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Find the Incorrect (Wrong) sentence.

A) My brother lost the case since five years ago.
B) I found the pen that I lost yesterday.
C) We shall meet tomorrow to discuss the plan
D) none of these

  • My brother lost the case since five years ago.
  • I found the pen that I lost yesterday.
  • We shall meet tomorrow to discuss the plan
  • none of these
  • Correct Option: A  [ My brother lost the case since five years ago. ]

    Remark: "My brother lost the case five years ago."
    The use of "since" is not appropriate because it is referring to a past event (losing the case) rather than a starting point for a continuing action.

The train had left(A)/ when he had reached(B)/ the station.(C)/ No error(D)

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • Correct Option: B  [ B ]

    Remark: 'when he reached' instead 'when he had reached'

How long (A)/ you have been (B)/ in this city. (C)/ No error (D) (find error)

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • Correct Option: B  [ you have been ]

    Remark: "How long have you been in this city?"

    the auxiliary verb ("have" in this case) should come before the subject ("you") to form a question in the present perfect tense.

Why did you (A)/ not told me (B)/ about it (C)/ No error (D) (Find error)

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • Correct Option: B  [ not told me ]

    Remark: "Why did you not tell me about it?"

    "did" is used to create the past tense, main verb "tell" should be in its base form.

_____________ are still tortured in remote villages.

  • Daughter-in-laws
  • Daughters-in-laws
  • Daughters-in-law
  • Daughter-in-law
  • Correct Option: C  [ Daughters-in-law ]

    Remark:

She _________ serving in the present post since 2008.

  • have been
  • has been
  • was
  • has
  • Correct Option: B  [ has been ]

    Remark: "has been serving": Present perfect continuous tense.

Find the Incorrect (Wrong) sentence.

A) five times ten is fifty.
B) One of my friends is leaving for Japan.
C) Neither you or I are to be blamed.
D) none of these.

  • five times ten is fifty.
  • One of my friends is leaving for Japan.
  • Neither you or I are to be blamed.
  • none of these
  • Correct Option: C  [ Neither you or I are to be blamed. ]

    Remark: Neither you or I is to be blamed.
    Rule: two subjects connected by or/nor, either/or, or neither/nor, the verb must agree with the second subject (the subject closer to the verb).

You and I am going (a)/ to take part (b)/ in the meeting tomorrow. (c)/ No error. (d)

  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • Correct Option: A  [ a ]

    Remark: 'are' in place of 'am'

I have passed(A)/ the examination(B)/ two years ago.(C)/ No error(D)

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • Correct Option: A  [ A ]

    Remark: Use ' I passed' remove 'have'

We _________ lunch when you telephoned.

  • was having
  • were having
  • had
  • are having
  • Correct Option: B  [ were having ]

    Remark: "were having" indicates Past Continuous Tense.

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