Common Error Questions and Answers

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Common Error Questions and Answers

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Common Error Questions 

In this article Common Error Questions and Answers article, we share the most important Common Error Questions under the General English section for aspirants preparing for upcoming competitive exams.

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Common Error Questions and Answers

The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

Q :  

Four of earliest civilisations / of the world / were located / on the banks of or near large rivers.

(A) or near large rivers

(B) of the world

(C) Four of earliest civilisations

(D) were located on the banks of


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :
Explanation: The correct phrasing should be "Four of the earliest civilizations." The error is in the placement of the article "the."



The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

Q :  

Lalitha will go / to sister’s house / in Mumbai / this summer.

(A) to sister’s house

(B) this summer

(C) in Mumbai

(D) Lalitha will go


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The correct possessive form is "Lalitha will go to her sister’s house."


The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them contains an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options.

Q :  

We don't really / want a large house; / we are looking for some comfort / and some convenience on a moderate price.

(A) and some convenience on a moderate price

(B) want a large house

(C) We don't really

(D) we are looking for some comfort


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :
The correct phrasing should be "and some convenience at a moderate price." The preposition "on" should be replaced with "at."



The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Q :  

Do you / recall to meet / her at the party / last night?

(A) last night

(B) her at the party

(C) Do you

(D) recall to meet


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :
The correct phrasing should be "Do you recall meeting her at the party last night?" The verb "recall" doesn't take the preposition "to."



The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q :  

Did you baked / the chocolate cake / yourself this time?

(A) Did you baked

(B) No error

(C) yourself this time

(D) the chocolate cake


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :
The correct past tense form should be "Did you bake the chocolate cake yourself this time?" The verb "bake" does not need "did" before it.



The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Q :  

He allowed / his son to drive / but he warn him / of the danger.

(A) but he warn him

(B) of the danger

(C) He allowed

(D) his son to drive


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :
The correct phrasing should be "but he warned him of the danger." The verb "warn" needs to be in the past tense.



The following sentence has been split into four segments. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error.

Q :  

We stayed / in Jim’s flat / during he was / on holiday

(A) on holiday

(B) during he was

(C) in Jim’s flat

(D) We stayed


Correct Answer : B

The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain an error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q :  

It was / the very well-directed film / and we enjoyed it.

(A) No error

(B) the very well-directed film

(C) and we enjoyed it

(D) It was


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The correct phrasing should be "It was a very well-directed film, and we enjoyed it." The article "a" is needed before "very well-directed film."


The following sentence has been split into segments. One of them may contain an error. Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q :  

No one were / present when I / entered the hall.

(A) present when I

(B) entered the hall

(C) No one were

(D) No error


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The correct form should be "No one was present when I entered the hall." The verb "were" should be replaced with "was."


The following sentence has been divided into parts. One of them may contain a grammatical error. Select the part that contains the error from the given options. If you don’t find any error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q :  

If the economy fails / this year it reflect badly / on the government.

(A) on the government

(B) If the economy fails

(C) this year it reflect badly

(D) No error


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The correct phrasing should be "If the economy fails this year, it reflects badly on the government." The verb "reflect" should be in the third-person singular form.


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