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 error, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. We had
    2. hardly reached the
    3. platform than the train came in.
    4. No error

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    Hardly ......... when is correct form of connective. Hence, platform, when the train came in, is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    Hardly ......... when is correct form of connective. Hence, platform, when the train came in, 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 error, then your answer is (4), i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction.
    1. The cruel lady made
    2. her step daughter to do
    3. all the household chores.
    4. No error.

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    to will not be used because – When made is used in Active Voice, the structure is as follows : make + Object + Inf. (without to)

    Hence, her step daughter do is the right usage

    Correct Option: B

    to will not be used because – When made is used in Active Voice, the structure is as follows : make + Object + Inf. (without to)

    Hence, her step daughter do is the right usage



Direction: In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If a sentence is free from error, then your answer is (4), i.e. No error.

  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. Prohibition aims at reducing
    2. traffic accidents many of which
    3. is caused by drunkenness.
    4. No error

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    are will replace is because –
    many (Pronoun) is the antecedent and Pronouns like few, many, several, both, all, some always take the Plural form.
    More over, the sentence is in Passive Voice
    The structure in Passive Voice is as follows :
    Sub. + Aux.V. + Main V. (Past Participle) + by + Agent (doer)
    Hence,are caused by drunkenness is the right usage

    Correct Option: C

    are will replace is because –
    many (Pronoun) is the antecedent and Pronouns like few, many, several, both, all, some always take the Plural form.
    More over, the sentence is in Passive Voice
    The structure in Passive Voice is as follows :
    Sub. + Aux.V. + Main V. (Past Participle) + by + Agent (doer)
    Hence,are caused by drunkenness is the right usage


  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. My nephew
    2. begun working for me
    3. about ten years ago.
    4. No error

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    began will replace begun because –
    the sentence indicates a Past event.
    Hence, began working for me is the right usage.

    Correct Option: B

    began will replace begun because –
    the sentence indicates a Past event.
    Hence, began working for me is the right usage.



  1. Solve the question according to given instruction
    1. No sooner the minister had heard
    2. about the accident
    3. than he rushed to the spot.
    4. No error

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    No sooner had the minister will replace
    No sooner the minister had because –
    when No sooner comes at the beginning of a sentence, we use inverted word order – Aux. V. comes before the Subject.
    Look at the examples given below :
    Hence,No sooner had the minister heard/No sooner did the minister hear is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    No sooner had the minister will replace
    No sooner the minister had because –
    when No sooner comes at the beginning of a sentence, we use inverted word order – Aux. V. comes before the Subject.
    Look at the examples given below :
    Hence,No sooner had the minister heard/No sooner did the minister hear is the right usage.