GATE | GATE-CS-2014-(Set-3) | Question 1
While trying to collect(I) an envelope from under the table (II), Mr. X fell down (III) and was losing consciousness (IV)
Which one of the above underlined parts of the sentence is NOT appropriate?
Explanation: Here, part IV is incorrect. “was losing consciousness” shows continuous process of losing consciousness, but he was not in the process, rather he just lost consciousness.
So, the correction is ” was losing consciousness ” → ” lost consciousness “.
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Thus, IV is the correct choice.
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