Errors Finding

Errors Finding  (English) for all competitive exams.

Directions (Q.1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is e/d ). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. People invent new machines (a)/ when they (b) / think independent.(c) / No error(d)

2. Geometry and Drawing (a) / more easier than (b) / Geography and Social Studies. (c) / No error(d)

3. Some people get (a) / used to changes (b) /very easily than (c) / others do . (d) No error(e)

4. My uncle forbade me (a) / not to go through (b) /the contents of his letter.(c) / No error(d)

5. This road is the worst (a) / than any other road in Delhi (b) / but remains unrepaired.(c) / No error(d)

6. Of all the friends (a) / I have had, he is the most helpful (b) / and less arrogant .(c) / No error(d)

7. A man entered the tavern (a)/ and asked for some bread and cheese (b) /with a decided foreign accent.(c) / No error(d)

8. Our new playground (a) /is big and cleaner (b) / than theirs.(c) / No error(d)

9. Watch how careful (a) / the sparrow knits the (b) / straws into one another (c) / to form a nest.(d) / No error(e)

10. It is rather ironically (a)/ that so much is being spent (b) / on the statue of the one who had dedicated (c) / his life to the uplift of the poor. (d) / No error(e)


1. (c): Replace e ‘ independent’ by ‘independently’
2. (b):Remove ‘more’
Double comparatives are not used

3. (c): Replace ‘very’ by ‘more’
4. (b) : Remove ‘not’
“Forbade” has a negative meaning and double negatives are not used.

5. (a) : Replace ‘the worst’ by ‘worse’
6. (c) : Replace ‘less ’ by ‘least’
7. (c) : Replace ‘decided’ by ‘decidedly’
8. (b) : Replace ‘big’ by ‘bigger’
When two qualities are compared, the two adjectives should be of the same degree.

9. (a) : Replace ‘careful ’ by ‘carefully’
10. (a) : Replace ‘ironically’ by ‘ironical’

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