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 and the number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The paintings of natural sceneries
    2. are selling
    3. like hot cakes.
    4. No error.

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    scenery will replace sceneries because –
    scenery is both Singular and Plural
    Hence, The paintings of natural scenery is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    scenery will replace sceneries because –
    scenery is both Singular and Plural
    Hence, The paintings of natural scenery is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. He discussed
    2. the murder case
    3. with his juniors.
    4. No error.

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. My friend
    2. has invited me
    3. for tea this Sunday.
    4. No error.

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    to will replace for because – invite (Verb) agrees with to (Prep.)
    Hence, to tea this Sunday is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    to will replace for because – invite (Verb) agrees with to (Prep.)
    Hence, to tea this Sunday is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Scarcely had
    2. the function started
    3. than it began to rain.
    4. No error.

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    when will replace than because – Scarcely ___ when is the correct pair of Correlatives.
    Hence, when it began to rain is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    when will replace than because – Scarcely ___ when is the correct pair of Correlatives.
    Hence, when it began to rain is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. College girls seldom wear
    2. sarees these days,
    3. do they
    4. No error.

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    don’t they will replace do they because – a positive statement agrees with a negative tag. when the Verb in the main sentence is in the Simple Present, do/does is used to form the question tag.

    Correct Option: C

    don’t they will replace do they because – a positive statement agrees with a negative tag. when the Verb in the main sentence is in the Simple Present, do/does is used to form the question tag.