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 (4) i.e. No error.

  1. She stopped singing as soon as the telephone rings from across the hall.
    1. She stopped singing
    2. as soon as the telephone
    3. rings from across the hall
    4. No error

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    Here, both events happen in the past simultaneously. Hence Past Simple i.e., rang from across the hall is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, both events happen in the past simultaneously. Hence Past Simple i.e., rang from across the hall is the right usage.


  1. After he was caught cheating he was disqualified to appear at the examination.
    1. After he was caught cheating
    2. he was disqualified
    3. to appear at the examination
    4. No error

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    disqualify (V.) : to prevent somebody from doing something; bar. Here, Gerund i.e. from appearing at the examination is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    disqualify (V.) : to prevent somebody from doing something; bar. Here, Gerund i.e. from appearing at the examination 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 and the number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error.

  1. The Ph.D. degree was confide on him in the convocation.
    1. The Ph.D. degree
    2. him in the convocation
    3. was confide on
    4. No error

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    confer (V.) : to give somebody an award etc. confide (V.) : to tell somebody secrets and personal information that you do not want other people to know Hence, was conferred is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    confer (V.) : to give somebody an award etc. confide (V.) : to tell somebody secrets and personal information that you do not want other people to know Hence, was conferred is the right usage.


  1. Things in Nature die a temporary deaths only to appear again.
    1. only to appear again
    2. die a temporary death
    3. Things in Nature
    4. No error

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    Here, die a temporary death (singular) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, die a temporary death (singular) is the right usage.



  1. It is not good to breed over past failure.
    1. to breed over
    2. It is not good
    3. No error
    4. past failure

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    brood (V.) is the right word that will be used here. (1) brood (V.) : to worry ; to think a lot about something that makes you annoyed, anxious/upset Hence, to brood over is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    brood (V.) is the right word that will be used here. (1) brood (V.) : to worry ; to think a lot about something that makes you annoyed, anxious/upset Hence, to brood over is the right usage.