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Common Errors: Test-14

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Question 1
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Without a doubt,
B
Ahmad is the most
C
sincere of all the
D
student in the class.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
Part (d)
students
Since Ahmad is compared in superlative degree, the number of students will be more than one (plural). So, students should be used.
Question 2
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The students dressed them
B
in their trendiest best attires
C
as they attended the
D
annual day program of the college.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
Part (a) themselves
The students are plural in number, and since as the act of dressing shows ownership, a possessive pronoun will be used. So, themselves should be used..
Question 3
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The reason behind his
B
extraordinary height is
C
the malfunctioning of a gland
D
situated at the brain.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct preposition to be used here is ‘in’ and not ‘at’
Question 4
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
Unlike these days,
B
he enjoyed reading books
C
and spend quite some time
D
in the library when he was young.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
Part (c)
spent
The past habits of a person are being talked about, hence ‘spent’ will be used instead of ‘spend’.
Question 5
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The power of the mind
B
over the body
C
has became a very significant subject
D
of research in recent years.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
Part (c)
has become
The tense in the statement is present perfect, ‘has become’ should be used.
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