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. IIM Calcutta's MBA programme
    2. is regarded
    3. as the finest in the country.
    4. No error

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    the finest in the country/as one of the finest in the country is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    the finest in the country/as one of the finest in the country is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The river
    2. has overflown
    3. its banks.
    4. No error

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    overflow (past= over flowed) : to be so full that the contents go over the sides. Hence, has overflowed is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    overflow (past= over flowed) : to be so full that the contents go over the sides. Hence, has overflowed is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Such rules
    2. do not apply to
    3. you and I.
    4. No error

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    you and I is the Object in the sentence, but I is a Subject Pro., so,me (Object Pro.)will replace I (Sub. Pro.) Hence, you and me is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    you and I is the Object in the sentence, but I is a Subject Pro., so,me (Object Pro.)will replace I (Sub. Pro.) Hence, you and me is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. A chill wind blew
    2. and icy fingers of death
    3. crept up my spine.
    4. No error

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    creep up on somebody : to begin to affect somebody. creep in/into something : to begin to happen or affect something. Look at the examples given below Tiredness can easily creep up on you while you are driving. As she became more tired, errors began to creep into her work. Hence, crept into my spine is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    creep up on somebody : to begin to affect somebody. creep in/into something : to begin to happen or affect something. Look at the examples given below Tiredness can easily creep up on you while you are driving. As she became more tired, errors began to creep into her work. Hence, crept into my spine is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Fifty years has passed
    2. since man first ventured
    3. into outer space.
    4. No error

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    Here, Subject (Fifty years) is Plural. Hence, Fifty years have passed is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, Subject (Fifty years) is Plural. Hence, Fifty years have passed is the right usage.