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 your answer. If a sentence is free from errors, your answer is No error.

  1. When the workers threatened to go on a strike, the mill owner declared a lay off on his mill.
    1. declared a lay off on his mill.
    2. When the workers threatened to
    3. go on a strike, the mill owner
    4. No error

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    strike : a period of time when a group of employees stops working. Look at the examples given below : Air traffic controllers are threatening to come out on/go on strike. Half the workforce are now (out) on strike. It should be on strike, and not on a strike.

    Correct Option: C

    strike : a period of time when a group of employees stops working. Look at the examples given below : Air traffic controllers are threatening to come out on/go on strike. Half the workforce are now (out) on strike. It should be on strike, and not on a strike.


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. Do you think you could lend me good pair of gloves to wear to the wedding?
    1. Do you think you could lend me
    2. to wear to the wedding?
    3. good pair of gloves
    4. No error

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    Indef. Art. — a will be used before good pair of gloves Hence, a good pair of gloves is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    Indef. Art. — a will be used before good pair of gloves Hence, a good pair of gloves is the right usage.



  1. In twenty wrecks five lives were fortunately lost.
    1. In twenty wrecks
    2. five lives were
    3. No error
    4. fortunately lost.

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    Death/loss of life is not fortunate, it is unfortunate. The sentence formation can be like this : Fortunately, in twenty wrecks only five lives were lost. Or It is unfortunate that in twenty wrecks five lives were lost.

    Correct Option: D

    Death/loss of life is not fortunate, it is unfortunate. The sentence formation can be like this : Fortunately, in twenty wrecks only five lives were lost. Or It is unfortunate that in twenty wrecks five lives were lost.


  1. Thanks to an insight and persistence of the local doctor, hundreds of victims have been able to resume normal life.
    1. No error
    2. and persistence of the local doctor,
    3. hundreds of victims have been able to resume normal life.
    4. Thanks to an insight

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    insight (N.) is not a Countable/Uncountable Noun. It is an Abstract Noun. So, the (Def. Art.) will be used before it. Hence, thanks to the insight is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    insight (N.) is not a Countable/Uncountable Noun. It is an Abstract Noun. So, the (Def. Art.) will be used before it. Hence, thanks to the insight is the right usage.



  1. The heavy-weight fighter was knocking out in one punch.
    1. The heavy-weight fighter
    2. in one punch.
    3. was knocking out
    4. No error

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    In Passive Voice, v3 (Past Participle) should be used. Hence, was knocked out is the right usage.

    Correct Option: C

    In Passive Voice, v3 (Past Participle) should be used. Hence, was knocked out is the right usage.