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The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along  with its correction in the space provided 

Error   Correction

Spending time for their kids bring        1.  _______ _______ 

immediate as well as long- last               2.  _______ _______ 

gain for a parents. According to a          3.  _______ _______ 

research, Children with concerned       4.  _______ _______ 

parents are more efficient. 

 

1. (A) for       (B) with    (C) along     (D) of 

2. (A) latest  (B) lately  (C) lasting    (D) lasted 

3. (A) all       (B) the      (C) an           (D) one 

4. (A) of       (B) off        (C) among   (D) between

 

Answer

 

Let’s check do each line one by one

1. Spending time for their kids bring

Now, let us check our options

  • (A) for – This is the same option, so this is incorrect
  • (B) with – Spending time with their kids bring. This looks correct. Thus, this option is correct
  • (C) along – Spending time along their kids bring.. Along is usually used with along with. This doesn’t make sense here. So, this option is incorrect
  • (D) of – Spending time of their kids bring.. This sentence is trying to mean time spent with kids, not time spent of kids. So, this option is incorrect

Thus, option (b) is correct.

 

2. immediate as well as long- last

Since long-lasting makes sense our of the option.

Thus, option (c) is correct.

 

3. gain for a Parents. According to a

Now, let us check our options

  • ( A) all – gain for all parents. According to a . Since we talk about their kids in line 1, it means we are talking about specific parents, not all the parents. Thus, we cannot use all in this case. So this is incorrect
  • (B) the – gain for the parents. Since we talk about their kids in line 1 , it means we are talking about specific parents, not all the parents. Thus, we can use the in this case. Thus, this option is correct
  • (C) an – gain for an parents. According to a. Since parents is plural, we cannot use an with it. So, this option is incorrect
  • (D) one – gain for one parents. Since parents is plural, we cannot use one with it. So, this option is incorrect

Thus, option (b) is correct.

 

4. research, Children with Concerned

Now, let us check our options

  • (A) of – research, Children of Concerned . Here, we are linking nouns (children) with pronouns (concerned parent). Using of makes sense here. Thus, this option is correct.
  • (B) off – research, Children off Concerned . Here, off means moving away, and that word doesn’t make sense here. So, this option is in correct
  • (C) among – research, Children among Concerned . Here, among means being a member of, like Neha was among the people selected. But this doesn’t make sense here. So, this option is incorrect
  • (D) between – research, Children between Concerned . Here, between means in between two things. But this doesn’t make sense here. So, this option is incorrect

Thus, option (a) is correct.

 

Thus, the correct answer is

  Error  Correction 
1 for (B) with
2 last (C) lasting
3 a (B) the
4 with (A) of

 

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