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. My younger sister
    2. is much smarter
    3. then me.
    4. No error

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    In comparative degree, than I ..... should be used.

    Correct Option: C

    In comparative degree, than I ..... should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Due to me being new
    2. to the city, I had
    3. difficulty in finding a job.
    4. No error

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    Before a gerund, possessive case i.e. Due to my being new ..... should be used.

    Correct Option: A

    Before a gerund, possessive case i.e. Due to my being new ..... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I had invited
    2. all my sisterin-laws
    3. to my son’s birthday party.
    4. No error

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    Sister-in-law ⇒ Sisters-in-law (Plural) Hence, all my sisters-in-law should be used here.

    Correct Option: B

    Sister-in-law ⇒ Sisters-in-law (Plural) Hence, all my sisters-in-law should be used here.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Indian women
    2. are good
    3. in cooking.
    4. No error

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    Good (at) = able to do something well.

    Correct Option: C

    Good (at) = able to do something well.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Even if he was
    2. a God,
    3. would not trust him.
    4. No error

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    The sentence shows subjunctive mood of verb. Hence, plural verb i.e. even if he were ... should be used.

    Correct Option: A

    The sentence shows subjunctive mood of verb. Hence, plural verb i.e. even if he were ... should be used.