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Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 67

  • He will spend his future life here. (wrong)
  • He will spend his remaining life here. (correct)
  • He will spend the rest of his life here. (correct)
    • Explanation : For the rest of his life we may use his remaining life. As an adjective future means 'at a later time'.
  • This is a worth seeing sight. (wrong)
  • This is a sight of worth seeing. (correct)
    • Explanation : When we use worth to suggest that a specified course of action is advisable, we use it after worth, and not before it.
  • We have never seen a so good boy. (wrong)
  • We have never seen so good a boy. (correct)
    • Explanation : When so is used in the sense of 'to such a great extent', it modifies the whole noun phrase and comes before it.
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