GE 17 : SPOTTING THE ERRORS-3

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The alphabet indicated in bracket in that part will be the answer. If there is no error, then the answer is E.

Topic: Tenses

Results

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#1. This is (a) / the first time(b) / that I see such (c) / an interesting movie(d) / No error (e)

I have seen

#2. When I will (a) / cross fifty, my (b) / wife will cross (c) / forty seven (d) / No error (e)

When I cross

#3. Nowadays, (a) / he teaches Maths (b) / because the Maths teacher (c) /has gone on a month's leave (d) / No error (e)

he is teaching

#4. A recent survey(a) / indicates (b) / that the number of drug addicts (c) / grew day by day (d) / No error (e)

The sentence is in progressive tense. It should be is growing day by day.

#5. If I was you (a) / I would have told (b) /the principal (c) / to keep his mouth shut (d) / No error (e)

If I were is used to indicate imaginary situations and conditions

#6. The warden told us (a) / that we should remain (b) /in the hostel (c) / if it rains(d) / No error (e)

if it rained is to be used because reporting verb is in past tense

#7. Aruna came to (a) / the party much (b) / later than(c) / I expect (d) / No error (e)

I had expected ( Past perfect tense is to be used here)

#8. The victim tried to tell us (a) / what has happened (b) / but his words (c) /were not audible(d) / No error (e)

What had happened

#9. Four and four (a) /always made eight ,(b) / can't (c) /be questioned by anyone (d) / No error (e)

always makes ( Simple present tense is used to express general facts)

#10. Teja switched on (a) / the light before(b) / he entered (c) / the room (d) / No error (e)

Finish

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