SOLUTION ERROR FINDING PRACTICE SET 3 SOLVED IN ENGLISH
ERROR FINDING Practice Set 3 SOLVED IN HINDI & ENGLISH (with options)
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1. He said that / he always kept in his pocket / a bundle of one hundred rupees notes. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘rupees’ by ‘rupee’ in Part ‘C’. In the given sentence ‘rupees notes’ is a compound noun (a noun made up of two or more words). Here we need this noun to be in the plural. Compound noun ‘rupees notes’ is incorrect as when a compound noun is made in the plural, only the main word of that noun is made in the plural. In this noun, noun ‘note’ is the main word. Therefore the correct plural form of it will be ‘rupee notes’.
2. I am / learning a / new poetry. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘poetry’ by ‘poem’ in part ‘C’. ‘Poetry’ is uncountable, but here because of the use of article ‘A’ we need a countable noun, ‘poem’ is a countable noun.
3. I will not / stay here another minute / if I can help it. / NE
No error. ‘If one can help it’ is an idiom, it means if one is able to prevent or avoid something/situation. It’s usually used after negative verb constructions; e.g.
a) Are you going to watch the school play? — Not if I can help it.
b) Is he taking a second job? — Not if his wife can help it.
c) He’s not riding on the back of that motorcycle, not if I can help it.
Translation in Hindi: अगर मैं ये avoid कर पाया तो मैं यहाँ एक मिनट भी नहीं रुकुंगा l
NOTE: We don’t use a preposition before time phrases beginning with This, Every, Another and Last/Next; e.g.
a) We can’t afford a holiday this year.
b) Where did you go last weekend?
c) My exams finish next Tuesday afternoon.
d) I will not stay here another minute.
4. I am sorry / but I will not believe the story / you have told me. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘will not believe’ by ‘do not believe’ in part ‘B’. Verb ‘believe’ can neither be used in the continuous nor in a future tense.
5. Three fourths of the population / have no access to / clean water. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’ in part ‘B’. See the rule: If the following expressions are followed by singular countable, or uncountable nouns we use singular verbs. If they are followed by plural countable nouns we use plural verbs:
|One third of||Two thirds of||Three fourths of, etc.||The rest of|
|A quarter of||Part of|
a) Three fourths of the wheat has been consumed.
b) One third of the house is yet to be repaired.
c) One third of the students have passed.
NOTE: After ‘one’ a fractional number is singular, and after any plural cardinal number, the fraction is plural; e.g.
a- i) one fourth
11) two fourths
b-i) one third
ii) three thirds
6. My grandfather owns/ fifty acre / of wet land. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘acre’ by ‘acres’ in part ‘B’. When there is directly a unit without use of the preposition ‘of’ (here ‘acre’) after a number (here ‘fifty’) we use that unit in the singular, but here there is use of the preposition ‘of’ after a number, so we need the unit in the plural.
7. The temple is / within a hundred yards / from my house / NE
Explanation: No error. Here use of the article ‘A’ is for ‘hundred’ not ‘yards’. A hundred = one hundred.
8. It is I / who is responsible / for the delay. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘who is’ by ‘who am’ in part ‘B’. Verb of a relative pronoun like Who, Which, That is always according to its antecedent; e.g.
INCORRECT: I, who is a doctor, will examine you.
CORRECT: I, who am a doctor, will examine him.
INCORRECT: The boys who lives here are always disturbing.
CORRECT: The boys who live here are always disturbing.
9. I will try to be on time / but don’t worry / when I am late. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘when’ by ‘if’ in part ‘C’. ‘I am late’ is the reason, therefore it should be a conditional clause.
10. If you had told me / I would have helped you / solve the problem / NE
Explanation: No error. After the verb ‘help + object’ both ‘TO + V1’ and ‘V1 without TO’ are correct, means here we can use either ‘solve’ or ‘to solve’.
11. This machine looks / good but is very / badly designed and doesn’t work good. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘good’ by ‘well’ in part ‘C’. ‘Good’ is only an adjective whereas ‘well’ is both an adjective and an adverb. Here we need a word that can describe the verb ‘work’. A word that describes a verb is an adverb, not an adjective, therefore ‘well’ is correct.
12. No country can long endure / if its foundations / are not laid deep in the material prosperity. / NE
Explanation: Shift ‘long’ after ‘endure’, means it will be ‘endure long’ in part ‘A’. ‘Long’ is both an adjective and an adverb. Here we need a word describing the verb ‘endure’. Means we need an adverb here. ‘Long’ as an adverb is used after its verb.
13. A computer virus works exactly / like the biological variety / which invade the human body. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘invade’ by invades’ in part ‘C’. Here ‘which’ is the relative pronoun for the noun ‘virus’, which is singular.
14. I took her for a ride / on the motorcycle / which Rohit has bought yesterday. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘has bought’ by ‘bought’ in part ‘C’ as ‘yesterday’ is only used only with the Simple Past Tense.
15. Go up the beach and watch for tourists / so you could warn anyone / before they get to the water. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘so’ by ‘so that’ in part ‘B’. If you see ‘could warn anyone’ is the purpose of going up the beach. For a purpose we use ‘so that’, not ‘so’.
16. Whom would / you like to be / if you weren’t yourself? / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘whom’ by ‘who’ in part ‘A’. Here we need a pronoun for the infinitive ‘to be’. For ‘to be’ we use a pronoun in the subjective case, not in the objective case. ‘Who’ is a subjective pronoun whereas ‘whom’ an objective pronoun.
NOTE: But if ‘to be’ has a pronoun as its subject as well as the object, we use objective pronouns at both the places; e.g.
They guessed him to be me. (Here ‘him’ is the subject of ‘to be’, and ‘me’ the object of ‘to be’.)
17. My scooter is being serviced / so I am going to the office / by walk. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘by walk’ by ‘on foot’ in part ‘C’. The correct phrase is ‘on foot’, not ‘by walking’; e.g.
a) The bus didn’t come, so we set off on foot.
b) It takes about 30 minutes on foot, or 10 minutes by car.
18. He was irritated at her suggestion / that he cooked / while she went out shopping. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘cooked’ by ‘cook’ in part ‘B’. Another such example:
He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation.
Chafe = feel extreme irritation or anger
19. When the professors are on strike / and a notice of this effect is pasted on the university gate / there is no sense to go there. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘to go’ by ‘in going’ in part ‘C’. Sense in doing something = the reason for doing something, therefore the correct phrase here will be ‘no sense in going’. See more such examples:
a) What is the sense in making things more difficult for yourself?
b) There’s no sense in waiting, the next train isn’t for two hours.
20. I remember / meet him / five years ago. /NE
Replace ‘meet’ by ‘meeting’ in part ‘B’. This is a case of remembrance of a past event. In such a case we use ‘ing form’ of a verb with ‘remember’. Read this:
Remember + -ing form
If your mind has an impression of something you did in the past we use ‘remember + ing form’; e.g.
a) I remember meeting her once, it must have been about five years ago. (Not remember to meet)
b) She said she didn’t remember getting an email from him.
c) I remember asking one of my sons about this.
NOTE: Remember + to-infinitive
When we don’t forget to do something, and a verb form is needed we use ‘remember + to-infinitive; e.g.
a) He remembered to turn the gas off.
b) Remember to save your work often, just in case your computer crashes.
21. Dipu hopes to become an officer after / he will complete / his higher education. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘will complete’ by ‘has completed’ in part ‘B’. In time clauses normally we use the Present Simple Tense to represent future. But we use the Present Perfect if we talk about an action that takes place over a period of time; e.g.
After I have finished typing this paper, I’m going to meet my uncle.
NOTE: If you do not need a clause, you then will have to remove the subject ‘he’ from part ‘B’ and replace ‘he will complete’ by ‘completing’ or ‘the completion of’.
22. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s life was a / sage of dedication in the / cause of educational reforms in India. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘sage’ by ‘saga’ in part ‘B’. SAGA = a long story about past events over a long period of time; e.g.
23. Sunita is feeling little uncomfortable today / because she is ill, so she can perform / her work after having some rest for a while. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘little’ by ‘a little’ in part ‘A’. ‘Little’ has almost negative effect, therefore it’s contextually incorrect here.
24. Everything are packed / and ready / to leave. / NE
Explanation: Replace ‘everything are’ by ‘all are’ in part ‘A’. Here we need a subject referring to person/s.
25. Book I gave / you is very good for /any competitive exam. /NE
Explanation: Replace ‘book’ by ‘the book’ in part ‘A’. If a noun follows a phrase or a clause it becomes specific. Here the noun ‘book’ is following a clause (I gave you), therefore use of the article ‘the’ is necessary before the noun ‘book’; e.g.
a) The girl in blue is my sister. (‘In blue’ is a phrase which has made the girl specific)
b) The boy that I met is a tennis player. (‘That I met’ is a clause which has made the boy specific)
NOTE: Use of the relative pronoun ‘that’ before the clause ‘I gave you’ is optional here. Read this to understand:
The Relative Pronoun can be removed if it’s in the Objective Case of a Defining Clause; e.g.
a) She is the girl whom I love.
= She is the girl I love.
b) He is the actor that I like most.
= He is the actor I like most.
c) This is the flat which Mohan bought.
= This is the flat Mohan bought.
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