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 No error.

  1. We have finished our work three hours ago and have been waiting for you since then.
    1. three hours ago and have been waiting
    2. We have finished our work
    3. for you since then
    4. No error

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    Here, Past Perfect i.e.We had finished our work is the right usage. The sentence shows past time.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, Past Perfect i.e.We had finished our work is the right usage. The sentence shows past time.


  1. Several guests noticed Mr. Sharma falling back in his chair and gasping for breath.
    1. falling back in his chair
    2. Several guests noticed Mr. Sharma
    3. and gasping for breath
    4. No error

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error



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 bird in the tree is worth two in the bush.
    1. A bird in the tree
    2. two in the bush.
    3. No error
    4. is worth

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    a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (Id.) : It is better to keep something that you already have than to risk losing it by trying to get much more. Hence, A bird in the hand is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (Id.) : It is better to keep something that you already have than to risk losing it by trying to get much more. Hence, A bird in the hand is the right usage.


  1. It is not advisable to take heavy luggages while on a journey.
    1. to take heavy luggages
    2. while on a journey
    3. No error
    4. It is not advisable

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    luggage (N.) : bags, cases etc. with somebody’s clothes and things when they are travelling. Its plural is never luggages. Hence, to take heavy luggage is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    luggage (N.) : bags, cases etc. with somebody’s clothes and things when they are travelling. Its plural is never luggages. Hence, to take heavy luggage is the right usage.



  1. He can be a basketball player since he is tall like a mule.
    1. He can be
    2. he is tall like a mule
    3. No error
    4. a basketball player since

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    Here, he is as tall as an oak tree/giraffe/steeple is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, he is as tall as an oak tree/giraffe/steeple is the right usage.