COMMON ERRORS

  1. I wanted to told (a)/ her that I had (b)/ fallen in love with her(c)./ No error(d).

 

2. No one can be (a)/ deprived from her or his nationality (b)/ nor expelled from his or her own country(c)/. No error (d).

 

3.  I know (a)/ that you cared (b)/ fro me(c)/. No error (d).

 

4. He has told(a)/ everyone that he (b)/ does not like you(c)/. No error (d).

 

5.  She thinks (a) That I was (b) a fool(c)./ No error (d).

 

 

6. They say that (a)/ they have bought (b)/ a house above

the hill (c). No error (d).

 

7.  He tell everyone (a) that he is (b)/ in love with me (c)/. No error (d).

 

8.  She may felt(a)/ I care (b)/ for you(c)/. No error(d).

 

 

9.  No one can be punishing (a)/ without a judgment handed (b)/ down by an impartial court (c)./ No error (d).

 

10.  Love and hate (a)/ is the different aspects (b)/ of one and the same animal feeling (c)/. NO error (d).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

  1. (a)  after ‘to’, generally, only the bare infinitive form of the verb is used: it should be ‘tell’ in place of ‘told’.

 

2.  (b) replace ‘from’ with ‘of’ because the phrase is.  ‘deprive of’.

 

3.  (b) Replace ‘cared’ with ‘care’; the tense of the second clause follows the tense of the first clause in most of the cases.

 

 

4.  (d) No error

 

5.  (b) Put ‘am’ in place of ‘was’.

 

6. (c) Replace ‘above’ with ‘over’.

 

7.  (a) Add the suffix ‘s’ to the verb ‘tell’.

 

 

8. (a) Replace ‘felt’ with ‘feel’.

 

9. (a) It should be ‘punished’ in place of ‘punishing’.

 

10.  (b) Replace ‘is’ with ‘are’ because the head noun of the noun phrase is plural.