COMMON ERRORS


Direction: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He ought not
    2. have done such a
    3. filthy thing.
    4. No error

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    (1) ought to (Mod. V.) : used to say what is the right thing to do. Look at the sentences : l You ought to have come to the meeting. l He oughtn’t to have been driving so fast. Hence, to have done such is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    (1) ought to (Mod. V.) : used to say what is the right thing to do. Look at the sentences : l You ought to have come to the meeting. l He oughtn’t to have been driving so fast. Hence, to have done such is the right usage.


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.

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    1. The artist, plainly a better critic
    2. than painter, destroyed what
    3. he made over for ten years.
    4. No error

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    make over : transform Here, Past Perfect i.e., he had made for ten years is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    make over : transform Here, Past Perfect i.e., he had made for ten years is the right usage.



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    1. Now that I am back at work,
    2. I have beginning
    3. to feel much better.
    4. No error

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    Here, Present Perfect i.e., I have begun (v3) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, Present Perfect i.e., I have begun (v3) is the right usage.


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    1. Can I have
    2. a loaf of bread
    3. and a jam jar?
    4. No error

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    Here, and a jar of jam or and some jam is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, and a jar of jam or and some jam is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He’d no sooner
    2. seen one continent
    3. when he saw another.
    4. No error

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    No sooner ....... than is correct form of Correlative. Hence, than he saw another is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    No sooner ....... than is correct form of Correlative. Hence, than he saw another is the right usage.