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. Shahjahan was
    2. an heir at
    3. the Mughal throne,,
    4. No error

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    Heir (to something) = a person who has the legal right to receive somebody’s property or title when that person dies. Hence, an heir to ... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Heir (to something) = a person who has the legal right to receive somebody’s property or title when that person dies. Hence, an heir to ... should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. They persisted
    2. on their going
    3. inspite of rain.
    4. No error

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    Persist = to continue to do something despite difficulties or opposition. Why do you persist in blaming yourself for what happened? Hence, in their going.... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Persist = to continue to do something despite difficulties or opposition. Why do you persist in blaming yourself for what happened? Hence, in their going.... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I admit that
    2. I have some doubts
    3. about your honesty.
    4. No error

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    Doubt = a feeling of being uncertain about something. There is some doubt about the best way to do it. Hence, I have some doubt ... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Doubt = a feeling of being uncertain about something. There is some doubt about the best way to do it. Hence, I have some doubt ... should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. My brother’s
    2. ability of acting
    3. was recognized at a very young age.
    4. No error

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    Ability = the fact that somebody is able to do something. A gentle form of exercise will increase your ability to relax. Hence, ability to act (infinitive) ... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Ability = the fact that somebody is able to do something. A gentle form of exercise will increase your ability to relax. Hence, ability to act (infinitive) ... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. My sister has been
    2. interested in medicine
    3. ever since she was a child.
    4. No error

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    No Error

    Correct Option: D

    No Error