COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In each of the following questions, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error, choose No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Owing to the disturbing noise,
    2. the speaker was forced
    3. to adjourn the meetings.
    4. No error

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    adjourn (V.) : to stop a meeting or an official process. Hence, to adjourn the meeting (Singular) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    adjourn (V.) : to stop a meeting or an official process. Hence, to adjourn the meeting (Singular) is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The burglar stole all the money
    2. in the house but surprisingly missed
    3. the jewelleries in the locker.
    4. No error

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    The Plural of jewellery (Uncountable) is never jewelleries. Hence, jewellery in the locker is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    The Plural of jewellery (Uncountable) is never jewelleries. Hence, jewellery in the locker is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The best-known leader
    2. among them were
    3. Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar patel and Jawaharlal Nehru.
    4. No error

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    Here,Plural Subject i.e.The best known leaders is the right usage as three leaders - Mahatma Gandhi, Patel and Nehru follows.

    Correct Option: A

    Here,Plural Subject i.e.The best known leaders is the right usage as three leaders - Mahatma Gandhi, Patel and Nehru follows.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction

    1. The climate
    2. of Mumbai
    3. is better than Hyderabad.
    4. No error

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    A comparison should be made in similarity. The climate will be compared with climate, not a place. Hence, is better than that (climate) of Hyderabad is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    A comparison should be made in similarity. The climate will be compared with climate, not a place. Hence, is better than that (climate) of Hyderabad is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. In my opinion
    2. a pencil is always
    3. more preferable to a pen.
    4. No error

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    preferable (Adj.) : more attractive or more suitable; to be preferred to something. It is redundant to use more preferable. Hence, preferable to a pen is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    preferable (Adj.) : more attractive or more suitable; to be preferred to something. It is redundant to use more preferable. Hence, preferable to a pen is the right usage.