Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26699

Q.  The honesty (1) / is the (2) / best policy. (3)  / No Error (4)
- Published on 06 Feb 17

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

Remove ‘the’ before ‘honest’. ‘The’ is not used before abstract nouns. Honesty, Beauty, Truth, love etc. are abstract nouns.

The correct sentence should be: Honesty is the best policy.

Note - If the abstract noun is particularized, i.e. name of some person or place is attached to it, ‘the’ will be used.
Example: The honesty shown by him was highly praised.

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