Many a man were here. (incorrect)Many a man was here. (correct)My state of health. (incorrect)The state of my health. (correct)I don't know the English alphabets. (incorrect)I don't know the English alphabet. (correct)
Here Sir.....Is it correct to have ?
I don't know English alphabets.
May I take your leave. (incorrect)May i take leave of you. (correct)
Will you please explain me how May I take you leave is wrong ?
Excuse me being late. (incorrect)Excuse my being late. (correct)He rarely goes out, doesn't he? (incorrect)He rarely goes out, does he? (correct)He admitted that he was in wrong. (incorrect)He admitted that he was in the wrong. (correct)The number of people are small. (incorrect)The number of people is small. (correct)My litter sister goes to the school by bus. (incorrect)My little sister goes to school by bus. (correct)The series of lectures were boring. (incorrect)The series of lectures was boring. (correct)He lives in a boarding. (incorrect)He lives in a boarding room. (correct)You are wiser than old. (incorrect)You are more wise than old. (correct)A good play of football. (incorrect)A good game of football. (correct)He behaves as if he was a king. (incorrect) He behaves as if he were a king. (correct)They were counting on me helping them. (incorrect)They were counting on my helping them. (correct)This drawing is more perfect than the other one. (incorrect)This drawing is perfect than the other one. (correct)
Why can't we use more in this as it's a comparative degree.
Word by word translation is not necessary. (incorrect)Word for word translation is not necessary. (correct)Two third of the book. (incorrect)Two thirds of the book. (correct)No space in this compartment. (incorrect)No room in this compartment. (correct)Put pen on paper. (incorrect)Put pen to paper. (correct)
Here why to paper sir ?
Please ignore my less knowledge about English and guide me.