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, must, dare not, need not).
Incorrect- You need not to work hard.
Correct- You need not work hard.
15). Had better, had rather, had as soon … as…, had sooner etc. are followed by Bare Infinitive.
Incorrect- He had better to go now.
Correct- He had better go now.
16).Conjunction than is also followed by Bare Infinitive.
Incorrect- He had better read than to write.
Correct- He had better read than write.
17). When but is used as a Preposition and preceded by any form of the Verb do, then but is followed with Bare Infinitive.
Incorrect- He did nothing but to wander.
Correct- He did nothing but wander.
18). Every Participle must have a Subject of Reference.
Incorrect- Being a rainy day Vijay decided to stay at home.
Correct- It being a rainy day Vijay decided to stay at home.
19). For completed action Having + Va is used in Active Voice, whereas Having + been + Va or Being + Va is used in Passive Voice. After should not be used in such a sentence.
Incorrect- After the leader having been killed, the followers ran away.
Correct- The leader having been killed, the followers ran away.
20).Participles like considering, judging, referring, concerning, regarding, viewing, broadly speaking etc. do not take any Subject of Reference.
Correct – Considering the case, I took the decision.
Here I is not a Subject of Reference of considering. So, there is no Subject of Reference for ‘considering, still the sentence is correct.