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. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The teacher, as well as the students,
    2. have gone on an excursion
    3. to Ooty during their summer vacation.
    4. No error.

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    has (had) will replace have because –
    when two subjects are joined with as well as, along with, in addition to, the Verb agrees with the first Subject. The sentence is in Past Tense
    Look at the examples given below :
    The Moon, as well as Venus, are visible in the night sky. (×)
    The Moon, as well as Venus, is visible in the night sky. (✔)

    Correct Option: C

    has (had) will replace have because –
    when two subjects are joined with as well as, along with, in addition to, the Verb agrees with the first Subject. The sentence is in Past Tense
    Look at the examples given below :
    The Moon, as well as Venus, are visible in the night sky. (×)
    The Moon, as well as Venus, is visible in the night sky. (✔)


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. My sister asked me
    2. that how long
    3. I would stay there.
    4. No error.

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    that will not be used because – in Indirect Speech of Interrogative Sentences, that is not used. when a question begins with a question word (what, who, whom, when, where, why, how, etc.) the same word is used to introduce the question in the Indirect Speech
    Hence, how long will replace that how long

    Correct Option: B

    that will not be used because – in Indirect Speech of Interrogative Sentences, that is not used. when a question begins with a question word (what, who, whom, when, where, why, how, etc.) the same word is used to introduce the question in the Indirect Speech
    Hence, how long will replace that how long



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. Many overseas students
    2. attend colleges
    3. in the Great Britain.
    4. No error

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    the will not be used before Great Britain the (Def. Art.) is not used with the names of most countries unless the name contains a word such as States, Kingdom, Republic, United, etc.
    Hence, in Great Britain is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    the will not be used before Great Britain the (Def. Art.) is not used with the names of most countries unless the name contains a word such as States, Kingdom, Republic, United, etc.
    Hence, in Great Britain is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The teacher made the boys
    2. to do the sum
    3. all over again.
    4. No error

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    to will not be used because – made indicates forcing someone to do something he does not want to do. The structure will be as follows : make + object + Bare Infinitive

    Hence, do the sum will replace to do the sum

    Correct Option: B

    to will not be used because – made indicates forcing someone to do something he does not want to do. The structure will be as follows : make + object + Bare Infinitive

    Hence, do the sum will replace to do the sum



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. They have
    2. played a game
    3. last week.
    4. No error

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    Use of have is not correct because the sentence is in Past Tense.
    Hence, they will replace they have

    Correct Option: A

    Use of have is not correct because the sentence is in Past Tense.
    Hence, they will replace they have