Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26692

Q.  Amar’s habit of (1) / delaying his work (2) / put his friends (3) / to lot of trouble. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 06 Feb 17

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

Use ‘a’ before ‘lot’. With certain idiomatic phrases and expressions. ‘a’ is used.

The correct sentence should be: Amar’s habit of delaying his work put his friends to a lot of trouble.

With the following expressions ‘a’ is used -

Expressions denoting number and quantity-
A lot (of), A great deal (of), A good deal (of), A large quantity (of), A large amount (of),

A great many (of), A good many (of), A number (of), A large number of (of), A great number (of)
Expressions such as-
Eat a humble pie, in a hurry, in a dilemma, in a rage, have a walk, at a loss, have a drink, go for a walk, have a headache, have a sleep, have a dream, have a chat, have a fight, have a quarrel, make a noise, take a risk, take a meal, get/give/award a scholarship

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