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 dress that the
    2. girl wore was
    3. more attractive than the other girls.
    4. No error

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    Dress should be compared with dress, not girls. Hence, more attractive than that of the other girls is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Dress should be compared with dress, not girls. Hence, more attractive than that of the other girls is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. They can promise you
    2. an experience
    3. you will never forget.
    4. No error

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    It is a double negatives related error. Hence, you won’t forget/you will never forget is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    It is a double negatives related error. Hence, you won’t forget/you will never forget is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The ant who was nearby
    2. walked forward and bit the hunter
    3. sharply in the ankle.
    4. No error

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    Who should be used for persons/people. Hence, The ant which/that was nearby is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Who should be used for persons/people. Hence, The ant which/that was nearby is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. In his book
    2. Churchill describes
    3. that historical first meeting with Roosevelt.
    4. No error

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    historic (Adj) : It is usually used to describe something that is so important that it is likely to be remembered. historical is used to describe a past event. Hence, that historic first meeting with Roosevelt is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    historic (Adj) : It is usually used to describe something that is so important that it is likely to be remembered. historical is used to describe a past event. Hence, that historic first meeting with Roosevelt is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The box of eggs
    2. are lying
    3. on the table.
    4. No error

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    Here, The box is the subject, not eggs. Hence, is lying (singular) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, The box is the subject, not eggs. Hence, is lying (singular) is the right usage.