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 was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do ever, is to write novels.
    1. I was convinced that
    2. No error
    3. the only thing I wanted to do
    4. ever, is to write novels.

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    The Reporting Verb is in Past Tense. Hence, ever, was to write novels is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    The Reporting Verb is in Past Tense. Hence, ever, was to write novels is the right usage.


  1. As per the invitation card Rahim marries with Sayra on 13th December, Monday.
    1. As per the invitation card
    2. No error
    3. on 13th December, Monday.
    4. Rahim marries with Sayra

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    Here, Rahim will marry Sayra should be used. Use of with (Prep.) is superfluous. Simple Future– will marry is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, Rahim will marry Sayra should be used. Use of with (Prep.) is superfluous. Simple Future– will marry is the right usage.



  1. He looked upon me eye to eye for a few moments before he spoke.
    1. before he spoke.
    2. No error
    3. eye to eye for a few moments
    4. He looked upon me

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    look upon (Phr. V.) : to regard someone/something in a certain way when someone directs their eyes towards something, we say look at. Hence, He looked at me is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    look upon (Phr. V.) : to regard someone/something in a certain way when someone directs their eyes towards something, we say look at. Hence, He looked at me is the right usage.


  1. We received much help from the neighbours.
    1. We received
    2. much help
    3. No error
    4. from the neighbours.

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    In statements a lot of/lots of is used. a lot of/ lots of help is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    In statements a lot of/lots of is used. a lot of/ lots of help is the right usage.



  1. I forbid you not to go there again.
    1. there again
    2. No error
    3. not to go
    4. I forbid you

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    (1) forbid (Verb) : to order somebody not to do something. A positive word i.e. to go should be used. In such cases, from (Prep.) is followed by Gerund. Look at the sentence : Heforbade themfrom mentioning the subject again. Hence, from going is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    (1) forbid (Verb) : to order somebody not to do something. A positive word i.e. to go should be used. In such cases, from (Prep.) is followed by Gerund. Look at the sentence : Heforbade themfrom mentioning the subject again. Hence, from going is the right usage.