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. Due to his negligence.
    2. he failed
    3. in the examination.
    4. No error

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    No Error

    Correct Option: D

    No Error


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. His need for affection
    2. stem from his
    3. father’s long absence.
    4. No error

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    Here, Subject (His need) is Singular. Hence, Singular Verb i.e.stems from his is the right usage. stem from something : to be the result of something.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, Subject (His need) is Singular. Hence, Singular Verb i.e.stems from his is the right usage. stem from something : to be the result of something.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Each one of his sisters
    2. were
    3. hardworking.
    4. No error

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    Each one of his sisters is a Singular Subject. Hence, Singular Verb i.e. was/is is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Each one of his sisters is a Singular Subject. Hence, Singular Verb i.e. was/is is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I was surprised
    2. when the hostess smiled
    3. as if she saw me before.
    4. No error

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    Before is used in Perfect Tenses. Hence, Past Perfect i.e.as if she had seen me before is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Before is used in Perfect Tenses. Hence, Past Perfect i.e.as if she had seen me before is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I recall you telling me
    2. the story of the seven witches
    3. but I cannot remember where or when.
    4. No error

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    Here, Possessive Case before Gerund (telling) i.e. I recall your telling me is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, Possessive Case before Gerund (telling) i.e. I recall your telling me is the right usage.