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Error identification


1. subject - verb agreement
2. tenses
3.finite or non-finite verb
4. voice
5. v.2 v.3

Examples :

1. Evidence of this may be saw in the terrifying figures of

a b c d
family decomposition.

c seen

2. One Sunday morning, a minister was told congregation that their

a b
church was badly in need of repairs.
c d
a active verb told

(word form)

part of speech

adjective adverb, noun

form beauty (n.), beautiful (adj.), beautifully
long (adj.), lengthen (v.), length(n.)
compare (v.), comparable (adj.), comparison (n.)

Example :

1. In a record dive in his bathysphere, William Beebe was the first person to explore
a b
the ocean at a deep of 3,028 feet.
c d

c word form a deep (adj.) a depth (n.)

preposition ( at )

2. Psychologists generally agreement that a certain stimulus must be present each

time a habitual action is
a b c
carried out.

a clause

* choice

2. (suffix)

(word choice)

Example :
1. One of Londons most beautiful parks is Hyde Park nearly
the Thames river.
a b c d
d near

2. Modern people, alike their ancestors, are curious about the

a b c
nature of the universe.
b like

3. In much of Alaska, the growing season is such short that

a b c
crops cannot be raised.
c so (so + adj. + that clause)

1. Lumber from redwoods is in great demand because of its
a b
straight grain, attractive color, and durable.
c d

d durability

2. The best work is not always done by those who work the faster.
a b c d

d fastest
the best (the


1. correlative not only . But, both .and,

neithernor, either .or

2. conjunction who

and but

3. preposition during
because of because

1. In all this, both the United States, on one side, or Soviet Russia,
a b c
on the other are deeply involved.
c and both

2. Making sequences of symbols that are not significant but rigolously

a b
logical is far more difficult with it sounds.
c d
d preposition with conjunction than


s s


a couple (of), (a)
few, a number of, both, many, several, each of, one
of, all (), some (),
these, those, etc. (


2. a, an, amount of, a

single, each, every, much, one, this, that, etc. (

4. (compound noun)
detectives stories, toys stores, car races, three two-
months courses, etc. (

stories, toy stores, car races, three two-month courses)

5. hundred
of, thousand of, million of (

hundreds of, thousands of, millions

of of adjective

three thousand men
thousand of s)
Examples :
1. At one time many person believed that some forked twigs had
a b c
supernatural powers.

b many persons

2. Hundred of antibiotics have been developed, but only about 30 are in common
use today.
a b c d

a Hundreds

3. Doctor are discovering that there is a strong psychological component to

a b c
chronic pain.

a Doctors are


1. ( pronoun
noun noun

pronoun possessive adjective noun

pronoun possessive adjective )
The girl has lost his keys in the pub. ( his her)
Those men planned to start his project on Monday. ( his their)

2. pronoun she
her, whom who possessive pronoun theirs
possessive adjective their

3. pronoun pronoun

Examples :

1. Charlie, whom went out with Mr. Lees daughter last night, was
a b
the only heir of the millionaire.
c d

whom who
relative pronoun

2. Almost all the reserved water which was used during the summer.
a b c d

c relative pronoun which
the reserved water

3. The teacher was justly annoyed by him walking in late and disturbing the class.
a b c d

b his (adj.)


1. (comparative)

Examples :
1. When salmon in Washington States Puget Sound
region swim upriver to
a b spawn,
the Skagit River hosts the bigger of all the runs.
c d
d biggest the
of all the runs

2. Hydrocarbon, too well as many other organic
compounds, frequently form polymers.
a b c d

a as
as + adjective adverb +


Error Identification article

1. article a a hour, a heir, a aunt, etc. (

an )

2. article an an university, an

unanimous decision, an human, etc. ( a )

3. article indefinite article (a,an) definite article


4. article

Humans need the water. ( the

article )

She likes to play violin. ( the

the violin)
Examples :

1. Longevity refers to the span of life of a organism.

a b c d



2. At end of the Civil War, the United State was ready to resume
a b
with a roaring surge the westward expansion which had been
interrupted for four years.

a At the end

(verbal or non-finite verb)

1. infinite gerund

2. present participle (v.-ing) past
participle (v.3)
3. verbal to introducing, to
4. infinite gerund (can, may,
must, will. etc.) can to go
1. People complain that the costs of campaigning are
so high that only the rich can afford running for office.
b c d

v. afford infinite d
to run

2. The Bachelor Club, establishing in 1950, was the

a b
first sports center for French bachelors in Florida.
c d

a established (v.3)

1. Verbal
preposition gerund (v-ing)
without smiling

2. (transitive verb) participle

2 present participle (v-ing) past

participle (v.3)

by prepositional phrase v.3 the

bridge built by .. established in 1950, etc.
noun v-ing building the house


1. preposition


2. preposition
Examples :

1. Einstein provides us, according to experts in physics,

a b
with insights about the universe.
c d
d into (insight + into)

2. Candles were mankinds chief source of illumination

a b
since at least 2,000 years.
c d

preposition 2,000 years

(period of time) for since choice c


1. It estimated is that only about thirty percent of
our planets surface consists of land.
b c d

is estimated
2. About two thousand years ago, Arabians in Persia began to craft
clay pots, an innovation that accompanied
the appearance of agriculture in the area central of the continent.
c d
central area
(adjective noun)

3. Plutonium is a rare extremely and precious element.

a b c d
extremely rare
(adverb adjective)

1. Have you (1)wrote a reply (2)to your
grandmother (3)to thank her for the (4)present ?

2. We are (1)grateful (2)for Mrs Halimah for

(3)helping us to win the (4)inter-school debate.

3. (1)When Rahman reached (2)to home, he

realized that (3)no one (4)was there

4. We have to do it (1)ourself (2)as there are not

(3)enough workers to finish it (4)on time.
5. (1)Please (2)convey my best (3)wish to your
mother when you (4)see her.

6. The contestant (1)hitted the (2)target

(3)with great (4)accuracy.

7. (1)Can you (2)borrow me (3)your book

(4)for a few days ?

8. I am (1)sorry to (2)say that your son has

been (3)absence from school (4)for a week.