There are several kinds of errors in written communication, particularly in English. These errors take place due to grammatical mistakes or slips in idiomatic usage. Grammatical errors are quite widespread. For tackling, such questions in Competitive Examinations, where English is an integral part, one should have knowledge of some common errors and rules of English grammar and usage. Hence the study material together with concepts on this topic is dealt with in detail in the item concerned.
The English language is rich and complex. There are many confusing aspects to the rules of grammar and spelling. Many words are quite similar but have very different meanings. It is almost impossible to avoid common errors in English. There are so many rules to remember and so many confusing words.
Error free writing in English is the result of constant practice and hard work. This fact should encourage us: it means that the ability to write well is not a gift that some people are born with, not a privilege extended to only a few. If we're willing to work, we can improve our English.
Errors in English generally take place particularly in matters of -- Sequence of Tense, Punctuation, Plural Verb for Singular Subject, Nouns, Noun-Number, Possessive Case, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Articles, Prepositions, Question Tags, If-conditionals and so forth. As such, we need to be proficient in matters of English grammar to read, write and speak good English.
Spotting error is an essential part of almost all the competitive examinations, which
include Test of Objective English. The foreign students of English commit some mistakes,
relating to all the important aspects of English grammar. This item, exclusively offered for
Spotting Errors, sets out to throw light on those grammatical errors which the students most frequently commit.
It is, in this connection, an overview of the English grammar items are offered in a tabular form, which often test how good the skills of our English are. In short, we can understand that the items included in the table are popular in the realm of Spotting Errors in our written English. As such, it is important and better to have a close scrutiny of these topics from their basics to the advanced levels in terms of their usage. A standard High School English Grammar book shall be of good use in this regard.
In this section of the examination, sentences are given with the grammatical / the word usage and/ or the spelling errors which we are expected to identify and rectify the error part. For attempting such questions, familiarity with the basic grammar rules, including spellings and the correct usage of words is essential. Some sentences may not have any error, in which case No Error is marked as our answers.