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  • In each question below a sentence is given a part of which is printed in bold and underline type. This part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases 1, 2, 3 and 4. Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold/underline to correct the error, if there is any to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark 5. i.e. ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

Grammar: Part Error 1

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Film viewers claim that
B
the number of scenes depicting alcohol consumption
C
have increased dramatically over
D
the last decade.
E
no error
Question 1 Explanation: 
The subject ‘the number’ is singular and requires a singular verb ‘has increased’.
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
Forty percent of the people alive today have
B
never made a phone call, but
C
thirty percent still have no electricity connections
D
to their homes.
E
no error
Question 2 Explanation: 
Since the flow of information is in the same direction, the two parts of the sentence should be connected by conjunction ‘and’ not by ‘but’. The conjunction ‘But’ is used when the flow of information is in opposite direction
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
Shipwrecked
B
on a desert island, coconuts and some other
C
fruits formed
D
the basis of the sailor’s diet.
E
no error
Question 3 Explanation: 
‘Shipwrecked on a desert island’ in the sentence is a modifier phrase whose subject ‘sailor’ is missing in the sentence. The right sentence should be – ‘When he was shipwrecked on a desert island…..’
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Workers with less
B
personal problems are
C
likely to be
D
more productive in their work.
E
no error.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Fewer is used for ‘countables’ and less for ‘ uncountables’. In the given sentence, since ‘problems’are countable, ‘fewer’ should be used.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
We have no choice but
B
to appoint Riya.
C
She is the best of the two candidates, and there is
D
no chance of finding more applicants.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation: 
Since the comparison is between two candidates, comparative degree ‘better’ should be used instead of ‘best’.
Question 6
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
Neither of my brothers do
B
anything to make life better for our
C
parents who are both
D
suffering from cancer
E
No error
Question 6 Explanation: 
‘Neither’ is always singular and should be followed by a singular verb ‘does’
Question 7
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
My grandmother's legacy is
B
substantial, especially
C
if the value of rare coins are
D
taken into consideration.
E
No error
Question 7 Explanation: 
The subject ‘value’ is singular and should be followed by a singular verb ‘is’.
Question 8
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
Everyone who visits Singapore
B
is impressed by its cleanliness,
C
which is mainly a result of rigorous implementation
D
of their strict laws.
E
No error
Question 8 Explanation: 
Singular pronoun ‘its’ should be used for Singapore.
Question 9
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
The bridal dress was
B
most unique: the prince
C
designed it and his
D
mother provided the lace fabric.
E
No error
Question 9 Explanation: 
Adjective ‘unique’ does not have a comparative or superlative degree. So in the given sentence, it should be ‘ the gown was unique’
Question 10
Identify the error in the sentence given below:
A
The purpose of organizing
B
all these activities is
C
more to instruct than
D
providing entertainment
E
No error
Question 10 Explanation: 
The sentence should be parallel in structure. Replacing option (D) with ‘to provide entertainment’ would make it parallel in construction.
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