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26) The prisoners (1) were caught just before (2) they were about to (3) escape the jail. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: D

Explanation:

An article should not be used before school, college, hospital, jail, court, market when these places are visited or used for their primary purpose. So, remove 'the' in the fourth part of the sentence, e.g., they were about to escape the jail.


27) The man (1) is mortal (2) and eventually has to (3) leave everything here. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: A

Explanation:

An article is not used before words like Man, Woman, Science, Art, Nature, Life, Death, etc. So, remove 'The' in the first part of the sentence, e.g., Man is mortal.


28) John can speak (1) the English (2) French and (3) Spanish fluently (4) No error (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

The article 'the' is not used before names of languages, subject (physics, geography), games (football, cricket), etc. So, remove 'the' in the second part of the sentence, e.g., John can speak English.


29) Although Peter is not (1) a honest man (2) yet he is (3) not a criminal. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

Honest is starting with a consonant but gives the sound of a vowel so 'an' should be used. So, remove 'a' in the second part of the sentence, e.g., an honest man.


30) Tom's habit of (1) coming late to the office (2) put his colleagues (3) to lot of trouble. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: D

Explanation:

"A" is used with certain idiomatic phrases and expressions. So, in the fourth part of the sentence, use 'a' before 'lot', e.g., to a lot of trouble.


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