COMMON ERRORS


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’.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction

    1. Will you please
    2. give me little milk
    3. for my cat?
    4. No error

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    (1)a little (Det., Pro.) : used withUncountable Nouns to mean a small amount.
    (2) little (Det., Pro.): used with Uncountable Nouns to mean not much Hence, give me a little milk is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    (1)a little (Det., Pro.) : used withUncountable Nouns to mean a small amount.
    (2) little (Det., Pro.): used with Uncountable Nouns to mean not much Hence, give me a little milk is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Ashoka the Great was
    2. regarded one of the greatest emperors
    3. the world has ever produced.
    4. No error

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    When a comparison is made as is used. Look at the sentences : l Capital punishment was regarded as inhuman and immoral. l She is widelyregarded as the current leader’s natural successor. Hence, regarded as one of the greatest emperor is the right usage.
    Note : Ashoka, the Great is, will be a better usage.

    Correct Option: B

    When a comparison is made as is used. Look at the sentences : l Capital punishment was regarded as inhuman and immoral. l She is widelyregarded as the current leader’s natural successor. Hence, regarded as one of the greatest emperor is the right usage.
    Note : Ashoka, the Great is, will be a better usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The chairs in the
    2. room are in a
    3. state disarray.
    4. No error

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    (1) disarray (N.) : a state of confusion and lack of organisation Hence, state of disarray is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    (1) disarray (N.) : a state of confusion and lack of organisation Hence, state of disarray is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He acted not
    2. as per my advice
    3. but somebody else.
    4. No error

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    Here, but somebody else’s is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, but somebody else’s is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The navel officers
    2. successfully fought the pirates
    3. who had looted and plundered for many years.
    4. No error

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    (1) navel (N.) : the small hollow part or lump in the middle of the stomach.
    (2) naval (Adj.) : connected with the navy of a country Hence, The naval officers is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    (1) navel (N.) : the small hollow part or lump in the middle of the stomach.
    (2) naval (Adj.) : connected with the navy of a country Hence, The naval officers is the right usage.