spotting errors in sentence - test-05

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

1. I could not convince them (a) / because they persisted to suggest (b) / that I was lying. (c) / No error (d)

2. Due to me being a newcomer (a) was unable to get a holise (b) / suitable for my wife and me. (c) / No error (d)

3. Even now when I see the spot (a) I am reminded of an unique incident (b) that took place several yeras ago. (c) / No error (d)

4. I am content (a) / for what (b) / I have. (c) /No error (d)

5. For nearly half a century he lived in that village, (a) / sharing 'the joys and sorrows of the people there, (b) / but later he left the village and has not been heard of sinte. (c) / No error (d)

6. Neither of the plans (a) / suits him and therefore (b) / he decided not to (c) / go out yesterday.(d) / No error (e)

7. Children often (a) / quarrel on (b) / petty issues. (c) / No error (d)

8. The difficult situation in which I. found myself (a) / is not made easy (b) / by her constant nagging and grumbling. (c) / No error (d)

9. The warrior (a) / fell fi-om (b) his horse. (c) /No error (d)

10. Satyajit Ray, who conceived, co-authored (a) / and directed a number of good films, was (b) / one of IndiWs most talented film maker. (c) / No error (d)

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{[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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