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. Outside, the rain beats down
    2. in floods and the sea gives forth
    3. a sound like an alarm bells.
    4. No error

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    Alarm bells = If something sets alarm bells ringing, you mean that it makes people feel worried or concerned about something. Hence, a sound of alarm bells .... should be used.

    Correct Option: C

    Alarm bells = If something sets alarm bells ringing, you mean that it makes people feel worried or concerned about something. Hence, a sound of alarm bells .... should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. This is an urgent
    2. matter which may admit
    3. of few delays.
    4. No error

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    As the sense suggests, of no delays (negative) .... should be used.

    Correct Option: C

    As the sense suggests, of no delays (negative) .... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Some of the richest
    2. business magnate
    3. live in Mumbai.
    4. No error

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    Magnate = a person who is rich, powerful and successful especially in business. Here, subject (some) is plural. Hence, business magnates .... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Magnate = a person who is rich, powerful and successful especially in business. Here, subject (some) is plural. Hence, business magnates .... should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I was
    2. at loss
    3. and did not know what to do.
    4. No error

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    At a loss = puzzled or uncertain what to think, say or do; baffled. Hence, at a loss .... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    At a loss = puzzled or uncertain what to think, say or do; baffled. Hence, at a loss .... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Many people die
    2. with cholera
    3. every year.
    4. No error

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    It is a preposition related error. Hence, of cholera .... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    It is a preposition related error. Hence, of cholera .... should be used.