Directions (Q.1): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E). Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
The merchant counted (A)/ the number of pearls (B)/ to make sure that (C)/ none of them were missing. (D)/ No error (E)
I am very confused because of two answers on internet.
- (B) The 'number of' is redundant it should be 'The merchant counted the pearls'.
- (D) 'were' replaced with 'was' as the following Indefinite Pronoun generally takes Singular Verb.
Help me which of these should be the answer.