COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following questions, some parts of 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. A Tale of Two Cities
    2. are written
    3. by Charles Dickens.
    4. No error

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    is will replace are because – A Tale of Two cities, is the name of a Single Book. So, it will take Singular Verb.
    Hence, is written is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    is will replace are because – A Tale of Two cities, is the name of a Single Book. So, it will take Singular Verb.
    Hence, is written is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. As a person who believes
    2. that honesty is the best policy
    3. I feel that politics are not my cup of tea.
    4. No error

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    is will replace are because – Politics is a Singular Subject and it will agree with a Singular Verb.
    Hence, I feel that politics is not my cup of tea is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    is will replace are because – Politics is a Singular Subject and it will agree with a Singular Verb.
    Hence, I feel that politics is not my cup of tea is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The boy who studies hard
    2. he will pass
    3. with flying colours.
    4. No error

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    Use of he is not required because we are already talking about a particular boy.
    Hence, will pass will replace he will pass

    Correct Option: B

    Use of he is not required because we are already talking about a particular boy.
    Hence, will pass will replace he will pass


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. UNICEF
    2. is
    3. an international organisation.
    4. No error

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    The will be used before UNICEF because – The (Def. Art.) is used before the names of organistions, parties, committees, etc.

    Correct Option: A

    The will be used before UNICEF because – The (Def. Art.) is used before the names of organistions, parties, committees, etc.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. We need to surround ourselves with
    2. caring people particular loved ones who
    3. bring hope and support to our hearts and minds and with whom we can communicate.
    4. No error

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    particularly will replace particular because – an Adv. modifies an Adj./Verb/Adj./ Clauses.
    Look at the examples given below :

    Hence, caring people particularly loved ones who is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    particularly will replace particular because – an Adv. modifies an Adj./Verb/Adj./ Clauses.
    Look at the examples given below :

    Hence, caring people particularly loved ones who is the right usage.