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. I am really disappointed
    2. in not having saw my friends
    3. while I was in New Delhi on vacation this summer.
    4. No error

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    in not having seen will replace in not having saw disappointed (Verb) agrees with in (Prep.) + Gerund (–ing form) + Past Participle form of Verb
    Hence, in not having seen my friends is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    in not having seen will replace in not having saw disappointed (Verb) agrees with in (Prep.) + Gerund (–ing form) + Past Participle form of Verb
    Hence, in not having seen my friends is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. We had scarcely
    2. reached the place
    3. than it started to rain heavily.
    4. No error

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    when will replace than because – hardly, barely, scarcely agree with when but no sooner agrees with than
    Hence, when it started to rain heavily is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    when will replace than because – hardly, barely, scarcely agree with when but no sooner agrees with than
    Hence, when it started to rain heavily is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. My uncle forced
    2. my friend and I
    3. to stay back.
    4. No error

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    me will replace I because – I is the Subject Pronoun, used for the one doing the Verb.
    me is the Object Pronoun, used as the receiver of the action of the Verb. my friend and me are the Objects of force (Verb)
    Hence, my friend and me is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    me will replace I because – I is the Subject Pronoun, used for the one doing the Verb.
    me is the Object Pronoun, used as the receiver of the action of the Verb. my friend and me are the Objects of force (Verb)
    Hence, my friend and me is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. A well-balanced diet
    2. is essential for
    3. good health.
    4. No error

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    No error.

    Correct Option: D

    No error.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. Neither of the two
    2. candidates have
    3. paid his subscription.
    4. No error

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    either of/neither of agree with Singular/ Plural Verb.

    Correct Option: D

    either of/neither of agree with Singular/ Plural Verb.