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.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. They had often heard
    2. about the ship
    3. they have to travel on.
    4. No error

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. If the farmer got a washing machine
    2. his wife can
    3. do the laundry quickly.
    4. No error

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    As the structure suggests, Past Simple i.e., his wife could (would) is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    As the structure suggests, Past Simple i.e., his wife could (would) is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Vermin
    2. does much harm
    3. to crops.
    4. No error

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    vermin (N.) : insects that live on the bodies of the animals and birds; wild animals or birds that destroy plants etc. Vermin is Plu. Sub. Hence, Plu. V. i.e., do much harm is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    vermin (N.) : insects that live on the bodies of the animals and birds; wild animals or birds that destroy plants etc. Vermin is Plu. Sub. Hence, Plu. V. i.e., do much harm is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I succeeded persuading him
    2. to come with me
    3. only after hours of argument.
    4. No error

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    Here,I succeeded in persuading him is the right usage.
    (1) persuade (V.) : to make somebody do something.

    Correct Option: A

    Here,I succeeded in persuading him is the right usage.
    (1) persuade (V.) : to make somebody do something.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. If you permit me to speak the truth
    2. I shall state without hesitation
    3. that you have done a mistake.
    4. No error

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    (1) make a mistake : to err Look at the sentence : l The waiter made a mistake in adding up the bill. Hence, that you have made a mistake is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    (1) make a mistake : to err Look at the sentence : l The waiter made a mistake in adding up the bill. Hence, that you have made a mistake is the right usage.