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 (4) i.e. No error.

  1. The ruins of the spillway are a vital clue to the epic struggle that unfold as generations of Khmer engineers coped with a water system that grew complex and unruly.
    1. coped with a water system that grew complex and unruly.
    2. to the epic struggle that unfold as generations of Khmer engineers
    3. The ruins of the spillway are a vital clue
    4. No error

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    Here, to the epic struggle that unfolds .... as generations of khmer engineers is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    Here, to the epic struggle that unfolds .... as generations of khmer engineers is the right usage


  1. You are required to give an explanation for your conduct within two days of the receipt of this letter.
    1. No error
    2. for your conduct
    3. within two days of the receipt of this letter.
    4. You are required to give an explanation

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    No error

    Correct Option: A

    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. The government granted relief payments of Rs. 5,000 each to those who injured in the fire accident.
    1. No error
    2. The government granted
    3. Relief payments of Rs. 5,000 each
    4. To those who injured in the fire accident.

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    If two events relate to past, the event that happens earlier, should be expressed in past perfect. Hence, to those who had got injured/to those who were injured is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    If two events relate to past, the event that happens earlier, should be expressed in past perfect. Hence, to those who had got injured/to those who were injured is the right usage.


  1. I really do regret not to learn to play the violin when I had so many opportunities to learn and practise in school.
    1. No error
    2. I really do regret not to learn to play the violin
    3. when I had so many opportunities
    4. to learn and practise in school.

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    Here, I really regret not to learn how to play the violin is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, I really regret not to learn how to play the violin is the right usage.



  1. I shall look forward to being with you sometime next month.
    1. No error
    2. I shall look forward
    3. to being with you
    4. sometime next month.

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    Correct Option: B