spotting errors in sentence - test-07

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


1. The Cabinet Ministers and the Prime Minister (a) / was at the airport (b) / to receive the foreign dignitary. (c) / No error (d)


2. As soon as the teacher entered, (a) everyone fell (b) / in a silence. (c) / No error (d)


3. By all standards (a) / he is a best soldier (b) / our military school (c) / has produced so far. (d) / No error (e)


4. The mission provides (a) / able service to all (6) / the needy people~ in this area (c) / during last few years. (d) / No error (e)


5. Though she was sick (a) but (b) / she went to work. (c) / No error (d)



6. To transport goods (a) / by sea is cheaper (b) / than land. (c) / No error (d)


7. At the gate (a) / was hung a wooden board (b) / on which was written : (c) / 'Beware the danger'. (d) / No error (e)


8. My fiierld is the kind of person (a) / who will face up (b) / to the most demanding tasks. (c) / No error (d)


9. You must either tell me (a) the whole story or, at least, (b) / the first half of it. (c) /No error (d)


10. There has not been any rainfall (a) / in this part of the country (b) / since the last two years. (c) / No error (d)


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As I said earlier, a language has four components – Reading, listening, speaking and writing. Each of these components is complementary to each other. Once you know how to listen, read and speak English, it is time to finish the process by writing properly.Writing is probably the easiest to do; however one can make mistakes in spellings. Also, a person thinks and writes at different speeds and that could unintentionally ruin the sentence. Still, writing is not all that easy. Problems arise when it comes to punctuation marks.



Write, write, write!

Just like reading and expanding your vocabulary, writing properly involves a lot of practice. Pick a topic, and start writing. Do this exercise everyday. Make a portfolio of all your pieces and review them in a month and look for mistakes that you made. Once you are done, ask a friend to edit it for you.

Learn the correct version

Once you have figured out your mistakes, make it a point to learn the correct version. Incorporate the corrected version in your next piece of writing exercise.

Avoid using a guide

While you are practicing your writing skills, do not use a guide or dictionary. Make mistakes and then learn from those mistakes. If you do not make mistakes you will never learn. Once you know the mistakes you made, start writing again and try correcting those same mistakes.

Use new words and phrases

Make it a point to use at least two new words and phrases, as well as idioms, slang and colloquialisms in your article. Make sure you ask somebody to correct these if they are wrong.



Punctuation

The punctuation marks you use at the end of each sentence will set the tone of that particular sentence. Whether it is an exclamation (!) or a question (?) depends on how you frame your sentence.

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