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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. (Do any four.)

Error       Correction 

The pleasure in being outdoors                in                of 

is fundamental for human                        1.  _____   _____ 

happiness. There are so much                  2.  _____  _____ 

to learn and it is an constant                    3.  _____   _____ 

source of delight to know more on the   4.  _____   _____ 

flora and fauna around. 

 

1. (A) of (B) to (C) with (D) about 

2. (A) is (B) was (C) were (D) are 

3. (A) a (B) the (C) few (D) none 

4. (A) into (B) about (C) of (D) onto

 

Answer

 

Let’s check do each line one by one

1. is fundamental for human   

Now, let us check our options

  • ( A) of – being outdoor is fundamental of human happiness. This line doesn't make sense. So this is incorrect
  • (B) to – being outdoor is fundamental to human happiness. Fundamental as a verb is usually followed by preposition to . Thus, this option is correct
  • (C) with –  being outdoor is fundamental with human happiness. This line doesn't make sense. So this is incorrect
  • (D) about –  being outdoor is fundamental about human happiness.  This line doesn't make sense. So this is incorrect

Thus, option (b) is correct.

 

2. happiness. There are so much

The full sentence is - There are so much to learn.

Since there is singular, we use is, instead of are.

Thus, option (a) is correct.

 

3. to learn and it is an constant 

We use an with vowels (a, e, i, o, u).

Since constant starts with the letter c, we use a

Thus, option (a) is correct.

 

4. source of delight to know more on the 

The full sentence is - constant source of delight to know more on the flora and fauna around. 

Since we are collecting formation here, we use about.

Thus, option (b) is correct.

 

Thus, the correct answer is

  Error  Correction 
1 for (B) to
2 are (A) is
3 an (A) a
4 on (B) about

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