Question

    In each question below, a sentence is given with a part of it printed in bold type. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘ No correction is required’ , mark 5) as the answer.

    A cub not even a month older is stolen from its mother by the poacher.

    A barely a month older Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    B hardly one month aged Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    C barely a month old Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    D scarcely a month old Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    E No correction required Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

    Solution

    Here, 'older' is incorrect. We are not comparing the age of the cub. Also, 'scarcely' is incorrect. Option 3 is correct.

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