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. Read not to contradict nor to believe but to weigh and consider.
    1. but to weigh and consider
    2. No error
    3. nor to believe
    4. Read not to contradict

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    No error

    Correct Option: B

    No error


  1. The process was too simple and easy to understand that it hardly took five minutes for us to grasp it.
    1. No error
    2. and easy to understand that it hardly
    3. took five minutes for us to grasp it
    4. The process was too simple

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    So : to such a great degree So refers to a result clause introduced by that. Hence, The process was so simple

    Correct Option: D

    So : to such a great degree So refers to a result clause introduced by that. Hence, The process was so simple



  1. Neither he or his wife has arrived.
    1. has arrived
    2. Neither he
    3. No error
    4. or his wife

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    Neither ..... nor is correct form of connectives. Here, nor his wife is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Neither ..... nor is correct form of connectives. Here, nor his wife is the right usage.


  1. Mobile phones are so importance these days that they are no longer luxury items but have become a necessity.
    1. a necessity
    2. so importance these days
    3. no longer
    4. No error

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    Here, so important (Adjective)these days is the right usage. It is not proper to use importance (Noun) here.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, so important (Adjective)these days is the right usage. It is not proper to use importance (Noun) here.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. You need not tell a lie
    2. when the judge asked you where you were
    3. When the crime was committed.
    4. No error.

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    Here, Past Perfect i.e. You needn’t have told a lie is the right usage. When two events have taken place in the past and an event that occurs before another event in the past, then Past Perfect Tense is used for it.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, Past Perfect i.e. You needn’t have told a lie is the right usage. When two events have taken place in the past and an event that occurs before another event in the past, then Past Perfect Tense is used for it.