COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The conversation
    2. we are having is completely
    3. out of the main topic.
    4. No error

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    off-topic (Id.) : not appropriate/relevant to the situation Hence, out of the main topic will be replaced by off the main topic.

    Correct Option: C

    off-topic (Id.) : not appropriate/relevant to the situation Hence, out of the main topic will be replaced by off the main topic.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Three–fourths of the men
    2. has gone
    3. to war.
    4. No error

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    Here, men is plural (countable). Hence, plural verb i.e. have gone is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, men is plural (countable). Hence, plural verb i.e. have gone is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. As soon as they
    2. entered the temple
    3. they prayed to the gods on bent knees.
    4. No error

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    on bended knee (s) (Id.) = if you ask for something on bended knee(s), you ask for it in a very humble/anxious way. Hence, they prayed to god(s) on bended knee(s) is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    on bended knee (s) (Id.) = if you ask for something on bended knee(s), you ask for it in a very humble/anxious way. Hence, they prayed to god(s) on bended knee(s) is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The crime rate increases in spite
    2. formal moral education
    3. given in schools.
    4. No error

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    despite (Prep.) : = In spite of ; used to show that something happened is true although something else might have happened to prevent it. Hence,The crime rate has increased/increases in spite of/despite is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    despite (Prep.) : = In spite of ; used to show that something happened is true although something else might have happened to prevent it. Hence,The crime rate has increased/increases in spite of/despite is the right usage



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. A five–men
    2. enquiry committee was appointed
    3. to look into the matter.
    4. No error

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    Ifdefinite numeral adjective and noun are joined by hyphen (-) to make a compound word, then that noun is always singular. Hence, A five–man enquiry is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Ifdefinite numeral adjective and noun are joined by hyphen (-) to make a compound word, then that noun is always singular. Hence, A five–man enquiry is the right usage.