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Avoid & Believe (Explained in Hindi & English)

Avoid (Explained in Hindi)

Verb AVOID के बाद यदि किसी action word का use है तो ING form का  use किया जाता है, INFINITIVE का नहीं; जैसे .

INCORRECT: I avoid to use a computer for personal letters.
CORRECT: I avoid using a computer for personal letters.

Believe (Explained in Hindi)

1. Believe in sth

Verb BELIEVE के साथ preposition IN का use निम्नलिखित दो अर्थों में किया जाता है:

A) जिस किसी चीज का अस्तित्व होता है, चाहे काल्पनिक रूप से अथवा वास्तिविक रूप से, उस तथ्य को स्वीकार करना; जैसे

Do you believe in ghosts?

B) ये मानना की कोई बात अच्छी है या नहीं; जैसे

a) I don’t believe in capital punishment. (mean Capital punishment is not a good thing in my view.)
b) I believe in getting a good night’s sleep before an examination.

2. Believe sth

इस अर्थ में कि कोई बात सत्य या वास्तविक है verb BELIEVE की साथ कोई preposition use नहीं किया जाता; जैसे

a) I believe every word she said.
b) I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

INCORRECT: You should not believe in everything you hear.
CORRECT: You should not believe everything you hear.

INCORRECT: She couldn’t believe in what was happening to her.
CORRECT: She couldn’t believe what was happening to her.

INCORRECT: I could hardly believe in my eyes.
CORRECT: I could hardly believe my eyes.

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Avoid (Explained in English)

If the verb AVOID is following an action we use ING form (not INFINITIVE); e.g.

INCORRECT: I avoid to use a computer for personal letters.
CORRECT: I avoid using a computer for personal letters.

Believe (Explained in English)

1. Believe in sth

We use IN with BELIEVE in the following two meanings:

A) Accept that something exists; e.g.

Do you believe in ghosts?

B) Think that something is good; e.g.

a) I don’t believe in capital punishment. (mean Capital punishment is not a good thing in my view.)
b) I believe in getting a good night’s sleep before an examination.

2. Believe sth

We don’t use any preposition with BELIEVE in the following meaning: Accept that something is true or real; e.g.

a) I believe every word she said.
b) I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

INCORRECT: You should not believe in everything you hear.
CORRECT: You should not believe everything you hear.

INCORRECT: She couldn’t believe in what was happening to her.
CORRECT: She couldn’t believe what was happening to her.

INCORRECT: I could hardly believe in my eyes.
CORRECT: I could hardly believe my eyes.

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