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You Are My Friend; However, I Cannot Afford to Lend You Any More Money. Truly, a Popular Error Has as Many Lives as a Cat: It Comes Walking In, Long After You Have Imagined It Effectually Strangled. - English Language

Question

MCQ

Choose the sentence (s) which is/ are punctuated correctly.

  1. You are my friend; however, I cannot afford to lend you any more money.
  2. Truly, a popular error has as many lives as a cat: it comes walking in, long after you have imagined it effectually strangled.
  3. There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.
  4. There is a slavery that no legislation can abolish; the slavery of caste.

Options

  • I, II, III

  • II, IV

  • I, II, III, IV

  • II, IV

Solution

I, II, III are the correct options.
IV makes a statement 'There is a slavery….abolish' and then specifies the slavery in 'the slavery of caste'. This specification needs a dash before it. Use of a semi colon is incorrect.

Concept: Incorrect/Correct Sentences (Entrance Exams)
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