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. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Seldom if ever
    2. nature does operate
    3. in closed and separate compartments.
    4. No error.

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    Use of does is unnecessary. Here, does Nature Operate is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Use of does is unnecessary. Here, does Nature Operate is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Someone, they don’t know
    2. who, knocked at
    3. their door in midnight.
    4. No error

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    at (Prep.) is used for specifying a particular point in time. Look at the examples given below : Let’s meet for lunch at noon I have a class at eight thirty on Tuesday. Hence, their door at midnight is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    at (Prep.) is used for specifying a particular point in time. Look at the examples given below : Let’s meet for lunch at noon I have a class at eight thirty on Tuesday. Hence, their door at midnight is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I told the teacher
    2. that the homework set for the day
    3. was much too heavy for us to complete.
    4. No error.

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I was
    2. laying down
    3. when the doorbell rang.
    4. No error.

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    lie (lies, lying, lay, lain) : to put yourself in a flat position. Hence, lying down is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    lie (lies, lying, lay, lain) : to put yourself in a flat position. Hence, lying down is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. On a holiday
    2. I prefer reading storybooks
    3. than visiting my friends.
    4. No error.

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    If prefer is followed by Noun/Pronoun/Gerund, to should be used, not than or rather than. Hence, to visiting my friends is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    If prefer is followed by Noun/Pronoun/Gerund, to should be used, not than or rather than. Hence, to visiting my friends is the right usage