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Ones vs One's ( Possesive Pronoun)

Could you please explain the error in the following sentence: "It is not easy for anyone to command respect from both one's friends and critics as Mahatma Gandhi did" Thank you.
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“Have you seen James's Guitar? ” Where's the error here? [closed]

I failed to find mistake in the following sentences: Have you seen James's Guitar? I found this as an MCQ in a book. but I didn't get any explanation of the mistakes. Kindly help me to find the ...
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Is “thenfore” a real word?

In this lecture (15. Petri nets, Basis of The Flow of Tokens), around 5:25, the lecturer uses the word thenfore, I am guessing he is meaning to say therefore but misspeaks. However, he is a native ...
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Error spotting: The ten captains (A)/ had each an (B)/ achievement of (C)/ his own. (D)/ No Error (E)

Given answer in book is (E) "No Error". But there is a rule in textbook that we can't use article before the noun which comes after "Each / Every / Each and Every / Either / Neither". Can anybody help ...
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What is the meaning of “Herrmans” here?

What is the meaning of "Herrmans" here? I checked various editions of book but this word was repeated in all of them, although i think it is not correct and it must be "humans". What do you think? ...
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Many opinions have been voiced of the likely effective computer [closed]

Many opinions have been voiced of the likely effective computer A.Many B.have been C.effective D.computer In my point of view, the question has no error If I am wrong plz correct me..
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How important to use whether during speaking?

Most of the time when I am speaking, I forget to use "whether", and when I reach the end of my sentence I find that I had to apply it in my sentence then I correct my sentence with the ...
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On this definition of holding

A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another. The above is the third definition of holding in this dictionary. I couldn't make sense of the part in italics, especially on their use of held; is ...
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What if a quote contains an error

What should a writer do if s/he wants to use a quote, but the quoted sentence seems to contain a grammatical error? Should the writer correct the error when including the quote?
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Is “is fixed” right or wrong in “… to pay interest at such rate as is fixed by the committee”?

A member shall be required (a) / to pay interest at such rate (b) / as is fixed by the committee. (c) / No error (d) Here 'is fixed' right or wrong. Please explain
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About the use of “pending” in this context

Does pending within: Apartheid legislation was repealed on 17 June 1991, pending fully democratic, multiracial elections set for April 1994. mean until? If so, shouldn't the sentence be: ...
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What does “how old it the fight” mean?

"BBC news" YouTube channel published a video about Kashmir. It was titled as: Kashmir: How old it the fight ? Does that make sense or there was "is" instead of "it"?
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I know the error. I just don't know why it is an error?

"The orbits of comets in our solar system are much more eccentric than planet Earth, which revolves around the Sun following a relatively circular path. According to the sentence above, the error ...
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Should grammar be tweaked to fit in a fixed phrasing?

Problem 1 The same can be applied with larger units in the article, be it sentences or paragraphs. Should the nouns after "be it" must be singular? Because the phrase is "it", then I guess they ...
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Use of Infinitive

I am reading uses of infinitive from a grammar book and two sentences are written in it, that are He started weeping seeing his father. (x) And He started weeping to see his father. (✓) ...
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Sentence improvement question

Although the goal-keeper was responsible for the defeat in the important football match, nobody blamed him. According to me it should be "yet nobody blamed him." But the answer is no improvement. ...
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Find error in the below question

A cup of coffee (1) / is an excellent complement (2) / to smoked salmon (3) / no error (4) According to me error should be in 3 as it should be" a smoked salmon "but the answer provided is no error. ...
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“Let's back to page 3”, “Let's go back to page 3” or both?

I recently started learning Chinese and my teachers use English as a second language. I noticed that many of them use the phrase "Let's back to (page XYZ)" as opposed to "Let's go back to (page XYZ)". ...
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We got a PM who’s [sic] 93 years old

while @elmoehussaini posted: “We got a PM who’s [sic] 93 years old. We got a Team of Eminent Persons to repair the economy who are of 60 years old and above. I guess the “I’m too old for this s***” is ...
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“Sometime” or “Sometimes”

Sometime it is difficult to live a honest life. Should sometime be changed to sometimes and should there be a comma after it?
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Is there an error in “take as many as you can along with you”? Should it be “taking” or is it OK?

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No ...
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Does the word “each” have the present or past meaning?

I have to choose a mistake in the sentence "The path was made by the walkers which crossed the mountain each summer". Which letter is not standard English, and why? A. was made B. ...
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What is wrong with “to temple is full of potholes” in this sentence?

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No ...
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Reason regarding error

I came to know that there is some error in the bold part of following sentence.What could be the reason? The language used for writing textbooks differs from other forms of writings in its ...
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Is “presently present” grammatically correct?

While reading a documentation, I came across the following sentence The new class library will contain all the business logic presently present in the project ABC. Is "presently present" correct? ...
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Error correction : He feels his troubles as much or even more than they

He feels his troubles as much or even more than they. This is an error spotting question asked in my exam, I am particularly stuck at two spots in the sentence . First if its correct to use as much ...
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Are there any grammatical errors in this sentence? [closed]

Actually I'm an English learner and always try to write small lines. I wrote this (maybe you already read it somewhere but I didn't). Are there any errors or wrong words used in this line? "...
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Error Spotting: Essay writing is an art (A) / that requires many planning (B) / on the part of the writer. (C)

I am an English language learner and was trying a to solve an error spotting set but I am not getting any error in the question below. There is a mistake in the statement classified into 3 parts (A, B ...
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Who loves every being / every human being

Is the following sentence grammatically correct ? Jessica is a spiritually centred person who loves every being she comes in contact with. Is it correct to say being instead of human being ?
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Error spotting : Maya wasn't promoted to the post of a manager till for a few months of her resignation

Maya wasn't promoted to (A) the post of a manager (B) till for a few months of her resignation. (C) No error (D) What's the error in the above sentence ? My book says error is in part C but isn't ...
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Grammatical correctness of “I'm trying to find what he had written”

I don't know if this is a question which is suited for this site, but in spoken language, does the following sentence sound odd? A. What other things did he write? B. Wait a second, I'm trying to ...
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Superfluous Error correction

Doctor Alex (A) /was an educated(B) /man of letters (C)/ no error (D) The above question was asked in my exam in which I was asked to mark the error in the given sentence from four options (A,B,C,D). ...
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“Remaining to wear” : odd choice of expression by the Daily Mail Online

From the Daily Mail Online The presenter, 45, was in high spirits as she took charge of Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two - and baffled viewers by remaining to wear her wedding ring. The ...
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Unnecessary use of “your” in a sentence

You should always check your oil, water and tyres before taking your car on a long trip. In the example above, "your" has been used twice. Is the first "your" necessary? Source: http://dictionary....
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Error in the sentence “I am waiting for a phone call from John at three o'clock”?

What is the error in the following sentence? "I am waiting for a phone call from John at three o'clock" is it about 'am waiting' being wrong. and that 'have been' is to be used due to time clause....
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Is 'swear off' in 'He was sworn off as chiefminister of state yesterday' correct?

He was sworn off as chief minister of the state yesterday. (incorrect??) He was sworn in as chief minister of the state yesterday. (correct for sure) whats wrong in 'sworn off' sworn off means stop ...
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“The first and last is” or “The first and last are”

The first and the last chapter are tough. i guess last chapter is correct but is should be used in place of are and chapters should be used in place of chapter
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Find error in following sentence:

Rosy has / an urgent work / at home / today / No Error I am trying to find an anwer to this sentence. Most of my friends say there aren't any errors, but a few say 'an urgent work' has an error.
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What does this 'extend' mean here?

I found a bio of a professor and it has a sentence as below Not totally satisfied with the extend and nature of understanding of biological phenomena I could reach via pure experimental approaches,...
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Grammatical error [closed]

The shopkeeper was pleased when we told him this kinds of mangoes were very delicious. The shopkeeper was pleased (a) when we told him (b) this kinds of mangoes (c) were very delicious. (d) No error (...
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Error in the sentence [closed]

(a) Now a days (b) the accidents of diabetes  (c) among urban children  (d) is on the rise.  (e) No error  Sorry for this silly question. I am little bit confused where is the error in the above ...
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Error in “Children enjoy listening to ghosts stories especially on Halloween night”?

I have been preparing (in India) for a competition exam for a few months. I was solving a book but got something which didn't make any sense to me. I have written a sentence below and we need to find ...
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I'll see you a few days later

I'll see you a few days later. The above sentence is supposed to be wrong. The correct alternative is "I'll see you in a few days". What's wrong with the exemplary sentence?
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A possibly erroneous use of “or” in a complex sentence

Just to make sure: isn't this an erroneous use of or? More recently, concerns have been raised that HGT from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could have adverse effects (Pontiroli et al., ...
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Grammar questions on Written Expression

I am just practising some English grammar related questions, here is the question I am confused about : question: Identify the one bold word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to ...
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marketing campaigns aim at .. should it be 'aimed at' or 'that aim at'

Example (Putin is actually in serious trouble): Moscow has no doubt been very effective mounting guerrilla marketing campaigns aim at sowing doubt and confusion in the West. And they have been ...
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I think “Thank you for letting me knows” is incorrect. Am I right?

Microsoft Word corrected my text to read Thank you for letting me knows so now I'm a little unsure that know is correct and knows is incorrect. I usually work it out by the ‘which sounds right’ ...
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“second communication we have sent” or “second communication we had sent”?

This is the second communication we have sent and we are much surprised at receiving no answer. My book says NO ERROR. But "we have sent" should be "we had sent", correct me if I'm wrong.
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Is shake also a regular verb? [closed]

I was listening to a BBC documentary about Putin and heard this: ...that shaked one of today's key world leaders (The sentence is in the first 20 seconds.) I thought that shake is only conjugated ...
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“Is owned programmers” - What does this mean? [closed]

Example with a context (How to Write Doc Comments for the Javadoc Tool): The doc comments for the Java platform API specification is owned programmers. However, they are edited by both programmers ...