COMMON ERRORS

Directions: In each of the following questions five sentences are given which are on the same theme. You have to decide which sentence is the most preferable with respect to grammar, meaning and usage.

 

  1. (a). Mr. Aditya has just phoned to say that he is not coming back till Wednesday night.

(b). Mr. Aditya has just phoned that he is not coming back till Wednesday night.

(c). Mr. Aditya had just phoned to say that he is not coming back till Wednesday night.

(d). Mr. Aditya has just phoned to say that he will not coming back till Wednesday night.

 

  1. (a). The driver of the car is sounding the horn for the last fifteen minutes.

(b). The driver of the car is being sounding the horn for the last fifteen minutes.

(c). The driver of that car has been sounding the horn for the last fifteen minutes.

(d). The horn is being sound by the driver of that car for the last fifteen minutes.

 

  1. (a). He says he won’t play for them again, because they are not giving him enough money.

(b). He said that he won’t play for them again as they are not giving him enough money.

(c). As he is not paid enough money again he shall not play for them.

(d). As enough money is not being given to him he says he is not playing with them.

  1. (a). I am sure the accused is not guilty with the offence he is charged to.

(b). I am sure the accused is not guilty for the offence he is charged with.

(c). I am sure the accused is not guilty of the offence he is charged for.

(d). I am sure the accused is not guilty of the offence he is charged with

  1. (a). Being rushed into the burning house was very brave of him.

(b). He rushed into the burning house, which was very brave of him.

(c ). Rushing into  the burning house, he showed his bravery.

(d). As rushing into the burning house, he showed his bravery.

 

 

 

 

Answers:

 

  1. (a)
  2. (c )
  3. (a)
  4. (d)
  5. (b)

 

 

 

 

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