Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

The museum's functionaries — (A)/from floor-polishing janitors to (B)/pretentious scholars and fantastically skilled restorers — (C)/emerge as the film's heroes (D).

A The museum's functionaries Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B from floor-polishing janitors to Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C pretentious scholars and fantastically skilled restorers Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D emerge as the film's heroes Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E No error Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The word ‘pretentious’ is inappropriate here. It means ‘trying to appear or sound more important or clever than you are, especially in matters of art and literature’. The correct word is ‘pertinacious’. It means ‘very determined and refusing to be defeated by problems’. The museum's functionaries — from floor-polishing janitors to pertinacious scholars and fantastically skilled restorers — emerge as the film's heroes.     

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