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. A person who sticks to one thing inspite of initial difficulties is sure to succeed in the end.
    1. A person who sticks to one thing
    2. is sure to succeed in the end
    3. inspite of initial difficulties
    4. No error

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error


  1. Reading is no longer popular among the youthful of today. As the influence of the internet has taken over a very important and active hobby.
    1. among the youthful of today
    2. very important and active hobby
    3. influence of the internet
    4. No error

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    youth (Uncountable N.) :the condition/quality of being young youths (N.) → Plural the youth (Plural) : young people considered as a group Look at these expressions : the nation’s youth the youth of today youthful energy Hence, among the youth of today is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    youth (Uncountable N.) :the condition/quality of being young youths (N.) → Plural the youth (Plural) : young people considered as a group Look at these expressions : the nation’s youth the youth of today youthful energy Hence, among the youth of today is the right usage



  1. My cousin cannot understand why his teacher says that the earth move round the sun.
    1. teacher says
    2. cannot understand
    3. No error
    4. move round the

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    Simple Present Tense is used infants, generalizations and universal truths. as in — the earth moves around the sun. In Indirect Speech, the tense remains unchanged. Hence, moves round the are the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Simple Present Tense is used infants, generalizations and universal truths. as in — the earth moves around the sun. In Indirect Speech, the tense remains unchanged. Hence, moves round the are the right usage.


  1. Who do you think will win the game?
    1. Who do you
    2. No error
    3. win the game
    4. think will

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    No Error

    Correct Option: B

    No Error



  1. Jewellery retailers across India decided to suspend sold of gold coins and bars for six months.
    1. to suspend sold
    2. of gold coins and bars for six months.
    3. No error
    4. Jewellery retailers across India decided

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    sale (N.) : the act of selling sold (V.) : Past (v2) and Past Participle (v3) of sell (v1) Hence, to suspend sale is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    sale (N.) : the act of selling sold (V.) : Past (v2) and Past Participle (v3) of sell (v1) Hence, to suspend sale is the right usage