COMMON ERRORS


Direction: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Choose the part with the error. If there is No error, choose ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He has made a
    2. mistake of
    3. which I am certain.
    4. No error

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. I used
    2. a pair of trousers
    3. for a week.
    4. No error

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    A habitual action is evident. Hence, Present Simple i.e. I use is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    A habitual action is evident. Hence, Present Simple i.e. I use is the right usage.



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    1. He is
    2. capable to do this work
    3. within the stipulated period.
    4. No error

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    Here, capable of doing this work (Gerund) is the right usage. It is not proper to use an Infinitive here. capable (Adj.) agrees with of (Prep.)

    Correct Option: B

    Here, capable of doing this work (Gerund) is the right usage. It is not proper to use an Infinitive here. capable (Adj.) agrees with of (Prep.)


Direction: In the following question, some parts of the sentence have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and choose the appropriate option. If the sentence is free from error, choose ‘No error’.

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    1. Essay writing is an art
    2. that requires many planning
    3. on the part of the writer.
    4. No error

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    many : used for Countable Nouns a number of Hence, that requires much planning is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    many : used for Countable Nouns a number of Hence, that requires much planning is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Me and my wife
    2. were at home
    3. last night.
    4. No error

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    Here, Nominative Case i.e. I and my wife is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, Nominative Case i.e. I and my wife is the right usage.