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01025--Vocabulary test-21 //Previous question papers solved with explanation



Some of the following sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. Write 'D' if there is no error.
Questions
  1. The secretary and the manager (a)/ goes to London (b)/ next week(c)/ No error(d)
  2. I suggest (a)/ you become (b)/ an engineer (c)/ No error(d)
  3. The jury (a)/ was unanimous (b)/ in the verdict (c)/ No error (d)
  4. You will be suspended (a)/ unless you (b)/ do not pay your fees (c)/ No error (d)


Answers

  1. b = go to London
  2. b= you should
  3. d= no error
  4. c= pay your fees

Explanation
  1. The noun The secretary and the manager is plural. Therefore the verb should also be plural.
  2. Suggest here should be followed by SHOULD
  3. Jury is a collective noun. Here the jury is UNANIMOUS and therefore we go for singular verb WAS.
  4. We have two negatives here UNLESS and DO NOT. Unless itself means IF NOT. Two negatives will make the meaning positive. We better say UNLESS YOU PAY YOUR FEES. We can also say: You will be suspended if you do not pay your fees. Error lies in C since do not changes the very meaning intended by the sentence.

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