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 error, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

  1. Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is counted wise.
    1. when he holdeth his peace
    2. No error
    3. Even fools
    4. is counted wise

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    There is No error

    Correct Option: B

    There is No error


  1. Education is the only effective tool to help eradicate the problem of violence against women.
    1. problem of violence
    2. help eradicate
    3. the only affective tool
    4. No error

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    No Error

    Correct Option: D

    No Error



  1. The doctor recommended that he should take a holiday.
    1. that he should
    2. take a holiday
    3. The doctor recommended
    4. No error

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    recommended will be replaced by advised advised is more suitable in the context Hence, The doctor advised is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    recommended will be replaced by advised advised is more suitable in the context Hence, The doctor advised is the right usage.


  1. She gave me details of all the schools she had visited while she was on an official tour.
    1. all the schools she had visited
    2. No error
    3. She gave me details of
    4. while she was on a official tour

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    the (Def. Art.) will be used before details detail (Countable N.) : a small individual fact/item, Here, details refers to specific information Hence, She gave me the details ofis the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    the (Def. Art.) will be used before details detail (Countable N.) : a small individual fact/item, Here, details refers to specific information Hence, She gave me the details ofis the right usage.



  1. What make people angry or tense is actually a mystery which is difficult to explain.
    1. No error
    2. What make people angry
    3. or tense is actually a mystery
    4. which is difficult to explain

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    When What is the Sub. of a clause, it takes a Singular Verb. Hence, what makes people angry is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    When What is the Sub. of a clause, it takes a Singular Verb. Hence, what makes people angry is the right usage.