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. Every day we hear about
    2. senior citizens being robbed
    3. and even kill in cold blood.
    4. No error

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    Being is followed by past participle i.e. and even killed in cold blood.

    Correct Option: C

    Being is followed by past participle i.e. and even killed in cold blood.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The receptionist gave us
    2. much informations
    3. which we needed.
    4. No error

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    Information (Uncountable Noun) = facts or details about somebody/something. e.g. a piece of information; pieces of information. It is incorrect to use informations as the plural of information. Hence, much information/ many pieces of information ...... should be used here.

    Correct Option: B

    Information (Uncountable Noun) = facts or details about somebody/something. e.g. a piece of information; pieces of information. It is incorrect to use informations as the plural of information. Hence, much information/ many pieces of information ...... should be used here.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I am not familiar with
    2. all the important places in this town
    3. although I had been living here for two years.
    4. No error

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    The work continued in the past and still goes on. Hence, Present perfect continuous i.e. although I have been living here for two years ..... should be used here.

    Correct Option: C

    The work continued in the past and still goes on. Hence, Present perfect continuous i.e. although I have been living here for two years ..... should be used here.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Mohan wishes
    2. he will be
    3. richer.
    4. No error

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    May/might is used when showing wishes and hopes. Hence, he may (might) be ....... should be used here.

    Correct Option: B

    May/might is used when showing wishes and hopes. Hence, he may (might) be ....... should be used here.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Mothers keep on
    2. to encouraging their children
    3. to study.
    4. No error

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    Keep on doing something= continue doing something. It is superfluous to use preposition ‘to’. Don't keep on interrupting me! Keep on (at somebody) about something = to speak to somebody often. I will do it – just don't keep on at me about it.

    Correct Option: B

    Keep on doing something= continue doing something. It is superfluous to use preposition ‘to’. Don't keep on interrupting me! Keep on (at somebody) about something = to speak to somebody often. I will do it – just don't keep on at me about it.