COMMON ERRORS


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. Greatly to our surprise
    2. we find the ringleader
    3. was lame.
    4. No error

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    found (that) will replace find because – the sentence is in Past Tense. Use of that is optional
    Look at the examples given below :
    He told her (that) she was welcome. (✔)
    He told her she was welcome.(✔)
    Hence, we found that the ring leader is the right usage.
    The appropriate sentences are :
    To our great surprise we found that the ring leader was lame.
    To our great surprise we found the ring leader to be lame
    Hence, working women lead a life of dual responsibilities is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    found (that) will replace find because – the sentence is in Past Tense. Use of that is optional
    Look at the examples given below :
    He told her (that) she was welcome. (✔)
    He told her she was welcome.(✔)
    Hence, we found that the ring leader is the right usage.
    The appropriate sentences are :
    To our great surprise we found that the ring leader was lame.
    To our great surprise we found the ring leader to be lame
    Hence, working women lead a life of dual responsibilities is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. In India
    2. working woman lead a life of dual responsibilities
    3. if they are married and have a famil
    4. No error

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    women will replace woman because – the sentence indicates a sense about many women.

    Correct Option: B

    women will replace woman because – the sentence indicates a sense about many women.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. After he had apologised to the magistrate profusely
    2. for having broke the promise
    3. the magistrate was happy to forgive him.
    4. No error

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    broken will replace broke because – having + Past Participle form is used for referring to the person who has done the action, of the Verb.
    Hence,for having broken the promise is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    broken will replace broke because – having + Past Participle form is used for referring to the person who has done the action, of the Verb.
    Hence,for having broken the promise is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. This stamp is only one
    2. of the design
    3. ever printed.
    4. No error

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    designs will replace design because – One of is followed by a Plural Noun.
    Hence, of the designs is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    designs will replace design because – One of is followed by a Plural Noun.
    Hence, of the designs is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. During the last few years
    2. the company works hard
    3. to modernise its image.
    4. No error

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    worked will replace work. The sentence indicates a Past action.
    Hence, the company worked hard is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    worked will replace work. The sentence indicates a Past action.
    Hence, the company worked hard is the right usage.