COMMON ERRORS


  1. In the following question, some parts of the sentence have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error, choose No error.
    The old, grey horse that was standing beside the barn had a sad look in its eyes when it saw the shotgun that the farmer was carrying.
    1. The old, grey horse that was standing
    2. No error
    3. had a sad look in its eyes when
    4. shotgun that the farmer was carrying

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    No error

    Correct Option: D

    No error


  1. In the following question, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If the sentence is free from error, choose No error.
    I shake his hand when he arrived and when he left.
    1. I shake his hand
    2. when he arrived
    3. and when he left
    4. No error

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    The sentence shows Past Tense. Hence, Past Simple i.e., I shook hands with him is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    The sentence shows Past Tense. Hence, Past Simple i.e., I shook hands with him is the right usage.



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 error choose ‘No error’

  1. Each of the girls in my class sing well.
    1. Each of the girls
    2. sing well
    3. in my class
    4. No error

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    Each of the girls is a Singular Subject. Hence, Singular Verb-sings well is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Each of the girls is a Singular Subject. Hence, Singular Verb-sings well is the right usage.


  1. Bradbury, one of the most versatile writer ever lived, was a school dropout.
    1. Bradbury, one of the most
    2. versatile writer ever lived,
    3. was a school dropout
    4. No error

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    One of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun. Hence, versatile writers ever livedis the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    One of is followed by a Plural Noun/Pronoun. Hence, versatile writers ever livedis the right usage.



  1. The teachers, who I worked with, were very insensitive towards children’s needs.
    1. The teachers, who I worked with
    2. were very insensitive
    3. towards children’s needs
    4. No error

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    Here, The teachers, whom I worked with is the right usage. Whom is used in-stead of who as the Object of a Verb or Preposition.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, The teachers, whom I worked with is the right usage. Whom is used in-stead of who as the Object of a Verb or Preposition.