Spotting Errors

  1. (A) There were / (B) no less than fifty persons / (C) present in the room / (D) No error
    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
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    Fewer refers to things that are countable.
    Examples:
    We had fewer people at the fundraiser than we had hoped.
    Fewer tornadoes occurred this year than last year.

    Generally, less refers to things that are not countable.
    Examples:
    Sue has less concern for her dog’s safety now that the backyard fence is completed.
    Less talking would help my concentration.

    However, the expression less than is used in front of a plural noun that denotes a measure of distance, amount, or time.
    Examples:
    We will go on vacation in less than four weeks.
    She owes him less than $30.
    We had less than 25 miles to go but ran out of gas.

    Correct Option: B

    Replace "less than" by "fewer than"

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  1. (A) Few remarks / (B) that he made were / (C) offensive to my friend / (D) No error
    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
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    Add "a" before "few"

    Correct Option: A

    Add "a" before "few"

    Using "a few" instead of "few" in a sentence changes a sentence's meaning. Whereas "a few" implies a small number of some that is greater than two, "few" implies only a small number. Other words, like "very" or "quite," may also come before "a few" or "few" and further change sentence meaning. Examples can be found below.

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  1. (A) It is a / (B) worth watching documentary / (C) & you must not miss it/ (D) No error
    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
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    The error lies in structuring of sentence.

    Correct Option: B

    Replace "worth watching documentary" by "documentary worth watching"

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  1. (A) The meeting was postponed / (B) because only a few number of persons / (C) were present there/ (D) No error
    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
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    Replace "Few" by "small"

    Correct Option: B

    Replace "Few" by "small"

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  1. (A) In the opinion of everyone / (B) she is wiser / (C) than beautiful / (D) No error
    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
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    Replace "wiser" by "more wise"

    Correct Option: B

    Replace "wiser" by "more wise"

    While comparing two qualities of the same person, the adjective should be used in "more/less" forms and adjective forms in "er/est" should be not be used, even if these adjective can be converted into comparative and superlative forms by adding "er/est"

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