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. Our office buys
    2. five kilograms of paper
    3. every month.
    4. No error.

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    No error. But, rather than using buys, we can use uses and packets/rims can replace kilograms Our office uses five packets/rims of paper every month.

    Correct Option: D

    No error. But, rather than using buys, we can use uses and packets/rims can replace kilograms Our office uses five packets/rims of paper every month.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Most countries in the world
    2. is for
    3. peace.
    4. No error.

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    are will replace is because – most countries is Plural
    Hence, are for is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    are will replace is because – most countries is Plural
    Hence, are for is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. An emminent surgeon
    2. is visiting the hospital
    3. to attend a surgeons’ conference.
    4. No error.

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    eminent will replace emminent. eminent is the right spelling.
    eminent (Adj.) : famous and respected

    Correct Option: A

    eminent will replace emminent. eminent is the right spelling.
    eminent (Adj.) : famous and respected


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. This novel
    2. of Sheldon is more interesting
    3. than any other novel.
    4. No error.

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    No error.

    Correct Option: D

    No error.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The vacancy was filled
    2. by a young scholar
    3. who had an extensible knowledge of ancient art.
    4. No error.

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    extensive will replace extensible
    extensible (Adj.) : capable of being extended
    extensive (Adj.) : thorough; dealing with a wide range of information
    Look at the examples given below :
    We had fairly extensive discussions. These tables are extensible.
    Hence, who had an extensive knowledge of ancient art is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    extensive will replace extensible
    extensible (Adj.) : capable of being extended
    extensive (Adj.) : thorough; dealing with a wide range of information
    Look at the examples given below :
    We had fairly extensive discussions. These tables are extensible.
    Hence, who had an extensive knowledge of ancient art is the right usage