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. Just outside my house are a playground for school boys and girls.
    1. Just outside my house
    2. are a playground
    3. No error
    4. for school boys and girls

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    Here, subject is playground (singular). Hence, a playground is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, subject is playground (singular). Hence, a playground is the right usage.


  1. Who do you think I met?
    1. Who
    2. No error
    3. do you think
    4. I met?

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    whom is used instead of who as the object of a verb or preposition. Look at the examples given below : Whom did they invite ? To whom should I write ? Here, whom is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    whom is used instead of who as the object of a verb or preposition. Look at the examples given below : Whom did they invite ? To whom should I write ? Here, whom 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 (4) i.e. No error.

  1. I watched how the pianoist used her left hand.
    1. I watched how
    2. the pianoist
    3. No error
    4. used her left hand

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    pianist (N.) = a person who plays the piano. The correct spelling is pianist

    Correct Option: B

    pianist (N.) = a person who plays the piano. The correct spelling is pianist


  1. The sum and substance of this poem is as follows.
    1. of this poem
    2. No error
    3. The sum and substance
    4. is as follows

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    No error

    Correct Option: B

    No error



  1. Bobby learnt the alphabets at the age of two.
    1. No error
    2. age of two
    3. Bobby learnt the
    4. alphabets at the

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    Alphabet = a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order used for wirting a language Hence, alphabet at the is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Alphabet = a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order used for wirting a language Hence, alphabet at the is the right usage.