Common Errors in English

Common Errors in English

Common Errors in English

English grammar is notoriously tricky and irregular. Good understanding of English Grammar combined with a lot of practice is the only way to be able to spot the error and correct them.

Common errors in a sentence is commonly pertaining to use of Grammatical Structure like Article, Preposition, Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adverb, Adjective, Conjunction, Subject-verb Coordination, Un-english Expression or Super Fluoususe of some words.

This course attempts to provide basic understanding of the Grammar to the aspirants so that through extensive practice they should be able to spot the errors.

The course comprises of lessons covering various topics through Text Explanation, Video Lecture and followed by Quizs to test your understanding.


  1. Distinct words used in a sentence perform different functions. In English Grammar, Words are divided into eight different classes according to their use. Under this classification of words according to the work they do in a sentence, they are called Parts of Speech. There are total eight parts of speech in English Grammar.
  2. Upon reading the following group of words, you would understand some meaning conveyed:- An aeroplane flies in the sky. The Sun rises in the East. Honesty is the best policy.
  3. A verb must agree with its subject in number and person. The number and person of a verb should be same as its subject. For instance; He goes to play football. Early to bed and early to rise. Slow and steady wins the race. Time and wait wait for none.
  4. Nouns have two forms, the Singular and Plural. The singular form is used to refer to one person or thing. The plural form is used for referring to more than one person or thing. This type of nouns are called countable noun or uncountable nouns. Let us now look into examples of common uncountable nouns: – absence, food, wind, behaviour, beauty, death, truth, fear, nature, justice, safety, depression, peace, finance, power, intelligence, youth, capacity, health, pride, welfare, confidence, strength, mercy, duty, nature, labour, silence, time, love, energy, staff, death, joy, help
  5. As a general rule an adjective is placed immediately before the noun that it qualifies. This is known as Attributive use of adjectives. For example
  6. Articles are the words ‘a’ or ‘an’ and ‘the’, which come before nouns. There are two articles – ‘a’ (or ‘an’) and ‘the’.
  7. The infinitive is the base of a verb. They usually refer to the present infinitive, which is most common. There are four other forms of infinitives – the perfect infinitive, perfect continuous infinitive, continuous infinitive, and the passive infinitive.
  8. The Participle

    Hearing the noise, the girl woke up : The word hearing qualifies the noun ‘girl’ as an Adjective does. It is formed from the Verb Adjective, and is called a Participle. It may be called a Verbal Adjective. A participle is that form of the verb which partakes of the nature both of a verb and of an Adjective.
  9. The Gerund

    A Gerund is that particular form of the verb which ends in ‘-ing’ and has the effect of a noun and a verb. they are also known as ‘verbal noun’ or ‘verb-noun’.
  10. The Phrasal verbs are certain verbs which are followed by certain prepositions or Adverbs, which give a new significance to them.
  11. A preposition is defined as a word which is placed before a noun or a pronoun or a noun equivalent to show some relationship between that and some other word present in the sentence.
  12. A conjunction is basically a word which connects phrases, words, clauses or sentences. It also brings the relationship between elements which are thus joined. It also brings about relationship between the elements which are thus joined.

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