Identify the segment in the sentence which contains the grammatical error.
The boat that was said to be the strongest one had drowned last month.
Correct Answer : c ) one had drownedExplanation :
The error is in part c.
Drown means die through submersion in and inhalation of water.
Sink means go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged.
In the given sentence, we are talking of a non-living subject i.e., boat, so use of drown is incorrect and we will use ‘sink’.
It should be used in past form as the sentence is in past i.e. ‘sank’.
Hence, (c) is the correct answer.