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 lovers walked
    2. besides each other
    3. in silence.
    4. No error

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    Besides : in addition to Beside : next to or at the side of somebody Look at the examples given below : He sat beside her all night. I have got no family besides my parents. Hence, beside each other is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    Besides : in addition to Beside : next to or at the side of somebody Look at the examples given below : He sat beside her all night. I have got no family besides my parents. Hence, beside each other is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The college library is
    2. not only equipped with
    3. very good books but also with the latest journals.
    4. No error

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    When we use Correlative Conjunctions, both the clauses should be parallel. Hence, equipped not only with is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    When we use Correlative Conjunctions, both the clauses should be parallel. Hence, equipped not only with is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. His parents does not
    2. approve of
    3. his business.
    4. No error

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    Do (Aux. V.) is used with Plural Sub. Look at the sentences : He does not like ice cream. (Singular Sub.) They do not like ice cream. (Plural Sub.) Hence, His parents do not is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Do (Aux. V.) is used with Plural Sub. Look at the sentences : He does not like ice cream. (Singular Sub.) They do not like ice cream. (Plural Sub.) Hence, His parents do not is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. In 1906 an earthquake
    2. destroyed much
    3. of San Francisco.
    4. No error

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    Here, e is vowel in an earthquake. Hence, article an i.e. In 1906 an earthquake is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, e is vowel in an earthquake. Hence, article an i.e. In 1906 an earthquake is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Every boy and every girl
    2. were given
    3. a packet of sweets.
    4. No error

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    Singular V. is used with Singular Sub. and also with every. Hence, was given is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Singular V. is used with Singular Sub. and also with every. Hence, was given is the right usage.