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. It is best
    2. to be silent
    3. than to speak in anger.
    4. No error

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    Here, two situations have been compared. Hence, comparative degree i.e. It is better .... should be used.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, two situations have been compared. Hence, comparative degree i.e. It is better .... should be used.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. It took her a long time
    2. to get off
    3. the death of her husband.
    4. No error

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    Get off = to fall asleep; to leave work without permission; to stop discussing a particular subject. Get over = to return to your usual state of health, happiness etc. after a shock etc. Hence, to get over .... should be used here.

    Correct Option: B

    Get off = to fall asleep; to leave work without permission; to stop discussing a particular subject. Get over = to return to your usual state of health, happiness etc. after a shock etc. Hence, to get over .... should be used here.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. For several years now
    2. my newspaper agent has been spelling
    3. my name in correctly.
    4. No error

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    No Error

    Correct Option: D

    No Error


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. A period of six years
    2. have elapsed
    3. since I last saw her.
    4. No error

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    A period of six years is a singular subject. Hence, Singular Verb i.e. has elapsed .... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    A period of six years is a singular subject. Hence, Singular Verb i.e. has elapsed .... should be used.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The Statesman has
    2. the largest circulation of any
    3. English dailies.
    4. No error

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    The sentence is in superlative degree. Hence, the largest circulation of all/ larger circulation than any other .... should be used.

    Correct Option: B

    The sentence is in superlative degree. Hence, the largest circulation of all/ larger circulation than any other .... should be used.