Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26299

Q.  She ordered (1)  / certain girl to (2)  / make entry into (3)  / the Manager's office.  (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 17 Jan 17

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

Replace 'certain' with 'a certain'.

The correct way to write this is 'a certain + singular countable noun'. e.g. a certain boy, a certain book.

The correct sentence should be: She ordered a certain girl to make entry into the Manager's office.

All the following words should be followed by a singular countable noun.
A / An / A Certain / Another / This / That / Each / Every/ Either/ Neither
For e.g.

Don't say:a certain girls
Say:a certain girl
Don't say:Each boys are interested in the debate.
Say:Each boy is interested in the debate.

However, following words should be followed by plural countable nouns

These / Those / Certain / Other
For e.g. certain radios

Observe the following sentences carefully to see the difference:

e.g. Only certain courses in Biology are prescribed.

Only a certain course in Biology is prescribed.

Note that the following words may be used with singular or plural as per the sentence.
Such / The Same/ The Other / Any / No + Singular Or Plural Countable Noun
e.g. such a book or such books
the same boy or the same boys
any book or any books
no girl or no girls


  • Yogesh    -Posted on 28 Jul 18
    I is nice....

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