22 Jan 2016

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Rules Of Finding Common Errors In Exams

Find the Common Errors – How to check the Common Errors in Competitive Exams – Some Important Sentences and Tips

The topic of Common Errors is the integral part of all the competitive exams in India. In  English Language Section there are 4 to 5 sentences of common errors. The objective of putting this topic in the papers is that only those candidates who have the complete knowledge of English Grammar can correct these grammatically wrong sentences.

To do common errors it is expected that the examines know a good deal of grammar. The important topics covered under Common Error Portion are – Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, etc. Here in this article we are going to do some important sentences which are frequently asked in the competitive exams.

Ten Important Sentences of Common Errors with Rules


In this portion of common errors, there are four or five sentences. Each sentence is divides in to five parts separated by the sign of slash. The fifth part shows the words “ No Error “. You have to pick the erratic portion. You can do it only when you have the knowledge of English Grammar. Below are some of the sentences ofCommon Errors along with their solutions. We hope you will be benefited from them.

  1. One of my friend is doctor.

  2. Many of the student are not listening to the teacher.

  3. A lot of milk have been spoiled.

  4. He prefers tea than milk.

  5. Ram is more intelligent than me.

  6. The people of Bihar are poorer than Utter Pradesh.

  7. It is me who has done this work.

  8. A black and white cat are in the kitchen.

  9. The secretary and the poet has addressed the gathering.

  10. This is the same boy who have got the first prize.


Answers with solution

1. In the first sentence, one of will be followed by plural noun and singular verb. So my friends must come in place of my friend.

2. Many of is always followed by plural noun and plural verb. So the correct phrase is many of the students.

3. If a lot of is followed by material noun, it takes singular verb. So put has instead of have.

4. Prefer is always followed by to.

5. In the sentence of comparison, the nominative case will be compared with nominative case and objective with objective case. So instead of me there shall be I.

6. In this sentence also we will use those of Utter Pradesh.

7. It is I  who have is the right phrase and the relative pronoun must have verb as per the subject preceded to it.

8. A black and white cat is is the right sentence as the article is used before the first adjective only.

9. The secretary and the poet have addressed the gathering is the correct sentence as there is the article before the two nouns which show that there are two persons.

10. Same or such must be followed by that or as.

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