Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26241

Q.  Read each sentence given below and find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any will be one of the parts of the sentence which are marked as 1,2,3 and 4. If there is no error, the answer will be (5) i.e. No error. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

Darts are (1) / played by (2) / men as well (3) / as women. (4) / No Error (5)

- Published on 11 Jan 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

ANSWER: 1
 
'Darts' is a noun, which 'looks' plural, but is used as 'singular'.

The correct sentence should be: Darts is played by men as well as women.

To understand this type of errors, we must understand the behavior of nouns.

Nouns can be divided into several types, as covered in this and following questions.

Nouns that look like plural, but are used as singular
News, Mathematics, Ethics, Linguistics, Phonetics, Politics, Economics, Statistics, Measles, Rickets, Billiards, Darts, Droughts, Innings, Gymnastics, Mechanics, Classics, Physics, Summons, Gallows
Example:
Incorrect:Mathematics are a difficult subject.
Correct:Mathematics is a difficult subject.

Incorrect:Politics are a dirty game.
Correct:Politics is a dirty game.
The similar explanation applies to the usage of all other words listed above.

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