Direction: Read each 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).
The STF were given wide powers to direct (A)/ local bodies and police to provide (B) /appropriate infrastructure facilities to the residents of (C)/ Delhi and curb illegal construction in the city. (D)/ No Error (E)
Correct Answer : a ) The STF were given wide powers to directExplanation :
The error with the phrase, “The STF were given wide powers to direct” is with the use of plural verb, “were” instead of singular verb, “was.”
As per the rules of grammar: The subject and verb must agree in number, that is, a singular subject needs a singular verb, and a plural subject needs a plural verb.
In the above-given sentence, the subject is “the STF” which is singular, whereas the auxiliary verb, “were” is plural and hence, incorrect.
Hence, (A) is the correct answer.
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