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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