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. They brought to themself this disaster.
    1. No error
    2. to themself
    3. this disaster
    4. They brought

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    Here, to themselves is the right usage. As the sub. — they is Plu., the Reflexive Pro. will also be in Plu.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, to themselves is the right usage. As the sub. — they is Plu., the Reflexive Pro. will also be in Plu.


  1. The luxuries of the riches are maintained by depriving the poor of their dues.
    1. The luxuries of the riches
    2. the poor of their dues
    3. are maintained by depriving
    4. No error

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    the rich (N.) : people who have a lot of money.
    (2) riches (N.) : large amounts of money and valuable/beautiful possessions
    Hence, the luxuries of the rich is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    the rich (N.) : people who have a lot of money.
    (2) riches (N.) : large amounts of money and valuable/beautiful possessions
    Hence, the luxuries of the rich is the right usage.



  1. Thoughts about the slaughtered children is uppermost on my mind.
    1. is uppermost on my mind
    2. slaughtered children
    3. Thoughts about the
    4. No error

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    Here, are uppermost in/on my mind is the right usage. Thoughts (Plu. Sub.) agrees with are (Plu.V.).

    Correct Option: A

    Here, are uppermost in/on my mind is the right usage. Thoughts (Plu. Sub.) agrees with are (Plu.V.).


  1. The children are driving me to distraction today.
    1. No error
    2. distraction today
    3. The children are
    4. driving me to

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    to distraction : so that you become upset, excited etc. and not able to think clearly No error

    Correct Option: A

    to distraction : so that you become upset, excited etc. and not able to think clearly No error



  1. This is the girl whose brother is a doctor.
    1. is a doctor
    2. This is the girl
    3. No error
    4. whose brother

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    No error

    Correct Option: C

    No error