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. Beside, writing is my hobby,
    2. I had ideas for a couple of short stories
    3. that needed further thought.
    4. No error

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    Beside = next to or at the side of somebody/ something. Besides = in addition to; apart from. Hence, Besides, writing is my hobby .....should be used here.

    Correct Option: A

    Beside = next to or at the side of somebody/ something. Besides = in addition to; apart from. Hence, Besides, writing is my hobby .....should be used here.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He learnt
    2. the alphabets
    3. at the age of four.
    4. No error

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    Alphabet = a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order used for writing a language. Hence, (the) alphabet .... should be used here.

    Correct Option: B

    Alphabet = a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order used for writing a language. Hence, (the) alphabet .... should be used here.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I waited for you
    2. but you never
    3. turned up.
    4. No error

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. On being called,
    2. all of us
    3. entered into the room.
    4. No error

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    The use of preposition ‘the’ is superfluous.

    Correct Option: C

    The use of preposition ‘the’ is superfluous.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. His father is disgusted
    2. against him for his
    3. addiction to drink.
    4. No error

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    Disgusted (Adjective) = feeling or showing disgust or dislike or disapproval. Look at the sentence : I was disgusted with myself for eating so much. Hence, with him for his ...... should be used here.

    Correct Option: B

    Disgusted (Adjective) = feeling or showing disgust or dislike or disapproval. Look at the sentence : I was disgusted with myself for eating so much. Hence, with him for his ...... should be used here.