Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26491

Q.  He is very senior (1)  / to me (2)  / so I dare not (3)  / disrespect him. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 24 Jan 17

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

Replace 'very' with 'much'.

'Very' should be used before Positive degree and 'much' should be used before Comparative degree.

The correct sentence should be: He is much senior to me so I dare not disrespect him.

Use of 'Much' and 'Very'

(i) 'Much' qualifies adjectives or adverbs in the Comparative degree - much better, much wiser, much luckier

'Very' should be used with the Positive degree - very good, very wise, very lucky

e.g. He is much better than you.

He spoke very loudly.

(ii) 'Much' qualifies past participle - much amazed, much surprised, much admired

'Very' qualifies present participle - very daring, very perplexing, very challenging, very entertaining

e.g. He was much annoyed at your behaviour.

This report is very interesting.

‘Very’ should not be used with past participle, but there are some exceptions -

very tired, very dejected, very contented, very discontented, very pleased, very drunk, very limited, very delighted

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