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English Grammar - Section 3

Instructions:  
Each sentence is broken into four parts a, b, c, d. Mark the part which has an error. Ignore errors of punctuation
1:  

 

 

A.

Every man, woman

B.

and child

C.

in the house on fire

D.

have been saved.

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

Every man refers to a singular noun therefore .... has been saved.

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2:  

 

 

A.

One of the

B.

best lawyers in town

C.

have been

D.

hired.

 
 

Option: C

Explanation :

has

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3:  

 

 

A.

I request you

B.

kindly to

C.

come to me

D.

immediately.

 
 

Option: B

Explanation :

drop 'kindly'

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4:  

 

 

A.

My friend's mother

B.

is the principal

C.

of a

D.

girl's college.

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

Girl's implies possessive noun, whereas the college is meant for girls.

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5:  

 

 

A.

To succeed in these tests

B.

it is absolutely necessary

C.

for us

D.

to aim for speed and accuracy.

 
 

Option: D

Explanation :

aim at, aim for is wrong usage.

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