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. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. He stated that
    2. he prefers
    3. tea than coffee.
    4. No error

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    It is preposition related error. Prep.—to is used withprefer. than is used with other comparative words like rather/better. Look at the examples given below : He prefers driving to talking the bus He prefers during rather than talking the bus. Hence, to coffee is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    It is preposition related error. Prep.—to is used withprefer. than is used with other comparative words like rather/better. Look at the examples given below : He prefers driving to talking the bus He prefers during rather than talking the bus. Hence, to coffee is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. You will not
    2. succeed unless you
    3. don’t work hard.
    4. No error

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    Unless is used to say that something can only happen or be true in a particular situation. Another negative cannot be used with unless. Use of don’t is inappropriate. Unless should always be followed by a positive sentence. Hence, work hard will replace don’t work hard

    Correct Option: C

    Unless is used to say that something can only happen or be true in a particular situation. Another negative cannot be used with unless. Use of don’t is inappropriate. Unless should always be followed by a positive sentence. Hence, work hard will replace don’t work hard



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. A honest person is upright in speech, thought and deed.
    1. is upright
    2. in speech, thought and deed.
    3. No error
    4. A honest person

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    Here, H (honest) has a Vowel sound. Hence, An honest person is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, H (honest) has a Vowel sound. Hence, An honest person is the right usage.


  1. One should have their teeth checked every six months.
    1. their teeth checked
    2. every six months.
    3. No error
    4. One should have

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    Possessive of one is one’s. Hence, one’s teeth checked is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    Possessive of one is one’s. Hence, one’s teeth checked is the right usage.



  1. It is painful to saw that some youngsters are killing time without doing anything useful.
    1. some youngsters are
    2. killing time without doing anything useful.
    3. No error
    4. It is painful to saw that

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    Infinitive⇒to + v1 (Plural) Hence, It is painful to see that is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    Infinitive⇒to + v1 (Plural) Hence, It is painful to see that is the right usage.