Adjectives

1. Incorrect:- I know other person here but Mhohan.
Correct:- I know no other person here than Mohan.

2. Incorrect:- she turned out to be no other but my old friend.
Correct:- She turned out to be no other than my old friend.

Note:-If comparison is made by using ‘other’ than is used instead of ‘but’.

7. Incorrect:- This is the unique problem.
Correct:- This is a unique problem.

8. Incorrect:- This of most universal application.
Correct:- This is of universal application.

9. Incorrect:- Sham is his eldest son.
Correct:- Sham is his eldest son.

10. Incorrect:- Ram is elder than you.
Correct:- Ram is older than you.

Note:- ‘Elder’ and ‘Eldest’ apply to the members of the same family ‘older and ‘oldest ’is used when comparative age in question.

11. Incorrect:- He reached latter than I.
Correct:- He reached later than I.

12. Incorrect:- The letter novels of Hardy are better.
Correct:- The later novels of Hardy are better.

13. Incorrect:- Rita, Anita & Sunita quarreled. The latest at fault.
Correct:- Rita, Anita & Sunita quarreled. The last was at fault.

Note:- ‘later’ and ‘latest’ refer to time, while ‘later’ and ‘last’ refer to position.

14. Incorrect:- I gave her little money, I had.
Correct:- I gave her the little money, I had.

15. Incorrect: - I will not buy some mangoes.
Correct: - I will not buy any mangoes.

16. Incorrect: - I have any money.
Correct:- I have some money.

Note: - ‘Some’ is used in the affirmative sentences and ‘any’ is used in the negative sentences.

17. Incorrect: - He gets a less salary.
Correct: - He gets a small salary.

18. Incorrect: - It is much cold today.
Correct: - It is a very cold today.

19. Incorrect: - Many a student have been placed in the first division.
Correct: - Many a student has been placed in the first division.