COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.

  1. I meant to repair the radio but hadn’t time to do it today.
    1. No error
    2. to do it today.
    3. I meant to repair the radio
    4. but hadn’t time

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    Here, today has been used. But, but I have no time is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, today has been used. But, but I have no time is the right usage.


  1. Did you hear many news about the political situation while you were in that country?
    1. about the political situation while you were in that country?
    2. many news
    3. Did you hear
    4. No error

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    News is an UncountableNoun. Hence, many cannot be used with it. As it is a question, any (Det.) will be used. Hence, any news is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    News is an UncountableNoun. Hence, many cannot be used with it. As it is a question, any (Det.) will be used. Hence, any news is the right usage.



  1. The doctor asked his patient to regularly take his medicine.
    1. asked his patient
    2. to regularly take his medicine.
    3. No error
    4. The doctor

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    use of split-infinitives is incorrect.
    Hence, to take the medicine regularly is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B


    use of split-infinitives is incorrect.
    Hence, to take the medicine regularly is the right usage.


  1. Riches are uncertain things, and the fame that power give or is won by foul means is as shortlived as the dewdrop.
    1. is as shortlived as the dewdrop.
    2. that power give or is won by foul means
    3. Riches are uncertain things, and the fame
    4. No error

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    Here, Singular Verb i.e. that power gives or is won by foul means is the right usage. as the fame is a singular subject and a Singular Subject takes a Singular Verb (with S)

    Correct Option: B

    Here, Singular Verb i.e. that power gives or is won by foul means is the right usage. as the fame is a singular subject and a Singular Subject takes a Singular Verb (with S)



  1. This book is different than that.
    1. is different
    2. This book
    3. No error
    4. than that

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    It is preposition related error. Hence, different from is the right usage. different (Adj.) : not the same When two/more items are compared it is followed by from (Prep.) different from→ used in British English and North American English different to → used in British English different than→American English Look at the examples given below : She looked different from/than what I’d expected. This visit is very different from/to last time. You look different than before.

    Correct Option: D

    It is preposition related error. Hence, different from is the right usage. different (Adj.) : not the same When two/more items are compared it is followed by from (Prep.) different from→ used in British English and North American English different to → used in British English different than→American English Look at the examples given below : She looked different from/than what I’d expected. This visit is very different from/to last time. You look different than before.