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. Being a very cold I could not go out for a morning walk.
    1. for a morning walk
    2. No error
    3. Being a very cold
    4. I could not go out

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    ASub. (It) must be used before being to give the correct meaning. Hence, It being very cold is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    ASub. (It) must be used before being to give the correct meaning. Hence, It being very cold is the right usage.


  1. Despite the speed in which he was driving he couldn’t reach on time.
    1. Despite the speed
    2. No error
    3. in which he was driving
    4. he couldn’t reach on time

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    It is Preposition related error. Hence, at which he was driving is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    It is Preposition related error. Hence, at which he was driving is the right usage.



  1. An ancients considered that knowledge had its limits.
    1. had its limits
    2. No error
    3. that knowledge
    4. An ancients considered

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    The ancients (N.) : the people who lived in ancient times. the (Def. Art.) is used with Adj., to refer to a whole group of people. Here, The ancients believed/considered is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    The ancients (N.) : the people who lived in ancient times. the (Def. Art.) is used with Adj., to refer to a whole group of people. Here, The ancients believed/considered is the right usage.


  1. It is not advisable to take heavy luggages while travelling these days.
    1. No error
    2. to take heavy luggages
    3. It is not advisable
    4. while travelling these days

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    Luggage is an Uncountable Noun. Plural of luggage is luggage. Hence, to take heavy luggage is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Luggage is an Uncountable Noun. Plural of luggage is luggage. Hence, to take heavy luggage is the right usage.



  1. This is Johns book on the table.
    1. No error
    2. John’s book
    3. on the table
    4. This is

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    Here, John’s book (Apostrophe’s) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, John’s book (Apostrophe’s) is the right usage.