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. The doctor says that
    2. the patient will recover
    3. in few days.
    4. No error

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    a few (Adj., Det.) : a small number of things. Hence, in some/a few days is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    a few (Adj., Det.) : a small number of things. Hence, in some/a few days is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. She enquired from the stranger
    2. who was he and
    3. what he wanted from her.
    4. No error

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    In Indirect Speech,Interrogative changes into Assertive. Hence, who he was and is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    In Indirect Speech,Interrogative changes into Assertive. Hence, who he was and is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The General Manager of the industry has felt
    2. that there is no use of
    3. discussing about the problems with the labourers.
    4. No error

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    Here, discussing the problems with the labourers is the right usage. Here, the use of about is superfluous.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, discussing the problems with the labourers is the right usage. Here, the use of about is superfluous.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Could she cite
    2. any precedent in support
    3. for her case?
    4. No error

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    It is Preposition related error. Hence, of her case is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    It is Preposition related error. Hence, of her case is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Several days passed before
    2. Jeff worked over enough
    3. courage to return to the house.
    4. No error

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    (1) work something up (Id.) : to develop or improve something with some effort.
    (2) work over (Phr. V.) : to attack somebody and hit them. Hence, Jeff worked up enough is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    (1) work something up (Id.) : to develop or improve something with some effort.
    (2) work over (Phr. V.) : to attack somebody and hit them. Hence, Jeff worked up enough is the right usage.