Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26703

Q.  It was (1) / by a mistake (2) / that he caught (3) / his hand. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 06 Feb 17

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

Remove ‘a’ in part 2. Article is not used before phrases such as in danger, in fact, in debt, in confusion, in demand, in detail etc.

The correct sentence should be: It was by mistake that he caught his hand.

Similarly, Article should not be used before the following phrases -
By post, by chance, by messenger, by cheque, by air, by land, by sea, by road, by car, by bus, by jeep, by train, by plane, by steamer, by scooter, by bicycle, by mistake
In fact, in detail, in short, in trouble, in confusion, in time, in demand, in danger, in life, in haste, in crisis, in difficulty, in doubt, in debt.
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