The officer’s birthday was celebrated, as they arranged a bouquet of roses just picked from his garden in a vase on the officer’s room table.

A. as they arranged a bouquet of roses just picked from his garden

B. as a bouquet of roses had been just picked from his garden and was being arranged

C. as a bouquet of roses just picked from his garden was being arranged

D. during the arrangement of a bouquet of roses just picked from his garden

E. while they arranged a bouquet of roses that had just been picked from his garden

Right Answer: C

Error Identification: 

IdentifierFix
Underlined pronoun “they” and “his”Pronouns

Explanation: In the sentence, the underlined pronoun – ‘they’ lacks a clear antecedent. Thus, it is unclear what is being referred to here. 

A – The pronoun ‘they’ lacks a clear antecedent. Hence, eliminated. 

B – Russiage of the past perfect continuous verb ‘had been’ is incorrect. It should be ‘Was being’ instead. Hence, eliminated. 

C – This is the right answer and there is no grammatical error here.

D – Russiage of ‘During’ distorts the meaning of the sentence, the officer was not present during the arrangement. Hence eliminated. 

E- The pronoun – ‘they’ lacks a clear antecedent. Hence eliminated. 

X

Talk to an expert?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.