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SPOTTING ERRORS 101 GOLDEN POINTS PART-4

            Here is the 4th part of 101 golden points used for solving spotting errors in the English language on competitive exams.

POINT NUMBER 31: –

‘A great many’ is always followed by a plural noun and a plural verb.

Example: –

  • A great many students has been declared successful. (wrong)
  • A great many students have been declared successful. (correct)

POINT NUMBER 32:-

If two nouns are joined by ‘either-or’, ‘neithernor’, the verb agrees with the subject nearest to it.

Example:-

  • Either Ramesh or I am to do this work.

POINT NUMBER 33: –

When two singular nouns are joined by ‘and’, paint out the same person or thing, the verb will be singular.

Example:-

  • Slow and study wins the race.
  • The collector and district magistrate are on leave. (wrong)
  • The collector and district magistrate is on leave. (correct)

POINT NUMBER 34:-

One of’ always takes a plural noun after it and the verb should be in singular number.

Example:-

  • It is one of the important day in my life. (wrong)
  • It is one of the important days in my life. (correct)
  • One of my friends is coming to my home today.

POINT NUMBER 35:-

Uses of ‘not only but also’, examine the sentence given below.

Example:-

  • He not only comes for swimming but also for coaching the learners.(wrong)
  • He for comes not only swimming but also for coaching the learners. (correct)

POINT NUMBER 36:-

Scarcely and hardly’ are followed by ‘when’ and not by ‘than’

Example:-

  • I had scarcely entered the room when the telephone rang.
  • She had hardly come out for the class when she saw her friend.

POINT NUMBER 37:-

Though’ is always followed by ‘yet’ but not by ‘but’.

  • Though he is poor but he is honest.(wrong)
  • Though he is poor yet he is honest. (correct)

POINT NUMBER 38:-

No sooner’ is followed by ‘than’

  • No sooner had I entered the class when the students stood up.(wrong)
  • No sooner had I entered the class than the students stood up. (correct)

POINT NUMBER 39:-

Lest’ must be followed by ‘should’

Example:-

  • Study regularly lest you will fail. (wrong)
  • Study regularly lest you should fail. (correct)

POINT NUMBER 40:-

Such’ is always followed by ‘as’

Example:-

  • He is such a writer that everybody should read his books. (wrong)
  • He is such a writer as everybody should read his books. (correct)

Note:-

Such’ is also followed by ‘that’ if we comparisons the degree of something by mentioning the result.

Example:-

  • The extent of the disaster was such that the authorities were unable to copy.

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