Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 27401

Q.  A woman who always (1) / connives on the (2) / faults of her children (3) / is their worst enemy. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

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

ANSWER: 2
 
Replace ‘on’ with ‘at’
The verb ‘connives’ takes the preposition ‘at’ after it.

The correct sentence should be: A woman who always connives at the faults of her children is their worst enemy.

Uses of At, In, On

‘At’ is used as follows:
  • At is used with small towns and villages

  • e.g. He was born at Ramgarh.
    He lives at village Konda.

  • ‘At’ is used before a noun denoting a definite point of time.
    e.g. She called on me at 8 p.m. yesterday.

    ‘In’ is used as follows:

  • ‘In’ is used with the names of big cities, provinces and countries.
    e.g. His father lives in England.
    His younger brother lives in Kolkata.


  • ‘In’ is used before the names of months and years.
    e.g. His sister was born in 1993 in month of December.

    ‘On’ is used with dates and names of days.

    e.g. I joined college on the 25th May.
    I shall leave for Mumbai on Wednesday.

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