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Common Errors of English Learners - Quiz (Page 2)

Answers and Explanations

 

Correct answers are highlighted in green

 

QUESTION 31

 Do you have a dog?

     a)      Yes, I have.

b)      Yes. Iíve.

c)      Yes, I do.

d)      Of course I have.

e)      Honestly speaking, I have.

 

 

QUESTION 32

a)      Iím easy to get bored.

b)      Iím easy getting bored.

c)      Iím easily bored.

d)     Iím easily boring.

e)      Iím easy boring.

f)      It's easy for me to become bored.

 

QUESTION 33

a)      I get a Barbie doll on my 8 years birthday.

b)      I got a Barbie doll for my 8-year-old birthday.

c)      I got a Barbie doll on my 8th birthday.

d)     I get a Barbie doll on my 8th birthday.

 

QUESTION 34

a)      I went to a concert and the audience loved the performance.

b)      I went to a concert and the audience love the performance.

c)      I went to a concert and the audiences all love the performance.

d)     I went to a concert and the audiences all loved the performance.

e)      I went to a concert and all the audiences loved the performance.

 

See "Countable Group Nouns" on the page NON-COUNT_NOUNS.htm

 

QUESTION 35

a)      One of my uncle has much money.

b)      One of my uncles has a lot of money.

c)      One of my uncles has a lot of moneys.

d)     One of my uncle has lots of money.

It's always "one of" + plural noun. "Much money" is not wrong but is overly formal.

 

QUESTION 36

a)      Most people in my country know she.

b)      Most of people in my country know her.

c)      Most of the people in my country know her.

d)     Most persons in my country know her.

e)      Most peoples in my country know she.

f)       Almost the people in my country know her.

g)      The people in my country almost know her.

h)      Almost everyone in my country knows her.

 

"Persons" is "officialese" and pseudo-formal (an attempt to be formal)

 

QUESTION 37

a)      I will usually go shopping on Sundays.

b)      I will always go shopping on Sundays

c)      I usually go shopping on Sundays.

d)     I usually go to shopping on Sundays.

 

Although there are some situations when native English speakers use "will" when speaking in general, I suggest you avoid doing that - use the present tense.

 

QUESTION 38

Tell me about your cat.

     a)      He usually sleeps all day.

b)      It usually sleep all day.

c)      He usually sleep all day.

d)      It always sleep all day.

 

Most people use "he" or "she" when talking about their own pets because their parts are considered to be loved members of the family; "it" is too impersonal. However, "it" is usually used if you talk about another person's pet or a farm animal or a wild animal and you don't know its gender.

QUESTION 39

a)      It was really excellent.

b)      It was very excellent.

c)      It was relatively excellent.

d)     It was the most excellent.

 

The word "very" has the meaning of "even more". For example, in "good, very good, excellent", "very good" means "even more good than just 'good'". Similarly, "bad, very bad, terrible". However, when using the "top word" or the "bottom word", which in those examples are "excellent" and "terrible" we don't use "very" because we can't go any better than "excellent" or any worse than "terrible - those are the top and bottom extremes. If you want to emphasize words such as excellent, terrible, wonderful etc., use "really" not "very". magnificent,

 

QUESTION 40

a)      My parents sent me a hamster for my birthday.

b)      My parent sent me the hamster for my birthday.

c)      My parents gave me a hamster for my birthday.

d)      My parents give me a hamster for my birthday.

e)      My parents given me a hamster for my birthday.

 

"Send" and "give" are not the same. When you "send" a thing, you use a service such as the mail, a delivery service or a third person to carry the thing to another person.

 

QUESTION 41

a)      He like to play computer.

b)      He likes to use his computer.

c)      He likes to play computer.

d)      He likes to use computer.

 

To "play" with or on a computer is to do things that are not serious or have no purpose on the computer. A 3-year-old child could be said to "play with a computer" because he doesn't know how to use it.

People "play computer games" - that's OK.

D) is incorrect because we need "a small word" before the singular countable noun, "computer". These "small words" are {a, an, the, this, that. my, your, his, her, its, our, their}.

 

 

QUESTION 42

a)      My favourite sport is basketball.

b)      My favourite sport is basketball game.

c)      My favourite sport is the basketball.

d)      My favourite sport would be the basketball.

  

QUESTION 43

a)      My time is always limited.

b)      My times are always limited.

c)      My time is always limiting.

d)      My times are always limiting.

e)      My time always limits.

  

QUESTION 44

a)   If you lend money from a family member the time that needed to repay it is longer than if you lend from a friend.

b)   If you lend money from the family member the time that is needed to repay it is longer than if you lend from a friend.

c)   If you borrow money from a family member the time that is needed to repay it is longer than if you borrow from a friend.

d)   If you borrow money from one of the families the time that is needed to repay it is longer than if you borrow from a friend.

 

"lend to" /  "borrow from"

 

QUESTION 45

     a)      Thereís some stuffs on my bed.

b)      There are some stuffs on my bed.

c)      Thereís some stuff on my bed.

d)      Thereís a stuff on my bed.

 

"Stuff" is non-count.

 

QUESTION 46

     a)      I remember at that day . . .

b)      I remembered at that day . . .

c)      I remembered on that day . . .

d)      I can remember on that day . . .

e)      I remember on that day . . .

 

It's always "on" + "day" such as, on my birthday, on January 6, on Wednesday.  For months and years we say, "in" - In January, in 2020. For clock time, we use, "at" - at 5 o'clock.

C) might be correct if you tare talking about remembering something in the past. D) might also be correct but the word. "can" is usually not necessary.

 

QUESTION 47

a)      When I saw it I felt so happy.

b)      When I see it I felt so happy.

c)      When I saw it I feel so happy.

d)      When I see it I feel so happy.

e)      When I saw it I feeled so happy.

f)      When I seen it I felt so happy.

 

A) is correct when talking about a past experience. D) is correct when speaking in general and "when" here could be replaced by, "whenever".

 

QUESTION 49

Whatís your favourite type of TV show?

a)      I like the reality show.

b)      I like reality shows.

c)      I like reality shows the most.

d)      I liked reality shows the most.

  

Since the question is, "your favourite type of TV show" not just, "a type of TV that you like", b) is not accurate or not complete.

 

QUESTION 50

a)      Robots doesnít need to take breaks.

b)      Robots donít need to take break.

c)      Robots didnít need to take a break.

d)     Robots donít need to take a break.