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Common Errors: Test-3

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Question 1
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
If you were given a
B
chance to live in
C
some other country, which
D
one would you have chosen?
E
no error
Question 1 Explanation:
(5) no error
Question 2
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Having lived to
B
Paris for two
C
years, Prakash understands'
D
French reasonably well.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
(1) having lived in. Incorrect preposition used.Paris is a place to live ‘in’. So ‘in’ should be used instead of ‘to’.
Question 3
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Reema decided not to
B
watch the movie because
C
she had to study for the
D
quiz to be hold the next day.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
(4) to be held In coherence with the rest of the sentence, which is in the past tense, the verb ‘to be’ must be followed by the past participle form, hence ‘held’ is the correct usage.
Question 4
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Athletes do various
B
kinds of warm
C
up activities before
D
they start to running.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
The infinitive ‘to’ is always followed by the first form of the verb. The part can be correctly re-written as either: ‘they start running’ or ‘they start to run’.
Question 5
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Ramesh will lives
B
with Ram until he
C
finds a separate
D
house for himself
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
Although, Ramesh is singular, in the future tense, it will be followed by the plural form of the verb ‘live’ and not ‘lives’. The singular form of the verb with an ‘s’ at the end is usually used with a singular noun/ pronoun in the simple present tense.
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