Errors in the use of nouns and verbs: exercise

June 2, 2012pdf

Each sentence given below contains one or more mistake. The mistakes are in the use of nouns or verbs. Find out the mistake and rewrite the sentences correctly.

1. Be careful not to loose your money.

2. Have they weighted this box?

3. Mathematics are not easy to learn.

4. You have to learn this poetry by heart.

5. When she entered her room, she saw her books lying on the ground.

6. Which is the street to the railway station?

7. Are you interesting in this program?

8. She sometimes puts on purple shoes.

9. There is a lot of apples on the tree.

10. What cows eat?

Answers

1. Be careful not to lose your money. (Loose is an adjective. It is the opposite of tight. Lose is a verb.)

2. Have they weighed this box?

3. Mathematics is not easy to learn. (Nouns like mathematics, physics, economics and politics are singular in number.

4. You have to learn this poem by heart.

5. When she entered her room, she saw her books lying on the floor. (Ground means the solid surface of the earth. The lower surface of the room on which one walks is called the floor.)

6. Which is the road to the railway station? (Street does not quite mean the same as road. Street means a road with houses, shops etc., on either or both side of it.)

7. Are you interested in this program?

8. She sometimes wears purple shoes. (‘To put on clothes’ refers to the act of dressing. Once the act of dressing is over, we use the verb ‘to wear’ to express the act of carrying clothes on the body.)

9. There are a lot of apples on the tree.

10. What do cows eat?

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