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. Everyone of us should realise that any act of negligence will cause a great harm to our country’s security.
    1. No error
    2. Everyone of us should realise that
    3. any act of negligence will cause
    4. a great harm to our country’s security.

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    No error

    Correct Option: A

    No error


  1. By May next year I have been working in this college for twenty years.
    1. No error
    2. By May next year
    3. I have been working in this college
    4. For twenty years.

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    Here, Future Perfect Continuous i.e. I will have been is the right usage. The sentence shows future time.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, Future Perfect Continuous i.e. I will have been is the right usage. The sentence shows future time.



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 (D) i.e. No error.

  1. She is wealthy and can afford all the pleasures of life.
    1. and can afford
    2. all the pleasures of life.
    3. No error
    4. She is wealthy

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    No error

    Correct Option: C

    No error


  1. This is the second communication we have sent and we are much surprised at receiving no answer.
    1. This is the second communication we have sent
    2. at receiving no answer.
    3. and we are much surprised
    4. No error

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    As the sense suggests, This is the second communication we are sending is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    As the sense suggests, This is the second communication we are sending is the right usage.



  1. My friend will not come to attend this marriage unless he is not invited.
    1. No error
    2. My friend will not come
    3. to attend this marriage
    4. unless he is not invited.

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    Here, negative sentence should not be used with unless. Hence, Unless he is invited is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, negative sentence should not be used with unless. Hence, Unless he is invited is the right usage.