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. There be a long queue for entry into the exhibition ground.
    1. for entry into
    2. No error
    3. There be a long queue
    4. the exhibition ground.

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    is/was (be) is missing. be is a Linking Verb. is/was/ (be) is followed by a Noun There is/was a long queue is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    is/was (be) is missing. be is a Linking Verb. is/was/ (be) is followed by a Noun There is/was a long queue is the right usage.


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 have been waiting for you since two hours.
    1. for you
    2. No error
    3. I have been waiting
    4. since two hours

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    Here, period of time is evident. Hence, for two hours is the right usage. for is used to specify the amount of time (how long) Since is used to specify the starting point Look at the examples given below : She’s been smoking for a long time She’s been smoking since she was in grade 5.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, period of time is evident. Hence, for two hours is the right usage. for is used to specify the amount of time (how long) Since is used to specify the starting point Look at the examples given below : She’s been smoking for a long time She’s been smoking since she was in grade 5.



  1. The camp beside ours has been built in 1966 by John’s brother.
    1. No error
    2. by John’s brother
    3. The camp beside ours
    4. was built in 1966

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    Here,past is evident. Hence,Past Simple i.e. was built in 1966 is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Here,past is evident. Hence,Past Simple i.e. was built in 1966 is the right usage.


  1. An idea was worth nothing if it has no champion.
    1. No error
    2. if it has no champion
    3. An idea
    4. is worth nothing

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    Here, Present Tense i.e. is worth nothing is the right usage. It is a general statement.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, Present Tense i.e. is worth nothing is the right usage. It is a general statement.



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. He finds fault at everything I do.
    1. No error
    2. at everything
    3. I do
    4. He finds fault

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    It is Preposition related error. find fault with somebody/something : to look for and discover mistakes. Hence, with everything/in everything is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    It is Preposition related error. find fault with somebody/something : to look for and discover mistakes. Hence, with everything/in everything is the right usage.