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 couldn’t but help
    2. shed tears at the plight of the villagers
    3. rendered homeless by a devastating cyclone.
    4. No error

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    Here, He couldn’t help but is the right usage. But shows contrast.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, He couldn’t help but is the right usage. But shows contrast.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Susan said that she shall
    2. try to attempt the task
    3. to the best of her ability.
    4. No error

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    Here, Reporting Verb (said) is in Past Tense. Hence, Verb of Reported Speech should be in Past Tense i.e. Susan said that she would is the right usage would (Aux.) is used to express desire/intent

    Correct Option: A

    Here, Reporting Verb (said) is in Past Tense. Hence, Verb of Reported Speech should be in Past Tense i.e. Susan said that she would is the right usage would (Aux.) is used to express desire/intent



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Some of our latest canon
    2. that have come out of the production
    3. line have a very long range.
    4. No error

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    Here, some of our latest canons (Plural) is the right usage some of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun

    Correct Option: A

    Here, some of our latest canons (Plural) is the right usage some of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He adviced me
    2. to join
    3. the computer course later in the year.
    4. No error

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    Here, He advised (Verb) me is the right usage. Advice (Noun) : an opinion or suggestion. Advise (Verb) : to give suggestion.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, He advised (Verb) me is the right usage. Advice (Noun) : an opinion or suggestion. Advise (Verb) : to give suggestion.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The poor man saves the money
    2. but then he began to worry
    3. that thieves might take it away.
    4. No error

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    The sentence showsPast Time. Hence,Past Simple i.e.The poor man saved the money is the right usage

    Correct Option: A

    The sentence showsPast Time. Hence,Past Simple i.e.The poor man saved the money is the right usage