Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26249

Q.  The present datas (1) / show that the (2) / death rate (3) / has fallen down. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 11 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 1
 
Use of 'datas' is wrong. The word 'data' is used in both, singular and plural form.

The correct sentence should be: The present data show that the death rate has fallen down.

Nouns that have same form in singular and plural.
Series, Species, Deer, Sheep, Fish, Cod, Yoke, Salmon, Salmon, Turbot, Pike, Mackerel
Headquarters, Means, Score, Agenda, Data Apparatus, Swine, Rice, Heathen, Pan, Amends
Example
Incorrect:A series of lectures were delivered.
Correct:A series of seminar was delivered.

Incorrect:The headquarter of the Army is in Delhi.
Correct:The headquarters of the Army is in Delhi.
Note that the above words should be used carefully and according to the sense which the sentence intends to convey.

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