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Common Errors: Test-4

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Question 1
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Cows, goats and
B
other such domestic
C
animals together is
D
called livestock.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
(3) are The number of nouns included is more than one, hence a plural verb ‘are’ should be used.
Question 2
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Students are likely to
B
work on the evenings
C
during the weekends,
D
or summer breaks.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
(2) in the evenings ‘In the evenings’ refers to the time. The correct preposition to be used here should be ‘in’.
Question 3
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Being-able to
B
remember a lot of information’s is
C
not the same as
D
being able to think.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
(2) remember a lot of information “Information’s” denotes possession, which is not implied by the sentence. The correct usage should be ‘a lot of information’..
Question 4
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The gang members has
B
confessed that they had been
C
obtaining bank account details
D
of their victims from a source based in Nigeria.
E
no error
Question 4 Explanation:
The gang members have The gang members are more than one (plural) and will take a plural verb ‘have’.
Question 5
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Police said that
B
the seized counterfeit currency notes looked
C
so genuine that
D
anyone could being misled.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
(4) could be misled The police had made a statement in the past. Hence, usage of ‘being’ (participle form) is incorrect grammatical usage. So, “could be misled” should be used to depict the event in the past tense.
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