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Common Errors: Test-18

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Results founding that boys not only
B
play more than girls, but
C
they start earlier, an outcome that
D
could be clearly related to a cultural influence.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
Here, the gerund form is being used in the first part of the sentence i.e. ‘founding’ is being used against the correct option ‘found’ (verb).
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Video games may not
B
necessarily adversely affect
C
the academic results in children
D
contrary to most parent’s perception.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
Result is not something which is inside the children, or a part of the children. Rather result is regarding or about the children. Hence the correct preposition in the third part is ‘of’ instead of ‘in’.
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Celebrities showed their childlike side
B
yesterday, as most of them turn up wearing
C
cartoon T -shirts for the screening of
D
the latest animated firm in town.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
The whole sentence is in the past tense. Therefore, in the second part of the sentence, the correct tense form of turn would be ‘turned up’ rather than ‘turn up’.
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Airline managements should note
B
that the ultimate passenger unfriendliness
C
is to have their planes crash
D
due to the adopted of unsafe procedures.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
In the fourth part of the sentence the noun form of the word should to be used. Therefore, ‘adopted’ needs to be replaced by ‘adoption’. That is the only mistake.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The award ceremony ended
B
at a note of good cheer
C
with the audience responding
D
to its line-up of films.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
The fault lies in the second part of the sentence. The correct phrase to be used here is “on a note of”, which means in a particular way or spirit.
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