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. Neither the girl nor her parents
    2. was present
    3. to receive the award.
    4. No error.

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    were will replace was because – neither ___ nor (Correlative Conjunctions) is used, the Verb agrees with the nearest Subject
    Hence, were present is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    were will replace was because – neither ___ nor (Correlative Conjunctions) is used, the Verb agrees with the nearest Subject
    Hence, were present is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Raghu came out of the bathroom
    2. with a towel
    3. in the hand.
    4. No error.

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    Use of the (Def. Art.) is incorrect. Articles are not used with Parts of body.
    Hence, in his hand is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Use of the (Def. Art.) is incorrect. Articles are not used with Parts of body.
    Hence, in his hand is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The library members were asked
    2. to return back the books
    3. to the library.
    4. No error.

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    return the books will replace return back the books
    return (Verb) : to come/go/give back
    Hence, to return the books is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    return the books will replace return back the books
    return (Verb) : to come/go/give back
    Hence, to return the books is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. People who live on
    2. glass houses
    3. should not throw stone at others.
    4. No error.

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    live in will replace live on

    Correct Option: A

    live in will replace live on



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Who
    2. arranged
    3. the chairs ?
    4. No error.

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    No error.

    Correct Option: D

    No error.