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. If the sentence is free from error, choose the No error option

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I shall go
    2. by the
    3. 3 O’ clock’s train.
    4. No error

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    Here, there is no need of Possessive Case (clock’s). Hence, 3 O’clock train is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, there is no need of Possessive Case (clock’s). Hence, 3 O’clock train is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He was smiling,
    2. but his eyes retained
    3. a look of solemness.
    4. No error

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    solemn (Adj.) : not happy or smiling; serious. solemnity (N.) : the quality of being solemn. Here, a look of solemnity is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    solemn (Adj.) : not happy or smiling; serious. solemnity (N.) : the quality of being solemn. Here, a look of solemnity is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. You should learn to adopt
    2. yourself to
    3. changing circumstances.
    4. No error

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    adopt (V.) : to accept : to follow; embrace. adapt (V.) : adjust; acclimatize; habituate; make suitable for a new use or purpose etc., modify. Hence,you should learn to adapt is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    adopt (V.) : to accept : to follow; embrace. adapt (V.) : adjust; acclimatize; habituate; make suitable for a new use or purpose etc., modify. Hence,you should learn to adapt is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I visited my
    2. grandpa and grandma’s house
    3. and found their missing.
    4. No error

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    Here, Objective Case i.e. and found them missing is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, Objective Case i.e. and found them missing is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. You have been working very hard
    2. for the past two years.
    3. isn’t it?
    4. No error

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    Here, error lies in question tag. The main sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous (Affirmative). Hence, Have you not been ? is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, error lies in question tag. The main sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous (Affirmative). Hence, Have you not been ? is the right usage.