Find Grammatical Error or Idiomatic Error


Directions (Q.Nos. 1-5) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

1. I do not understand (a)/ about how the payment (b)/ was made without (c)/ the manager’s permission. (d) No error (e)

2. We have been (a)/ telling them to (b)/ drive carefully but (c)/ they are never listening. (d) No error (e)

3. During the interview (a)/ with the General Manager (b)/ I asked her what challenges (c)/ she was faced. (d) No error (e)

4. There is all sorts (a)/ of regulations that have (b)/ to be met before (c)/we get a license. (d) No error (c)

5. Today we are closer (a)/ to reaching an agreement (b)/than we were (c)/ a few months ago. (d) No error (e)

Answers and Explanations 

1. (b) Remove ‘about’.

2, (d) It should be ‘they never listen’.

3, (d) It should be `she was lacing’ or she faced’.

4. (a) Use ‘are’ in place of ‘Is’.

5, (b) Use ‘reach’ in place of ‘reaching’.