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. He lost heart
    2. because he could not cope up with
    3. the difficulties in life.
    4. No error

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    Cope with = to face and deal with responsibilities, problems or difficulties successfully. Hence, because he could not cope with .... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    Cope with = to face and deal with responsibilities, problems or difficulties successfully. Hence, because he could not cope with .... should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. His parents usually spent
    2. their summer in Ooty
    3. but this year they are spending it in Darjeeling.
    4. No error

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    Usually in the sentence shows general programme/habit. Hence, Present Simple i.e. His parents usually spend ..... should be used.

    Correct Option: A

    Usually in the sentence shows general programme/habit. Hence, Present Simple i.e. His parents usually spend ..... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Had I been
    2. in my brother’s position
    3. I would have refused the offer.
    4. No error

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    No Error

    Correct Option: D

    No Error


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. It is not possible for me
    2. to give you the accurate date
    3. of my departure yet.
    4. No error

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    It is article related error. Hence, to give an exact date .... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    It is article related error. Hence, to give an exact date .... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The students refused
    2. to accept responsibility
    3. for their acts.
    4. No error

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    No Error

    Correct Option: D

    No Error