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. He was
    2. a learnt man among lords,
    3. and a lord among learned men.
    4. No error

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    learnt (V.) : to gain knowledge/skill by studying, from experience, etc. learn (v1)→ learnt/learned (v2)→ learnt/learned (v3) learned (Adj.) : having a lot of knowledge because you have studied and read a lot Look at the exmples given below : He is a serious scholar, a genuine learned man. She is a learned and respected teacher. Hence,a learned man among lordsis the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    learnt (V.) : to gain knowledge/skill by studying, from experience, etc. learn (v1)→ learnt/learned (v2)→ learnt/learned (v3) learned (Adj.) : having a lot of knowledge because you have studied and read a lot Look at the exmples given below : He is a serious scholar, a genuine learned man. She is a learned and respected teacher. Hence,a learned man among lordsis the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The visitor took the vacant seat
    2. next from mine
    3. one of the many huge sofas in the room.
    4. No error

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    to (Prep.) is used afterAdj. like married, engaged, similar, next, etc. next to (Adv.) : adjacent to ; at or one side of Look at the sentences : The car next to hers is mine/Raju’s. The house next to mine is Sheena’s. Hence, next to mine is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    to (Prep.) is used afterAdj. like married, engaged, similar, next, etc. next to (Adv.) : adjacent to ; at or one side of Look at the sentences : The car next to hers is mine/Raju’s. The house next to mine is Sheena’s. Hence, next to mine is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I wish to heartily
    2. congratulate you for
    3. your astounding success.
    4. No error

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    When you congratulate someone on something, you give him your good wishes because something special/pleasant has happened to him. When you congratulate someone for something, you praise him for an achievement. Look at the examples given below : I’d like to congratulate youon your marriage. I’d like to congratulate the staff for their good job. Hence, congratulate you on is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    When you congratulate someone on something, you give him your good wishes because something special/pleasant has happened to him. When you congratulate someone for something, you praise him for an achievement. Look at the examples given below : I’d like to congratulate youon your marriage. I’d like to congratulate the staff for their good job. Hence, congratulate you on is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The new device
    2. aims at eliminating
    3. the risk of short-circuiting.
    4. No error

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    short-circuit (Noun) : a failure in an electrical circuit. Hence, the risk of short-circuit is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    short-circuit (Noun) : a failure in an electrical circuit. Hence, the risk of short-circuit is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The whole block of flats
    2. including two shops were
    3. destroyed in fire.
    4. No error

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    Expressions such aswith,together with,including, accompanied by, in addition to or as well do not change the number of the Subject. Moreover, The whole block of flats is a Singular Subject. Hence, including two shops was is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Expressions such aswith,together with,including, accompanied by, in addition to or as well do not change the number of the Subject. Moreover, The whole block of flats is a Singular Subject. Hence, including two shops was is the right usage.