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. One should respect
    2. the religions of others
    3. as much as his own.
    4. No error.

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    The Possessive of one is one’s Hence, as much as one’s own is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    The Possessive of one is one’s Hence, as much as one’s own is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. How long it takes
    2. to travel from Chennai to Trichy
    3. by train?
    4. No error.

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    of an Interrogative Sentence starting with wh– words and How, the structure is as follows : How long + do/does + subject + v1 or v1 + s or es + ...?
    Look at the sentences : How long does the train take to reach Mumbai from Delhi ? How long do you need to do this work ? Hence, How long does it take is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    of an Interrogative Sentence starting with wh– words and How, the structure is as follows : How long + do/does + subject + v1 or v1 + s or es + ...?
    Look at the sentences : How long does the train take to reach Mumbai from Delhi ? How long do you need to do this work ? Hence, How long does it take is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The first inning
    2. of the match
    3. was very sensational.
    4. No error.

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    Innings is used in both the numbers. For example % an innings or several innings. Hence, The first innings is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    Innings is used in both the numbers. For example % an innings or several innings. Hence, The first innings is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Headmaster
    2. has instructed
    3. the teachers to follow the rules of the school.
    4. No error.

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    the (Def. Art.) should be used before Headmaster because there is only one Headmaster.

    Correct Option: A

    the (Def. Art.) should be used before Headmaster because there is only one Headmaster.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. It is high time
    2. we renovate
    3. our old house.
    4. No error.

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    It is + high time should be followed by Past Simple. It shows present time. Hence, we renovated is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    It is + high time should be followed by Past Simple. It shows present time. Hence, we renovated is the right usage.