COMMON ERRORS


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

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I went to the temple
    2. with my parents, my aunts
    3. and my cousins
    4. No error.

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    I went to temple will replace I went to the temple because –
    Articles are not used with places like School/ University/Prison/hospital/church unless they refer to a particular one.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The church down the street is very old. (a particular church)
    I go to church every Sunday. (not a particular church)

    Correct Option: A

    I went to temple will replace I went to the temple because –
    Articles are not used with places like School/ University/Prison/hospital/church unless they refer to a particular one.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The church down the street is very old. (a particular church)
    I go to church every Sunday. (not a particular church)


Direction: In the following questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If there is No error, your answer is (4).

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The manager wanted to know who had arrived
    2. early that day
    3. the cashier or the accountant
    4. No error.

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    earlier will replace early because –
    The comparison between the two (the cashier and the accountant) is evident. So, the Comparative Degree of early (Adj.) will be used.

    Correct Option: B

    earlier will replace early because –
    The comparison between the two (the cashier and the accountant) is evident. So, the Comparative Degree of early (Adj.) will be used.



Direction: In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate appropriate number (1, 2, 3). If there is No error, indicate corresponding number (4) as your answer.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. We were looking forward
    2. to hear news
    3. about the missing fishermen
    4. No error

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    the will be used before poor because –
    the (Def. Art.) is used with Adjectives to refer to a thing or a group of people described by the Adj.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The poor always suffer.
    ¯ ¯
    Def. Art. Adj. (refers to a group of people who are poor) He is collecting money for the blind.
    Def. Art.
    blind refers to a group of people who are blind.

    Correct Option: A

    the will be used before poor because –
    the (Def. Art.) is used with Adjectives to refer to a thing or a group of people described by the Adj.
    Look at the examples given below :
    The poor always suffer.
    ¯ ¯
    Def. Art. Adj. (refers to a group of people who are poor) He is collecting money for the blind.
    Def. Art.
    blind refers to a group of people who are blind.


Direction: In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark (1), (2) or (3) as your answer. If there is No error, mark (4) as your answer.

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    1. Ten kilometres
    2. is
    3. a long distance to walk.
    4. No error

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The fifth and final act
    2. of Macbeth contain
    3. the sleepwalking scene.
    4. No error.

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    contains will replace contain because –
    The fifth and final act (Main Subject) is in Singular.
    Hence, the Verb will also be in Singular as a Verb agrees with its Subject in Number.
    Singular Subject® Singular Verb (Main Verb + S)
    Plural Subject® Plural Verb (Main Verb without S)
    Look at the example given below:
    The great poet and scholar is dead.
    Here, scholar and poet refer to the same man.
    So, the Subject is in Singular and the Verb is also in Singular.
    Hence, of Macbeth contains is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    contains will replace contain because –
    The fifth and final act (Main Subject) is in Singular.
    Hence, the Verb will also be in Singular as a Verb agrees with its Subject in Number.
    Singular Subject® Singular Verb (Main Verb + S)
    Plural Subject® Plural Verb (Main Verb without S)
    Look at the example given below:
    The great poet and scholar is dead.
    Here, scholar and poet refer to the same man.
    So, the Subject is in Singular and the Verb is also in Singular.
    Hence, of Macbeth contains is the right usage.