Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 27420

Q.  Children always (1)  / quarrel above (2) / petty issues. (3) / No Error (4)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

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

Replace ‘above’ with ‘over’

‘Above’ means higher from’

Here, the correct preposition to be used should be ‘quarrel over’

The correct sentence should be: Children always quarrel over petty issues.

Use of Over, Above

Above means ‘higher from’

e.g. He’s above stealing.

For explanation, see the sentence above.

They flew above the clouds.

‘Over’ is used in the following ways:

  • In the sense of ‘beyond’

    She cannot get over her disappointment.

  • In the sense of ‘above’

    At noon, sun is over our heads.

  • In the sense of ’superiority’

    God over all blesses for ever more.

  • In the sense of ‘conclusion’
    It is all over with them.

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