20 Most Expected Common Error Questions - Set 2 - for IBPS PO Mains and SSC-CGL

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1. We discussed about the problem so thoroughly on the eve of the examination that I found it very easy to work it out.
Correct:
We discussed the problem so thoroughly on the eve of the examination that I found it very easy to work it out.

2. An Indian ship laden with merchandise got drowned in the Pacific Ocean.
Correct:
An Indian ship laden with merchandise sank in the Pacific Ocean.

3. I could not put up in a hotel because the boarding and lodging charges were exorbitant.
Correct:
I could not put up at a hotel because the boarding and lodging charges were exorbitant.

4. The Indian radio which was previously controlled by the British rulers is free now from the narrow vested interests.
Correct:
The Indian radio which was previously controlled by the British rulers is now free from the narrow vested interests.

5. If I had known this yesterday I will have helped him.
Correct:
If I had known this yesterday I would have helped him.

6. A lot of travel delay is caused due to the inefficiency and lack of good management on behalf of the railways.
Correct:
A lot of travel delay is caused due to the inefficiency and lack of good management on the part of the railways.

7. One of the members expressed doubt if the Minister was an atheist.
Correct:
One of the members expressed doubt that the Minister was an atheist.

8. I have got my M.Sc. degree in 1988.
Correct:
I got my M.Sc. degree in 1988.

9. If you lend him a book he will lend it to some one else and never you will get it back.
Correct:
If you lend him a book he will lend it to some one else and you will never get it back.

10. According to the Bible it is the meek and the humble who shall inherit the earth.
Correct:
According to the Bible it is meek and humble who shall inherit the earth.

11. Do the roses in your garden smell more sweetly than those in ours?
Correct:
Do the roses in your garden smell more sweeter than those in ours?

12. Block of Residential flats are coming up near our house.
Correct:
Blocks of Residential flats are coming up near our house.

13. You can get all the information that you want in this book.
Correct:
You can get all the information you want in this book.

14. The students were awaiting for the arrival of the chief guest.
Correct:
The students were awaiting the arrival of the chief guest.

15. Sixty miles are a good a distance.
Correct:
Sixty miles is a good distance.

16. They have been very close friends until they quarrelled.
Correct:
They had been very close friends until they quarrelled.

17. When the dentist came in my tooth was stopped aching out of fear that I might lose my tooth.
Correct:
When the dentist came in my tooth stopped aching out of fear that I might lose my tooth.

18. It is the duty of every citizen to do his utmost to defend the hardly-won freedom of the country.
Correct:
It is the duty of every citizen to do his utmost to defend the hard-won freedom of the country.

19. No sooner did I open the door when the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in making us shiver from head to foot.
Correct:
No sooner did I open the door than the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in making us shiver from head to foot.

20. If a man diligently seeks to come into the contact with the best that has been thought and said in this world he will become simple and unselfish.
Correct:
If a man diligently seeks to come into contact with the best that has been thought and said in this world he will become simple and unselfish.