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. Most of my friends
    2. heard the earthquake
    3. but I was totally unaware of it.
    4. No error

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    an earthquake is felt and not heard. Hence, felt the earthquake is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    an earthquake is felt and not heard. Hence, felt the earthquake is the right usage


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    1. In these days of inflation
    2. a ten rupees note will not buy you
    3. even an ordinary meal.
    4. No error

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    Correct Option: B



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia
    2. each have parts to play
    3. in the development of Africa.
    4. No error

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    Have a part to play : to be able to help. Hence, each have a part to play is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Have a part to play : to be able to help. Hence, each have a part to play is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The United Nations
    2. enquired for
    3. a cease-fire.
    4. No error

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    appeal (V.) : a formal request to a court or to somebody in authority for a judgment or a decision to be changed. appealed will replace esquired. Hence, appealed for is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    appeal (V.) : a formal request to a court or to somebody in authority for a judgment or a decision to be changed. appealed will replace esquired. Hence, appealed for is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. She was ill for five days
    2. when the doctor
    3. was sent for.
    4. No error

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    The work continued in the past for a period of time. Hence, Past Perfect Continuous i.e. She had been ill for five days is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    The work continued in the past for a period of time. Hence, Past Perfect Continuous i.e. She had been ill for five days is the right usage