Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26496

Q.  The amount which (1)  / the Company has paid (2)  / to dependents of the dead worker(3)  / is fairly unjustified. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 24 Jan 17

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

Replace 'fairly' with 'rather'.

'Fairly' is used with pleasant adjectives e.g. fairly good, fairly wise etc.

'Rather' is used with unpleasant adjectives e.g. rather dull, rather difficult etc.

The correct sentence should be: “The amount which the Company has paid to the dependents of the dead worker is rather unjustified.”

Use of 'Fairly' and 'Rather'
A + Fairly + Adjective + Noun
e.g. a fairly good book

A + Rather + Adjective + Noun
e.g. a rather difficult question
Rather + A/An + Adjective + Noun
e.g. rather a difficult problem

Fairly is used with positive degree only - fairly good, fairly beautiful etc.

Rather is used with positive and comparative degree - rather bad, rather difficult, rather hotter etc.

Note: Use of 'Fairly too ..... ' is incorrect, 'Rather..... too......' is correct and should be used.

Don't say: Fairly too good
Say: Rather too good

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