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 your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is (D) i.e. No error.

  1. Everyone were happy to hear about his success.
    1. to hear
    2. about his sucess
    3. No error
    4. Everyone were happy

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    Everyone is a singular subject. Hence, singular verb was is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Everyone is a singular subject. Hence, singular verb was is the right usage.


  1. Hearing these strange noise above, the thought at once occurred to me that thieves had entered the house.
    1. No error
    2. the thought at once occurred to me
    3. that thieves had entered the house
    4. Hearing these strange noises above

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    hear (V.) : static verb (verb of perception), not used in the Progressive Tenses. Hence, listening (to) the strange noise is the right usage make noises : to talk in an indirect way about something.

    Correct Option: D

    hear (V.) : static verb (verb of perception), not used in the Progressive Tenses. Hence, listening (to) the strange noise is the right usage make noises : to talk in an indirect way about something.



Direction: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If there is No error, your answer is (4), i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. You can
    2. open the box
    3. by a screwdriver.
    4. No error

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    Screwdriver is a tool. Hence, with a screwdriver is the right usage. Look at the example given below : Cut it with a knife.

    Correct Option: C

    Screwdriver is a tool. Hence, with a screwdriver is the right usage. Look at the example given below : Cut it with a knife.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. When I was passing through the forest
    2. I happened to see
    3. a number of deers.
    4. No error

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    Here, a number of deer is the right usage. The Plural of deer is not deers.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, a number of deer is the right usage. The Plural of deer is not deers.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The cattles
    2. are grazing
    3. in the fields.
    4. No error

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    Cattle is a Plural Noun Hence, The cattle is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Cattle is a Plural Noun Hence, The cattle is the right usage.