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. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.

  1. He went to the doctor because he had not been feeling well since several weeks.
    1. He went to the doctor
    2. since several weeks
    3. because he had not been feeling well
    4. No error

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    To express, period of time, for should be used. Hence, for several weeks is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    To express, period of time, for should be used. Hence, for several weeks is the right usage.


  1. Before we returned from swimming in the river near the camp, someone had stole our clothes, and we had to walk back with our towels around us.
    1. No error
    2. and we had to walk back with our towels around us.
    3. Before we returned from swimming in the river near the camp
    4. someone had stole our clothes

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    Structure of sentence in Past Perfect : Subject + had + v3 (Past Participle). Hence, someone had stolen our clothes is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Structure of sentence in Past Perfect : Subject + had + v3 (Past Participle). Hence, someone had stolen our clothes 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. The number of that part is the answer. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.

  1. He needs not have shouted at me that way.
    1. No error
    2. not have shouted
    3. He needs
    4. at me that way.

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    with a Singular Subject, need not is used. Hence, He need is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    with a Singular Subject, need not is used. Hence, He need is the right usage.


  1. I reached two hours before he had came.
    1. two hours before
    2. No error
    3. he had came.
    4. I reached

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    Here, Past Simple should be used. Look at the sentences : l I reached two hours after he had come. l I had reached two hours before he came. Hence, he came is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, Past Simple should be used. Look at the sentences : l I reached two hours after he had come. l I had reached two hours before he came. Hence, he came is the right usage.



  1. Three years have elapsed since I had gone to visit my aunt in the city.
    1. No error
    2. visit my aunt in the city.
    3. since I had gone to
    4. Three years have elapsed

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    In such structures, Past Simple should be used. Hence, since I went to is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    In such structures, Past Simple should be used. Hence, since I went to is the right usage.