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Writing > Identifying Sentence Errors

The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E. 

Many common English words such as shampoo, pajamas and bungalow were first used on the Indian sub-continent and have its origins in the Hindi language. No error

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Hint

To what does the possessive pronoun “its” refer?

Question of the Day

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Writing > Identifying Sentence Errors

The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E. 

Many common English words such as shampoo, pajamas and bungalow were first used on the Indian sub-continent and have its origins in the Hindi language. No error

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Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is a pronoun agreement error. The singular possessive pronoun “its” does not agree with the plural noun to which it refers, “words,” and should therefore be replaced with the appropriate plural possessive pronoun, “their.”