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. If I will play my best I can win any day against anybody.
    1. against anybody
    2. I can win any day
    3. No error
    4. If I will play my best

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    As the structure and sense suggest, in the conditional clause, Present Simple i.e., If I play my best is the right usage. The structure is as follows : If + Pr.T. → will/can + Inf. (Pr.T.)

    Correct Option: D

    As the structure and sense suggest, in the conditional clause, Present Simple i.e., If I play my best is the right usage. The structure is as follows : If + Pr.T. → will/can + Inf. (Pr.T.)


  1. The kitchen need painting badly and I must get it done.
    1. need painting badly
    2. The kitchen
    3. No error
    4. and I must get it done

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    Correct Option: A



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 (4) i.e. No error.

  1. So hoarse he was that he could not make the speech.
    1. So hoarse he was
    2. that he could not make
    3. the speech
    4. No error

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    There is an error in the order of words. He was so hoarse is the right usage. so — that is used to show cause and effect Look at the examples given below : She was so tired that she could not walk. She was so angry that she tore the letter up.

    Correct Option: A

    There is an error in the order of words. He was so hoarse is the right usage. so — that is used to show cause and effect Look at the examples given below : She was so tired that she could not walk. She was so angry that she tore the letter up.


  1. I do not know who you consider to be the best dancer.
    1. I do not know
    2. who you consider
    3. to be the best dancer
    4. No error

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    Here, the best dancer is the right usage. Use of to be is unnecessary

    Correct Option: C

    Here, the best dancer is the right usage. Use of to be is unnecessary



  1. The old curtains were torn and they flapped in the light breeze.
    1. The old curtains were torn
    2. and they flappe
    3. in the light breeze
    4. No error

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error