Ignore errors of punctuation, if any ? (A) Professor Lane, our (B) Computer Science teacher, was excited when he had the opportunity to meet (C) Bill Gates, the (D) president of Microsoft, Inc.(E) No error.
Read the sentence to determine if there is any grammatical error in it. Choose the letter corresponding to the part that contains the error. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any?
A . Professor Lane, our
B . Computer Science teacher, was excited when he had the opportunity to meet
C . Bill Gates, the
D . president of Microsoft, Inc.
E . No error
Answer : E. No error
- There is no error in this sentence. (A) Titles and proper names are capitalized.
- (B) Academic subjects or departments are lower-case (e.g. department of computer science) unless they are adjectives (Computer Science teacher) or proper nouns (English, French, etc.)
- (C) Bill Gates is a proper noun, i.e. a name, and is always capitalized.
- (D) “…the president” is correctly lower-case both because it is used after a name, and because it is a used as a description rather than a title here.