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Directions: Read each sentence given below and find out whether there is an error in it. The error, if any will be one of the parts of the sentence which are marked as a, b, c ,d and e. If there is no error, the answer will be (e) i.e. No error. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).
The chide face of (A)/ the child was enough to establish (B)/ that his father had (C)/ taken him to task. (D)/ No error. (E)
. (A) Write chidden face in place of chide face in section
The given sentence needs an adjective and not a verb. Chide is a verb which means to critize; to blame; to scold. Children is past participle of chide functioning as adjective. The given sentence refers to the position or quality of the face of the child after he had been chided So, the correct sentence will be:
" The chidden face of the child was enough to establish that his father had taken him to task."
Please note that chide which means to scold or criticize takes the following two courses when it moves from present tense to past tense and past participle:
Present Past Past participle
(a) Chide Chid Chid or Chidden
(b) Chide Chided Chided
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