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

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. I went there
    2. with a view to survey
    3. the entire procedure.
    4. No error

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    survey will be replace surveying because – to in the phrase with a view to is a Prep. and an Inf. cannot be its object. It requires a Gerund (– ing form).
    Hence, with a view to surveying is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    survey will be replace surveying because – to in the phrase with a view to is a Prep. and an Inf. cannot be its object. It requires a Gerund (– ing form).
    Hence, with a view to surveying is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. When one hears of the incident
    2. about the plane crash
    3. he feels very sorry.
    4. No error

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    an will replace the because –
    no particular incident is evident.
    Hence, when one hears of an incident is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    an will replace the because –
    no particular incident is evident.
    Hence, when one hears of an incident is the right usage



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. Neither of the teams
    2. are sensible enough
    3. to do this task.
    4. No error.

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    neither of/either of agrees with Singular/ Plural Verb.

    Correct Option: D

    neither of/either of agrees with Singular/ Plural Verb.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. We have been knowing
    2. each other
    3. since we were children.
    4. No error.

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    know/have known will replace have been knowing
    know is not used in Continuous forms.
    Hence, we know/have known is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    know/have known will replace have been knowing
    know is not used in Continuous forms.
    Hence, we know/have known is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. I insisted
    2. on his going
    3. there immediately.
    4. No error.

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error