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. His new job necessitated his getting up at six.
    1. No error
    2. His new job
    3. getting up at six
    4. necessitated his

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    No error

    Correct Option: A

    No error


  1. The childrens were happy when the film started.
    1. The childrens
    2. when the film started
    3. No error
    4. were happy

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    The Plural of child is children.
    Hence, The children is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The Plural of child is children.
    Hence, The children 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. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.

  1. A study is going underway to determine the exact concentration of lead in the water supply.
    1. to determine the exact concentration
    2. No error
    3. of lead in the water supply
    4. A study is going underway

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    Here, A study is underway is the right usage. The use of going is superfluous.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, A study is underway is the right usage. The use of going is superfluous.


  1. The Russian ambassador’s whereabouts is not known to anyone.
    1. No error
    2. The Russian ambassador’s
    3. not known to anyone
    4. where abouts is

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    No error

    Correct Option: A

    No error



  1. Many a man want to be rich quickly.
    1. rich quickly
    2. want to be
    3. Many a man
    4. No error

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    Many a man is a Singular Subject. Hence singular verb i.e. wants to be is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Many a man is a Singular Subject. Hence singular verb i.e. wants to be is the right usage.