English: Error Spotting Set 138 (New Pattern)

Direction (1-10): In the following questions choose the grammatically correct sentence from the given sentences.

  1. He exclaimed that he was a big fool.
    He exclaimed that Tom was a big fool.
    He wondered what kind of a fool Tom was.
    He claimed that Tom was a big fool.
    Option B
    In the case of ‘exclamatory sentences’ use ‘exclaimed’ and conjunction ‘that’. And use statement form of the sentence.

     

  2. Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she had.
    Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she has.
    Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she is having.
    Amit asked the insurance agent what kind of scheme he/she was having.
    Option A
    use statement form of the sentence. That means use subject before verb.

     

  3. The doctor told to the patient that take complete rest.
    The doctor advised the patient to take complete rest.
    The doctor suggested the patient to take complete rest.
    The doctor asked the patient to take complete rest.
    Option B
    Change ‘said to’ into advised,

     

  4. Mini told that she had bought that flat for her mother.
    Mini said that she bought that flat for her mother.
    Mini said she has bought that flat for her mother.
    Mini told me that she had bought that flat for her mother.
    Option D
    Change ‘said to’ into ‘told’. Change tense of reported speech into past perfect, change pronoun ‘I’ into ‘her’.

     

  5. He said that he will come again.
    He says he is coming again.
    He says he’ll come again.
    He said that he would come again.
    Option D
    Use conjunction ‘that’. Change ‘will’ into ‘would’.

     

  6. Her mother advised her not to do any more work until she has had a rest.
    Her mother advised her not to do any more work until she had had a rest.
    Her mother advised her that she would not do any more work until she had had a rest.
    Her mother advised her that she need not do any more work until she had had a rest.
    Option B
    change pronoun ‘you’ into ‘she’. Change tense of reported speech into past perfect

     

  7. He asked the tailor to make him another suit like this.
    He asks the tailor to make him another suit like this.
    He asked the tailor to make him another suit like that.
    He asked the tailor to make me another suit like this.
    Option C
    Change ‘said to’ into asked, change pronoun ‘me’ into ‘him’. ‘this’ into ‘that’.

     

  8. My Principal said to me not to conduct any test tomorrow.
    My Principal told me not to conduct any test tomorrow.
    My Principal ordered me don’t conduct any test.
    My Principal ordered me not to conduct any test the next day.
    Option D
    Change ‘tomorrow’ into ‘the next day’.

     

  9. The stranger said whether I can show him the way.
    The stranger asked whether he could show me the way.
    The stranger asked whether I could show him the way.
    The stranger said that I could show him the way.
    Option C
    Use ‘whether’ as conjunction in the case of interrogative sentence, change pronoun ‘me’ into ‘him’

     

  10. The manager inquired whether the staff have had any problem.
    The manager inquired whether the staff have had had any problem.
    The manager inquired whether the staff had had any problem.
    The manager inquired whether the staff had any problem.
    Option C
    Use ‘inquired’, and past perfect tense in the reported speech.

     



 

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