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. The children which are assembled
    2. in the hall are the ones
    3. chosen for the field trip.
    4. No error

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    For persons, who/that should be used as Relative Pronoun. Hence, The children who/that are assembled is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    For persons, who/that should be used as Relative Pronoun. Hence, The children who/that are assembled is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I now realise that public speaking
    2. requires as much courage
    3. and confidence as to dance.
    4. No error

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    Here, Gerund i.e. and confidence as dancing is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, Gerund i.e. and confidence as dancing is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. It was only when they met that
    2. they found he has a childish simplicity
    3. in him.
    4. No error

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    The sentence is in Past Tense and childlike is the right usage. childlike (Adj.) : having the qualities that children usually have childish (Adj.) : typical of a child ; immature. Hence, they found he had a childlike simplicity is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    The sentence is in Past Tense and childlike is the right usage. childlike (Adj.) : having the qualities that children usually have childish (Adj.) : typical of a child ; immature. Hence, they found he had a childlike simplicity is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Neither the size
    2. nor the colour of the gloves
    3. were right
    4. No error

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    When we use Neither - nor, the Verb agrees according to the Number/Person of the nearest Subject. Here, the colour is a Singular Subject. Hence, was (Singular Verb) right is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    When we use Neither - nor, the Verb agrees according to the Number/Person of the nearest Subject. Here, the colour is a Singular Subject. Hence, was (Singular Verb) right is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Most of the members at the meeting felt
    2. that the group appointed to investigate the case
    3. were not competent to do the job efficiently.
    4. No error

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    Here, the group is a Singular Subject. Hence, Singular Verb i.e.was not competent to do the job efficiently is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, the group is a Singular Subject. Hence, Singular Verb i.e.was not competent to do the job efficiently is the right usage.