COMMON ERRORS


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. One of the
    2. most dangerous disease
    3. is AIDS
    4. No error

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    diseases will replace disease because – One of is followed by a Plural Noun.
    Hence, most dangerous diseases is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    diseases will replace disease because – One of is followed by a Plural Noun.
    Hence, most dangerous diseases is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Short stories and poems
    2. of varying quality
    3. appears in dailies and periodicals
    4. No error

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    appear will replace appears because – Short stories and poems is a Compound Subject; Compound Subjects joined by and or both ___ and are Plural and take a Plural Verb (without s)
    Hence, appear in dailies and periodicals is the right usage.
    Look at the examples given below :
    Dolphins and elephants are intelligent animals.
    Both men and women enjoy yoga.

    Correct Option: C

    appear will replace appears because – Short stories and poems is a Compound Subject; Compound Subjects joined by and or both ___ and are Plural and take a Plural Verb (without s)
    Hence, appear in dailies and periodicals is the right usage.
    Look at the examples given below :
    Dolphins and elephants are intelligent animals.
    Both men and women enjoy yoga.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Could you please give me
    2. a postal address
    3. of the Indian Embassy in New York.
    4. No error

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    the will replace a because – a specific/particular address is mentioned in the sentence. In such cases, the (Def. Art.) will be used.
    Hence, the postal address is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    the will replace a because – a specific/particular address is mentioned in the sentence. In such cases, the (Def. Art.) will be used.
    Hence, the postal address is the right usage


Direction: In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is No error, your answer is (4), i.e., No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The scientists
    2. could not hardly
    3. complete all the experiments.
    4. No error

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    could hardly will replace could not hardly because –
    hardly : almost no/not/none
    Hardly is a negative word and should not be used with not or other negatives

    Correct Option: B

    could hardly will replace could not hardly because –
    hardly : almost no/not/none
    Hardly is a negative word and should not be used with not or other negatives



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. As an artist
    2. Raju is as good
    3. if not better than, Ramesh.
    4. No error

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    as good as will replace as good –
    as good as (Idiom) : nearly.
    Look at the sentences given below :
    Raju is as good as Ramesh.
    Raju is not better than Ramesh.
    Raju is as good as Ramesh, if not better than him.
    Hence, Raju is as good as is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    as good as will replace as good –
    as good as (Idiom) : nearly.
    Look at the sentences given below :
    Raju is as good as Ramesh.
    Raju is not better than Ramesh.
    Raju is as good as Ramesh, if not better than him.
    Hence, Raju is as good as is the right usage.