Common Error Detection Practice Set-1

Read these sentences carefully and try to understand the correct uses.

Incorrect: My father gave me some advices.

Correct: My father gave me some ADVICE.

Advice is mainly used with the first meaning, and in this meaning it is a mass noun (that is, it has no plural).

Incorrect: Mahi has grey hairs.

Correct: Mahi has grey HAIR.

The noun hair is a singular, plural, or collective noun.

Incorrect: I asked the authority if they had any informations about the arrival of the flight.

Correct: I asked the authority if they had any INFORMATION about the arrival of the flight.

Information is a non-countable noun (you can't have 4 informations), so it is neither singular nor plural. The correct usage is "information" without the 's'.

Incorrect: People should be true to their word.

Correct: People should be true to their WORDS.

Incorrect: Furnitures are now-a-days made of steel.

Correct: FURNITURE IS now-a-days made of steel.

Incorrect: I asked them to leave their luggages at the hotel room.

Correct: I asked them to leave their LUGGAGE at the hotel room.

Incorrect: The building is out of repairs.

Correct: The building is out of REPAIR.

Incorrect: The farmer took out the cattles for grazing.

Correct: The farmer took out the CATTLE for grazing.

Incorrect: I bought three dozens notebooks.

Correct: I bought three DOZEN notebooks.

Incorrect: Sachin has completed three-fourth of his homework till yet.

Correct: Sachin has completed THREE-FOURTHS of his homework till yet.

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  1. SUNANDA BEHERA
    11 months ago
    good