Important Spotting Error Rules

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1.‘Than ‘ should be used after ‘no other
Example:
I met no other man but Mr. Roy. (Incorrect)
I met no other man than Mr. Roy. (Correct)

2.After the word ‘Know’, ‘how, or ‘when
should be used before using an infinitive.
Example :
I know to write French . (Incorrect)
I know how to write French. (Correct)
3.A verb may take an infinitive or a gerund according
to its implication. If the verb indicates a purpose, an infinitive
should be used and if the verb indicates a cause, a gerund should
be used.
Example 
He went to school for seeing the principal.(Incorrect 
He went to school to see the principal.    (Correct
He was turned out to copy answers.(Incorrect)
He was turned out for copying answers.(Correct
4.Adverb as’ is not used with verbs
like ‘appointed’, ‘elected’ , ‘considered’, ‘called
but it is used with ‘regard’.
Example
He was elected as President of our society.(Incorrect
He was elected President of our society.(Correct
regard Ramesh my friend(Incorrect
regard Ramesh as my friend(Correct)  
5.Often a mistake is committed is the use of adjectives and
adverbs. An adjective is correctly used with the verb when some quality of the
subject, rather than of the action of the verb, is to be expressed.
Example
The flowers smelt sweetly.(Incorrect
The flowers smelt sweet.(Correct
6.It is common practice in conversation to make statement and
ask for confirmation; as , ‘it’ is very hot, isn’t it? Two
points are to be kept in mind. If the statement is positive, the pattern will
be 
Auxiliary + n’t + Subject
If the statement is negative, the pattern will be 
Auxiliary + subject
Example
It is raining, is it? (Incorrect)
It is raining isn’t it? (Correct) 
You are not busy, aren’t you?(Incorrect)
You are not busy, are you?(Correct) 
7.‘The two first’ is a meaningless expression for it
implies that two things may be first. We should say ‘the first two’.
Example 
The two first chapters of novel are dull. (Incorrect
)
The first two chapters of the novel are dull. (
Correct) 
8.‘Only’ should be placed immediately before the word it qualifies.
Example 
He only lost his ticket in the stampede. (
Incorrect)
Only he lost his ticket in the stampede. (Correct) 
9.An infinitive verb should not be split.
Example 
I request you to kindly help me. ( Incorrect)
I request you kindly to help me. (Correct) 
10.Care should be taken in the use of verbs
Example 
The doctor saw the pulse of the patient. (Incorrect)
The doctor felt the pulse of the patient.  (Correct) 

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  1. haha , lols , tumhara fav word 😛
    Nahi sajogi kya hai , chhoti bachchi ho abhi tum 😛

  2. Ha….bachi hi sahi …bada ban k krna kya hai…..bache jyada Sache…nd how u gotta knw DAT lols is my fav word??

  3. ibps clerk IV online test score aaj ayega……
    ibps ckerk IV online test score will be announced today

  4. sorry sir….i waa just guessing…beco SO bhi aa gaya h…so now only clerk is left and 6th is holi..

  5. I noticed on BA and on SA too..k students Kaise respect krte hai apne teachers ki..My msg is not for any individual,,not pinpointing anybody but mujhe aisa lagta hai k v should respect our teachers,Hume unlogo ki age ne pta k wo hum logo se badey hai ya chotey bt yes it's true k wo hamare respected teachers hai…kyuki wo humse jyada knowledge or experience rakhtey hai….I observed on BA also students called her SHRUTI,it really hurts a lot….k kya hum.log teachers ki respect karna bhool gaye hai…ya hum log bohot jyada badey ho gaye hai…
    PLZ GUYS ITS MY HUMBLE REQUEST RESPECT THE POST AS WELL AS TEACHERS..
    jo apna important tym Hume dete hai….or hume success milti hai…
    HATS OFF TO OUR RESPECTED TEACHERS..

    @SANDEEP SIR
    @AYUSHI MAM
    @SHRUTI MAM..

    I can not go on BA nahi to ye messege mai jaroor post krta waha pe…

    THANX

  6. haha..:)
    but shruti ma;m ne ye provision de rakhi hai ki unko sirf shruti bulaya jaye..

  7. Oh plz….provision to Ye bhi hai k college teachers ko b naam se bula sakte hai….mere college me tha….bt I don't follow dis stupid provision

  8. yar mera LIC AAO ka paper h 15 ko..usme g.k b aarha h..don no from where to prepare g.k portion:(

  9. Yr meko lagta k DEC,Jan,nd Feb ki capsule kha jao…sb cover ho jayega….nd insurance k baarey me.b padhna…jaroor…it sufficient…the top ne krna hai apni seat secure krni hai..

  10. @mods 7th wale point me correct wale sentence me novel k baad (are)aayega …its spelling mistake ..

  11. 1) "milton said that those persons who do not obey God's command would be damned"…………. 2) "milton said those persons would be damned who do not obey God's command"………….which sentense is correct and why?

  12. 8) nmbr wala mein thora doubt hai……"he lost his only ticket in the stampede"…….kya yea galat hai? agar hai toh kyun?

  13. Linking verb ko adjectives modify krte h… Adverb nhi.. ( more explanation about pt. 5)

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