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Common Errors: Test-19

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The actress was ordered for
B
wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet and
C
submit to random weekly drug testing after
D
she failed to appear for a court date last week.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
A wrong preposition is being used in the first part of the sentence. The correct preposition is ‘to’ and needs to be replaced.
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The actor loves to think,
B
never enjoys stick to one kind of role
C
and finds it difficult to
D
live up to everyone's expectations.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
The second part of the sentence will use a gerund (verbal-noun) to describe the action that the actor never enjoys. Instead of ‘stick’, it should be sticking.
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
A major computer security firm urged
B
the social networking site to set up
C
an early-warning system after hundreds of users were
D
hit by a new wave of virus attacks.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
No error.
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The finding may help doctors
B
give more personalized care to patients
C
and modify the amount of powerful drugs
D
administered over their patients.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
The problem is with the fourth part of the sentence. Here the phrasal verb ‘administer to’ is the right choice. That is the only error.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
If you decide
B
to straighten out a lot of
C
things in' your life all at once,
D
it is probably that you may achieve nothing.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
In this sentence, the problem is with the fourth part of the sentence. Here, simple present tense ‘..you achieve nothing…’ instead of ‘..you will achieve nothing..’.
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