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 and the number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error.

  1. It began to rain as soon as we stepped out of the house.
    1. out of the house
    2. as soon as we stepped
    3. No error
    4. It began to rain

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    No error.

    Correct Option: C

    No error.


  1. The full moon appearing in the sky and its silvery light spread across.
    1. The full moon appearing
    2. silvery light spread across
    3. No error
    4. in the sky and its

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    Here, Simple Past i.e., the full moon appeared is the right usage. When two events happen in the past, both the clauses will be in Past Tense. Moreover, the second clause is also in the Simple Past.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, Simple Past i.e., the full moon appeared is the right usage. When two events happen in the past, both the clauses will be in Past Tense. Moreover, the second clause is also in the Simple Past.



  1. He was conferred to his bed by illness.
    1. by illness
    2. to his bed
    3. No error
    4. He was conferred

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    confine (V.) : to keep somebody/an animal in a small or closed space. conferred (V.) : to give somebody an award/a degree/a particular honour/right be confined to bed (Id.) : to have to stay in bed. Hence, He was confined is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    confine (V.) : to keep somebody/an animal in a small or closed space. conferred (V.) : to give somebody an award/a degree/a particular honour/right be confined to bed (Id.) : to have to stay in bed. Hence, He was confined is the right usage.


  1. Orwell is one of those authors who do his best to irritate the reader.
    1. Orwell is one of those
    2. No error
    3. who do his best
    4. to irritate the reader

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    Here, Present Perfect, i.e. who has done his best is the right usage. The effect of past on present is evident.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, Present Perfect, i.e. who has done his best is the right usage. The effect of past on present is evident.



  1. Everybody wants to enjoy habitual peace in mind.
    1. peace in mind
    2. No error
    3. Everybody wants to
    4. enjoy habitual

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    It is Preposition related error. Hence, peace of mind is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    It is Preposition related error. Hence, peace of mind is the right usage.