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. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The two last
    2. chapters of the book
    3. are very interesting.
    4. No error.

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    An Ordinal number comes before acardinal number. Hence, The last two is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    An Ordinal number comes before acardinal number. Hence, The last two is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Although we reached his house in time
    2. he was left
    3. for the airport.
    4. No error.

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    Of the two past events, the event that happens earlier is expressed in Past Perfect. Hence, he had left is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    Of the two past events, the event that happens earlier is expressed in Past Perfect. Hence, he had left is the right usage



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 your answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (4), i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. I met the gentleman
    2. today morning on my way
    3. to the market.
    4. No error

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    a will replace the because – we are not talking about any particular gentleman. Hence, I met a gentleman is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    a will replace the because – we are not talking about any particular gentleman. Hence, I met a gentleman is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Unless he apologizes
    2. he should not be
    3. allowed to stay with us.
    4. No error

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    will/can will replace should because – when we use Simple Present Tense in the Conditional Clause, will/can/may will be used in the Main Clause. Look at the examples given below : Unless you study diligently, you’ll never understand trigonometry. Unless we hurry, we will be late for the show. Hence, he will not be is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    will/can will replace should because – when we use Simple Present Tense in the Conditional Clause, will/can/may will be used in the Main Clause. Look at the examples given below : Unless you study diligently, you’ll never understand trigonometry. Unless we hurry, we will be late for the show. Hence, he will not be is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The redevelopment project is aimed
    2. not just providing good houses to shanty dwellers,
    3. but also developing infrastructure around the major Mumbai localities.
    4. No error

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    aimed at will replace aimed because – be aimed at something/at doing something: to have something as an aim Look at the examples given below : These measures areaimed at preventing violent crime. This new programmeaims at raising awareness about private issues. Hence, The redevelopment project is aimed at is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    aimed at will replace aimed because – be aimed at something/at doing something: to have something as an aim Look at the examples given below : These measures areaimed at preventing violent crime. This new programmeaims at raising awareness about private issues. Hence, The redevelopment project is aimed at is the right usage