COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following questions, some 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 errors, your answer is (4) i.e., No error.

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    1. None of the diplomats at the conference
    2. was able either to comprehend
    3. or solve the problem.
    4. No error

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    either will not be used because –
    either ___ or is used when we are mentioning two alternatives and we want to say that no other alternative is possible.
    or is used with negative words.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The house is not large or glamorous.
    He must have thought that I was either stupid or rude.
    Hence, was able to comprehend is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    either will not be used because –
    either ___ or is used when we are mentioning two alternatives and we want to say that no other alternative is possible.
    or is used with negative words.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The house is not large or glamorous.
    He must have thought that I was either stupid or rude.
    Hence, was able to comprehend is the right usage


Direction: In the following questions, some 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, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

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    1. The poet
    2. describes about
    3. the spring season
    4. No error

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    describes will replace describes about because –
    describe (Verb) : to say about something/someone.
    Use of about is superfluous.

    Correct Option: B

    describes will replace describes about because –
    describe (Verb) : to say about something/someone.
    Use of about is superfluous.



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    1. Neither of them
    2. is
    3. good
    4. No error

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    No error.

    Correct Option: D

    No error.


Direction: In the following questions, some 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 there is No error, the answer is (4).

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    1. The lawyer asked
    2. if it was worth to take
    3. the matter to court.
    4. No error.

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    worth taking will replace worth to take; taking here is a Gerund.
    Hence, if it was worth taking is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    worth taking will replace worth to take; taking here is a Gerund.
    Hence, if it was worth taking is the right usage



Direction: 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).

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    1. Judge in him
    2. prevailed upon the father
    3. and he sentenced his son to death.
    4. No error

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    The Judge will replace Judge because –
    here the quality of the Judge is being emphasized, so, though a Common Noun, in this case, it becomes an Abstract Noun and the (Def. Art.) is used with an Abstract Noun.
    Hence, The judge in him is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The Judge will replace Judge because –
    here the quality of the Judge is being emphasized, so, though a Common Noun, in this case, it becomes an Abstract Noun and the (Def. Art.) is used with an Abstract Noun.
    Hence, The judge in him is the right usage.