COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If the sentence is free from error, choose the “No error” option.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I will try to
    2. tell to you
    3. what you must do.
    4. No error

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    Say to ⇒ tell Hence, tell you should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Say to ⇒ tell Hence, tell you should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Every member of the committee
    2. have been present
    3. at all the meetings.
    4. No error

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    Here, Every member .... is a singular subject. Hence, has been present should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, Every member .... is a singular subject. Hence, has been present should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The large balloons
    2. I bought for Christmas
    3. is very nice.
    4. No error

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    Here subject (balloons) is plural. Hence, are very nice should be used.

    Correct Option: C

    Here subject (balloons) is plural. Hence, are very nice should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The manager is having his problems
    2. but we have
    3. ours as well.
    4. No error

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    Have (own/hold) is not used in the progressive tenses. Hence, The manager has his problems ...... should be used here.

    Correct Option: A

    Have (own/hold) is not used in the progressive tenses. Hence, The manager has his problems ...... should be used here.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The two first chapters of the book
    2. are very interesting,
    3. the remaining ones are boring.
    4. No error (4)

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    It is order related error. Ordinal will come before numeral. Hence, The first two ..... should be used.

    Correct Option: A

    It is order related error. Ordinal will come before numeral. Hence, The first two ..... should be used.