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21) Peter and Andrea walked (1) besides each other (2) in complete (3) silence. (4) No Error (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

Beside means nearby, whereas besides means in addition to. So, replace 'besides' in the second part of the sentence with 'beside', e.g., beside each other.


22) Maria brought the chocolates (1) and distributed them (2) between her (3) four children. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

Replace 'between' in the third part of the sentence with 'among', e.g., among her four children.


23) The fish is (1) the favorite food (2) of (3) the Bengalis. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: A

Explanation:

Remove 'The' in the first part of the sentence, e.g., fish is the favorite food.


24) She has been (1) promoted to the (2) rank of (3) the D.I.G. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: D

Explanation:

The 'Article' is not used with some phrases such as a type of, kind of, sort of, a rank of, post of, a title of, etc. So, remove 'the' in the fourth part of the sentence, e.g., rank of D.I.G.


25) It was (1) by a mistake (2) that Peter (3) broke (4) the glass window. (5) No error

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Answer: B

Explanation:

An article is not used before phrases like by air, by road, by chance, by post, in fact, in danger, in confusion, in demand, in detail, etc. So, remove 'a' in the second part of the sentence, e.g., it was by mistake.


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