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 (4) i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Electronic mail or E-mail
    2. are a method of exchanging
    3. digital messages.
    4. No error

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    Here, subject (Electronic mail or E-mail) is singular. Hence, singular verb i.e., is a method of exchanging is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    Here, subject (Electronic mail or E-mail) is singular. Hence, singular verb i.e., is a method of exchanging is the right usage.


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. You must abide on
    2. the terms of
    3. this government.
    4. No error

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    It is preposition related error. abide by is a Phr.V. (1) Abide by something (Phr. V.) : to accept and act according to rule, a law, an agreement etc. Hence, You must abide by is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    It is preposition related error. abide by is a Phr.V. (1) Abide by something (Phr. V.) : to accept and act according to rule, a law, an agreement etc. Hence, You must abide by 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 your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error.

  1. The people gathered at the funeral to pay respect.
    1. No error
    2. The people gathered
    3. at the funeral
    4. to pay respect.

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    The should not be used beforePlural Noun/ Pronoun (People) here. people (N.) : persons in general/everyone the people (N.) : the ordinary men and women of a country rather than those who govern/have a special position in society Hence, People gathered right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    The should not be used beforePlural Noun/ Pronoun (People) here. people (N.) : persons in general/everyone the people (N.) : the ordinary men and women of a country rather than those who govern/have a special position in society Hence, People gathered right usage.


  1. Whoever assumes his statement true is foolish
    1. his statement true
    2. No error
    3. Whoever assumes
    4. is foolish

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    Here, is a fool/is a foolish person is the right usage. fool is a Noun foolish is an Adj.. So, it needs a Noun to be used with it.

    Correct Option: D

    Here, is a fool/is a foolish person is the right usage. fool is a Noun foolish is an Adj.. So, it needs a Noun to be used with it.



  1. Iodine deficiency is an easy and inexpensive nutrient disorder to prevent.
    1. Iodine deficiency
    2. is an easy and inexpensive
    3. nutrient disorder to prevent
    4. No error

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    Here, passive race i.e. nutrient disorder to be prevented is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Here, passive race i.e. nutrient disorder to be prevented is the right usage.