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. Increasing racism and hate crimes
    2. casted a shadow
    3. over elections.
    4. No error.

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    cast a shadow will replace casted a shadow
    The Past and Past Participle form of cast is cast.
    Use of casted is incorrect.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The boy’s broken finger cast a shadow over his birthday party.
    The child’s sudden death cast a dark shadow over the house.

    Correct Option: B

    cast a shadow will replace casted a shadow
    The Past and Past Participle form of cast is cast.
    Use of casted is incorrect.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The boy’s broken finger cast a shadow over his birthday party.
    The child’s sudden death cast a dark shadow over the house.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The new dish
    2. that I ordered
    3. is tasting good.
    4. No error.

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    tasted good will replace is tasting good
    taste (Verb) is a Stative verb describing a state that lasts for sometime.
    These Verbs are not used in Progressive/Continuous Tenses.

    Correct Option: C

    tasted good will replace is tasting good
    taste (Verb) is a Stative verb describing a state that lasts for sometime.
    These Verbs are not used in Progressive/Continuous Tenses.



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. Having found a piece of cheese,
    2. two cats went to a dog
    3. to divide it among them.
    4. No error.

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    between will replace among because –
    between is used for two and among is used for more than two
    Hence, to divide it between them is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    between will replace among because –
    between is used for two and among is used for more than two
    Hence, to divide it between them is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. I went to
    2. see the Taj Mahal
    3. in a moonlit night.
    4. No error.

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. He is anxious not only
    2. to acquire knowledge
    3. but also eager to display it.
    4. No error.

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    not only anxious will replace anxious not only because –
    While using a Correlative Conjunction, both clauses have to be parallel. That means we have to use them before two Nouns/two verbs/two Adjectives
    Look at the examples given below :

    Correct Option: A

    not only anxious will replace anxious not only because –
    While using a Correlative Conjunction, both clauses have to be parallel. That means we have to use them before two Nouns/two verbs/two Adjectives
    Look at the examples given below :