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  • The test is designed to check your current understanding of the language and whether you are able to use the rules of grammar to identify errors in sentences
  • Direction for Individual Question Each sentence is divided into parts and each part is labeled as an answer option. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark that part as the answer. If there is no error, mark that part as your answer.

Common Errors: Test-20

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Even though the exchange attract
B
the attention of all those present at
C
the police station, the inspector continued
D
his tirade against the girl.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
In this sentence, the mistake is in the first part. It should have been ‘..the exchange attracted..’ instead of ‘..the exchange attract..’. This is so because the sentence’s subject is about the past.
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The sole idea behind
B
conducting such programes
C
is to create awareness
D
among young minds of our nation.
E
no error
Question 2 Explanation:
No error.
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The reports prompted the chairman of
B
the organizing committee to address a hurried press conference
C
where he reprimanded the media
D
for conducting a prejudiced campaign.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
No error.
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The actor, who was
B
busy meeting and greeting people
C
made sure that the day became
D
an extra special one for his parents
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
No error.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Farmhouse owners in the city.
B
who were till now paid property tax
C
for only the built-up area of the plot will soon
D
have to pay tax to the government for vacant land also.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct usage in the second part can be either ‘..who till now paid..’ or ‘..who till now pay..’. Passive voice cannot be used in this sentence.
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