The below given sentence has multiple parts. Find the error/no error and indicate your response from the options (a), (b), (c), (d) on the answer sheet.
If the head chef was cooking (a)/ the meal, then every bit (b)/ would have been consumed. (c)/ No error (d)
Correct Answer : a ) If the head chef was cookingExplanation :
The error is in part A.
The given sentence carries a third conditional.
Third conditional is used to express 'impossible' conditions. They are impossible because they happened in the past and we cannot change them.
The pattern for third conditional is –
If + had + third form of verb; would have/could have/ should have + third form.
Therefore, the correction is 'if the head chef had been cooking'.
Hence, (A) is the correct answer.
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