Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26264
Q. You cannot (1) / master physics (2) / without learning the (3) / formula that govern it. (4) / No Error (5)- Published on 11 Jan 17
Replace 'formula' by 'formulae'. Some nouns have more than one plural form with different meanings.
Here, Formula - Singular
Formulas - Plural, meaning- Methods of application
Formulae - Plural, meaning- Rules of Physics
The correct sentence should be: You cannot master physics without learning the formulae
that govern it.
The following is the list of some nouns with two plural forms which differ in meaning:
|Noun (Singular)||Plural I||Meaning||Plural II||Meaning|
|Penny||Pennies||Separate coins||Pence||Collective noun|
|Fish||Fish||Considered collectively||Fishes||Considered separately|
|Shot||Shots||Throw, stroke or hit in certain games||Shots||Firing from the gun|
|Index||Indexe||Tables of contents||Indices||Signs in algebra|
|Cloth||Cloths||Pieces of cloth||Clothes||Garments|
|Brother||Brothers||Sons of the same parent||Brethre||Members of a community or society|