Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26263

Q.  The judge (1) / ordered that the (2) / iron of accused (3) / should be removed. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 11 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 3
 
Use 'irons' instead of 'iron'. Here, 'irons' denote 'chains'. Some nouns change their meaning when used in plural form.

The correct sentence should be: The judge ordered that the
irons of the accused should be removed.

Some nouns that change their meaning when used in plural form:
Noun (Singular Form)MeaningNoun (Plural Form)Meaning
BlindUnable to seeBlindsA screen for a window
AdviceCounselAdvicesInformation
AuthorityCommandAuthoritiesPersons in power
CharacterMoral qualities of individualCharactersPeople in novel, play or films
GoodNiceGoodsProperty (things)
IronMetalIronsChains
ContentSatisfactionContentsThings contained
RespectRegardsRespectsCompliments
WorkJobWorksCompositions
EarningIncomeEarningsSavings
QuarterOne-fourthQuartersHouses
AirAtmosphereAirsAffected manners, Proud behaviour
Example
It is shameful to use force with a woman. (Strength)
The forces on the border are always alert. (Army)

I shall return within two hours. (Come back)
The returns were very poor. (Earnings)
 

    Discussion

  • SUNIL KUMAR   -Posted on 05 Feb 17
    Dear Team,

    Please correct the following sentence:
    I go for a walk/a walking/walking/for walk

    Regards,
    Sunil Kumar

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