spotting errors in sentence - test-04

Spotting Errors in Sentence
Directions: In each of the questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error.


1. Developmental activities of the government (a) / come to a standstill (b) / due to paucity of funds. (c) / No error (d)


2. My uncle forbade me (a) / not to go through (b) / the contents of his letter. (c) /No error (d)


3. Two women were between (a) / those killed in the fire (b) / that broke out at the hotel. (c) / No error (d)


4. It must be said (a) to his credit that (b) / he stood towards his fhend (c) through thick and thin. (d) / No error (e)


5. He refused to answer the question (a) / despite the fact (b) / that his silence will be interpreted as guilt. (c) / No error (d)



6. The religious argument (a) / is not the only basis (b) / over which the case for animal rights rests. (c) / No error (d)


7. It is not possible (a) / for one to overhaul a system (b) / so rotten into the core. (c) /No error (d)


8. I have seen (a) / that film last year, (b) / but I do not remember its story. (c) / No error (d)


9. He is very blind (a) / to read (b) smallest of prints. (c) / No error (d)


10. If the Manager acted in time, (a) / the strike would (b) / not have lasted long. (c) /No error (d)


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English Phrases
{[as + adjective + as
as + adverb + as]
+ noun/pronoun/clause}
  • We use as ... as ... to say that two things are the same in some way.
      She's as tall as her brother.
      Can a man run as fast as a horse?
      It's not as good as I expected.
  • We can use object pronouns (me, him etc) after as, especially in an informal style.
      She doesn't sing as well as me
      In a formal style, we use subject + verb.
      She doesn't sing as well as I do.
  • After not, we can use as ... as ... or so ... as
      She's not as/so pretty as her sister.
  • Note the structure half as ... as ; twice as ... as ...; three times as ... as ; etc.
      The green one isn't half as good as the blue one.
      A colour TV is twice as expensive as a black and white.
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