How To Improve English for Govt Exams - Error Corrections

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. So, today we will talk about how to solve error correction in English. 

There are so many rules and stuffs on the internet. Its hard for you to remember all those stuffs. We are not saying they are bad, but they can be Confusing at times.

Things you need:

1. Positive Approach
2. Good Grammar Skills
3. Practice
4. Concentration

How to solve the problems?

1. Rules are for those who has the basic knowledge. Once you have the basic grammatical knowledge, you will NOT need any kind of Rules. Now, if you already have knowledge and a good grip in Grammar then don't force yourself to learn again. You will get confused.

Those who does not have a good grip, start learning the basic grammars. Grammar is a thing which cannot be memorised. You need to see examples and practice. Your grammar will be much more brushed up by practicing. There can be errors as Grammar is like the heart of English language.

Don't be afraid of English. People who gets scared shall remember our ancestors have ruled over the British.

If you want to buy a good grammar book to begin, then buy this one:

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2. Picking out the type. Most of the error correction problems follow 4 types of pattern.

  1. Error of Tense or Verb
  2. Error of Spellings(Very Rare)
  3. Misplaced Modifiers
  4. Pronoun Errors


Error of Tense or Verb -

As said earlier, for this you need to have a basic sense in Grammar. So basically if you know these pattern would come then you will be able to solve it more fast.

Misplaced Modifiers -

What is a Modifier?

As Wikipedia explains,

In grammar, a modifier is an optional element in phrase structure or clause structure. A modifier is so called because it is said to modify (change the meaning of) another element in the structure, on which it is dependent. Typically the modifier can be removed without affecting the grammar of the sentence. For example, in the English sentence This is a red ball, the adjective red is a modifier, modifying the noun ball. Removal of the modifier would leave This is a ball, which is grammatically correct and equivalent in structure to the original sentence.
Source: Wikipedia


Incorrect: At 5 years old, my mother gave me a lego set for Diwali.

Correct: When I was 5 years old, my mother gave me a lego set for Diwali.

Pronoun Errors -

A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun or a noun phrase. 

Types of Pronoun Errors:

Lack of agreement between the pronoun and antecedent. (Eg: A good student knows how to study for their exams.) 
Inappropriate shifts in person. (Ex: When one feels sad, you feel like you've got a weight on your shoulders) 
Incorrect pronoun form. Always determine whether the pronoun is being used as a subject, or an object, or a possessive in the sentence, and select the pronoun form to match.
Example: Rahul's aggressive mentality led to a conflict between he and Rohit.

Correct should be: Rahul's aggressive mentality led to a conflict between him and Rohit.

Spelling Errors can be detected on the basis of your observation, vocabulary strength.

Learn to detect the type of error and Voila, you are Expert!
If you have any question, kindly comment below.

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