Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26359

Q.  This candy is (1)  /preferable than (2)  /that and (3)  / its taste is also comparatively good. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 17 Jan 17

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

ANSWER: 2
 
Replace 'than' with 'to'.

After 'preferable/ prefer' preposition 'to' is used, not conjunction 'than'.

The correct sentence should be: This candy is preferable to that and its taste is also comparatively good.

Similarly, in case of 'Prefer',

When comparison is between two nouns, 'to' is used.
noun
There are some Latin adjectives which are always followed by 'to'. They are -
Senior, Junior, Superior, Inferior, Prior, Posterior
e.g. He is senior to me.

Also note that, 'more' or 'much' is not used before these adjectives.

Don't say: He is more junior to me.
Say: He is junior to me.

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