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66) Peter has bought (1) a dozen of copies (2) of English story (3) books for children. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

Replace 'a dozen of copies' with 'a dozen copies' or 'dozens of copies'.


67) The police (1) is becoming (2) more and more (3) active to reduce crime. (4) No error (5) (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

Some nouns like people, cattle, police, scissors, trousers, pants, socks and shorts are used in the plural. So, in this sentence, replace 'is' with 'are', e.g., the police are becoming more and more active.


68) Recently I visited (1) Rishikesh and found (2) the sceneries to be (3) mesmerizing. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

The scenery is one of the nouns that are used in singular such as baggage, luggage, furniture, poetry, dust, stone, bread, grass and more. So, it cannot be made a plural by adding s or es. So, in this sentence replace 'sceneries' with 'scenery'.


69) I like (1) Maria's suggestion (2) and (3) nobody's else. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: D

Explanation:

In a sentence, with 'anybody else or somebody else' apostrophe is used with else. So, replace 'nobody's else' with 'nobody else's' in this sentence.


70) She has been (1) studying with me (2) as she (3) came here. (4) No error.

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Answer: C

Explanation:

In this sentence, the intent is to convey 'from the time' she came, so replace 'as' with since, e.g. since she came here.


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