Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26261

Q.  Indian force (1) / are known for (2)  / their loyalty (3) / and integrity. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 11 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 1
 
The correct use should be - 'forces'. Some nouns have more than one meaning in their singular and plural form. 'Force' denotes 'strength', 'forces' denotes 'troops/ army'.

The correct sentence should be: Indian forces are known for their loyalty and integrity.

Let us now see some nouns that have more than one meaning in their singular and plural form,

Singular form of Noun and its MeaningPlural form of Noun and its Meaning
Gain - Profit, Acquisition of wealthGains - Profits
Light - Lamp, BrillianceLights - Lamps
Wood - Timber, ForestWoods - Forests
Force -Strength, Body of Armed menForces - Troops
Abuse - Wrong use, ReproachAbuses -Wrong Practices

Example:
Wood is used as a fuel to light furnaces. (Timber)
We lost our way in the woods. (Forests)

Force should be met with force. (Strength)
A force of 15 persons robbed the bank. (Body of armed men)

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