COMMON ERRORS


Direction: Each of the following sentences has four parts marked P, Q, R and S. Choose the part of sentence with the error. If there is No error, select No error (S).

  1. (P) I was pretty sure that
    (Q) he would support me
    (R) for changing the age-old and static structure of our organization.
    (S) No error
    1. P
    2. Q
    3. R
    4. S

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    R Purpose is evident. Hence, Infinitive i.e.to change the age-old and static structure is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    R Purpose is evident. Hence, Infinitive i.e.to change the age-old and static structure is the right usage.


  1. (P) We have done everything
    (Q)that could be done
    (R) to avert the storm which is now coming on.
    (S) No error
    1. P
    2. Q
    3. R
    4. S

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    P Here, Past Perfect i.e. we had done everything is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    P Here, Past Perfect i.e. we had done everything is the right usage.



  1. (P) Jayesh loved his Guru immensely
    (Q) and gave him fullest loyalty,
    (R) yet he have his own independent way of thinking.
    (S) No error
    1. P
    2. Q
    3. R
    4. S

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    R Here, Past Tense i.e. yet he had his own independent way of thinking is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    R Here, Past Tense i.e. yet he had his own independent way of thinking is the right usage.


  1. (P) The conference was
    (Q) attended
    (R) by more than one hundred delegates.
    (S) No error
    1. P
    2. Q
    3. R
    4. S

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    S No error

    Correct Option: D

    S No error



  1. (P) Foolishly Rama threw
    (Q) some water on the electric heater
    (R) when it catches fire and he got a shock.
    (S) No error
    1. P
    2. Q
    3. R
    4. S

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    R The sentence showsPast Time. Hence,Past Simple i.e. when it caught fire and he got a shock is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    R The sentence showsPast Time. Hence,Past Simple i.e. when it caught fire and he got a shock is the right usage.