Common-Errors-questions-for-competitive-exams

Common errors questions of English for competitive exams

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.


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1. The way to increase the production of the food (1) / is to bring more land (2) / under cultivation. (3) / No error. (4)

2. The girls watched intently (1) / as the model applied her makeup (2) / with a practiced hand. (3) / No error. (4)

3. If he is a millionaire (1) / he would help (2) / the millennium project. (3) / No error. (4)

4. The Prime Minister along with his Cabinet colleagues (1) / have been welcomed by the Chief Minister (2)/at a formal ceremony. (3) / No error. (4)

5. The political candidate talked (1) / as if she has already been elected (2) / to the presidency. (3) / No error. (4)

6. Several guests noticed Mr. Sharma (1) / collapsing in his chair (2) / and gasping for breath. (3) / No error. (4)

7. This is our second reminder (1) / and we are much surprised (2) / at receiving no answer from you. (3) / No error. (4)

8. You should (1) / be always greatful (2) / to your mentor. (3) / No error. (4)

9. The furnitures (1) / had become (2) / old and rusty. (3) / No error. (4)

10. Most people (1) / are afraid of (2) / swine flu these days. (3) / No error. (4)


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11. I may not be able (1) / to attend (2) / to the function. (3) / No error. (4)

12. He is (1) / residing here (2) / since 1883. (3) / No error. (4)

13. At his return (1) / we asked him (2) / many questions. (3) / No error. (4)

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14. The chief guest (1) / entered into (2) / the room. (3) / No error. (4)

15.She is (1) / very angry (2) / on him. (3) / No error. (4)

16. She is one of the (1) / best mothers (2) / that has ever lived. (3) / No error. (4)

17. John, I and Hari (1) / have finished (2) / our studies. (3) / No error. (4)

18. Neither the mouse (1) / nor the lion (2) / were caught. (3) / No error. (4)

19. After you will returns (1) / from New Delhi (2) / will meet you (3) / No error. (4)

20. When I was young, (1) / I used to collect stamps (2) / as a hobby. (3) / No error. (4)


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21. A senior doctor (1) / expressed concern (2) / about physicians recommended the vaccine. (3) / No error. (4)

22. We have discussing (1) / all the known mechanisms (2) / of physical growth. (3) / No error. (4)

23. Children enjoy listening to (1) / ghosts stories (2) / especially on Halloween night. (3) / No error. (4)

24. (1) I/ have (2) / many works to do. (3) / No error. (4)

25. There are so many filths (1) / all around (2) / the place. (3) / No error. (4)

26. A great many student (1) / have been declared (2) / successful. (3) / No error. (4)

27. We are going to launch (1) / this three-crores project (2) / within the next few months. (3) / No error. (4)

28. I hope to go to shopping (1) / this weekend (2) / if the weather permits. (3) /No error. (4)

29. The lawyer asked (1) / if it was worth to take (2) / the matter to court. (3) / No error. (4)

30. After a carefully investigation (1) / we discovered (2) / that the house was infested with termites. (3) No error (4)

Answers

1. (1) 2. (3) 3. (1) 4. (2) 5. (2) 6. (4) 7. (4) 8. (2) 9. (1) 10. (1) 11. ( 3) 12. (1) 13. (1) 14. (2) 15. (3)
16. (3) 17. (1) 18. (3) 19. (1) 20. (4) 21. (3) 22. (1) 23. (2) 24. (3) 25. (1) 26. (1) 27. (2) 28. (4) 29. (2) 30. (1)

Note: All these questions are taken from previously conducted competitive exams and we are posting them to help candidates/students in better preparations for the exam they are opting.

2 thoughts on “Common-Errors-questions-for-competitive-exams

  1. Would anyone please tell me … Why there is Mr. Sharma collapsing and not Mr. Sharma’s collapsing … (In the 6th Question asked above)

    • It’s a simple past tense so it’s the right use. It’s the use of present participle after verb of perception. Some examples of that rule can be as below.

      Structure : verb + object + present participle to show the action being perceived or experiencing

      1. He watched Rohit swimming in the pool.
      2. We listened him singing a wonderful song.

      Hope you have understood it.

      Thanks and best wishes for your career.

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