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  • Directions for individual questionsEach sentence is divided into parts and each part is labeled as an answer option. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and mark that part as the answer. If there is no error, mark that part as your answer

Common Errors: Test-8

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Question 1
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The argument assumes that
B
early detection of the disease
C
will lead to an immediate drop in
D
the mortality rate from this disease.
E
No Error
Question 1 Explanation:
When we talk about the rate with respect to something, we use the preposition ‘of’. Hence, from should not be used.
Question 2
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The two most important numbers
B
which the mandarins of an
C
economy have to watch
D
are inflation and unemployment.
E
No Error
Question 2 Explanation:
No error
Question 3
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Witnessed the young soldier's ability
B
to repeatedly hit bull's eye at
C
arms training, instructors pushed him
D
to participate in the Army marksmanship competition.
E
No Error
Question 3 Explanation:
(1) Having witnessed Here, the trainer pushed the soldier after witnessing his ability. So, using ‘witnessed’ alone would be improper. We need the present participle form of the verb to depict this.Hence, ‘having witnessed’ should be used.
Question 4
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
It is all well known that
B
women are generally in favour of
C
light topics like jokes and expressions
D
that causing laughter all around.
E
No Error
Question 4 Explanation:
(4) cause The sentence is stating something in the simple present tense and not the continuous tense. Hence verb in the simple form ‘cause’ must be used in place of the continuous form ‘causing’.
Question 5
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The evening breeze
B
won't carrying the poetry
C
of peace beyond
D
the school building.
E
No Error
Question 5 Explanation:
(2) won’t carrythe poetry ‘will not’ or the contraction ‘won’t’ will not be followed by –ing form of verb. Since the act is not a continuous one, -ing form should not be used.The sentence is in simple future; hence, the first form of the verb, ‘carry’ must be used.
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