awaiting vs waiting | correct use of english words

awaiting vs waiting

Incorrect:  I am waiting your reply.

Correct: I am awaiting your reply.

Explanation:

wait + for + a person

Await + a thing

Ex:-I am waiting for you.(correct)

awiting vs waiting

To vs for

To + V1:- Purpose

 For + V+ing:- Reason

Incorrect: Nick wrote a book for sharing his experiences with others.

Correct: Nick wrote a book to share his experiences with others.

Correct: Nick got acclaims for writing the book.

Find vs found

Find:- To get

Found:- To establish

Incorrect: The university was found in 1943.
Correct: The university was founded in 1943.

 Very vs much

Very + present participle (v+ing)

Much + past participle (v+ed)

Incorrect:  This book is much interesting

Correct: This book is very interesting

Ex:- He was much surprised at his rude behavior.(correct)

 Dead vs died

Died (passed away) is a verb

 Dead (not alive) is an adjective.

Ex:- He was dead when I saw him.

Incorrect:  His grandfather dead two years ago.

Correct: His grandfather died two years ago.

but ‘passed away’ is a polite and formal way instead of ‘died’

So we can say:- His grandfather passed away two years ago.

Ex:- A number of people have been reported dead in the accident.(correct)

 Assure vs ensure

Assure:- to promise

Ensure:- to confirm

Incorrect:  Assure that you have plenty of gas in the tank before going on a long trip.

Correct: Ensure that you have plenty of gas in the tank before going on a long trip.

Ex:- I assure you the car is safe to drive.(correct)

further vs farther

Ex:-  Mumbai is further from Delhi than Agra. (incorrect)

Mumbai is farther from Delhi than Agra. (correct)

Ex:- They don’t want to talk about this matter farther. (incorrect)

They don’t want to talk about this matter further.   (correct)

 

 

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