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. The car that he is using these days is belonging to his employer.
    1. No error
    2. these days is belonging
    3. The car that he is using
    4. to his employer.

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    Belong is a Stative Verb. Hence,Present Simple i.e. these days belongs is the right usage. It is not be used in Progressive Tenses.

    Correct Option: B

    Belong is a Stative Verb. Hence,Present Simple i.e. these days belongs is the right usage. It is not be used in Progressive Tenses.


  1. He assured me that he will return in an hour.
    1. No error
    2. that he will return
    3. in an hour.
    4. He assured me

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    Reporting Verb (assured) is in Past Tense. Hence, that he would return (Past)is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Reporting Verb (assured) is in Past Tense. Hence, that he would return (Past)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. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The government
    2. must provide facilities for the
    3. upbringing of women.
    4. No error

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    Here, upbringing of girl child/protection of women is the right usage. (1) upbringing (N.) : the way in which a child is cared for and taught how to behave while it is growing up.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, upbringing of girl child/protection of women is the right usage. (1) upbringing (N.) : the way in which a child is cared for and taught how to behave while it is growing up.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Not much
    2. people realize
    3. his sincerity.
    4. No error

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    much denotes quantity. Hence, Not many is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    much denotes quantity. Hence, Not many is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. The baby was
    2. clinging with her
    3. mother in fear.
    4. No error

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    There is a Preposition related error. to (Prep.) agrees with cling (V.). Hence, clinging to her is the right usage. Look at the sentence : l After her mother’s death, Saraclung to her aunt more than ever.

    Correct Option: B

    There is a Preposition related error. to (Prep.) agrees with cling (V.). Hence, clinging to her is the right usage. Look at the sentence : l After her mother’s death, Saraclung to her aunt more than ever.