Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26265

Q.  The price of (1) / production in the (2) / industrial sector (3) / has gone up. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 11 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 1
 
Replace 'price' with 'cost'. Nouns like price and cost are often confused.

Price denotes amount paid by the customer, cost denotes amount paid by the manufacturer/shopkeeper.

The correct sentence should be: The cost of production in the industrial sector has gone up.

Example:
NounsProper UseExample
1.HabitIt belongs to individual.He is a victim of bad habits.
CustomIt belongs to society or country.The Nigerians have strange customs.
2.HouseIt is a building to live in.This house is made of bricks.
HomeIt is a particular house in which one is living.You must go home now.
Home may also denotes one's native place orIndia is the home of the Indians.

List of Nouns (Pairs) often confused:
Nouns (in pairs)Proper Meaning
1. Cause'Cause' produces results.
Reason'Reason' explains or justifies a cause.
2. GroundIt is outside of the house.
FloorIt is part of the room.
3. ShadeA place sheltered from the sun.
ShadowThe shade of any object.
4. CustomerA buyer of goods
ClientOne who avails oneself of services.
5. ManMale human; Used in general sense
GentlemanMan of character
6. Air'Air' is what we breathe
Wind'Wind' is what makes the leaves of the tree move.

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