Common Errors In English For SSC

Common Errors In English For SSC

Noun’s error

  1. (a) My sister / (b) has read / (c) pages after pages of the Bible./ (d) No error 
  2. (a) I went to the temple / (b) with my parents, aunts / (c) and cousin sisters. / (d) No error 
  3. (a) He / (b) takes pain / (c) over his work./ (d) No error 
  4. (a) The Manager put forward / (b) a number of criterions | (c) for the post. / (d) No error 
  5. (a) I like / (b) the poetries / (c) of Byron and Shelley./ (d) No error 
  6. (a) The beautiful / (b) surrounding of the place / (c) enchanted me./ (d) No error 
  7. (a) No porter being available/ (b) he carried / (c) all his luggages himself./ (d) No error 
  8. (a) The table’s legs / (b) have been / (c) elaborately carved./ (d) No error
  9. (a) The sceneries / (b) of Kashmir / (c) is very charming./ (d) No error
  10. (a) The driver showed / (b) great talent in keeping / (c) the damaged a tocar under control./ (d) No error
  11. (a) When I entered the bedroom / (b) for I saw a snake crawling / (c) on the o wie ground. / (d) No errors
  12. (a) Alms / (b) are given/ (c) to the auw id poors:/ (d). No error
  13. (a) Lasers are / (b) indispensable tools / (c) for the delicate eyes surgery./ (d) No error 
  14. (a) If you have a way with words/ (b) by a good sense of design and administration ability / (c) you may lo enjoy working in high pressure world of advertising./ (d) No error: 
  15. (a) Last week’s sharp hike in the wholesale price of beef / (b) is a strong indication for / (c) higher meat costs to come./ (d) No error 
  16. (a) Whenever he goes to Mumbai / (b) he stays in/ (c) five-stars hotels. / (d) No error 
  17. (a) The company has ordered / (b) some / (c) new equipments./ (d) No error 
  18. (a) A strong breeze/ (b) blew his / (c) cap off./ (d) No error. 
  19. (a) One of the firmest belief among the Hindus is that/ (b) Karma affects their | (c) life and also the life after death./ (d) No error  Common Errors In English For SSC
  20. (a) He was advised to take/ (b) two spoonsful of / (c) medicine three times a day./ (d) No error 
  21. (a) It is a big blunder/(b) but we had / (c) to ignore it/(d)No error 
  22. (A) The police have received / (b) two important informations / (c) that can help them solve the triple murder case (E) No error  Common Errors In English For SSC
  23. (a) The sheafs / (b) of the wheat plants were too heavy / (c) for the weak farmer to carry them on his head. / (d) No error 
  24. (a) The population of India / (b) is divided into two classes- / (c) Haves and Haves not./ (d) No error 
  25. (a). All his sister-in laws / (b) are extremely co-operative / (c) and she  doesn’t miss her real sisters at all./  (d) No error 
  26. (a) Envy strikes a woman / (b)when she sees her husband / (c) talking to another woman:/ (d) No error
  27.  (a) Two summons have been issued by the court / (b) but he has not / (c)  yet appeared before the court./ (d) No error
  28. (a) The Vaidya’s / (b) have been living here / (c) for about a decade./ (d) No error. 
  29. (a) You are among those/ (b) man who earned name and fame not by / (c) chance but by hard work./ (d) No error  Common Errors In English For SSC
  30. (a) Children are playing / (b) and making mischiefs/ (c) as their holidays have started./ (d) No error. 
  31. 31.(a) Sheeps are economically useful/ (b) and so they are reared/ (c) for wool and meat./ (d) No error.
  32. (a) I read the letter/ (b) and made him aware) (c) of its content./ (d) No error. 
  33. (a) I shall not go to party tonight/ (b) since I have many works to complete) (c) before I give presentation tomorrow./ (d) No error.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  34. (a) One must be always/ (b) true to one’s words/ (c) if one wants to get respect from everyone./ (d) No error.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  35. (a) Even after the enactment of several Acts and Provisions /(b) we can see five years old boys/ (c) working in hazardous factories./ (d) No error. 
  36. (a) The fan’s blade / (b) has broken/ (c) and we must buy a new fan before disposing it of./ (d) No error. 
  37. (a) She wears spectacle/ (b) and so she was unable to see the gangster/ (c) that attacked her last night./ (d) No error.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  38. (a) All the furnitures have been/ (b) sold for a song/ (c) as we were in a hurry to leave the town./ (d) No error. 
  39. (a) The angry mob/ (b) attacked the police officers/ (c) when they came to raze the illegal construction./ (d) No error. 
  40. (a) They left/ (b) their luggages/ (c) at home by mistake and went to the railway station./ (d) No error.
  41. (a) The car could not/ (b) ascend the steep hill/ (c) because it was in the wrong gears./ (d) No error. 
  42. (a) The ticket window / (b) remained closed / (c)throughout the day./ (d) No error. 
  43. (a) Satyajit Ray, who conceived, coauthored / (b) and directed a number of good films, was/ (c) one of India’s most talented film maker / (d) No error. 
  44. (a) I think this/ (b) is not your book., (c) It is some body’s else./ (d) No error. 
  45. (a) You should not put/ (b) your sign on any paper / (c) that you haven’t read. / (d) No error. 
  46. (a) Towns after towns were) (b)conquered / (c) by him but he found no peace./ (d) No error.
  47.  (a) When we reached the fair/ (b) we found that there / (c) was no place to stand./ (d) No error. 
  48. (a) All the evidences were/ (b) against him and he was / (c) held guilty./ (d) No error. 
  49. (a) My cousin brother is a cheater/ (b) and he | (c) cheats his family members and friends too./ (d) No error.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  50. (a) The committee) (b) could not come to/ (c) a final conclusion./ (d) No error. 
  51. (a) The cattle in the meadow/ (b) was terrified to hear) (c) the roar of a lion which appeared to be wild with anger./ (d) No error. 
  52. (a) There should be / (b) no furnitures/ (c) in my room., (d) No error. 
  53. (a) That house/ (b) is built of/ (c)stones./ (d) No error.
  54. (a) Santosh lives/ (b) by the principals/ (c) he professes. / (d) No error.  Common Errors In English For SSC 
  55. (a) The astronomer/ (b) who predicts the future) (c) has arrived.) (d) No error. 
  56. (a) He told me that/ (b) it was/ (c) his friend’s Sankar’s house. / (d) No error.

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Answers With Explanation

  1. (c) If a noun comes on the either side of a preposition, the noun will come in singular form. ‘Page after Page’ is correct. 
  2. (c) Change ‘cousin sisters’ into  ‘cousins’. 
  3. (b) ‘take pains’ is correct. It means ‘to work hard’. 
  4. (b) ‘Criteria’ is plural of ‘criterion’.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  5. (b) ‘Poetry’ is an uncountable noun. Hence it is singular and it does not have any plural form. 
  6. (b) Surrounding is the ‘ing’ form of verb ‘surround’. Use Surroundings’. It means the area around someone or something.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  7. (c) Change ‘luggages’ into ‘luggage’. It is an uncountable noun. Hence it must be in singular form. 
  8. (a) ‘Table’s legs’ should be changed into ‘legs of table’. ”s’is generally not used with non-living things. 
  9. (a) Change ‘sceneries’ into ‘scenery’. Scenery is an uncountable noun.
  10. (b) Change ‘talent’ into ‘skill’. ‘Talent’ is the natural ability to do something. ‘Skill’ requires special training and knowledge. 
  11.  (c) ‘Ground’ means the surface of earth. Change ‘ground’ into ‘floor’.
  12. (c) Change ‘the poors’ into ‘The poor’. “The poor’ means the deprived class, 
  13. (c) ‘Eyes surgery’ should be changed into ‘eye surgery’. ‘Eyes'(noun) when used as an adjective should not be used in plural form. 
  14. .(b) ‘Administration’ is a noun. We need an adjective form here which is ‘administrative’. 
  15. (c) Change ‘costs’ into ‘cost’. Cost as noun is uncountable and it has no plural form. 
  16. (c) ‘Five-star’ is a hyphenated noun which is not used in plural form.
  17. (c) ‘Equipment’ is an uncountable noun and has no plural form. 
  18. (a) ‘Breeze’ is gentle. ‘Strong wind’ is the appropriate word here. 
  19. (a) The ‘noun’ that comes after ‘one of the must be plural. ‘One of the firmest beliefs’ is the correct form. 
  20. (b) Use ‘spoonfuls’. Common Errors In English For SSC
  21. (a) ‘Blunder’ means ‘big mistake’. Hence ‘big blunder is superfluous. 
  22. ( B) ‘Information’ is an uncountable noun. To make it countable and plural use ‘pieces of information’. 
  23. (a) Plural form of ‘sheaf is ‘sheaves’ and not ‘sheafs’.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  24. ( C) ‘Have nots’ is a coined word which means ‘deprived class’. 
  25. (a) Sisters-in-law’ is the correct plural form of ‘sister-in-law’. 
  26. (a) ‘Jealousy’ is the fear to lose the person/thing that we have. Envy means ‘resentful desire of something possessed by someone else’.
  27. (a) ‘Summons’ is singular in form. Its plural is ‘summonses’. 
  28. (a) Use ‘Vaidyas’ as we are talking about the members of the family with their last name. ‘Vaidya’ . Remove ‘apostrophe’.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  29. (b) ‘Those’ being plural will take plural noun ‘men’. 
  30. (b) ‘Mischief’ is an uncountable noun. It has no plural form. 
  31. (a) ‘Sheep’ has no plural form but can be used in plural sense. 
  32. (c) Change ‘content’ into ‘contents. It means ‘that are contained in a piece of writing or speech’. 
  33. (b) ‘Work’ is an uncountable noun. ‘Many pieces of work’ is thecorrect usage. 
  34. (b) ‘True to one’s word’ should be used.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  35. (b) Use ‘five year old boys’. Here ‘year’ will be in singular form as it qualifies noun ‘boys’ and acts as an adjective.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  36. (a) Change ‘fan’s blade’ into ‘blade of fan’. 
  37. (a) Change ‘spectacle’ into ‘spectacles’. 
  38. (a) Change ‘furnitures’ into · ‘furniture’.’Furniture’ being an uncountable noun will take singular verb. 
  39. (a) ‘Angry mob’ is superfluous. ‘Mob’ means ‘angry group of people’. 
  40. (b) Change ‘luggages’ into ‘luggage’.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  41. (c) Use ‘wrong gear’. Only one gearis functional in a car at a time.
  42. (a) Change ‘window’ into ‘counter 
  43. (c) The noun after ‘one of is plus in form. Hence ‘one of the film makers’ is correct. 
  44. (c) ‘Somebody else’s’ is correct. 
  45. (b) Sign’ is a verb. Use noun o ‘signature’ here. 
  46. (a) ‘Town after town’ is the correct form. See sentence 1.
  47. (c) Use ‘no room’. ‘Room’ means ‘enough empty space for people or things to be fitted in’. 
  48. (a) ‘Evidence’ is an uncountable noun. It has no plural form. Use singular verb ‘was’. 
  49. (a) Use ‘cousin’ and ‘cheat’. ‘Cousin brother’ and ‘cheater’ are words formed in India due to Indianization of English language.
  50. (c) Remove ‘final’. ‘Conclusion’ is always final. 
  51. (b) ‘Cattle’ is a plural noun. Change ‘was’ into ‘were’.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  52. (b) Furniture’ has no plural form. Remove ‘s’. 
  53. (c) Change ‘stones’ into ‘stone’.  Common Errors In English For SSC
  54. (b) Change ‘principals’ into‘principles’. 
  55. (a) Change ‘Astronomer’ into ‘astrologer’. ‘Astrologer’ is one who predicts future. 
  56. (c) Change friend’s into friend. Double apostrophe cannot be used in a sentence.

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