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

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. If we have no definite aim before us
    2. we would only wonder about in aimless pursuits
    3. and achieve nothing.
    4. No error.

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    wander will replace wonder about
    wonder about : to be curious/in doubt about someone/something
    Wander (of a person’s mind/thoughts) : to stop being
    directed on something and to move without much control to other ideas, subjects, etc.
    Look at the examples given below :
    I wonder about life on other planets.
    Try not to let your mind wander

    Correct Option: B

    wander will replace wonder about
    wonder about : to be curious/in doubt about someone/something
    Wander (of a person’s mind/thoughts) : to stop being
    directed on something and to move without much control to other ideas, subjects, etc.
    Look at the examples given below :
    I wonder about life on other planets.
    Try not to let your mind wander


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Being a holiday
    2. we went out
    3. for a picnic.
    4. No error.

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    It being a holiday will replace being a holiday
    Combination of two/more sentences is possible only when the sentences have a common Subject.
    Look at the examples given below :
    I read the book. I returned it to the library.
    Combining the two sentences we get –
    Having read the book I returned it to the library. (✔)
    Reading the book I returned it to the library. (×)
    Another example –
    It was a rainy day. I could not go.
    It being a rainy day I could not go.

    Correct Option: A

    It being a holiday will replace being a holiday
    Combination of two/more sentences is possible only when the sentences have a common Subject.
    Look at the examples given below :
    I read the book. I returned it to the library.
    Combining the two sentences we get –
    Having read the book I returned it to the library. (✔)
    Reading the book I returned it to the library. (×)
    Another example –
    It was a rainy day. I could not go.
    It being a rainy day I could not go.



Direction: In the following questions, some part 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. You are a very lovable person
    2. but I
    3. am not loving you.
    4. No error.

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    do not (don’t) love you will replace am not loving you because – Verbs that show emotion/senses – love, feel, see, are Stative Verbs. They are not used in Progressive Tenses.

    Correct Option: C

    do not (don’t) love you will replace am not loving you because – Verbs that show emotion/senses – love, feel, see, are Stative Verbs. They are not used in Progressive Tenses.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. I bought
    2. two
    3. slippers.
    4. No error.

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    a pair of will replace two
    a pair of slippers means a single set of slippers

    Correct Option: B

    a pair of will replace two
    a pair of slippers means a single set of slippers



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The director along with his assistants
    2. have thoroughly examined
    3. the new proposals.
    4. No error.

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    has will replace have because – when two Subjects are joined by using along with the Verb agrees with the first Subject.
    Hence, has thoroughly examined is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    has will replace have because – when two Subjects are joined by using along with the Verb agrees with the first Subject.
    Hence, has thoroughly examined is the right usage