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. If man makes proper use of his time and opportunities and follow his aim in life with patience and perseverance, he is sure to succeed.
    1. and perseverance, he is sure to succeed.
    2. If man makes proper use of his time and opportunities
    3. and follow his aim in life with patience
    4. No error

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    Here,Subject (The man) isSingular. Hence,Singular Verb i.e., and follows his aim in life with patience is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here,Subject (The man) isSingular. Hence,Singular Verb i.e., and follows his aim in life with patience is the right usage.


  1. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffickings is observed on June 26th.
    1. Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffickings
    2. No error
    3. is observed on June 26th.
    4. The International Day against

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    The word trafficking is an Uncountable Noun. Hence, Drug abuse and human trafficking is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The word trafficking is an Uncountable Noun. Hence, Drug abuse and human trafficking is the right usage.



  1. It has been said that history is the essence of innumerable biography.
    1. No error
    2. of innumerable biography
    3. that history is the essence
    4. It has been said

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    Here, of innumerable biographies (Plural) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, of innumerable biographies (Plural) is the right usage.


  1. We really wanted to go to the park but we were told not to go out if it rain.
    1. No error
    2. were told
    3. wanted to go
    4. if it rain

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    The sentence shows past time. Hence,if it rained is the right usage

    Correct Option: D

    The sentence shows past time. Hence,if it rained is the right usage



  1. The decapitated body of a young girl was discovered yesterday.
    1. No error
    2. The decapitated body
    3. of a young girl
    4. was discovered yesterday

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    decapitate : to cut off somebody’s head ; behead. Look at the example given below : His decapitated body was found floating in a canal. Here, was found yesterday is the right usage

    Correct Option: D

    decapitate : to cut off somebody’s head ; behead. Look at the example given below : His decapitated body was found floating in a canal. Here, was found yesterday is the right usage