Correct the error of different grammatical questions – Set 1
Correction of errors of grammatical mistakes is a very common and popular section of different competitive exams like PSC, SSC, UPSC, IBPS, and Rail etc. Here are some easy ones to solve with little discussion. Our future sets on this section will be more interesting.
Correct the error underlined in the Sentences given –
- When we reached the station, the train already departed.
→The train had already departed. (Past perfect Tense)
- If I was the prime Minister of India, I would work mainly for the poorest section in the country
→If I were the prime minister of India. (Not I was, It should be I were)
- We are living in Mumbai for the past 25 years.
→We have been living in Mumbai for the past 25 years. (Should be present perfect continuous Tense)
- The match between India and Australia was called off for two hours for rain.
→The match between India and Australia was put off for two hours for rain.
(Call off Means = cancel but put off means = postpone)
- We set in for Delhi by Train last night.
→We set out for Delhi by train last night.
(Set in begin but set out = start a journey)
- I cannot but trying.
→I cannot help trying. Or I cannot but try.
(In such kind of sentences when but is used, we must write present form of the very next word. Or, when ‘help’ is used, we should place the verb with ing).
- Very few cricketers of the world is as great as Sachine Tendulkar.
→Very few cricketers of the world are as good as Sachine Tendulka.
(Here ‘Are’ should be written because the subject is plural).
- The man is known by me.
→The man is known to me.
(In passive voice ‘by’ is not used after known. It should be ‘to’)
- The snake was killed by a stick.
→The snake was killed with a stick.
(In passive voice when the work is alone by in animate object, ‘with’ is used in lien of ‘by’)
- He told me that he went to Delhi in the last month.
→He told me that he had gone to Delhi in the previous month.
(When two works are mentioned in a sentence then the earlier work should be written in past perfect Tense.)