QOTD - English Grammar - Error Spotting Question


2019-08-31 | Team PendulumEdu

Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'no error' as the answer (Ignore Error of Punctuation, If any).

Ankita said that she has (A)/ been postponed her visit to (B)/ her grandmother for a while now. (C)/ No Error(D)

Options:

A. Ankita said that she has

B. Been postponed her visit to

C. Her grandmother for a while

D. No error

Solution:

The error in the phrase, “been postponed her visit to” is with the use of the incorrect form of the verb, “postpone”. The sentence is in present perfect continuous tense, which follows the following rule for sentence formation, “Subject + has/ have + been + Verb-ING”.

The correct form of the verb to be used in the sentence is “postponing”.

Hence, (B) is the correct answer.

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