Common Errors

Noun Error Quiz for SSC CGL and Other Relevant Exams

Select the option that holds an error. If no options have any error, mark “No Error”.

1. The amount of accidents is increasing year after year.

Note- To denote numbers, we use “the number of accidents”
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The amount of accidents

2. Wearing trouser is common these days.

it is always “trousers” it is a plural noun
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Wearing trouser

3. I have bought a pair of pyjamas.

Note- It is always “pyjamas”, don’t use a or a pair of with it
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a pair of pyjamas

4. City after city have been destroyed.

Note- When we use “a noun + preposition+ the same noun”, we use “singular verb” with it. So the correct answer is “has been destroyed”
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have been destroyed

5. The price of good has increased because of inflation.

The correct answer is “the price of goods”, it means items
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The price of good

6. The first and the second chapters of the book are interesting.

Note- when two adjectives are associated with “the” we use singular nouns. So, the correct answer is “chapter of the book”
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chapters of the book

7. The house is made of bricks.

don’t add “s” with brick to make it plural because it is a plural noun itself
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is made of bricks

8. He wants to hunt tigers.

When it comes to “hunting” we use singular nouns without using “a or an”. So, the correct answer is “he wants to hunt tiger.
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to hunt tigers

9. I don’t like ifs and buts.

It is always “If’s and but’s”
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ifs and buts

10. Girls like to wear high heels.

Correct! Wrong!

No Error

11. We like to wear different cloths.

Hint- “cloths” means fabric whereas “clothes” stands for “dresses”
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different cloths

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