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  • What's error in this sentence?
  • What's wrong in this sentence?
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The second sentence is correct.

'Error' is a noun. It describes something that is wrong.

'Wrong' is an adjective, and so is applied to the subject ('this sentence') to describe it.

To write a correct sentence with the same meaning as the second one, while using 'error', you would say something like:

Where is the error in this sentence?

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Is "What's wrong in this sentence?" grammatical? Shouldn't it be "What's wrong with this sentence?" –  Tragicomic Jan 18 '11 at 10:31
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@Tragicomic: There's a question for that. (^_^) –  RegDwigнt Jan 18 '11 at 10:34
    
@RegDwight: Thanks. –  Tragicomic Jan 18 '11 at 10:36
    
I was concentrating more on the wrong/error part, but I'd say 'with' as well yes. –  user3444 Jan 18 '11 at 11:05
    
You could also say What's the error in this sentence? –  Marthaª Jan 18 '11 at 14:53
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Consider using the following one:

What's wrong with this sentence?

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