Spotting Errors in Sentence - Test-14

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


1. Mohan could not (a) / go to the picnic (b) / for his mother (c) / was not well. (d) /No error (e)


2. I want this document (a) / to be detached off (b) / the main file and sent to me. (c) No error (d)


3. The plan is to go for (a) the cinema and then have dinner (b) but Ajay's late arrival (c) upset the whole thing. (d) No error (e)


4. As I was to reach (a) / early I left in aeroplane (b) / instead of (c) / going by train. (d) / No error (e)


5. From all accounts (a) / I learn that (b) / he is the best and honest member (c) / of the new Cabinet. (d) / No error (e)



6. Sheela has scored a first class (a) / in her final exams, (b) / isn't it ? (c) / No error (d)


7. Mrs. Drakmanton went to Dublin (a) / because she might (b) / see Mrs. Roy. (c) /No error (d)


8. The fact that (a) / the compact car is better than conventional cars (b) / has been proved by its sales. (c) / No error (d)


9. Each girl was (a) / given a bunch of flowers, (b) / which pleased her very much. (c) / No error (d)


10. Concurrent with this programme, (a) I educational institutions may be urged (b) / to inculcate patriotism (c) / in each and every one of its pupils. (d) No error (e)


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Different kinds of adverbs go in different positions in a clause. Here are some general rules (Note: these rules apply both to one-word adverbs and to adverb phrases of two or more words.)

Verb and object
We do not usually put adverbs between a verb and its object.

[...adverb + verb + object] [verb + adverb + object]
I very much like my job. (NOT I like very much-my job.)
[...verb + object + adverb]
She speaks English well. (NOT She speaks well English.)

Initial, mid and end position

There are three normal positions for adverbs:
a. initial position (at the beginning of a clause)
- Yesterday morning something very strange happened.
b. mid-position (with the verb - for the exact position)
- My brother completely forgot my birthday.
c. end position (at the end of a clause)
- What are you doing tomorrow?
Most adverb phrases (adverbs of two or more words) cannot go in mid-position. Compare:
- He got dressed quickly. He quickly got dressed.
- (Quickly can go in end or mid-position.)
- He got dressed in a hurry. (NOT He in a hurry got dressed.)
- (In a hurry cannot go in mid-position.)

What goes where?
a. initial position
- Connecting adverbs (which join a clause to what came before). Time adverbs can also go here .
- However, not everybody agreed. (connecting adverb)
- Tomorrow I've got a meeting in Cardiff, (time adverb)

b. mid-position
- Focusing adverbs (which emphasize one part of the clause); adverbs of certainty and completeness; adverbs of indefinite frequency; some adverbs of manner.
- He's been everywhere he's even been to Antarctica, (focusing adverb)
- It will probably rain this evening, (certainty)
- I've almost finished painting the house, (completeness)
- My boss often travels to America, (indefinite frequency)
- He quickly got dressed, (manner)

c. end-position

Adverbs of manner (how), place (where) and time (when) most often go in end-position.
- She brushed her hair slowly. (manner)
- The children are playing upstairs. (place)
- I phoned Alex this morning. (time)
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