COMMON ERRORS
439. (2) going on with will replace going with                   I ordered a burger and a coke for myself.
     (1) go-on (Phr.V.) : to continue with something             Hence, he ordered will replace he ordered for
     (2) go with (Phr.V.) : to accompany                    449. (3) isn’t it is an incorrect question tag. The subject
     Hence, going on with will replace go with                   in the sentence is he (pron.) So, in the question tag
440. (2) has not been opened will replace is not being           he will replace it.
     opened                                                      Hence, isn’t he ? is the right usage
     The sentence structure is as follows :                 450. (3) for will replace since because –
     Subject + have/has + been + Verb – ing                      for (Prep.) is used for duration of time ® for 20 minutes
         ̄             ̄         ̄          ̄                        since (Prep.) is used for precise moment in time ®
                                                                 since morning.
        He         has       been    running
                                                                 Look at the examples given below :
        We        have      been     talking
                                                                 I’m staying with Babu for a few days.
     [Present Perfect Continuous Tense]
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     Hence, that this room has not been opened is the
     right usage.                                                Hence, for two years is the right usage
441. (4) No error.                                          451. (2) into will replace in because –
442. (1) knocked at the door will replace knocked the            into (Prep.) is used for saying where someone/some-
                                                                 thing goes, or where something is put
     door
                                                                 in (Prep.) is used for saying where someone/some-
     knocked (Verb) agrees with at (Prep.)
                                                                 thing is, or where something happens.
     Hence, When she knocked at the door is the right
                                                                 Look at the examples given below :
     usage.
                                                                 I wanted to play in the park.
443. (2) would will replace will because –
                                                                 I went into the yard.
     in Indirect Speech (Future Simple Tense) will chang-
     es into would                                               Hence, came running into the house is the right
                                                                 usage
     Look at the examples given below :
                                                            452. (2) going will replace to go because –
     She said, “I will buy a computer.” (D.S.)
                                                                 Verbs followed by a Prep. are followed by a Gerund.
     She said that she would buy a computer. (I.S.)
                                                                 Look at the examples given below :
     Hence, that he would meet me is the right usage
                                                                 I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon.
444. (3) as many as will replace as much as because –
                                                                        ̄                     ̄       ̄
     much is used with Uncountable Nouns and
                                                                    Phr. V.                Prep. Gerund
     many is used with Countable Nouns
                                                                 Can you give up smoking ?
     Hence, and as many as fifty cars is the right usage.
                                                                           ̄         ̄         ̄
445. (3) from the Roman God will replace of the Roman
                                                                           Verb Prep. Gerund
     God as – from (Prep.) is used for showing the origin
                                                                 Hence, her going to the party is the right usage
     of somebody/something
                                                            453. (2) Use of the (Def. Art.) is superfluous.
     Look at the examples given below :
                                                                 the (Def. Art.) is used before Superlatives, Ordinal
     I’m from Bangalore.
                                                                 Numbers and with Adjectives, for referring to a whole
     These quotations are from Shakespeare.                      group of people
446. (1) Being/Having been will replace Having                   Look at the examples given below :
     Being (Verb) is used for giving reason for something        This is the highest building in Rohini.
     Look at the examples given below :                          This is the last chapter to be read.
     Having lived in London, I know its climate very well.       The French enjoy cheese.
     This sentence means that I have lived in London, So         Hence, famous Bhishm will replace the famous Bh-
     I know its climate very well.                               ishm
     Hence, Being/Having been/deprived of their hous-       454. (2) the will be used before first because –
     es is the right usage                                       the (Def. Art.) is used before Ordinal numbers.
447. (3) to smoking will replace with smoking because –          Look at the examples given below :
     addicted (Verb) agrees with to (Prep.)                      This is the first time I’ve ridden a horse.
     Look at the examples given below :                          Their team won the second prize for the Quiz Com-
     My uncle is addicted to cocaine.                            petition.
     He is a video – game addict. (Noun)                         Hence, was the first is the right usage
448. (2) use of for (Prep.) is superfluous.                 455. (1) had rarely/has rarely will replace had not rarely
     order (Verb) : to ask for something to eat or drink in      because –
     a restaurant, bar, etc.                                     the sense of the sentence is Affirmative. So, not will
     Look at the examples given below :                          not be used.
     He sat down and ordered a meal.                             rarely (Adv.) : not often
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