Directions: Read the sentence to find out if there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of this part is your answer. If there is no error in the statement, then mark option (e) as your answer choice. Ignore punctuation error, if any.
The absence of playgrounds and electricity in govt. schools speaks poor of policy priorities.
Correct Answer : d ) poor of policy prioritiesExplanation :
The error is in the use of ‘poorly’ instead of ‘poor’.
Poorly is an adverb, which means something done in an unsatisfactory or inadequate way. Also, here adverb is needed to qualify the action, i.e., speaks.
Poor is an adjective which can either mean something lacking sufficient money or something of low/inferior standard.
Therefore, the correct statement should be ‘The absence of playgrounds and electricity in govt. schools speaks poorly of policy priorities.’
Hence, d is the correct answer.
These types of questions are asked in Banking exams (whether it is IBPS or SBI), Insurance exams, SSC, Law entrance exams.
To crack these types of errors, it is important to go through each part of the sentence individually to locate this and check whether the word is qualifying action or any subject.
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