• These tests are a check for your learning and are meant to serve as tools for assessment.
  • The test is designed to check your current understanding of the language and whether you are able to use the rules of grammar to identify errors in sentences
  • Direction for Individual Question Each sentence is divided into parts and each part is labeled as an answer option. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark that part as the answer. If there is no error, mark that part as your answer.

Common Errors: Test-22

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
A time sheet diary is to be
B
maintained by every actor since
C
producers constantly com- plain that they are
D
forced shooting for late hours because actors come very late
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation: 
‘A time sheet diary is maintained …’ should be used instead of ‘A time sheet diary is to be maintained…’ because it is a routine job and also the correct passive tone for the sentence.
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Since universities have more
B
space on their campuses, they
C
have been asked to open fire detection control rooms
D
as a mandatory measure
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation: 
No error.
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Households across the State are either opting for
B
a more modest lifestyle or compromising on
C
the nutritional value of their food in efforts to negate
D
the price rise of essential commodities. Cereals vegetables and fruits
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation: 
The fault is in the third part of the sentence. The correct way of writing is ‘..in an effort to negate..’ as only prices need a counter, if there would have been more reasons, then the current usage was fine
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The fire that gutted
B
years for research in the chemistry and biochemistry labs
C
of the University building was
D
due to a short circuit
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation: 
The error is in the second part of the sentence. A wrong preposition has been used. Instead of ‘for’, the one that should have been used is ‘of’.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Inspite freedom of the press is vital to democracy.
B
the thin line between reporting facts
C
and expressing opinions on them
D
is being increasingly crossed.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation: 
The mistake can be evidently seen in the first part of the sentence. ‘Inspite’ is a wrong selection and the correct term is ‘though’.
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