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. We, in India can look forward to a comfortable and settle life in the twenty-first century.
    1. to a comfortable and settle
    2. life in the twenty-first century.
    3. No error
    4. We, in India can look forward

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    Here, Adjective i.e., to a comfortable and settled is the right usage. settle (V.) : to make a place your permananent house Settled (Adj.) : comfortable and happy with your home, job, way of life, etc.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, Adjective i.e., to a comfortable and settled is the right usage. settle (V.) : to make a place your permananent house Settled (Adj.) : comfortable and happy with your home, job, way of life, etc.


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. What delicious flavour these mangoes have !
    1. have!
    2. No error
    3. flavour these mangoes
    4. What delicious

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    No error

    Correct Option: B

    No error



  1. When one takes great risks they must be prepared for great losses.
    1. they must be prepared
    2. When one takes great risks
    3. for great losses.
    4. No error

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    Here, one must be prepared is the right usage. The use of they is improper.

    Correct Option: A

    Here, one must be prepared is the right usage. The use of they is improper.


  1. They had to put of the garden party because of the heavy rain.
    1. They had to
    2. put of the garden party
    3. No error
    4. because of the heavy rain.

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    (1) put off (Phr. V.) : postpone ; delay; to change something to a later time or date. Hence, put off the garden party is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    (1) put off (Phr. V.) : postpone ; delay; to change something to a later time or date. Hence, put off the garden party is the right usage.



  1. Scientist now hope that cloning can successfully be conducted in human beings in the near future.
    1. No error
    2. can successfully be conducted in
    3. human beings in the near future
    4. Scientist now hope that cloning

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    (1) believe (V.) : to feel certain that something is true Hence, Scientists (plural) now hope/believe is the right usage. Plural subject agrees with Plural Verb.

    Correct Option: D

    (1) believe (V.) : to feel certain that something is true Hence, Scientists (plural) now hope/believe is the right usage. Plural subject agrees with Plural Verb.