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Posted by on October 26, 2012

By : Irma Sarita R, STP. MP. MSc

Error identification – Extra practice exercises.  Decide which part of the sentence is grammatically incorrect. Then look at the answers below.

  1. (A)I enjoyed (B) study geography at school and now (C)I’ve enrolled at the (D)Economics Faculty.
  2. (A)I used to be  (B)keen of all (C)scientific subjects but now (D)I would prefer to study art.
  3. (A)I want meet your sister (B)when she comes to see you – (C)she sounds (D)very nice.
  4. (A)My friends tell the (B)English exam is (C)quite difficult but I’m not (D)worried.
  5. The tickets, (A)which are extremely (B)good value, (C)can be buy from (D)large supermarkets.
  6. The number of people (A)which (B)asked for the discount (C)was low but (D)grew during the summer period.
  7. He (A)wanted always to be (B)a doctor and (C)after doing medicine he now (D)works in a hospital.
  8. (A)The informations they (B)gave us was not very (C)helpful (D)so I consulted the website instead.
  9. There isn’t (A)many time, (B)do you think we (C)should get a taxi (D)to the exhibition centre?
  10. He graduated(A) in languages (B)in June and (C)is now thinking of (D)do a second degree in psychology.
  11. The policeman (A)showed us an (B)identity picture of (C)the man who (D)steal the car.
  12. How long (A)does it take to (B)get the station (C)on foot from (D)your house
  13. I was (A)so angry that I took the (B)watch broken (C)to the jewellers to (D)get my money back.
  14. He (A)rang me this morning (B)for tell me that (C)he had passed his (D)driving test.
  15. I (A)won’t be able to go (B)on holiday this year (C)unless (D)I will get a part-time job.
  16. It was (A)so nice day (B)that they (C)decided to have a picnic (D)in the field.
  17. I (A)haven’t never seen (B)anybody who (C)rides a horse (D)so well before.
  18. (A)My boyfriend always (B)takes me to see (C)horror films, but (D)I don’t like very much.
  19. (A)We went to Guatemala last year (B)so we were (C)tired of the usual (D)beach holiday.
  20. (A)I’ve gone to Marbella. I (B)remember it well. A (C)busy town with a (D)nice modern promenade and picturesque ‘piazze’.




  1.  B) I enjoyed studying (‘enjoy’  + ing)
  2. B) keen on (keen + on = essere appassionato di)
  3. A) want to (‘want’+ to + verb)
  4. A) tell me (‘tell’ + person (me/you/him/her etc); nb. ‘say’non è seguito dalla persona)
  5. C) can be bought (to be + past participle = passive)
  6. A) who (relative pronoun ‘who’ = people)
  7. A) always wanted (frequency adverb goes before the main verb)
  8. A) the informations (information = uncountable noun)
  9. A) much time (‘much’ with uncountable nouns, ‘many’ with countable nouns)
  10. D) doing (‘ing’after a preposition)
  11. D) stole (past tense of steal = steal stole stolen)
  12. B) get to (preposition necessary; get to /go to /come to the station, BUT. arrive at/ reach the station)
  13. B) broken watch (adjective before noun)
  14. B) to tell me (to+base form = per/a scopo di)
  15. D) unless I will get (1° conditional = if/unless/when + present)
  16. A) such a (such a + noun; so + adjective)
  17. A) I haven’t never (double negative)
  18. D) l don’t like them (‘like’ + direct object)
  19. B) as
  20. A) I’ve been to Marbella (use ‘been’ not ‘gone’ se sei stato e tornato)