3. Common Errors in English Practise questions

Directions (1-30) : In the questions from 1 to 30, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the option corresponding to it (1,2,3). If a sentence is free from errors, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.


1. The minister for Education (1) / vehemently refused (2) / the allegation that he had taken bribes. (3) / No error. (4)

2. If I were Zubin (1) / I would not attend (2) / the wedding, come what may. (3) / No error. (4)

3. He says that (1) / he reads novels(2) / to pass away the time. (3) / No error. (4)

4. He left for Mumbai on Sunday (1) / arriving there (2) / on Monday. (3) / No error. (4)

5. No sooner did the teacher (1) / enter the class room (2) / the students got up. (3) / No error. (4)

6. It is (1) / nothing else (2) / than pride. (3) / No error. (4)

7. To the ordinary man, in fact, the pealing of bells (1) / is a monotonous jangle and a nuisance (2) / tolerably only when mitigated by remote distance and sentimental association. (3) / No error. (4)

8. The increasing mechanisation of life (1) / have led us farther away from daily contact with nature and (2) / the crafts of the farm (3) / No error. (4)

9. If you have a way with words, (1) / a good sense of design and administration ability (2) / you may enjoy working in the high pressure world of advertising. (3) / No error. (4)

10. Last week’s sharp hike in the wholesale price of beef (1) / is a strong indication for (2) / higher meat costs to come. (3) / No error. (4)


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11. Supposing if (1) / it rains (2) / what shall we do? (3) / No error. (4)

12. The captain along with his team (1) / are practising very hard(2) / for the forthcoming match. (3) / No error. (4)

13. It was him (1) / who came running (2) / into the classroom. (3) / No error. (4)

14. The capital of Yemen (1) / is situating (2) / 2190 meters above the sea level. (3) / No error. (4)

15. Ram was (1) / senior to (2) / Sam in college. (3) / No error. (4)

16. You are (1) / always doing (2) / this mistake. (3) / No error. (4)

17. He has (1) / a large family (2) / to care. (3) / No error. (4)

18. These poisonous gases (1) / will effect (2) / our health. (3) / No error. (4)

19. The only Indian (1) / to win the Nobel Prize for the Literature (2) / was Rabindranath Tagore. (3) / No error. (4)

20. After his illness, (1) / the patient was (2) / sick with life. (3) / No error. (4)


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21. I told him (1) / that I availed (2) / the opportunity. (3) / No error. (4)

22. I think (1) / he owns an expensive (2) / painting by Hussain. (3) / No error. (4)

23. It is time (1) / we should have done (2) / something useful. (3) / No error. (4)

24. He will tell you (1) / about it when (2) / he will come back. (3) / No error. (4)

25. A large sign near (1) / the entrance warns the visitors (2) / to beware about bears. (3) / No error. (4)

26. I am going (1) / to have this certificate (2) / attest by the Director. (3) / No error. (4)

27. Ravi (1) / told to his friend (2) / to buy a car. (3) / No error. (4)

28. I would (1) / accept the offer (2) / if were you. (3) / No error. (4)

29. I am more lonelier (1) / here than (2) / I was in the USA. (3) / No error. (4)

30. May I know (1) / to who (2) / I am speaking? (3) / No error. (4)


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Answers and Explanations.

1. (1) The minister of “Education” not for “Education”

2. (4) No error

3. (3) “pass away” is wrongly used.

4. (4) No error

5. (3) “than” should be used before “the students”

6. (3) It is nothing else but pride.

7. (3) “tolerable’ should be used in place of “tolerably”

8. (2) “has” should be used as the subject is singular.

9. (2) “administrative ability” should be used.

10. (2) “strong indication of” is the right use.

11. (1) “if” is unnecessary.

12. (2) “is” should be used as the subject is singular.

13. (1) ” It was he” is the right use.

14. (2) “situated” should be used instead of “situating”

15. (4) No error.

16. (4) No error.

17. (3) “to take care” should be used.

18. (2) “affect(verb)” should be used instead of “effect(noun)”

19. (2) “Nobel prize for literature”, “the” is unnecessary.

20. (3) “sick of life” not “sick with Life
“.

21. (2) “availed myself of the opportunity”.

22. (4) No error.

23. (3) “did” should be there in place of “should have done”.

24. (2) “comes back” not “will come back”.

25. (3) “Beware of”.

26. (3) “attested” should be used, not “attest”.

27. (2) “told to” is not right use as “to” can’t be used after “told”.

28. (4) No error

29. (1) “more” is unnecessary as “lonelier” alone is conveying comparative degree.

30. (2) “to whom” is the right use not “to who”

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