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Choose the part that has an error in it:
(in case of no errors, choose option (d))
(a) A woman opened the door (b) and standing at a distance she pushed the plate (c) containing the food to him. (d) No ERROR

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Hint: Remember to read all the options carefully. Be sure to read them together, since they make up a single sentence with a common meaning to portray. We are trying to find the option which can potentially be the wrong part of the sentence; a hint is that a wrong preposition is used in that part of the sentence.

Complete answer:
Go through all the options and be sure to read the options together, since they form a single statement. Our goal is to pick out the option with an error in it, the error may be a preposition, so find the correct meaning of the sentence to be able to correct the error.

Take option (a); this is an incorrect option, there is no error in this part of the sentence, the grammar and syntax are perfect since the verb comes after the subject, then the tense agrees with the subject and placements of the words are done in the right manner. So this is not the part that has an error.
Take option (b) this is incorrect as well, no error here since the sentence formation is correct. This is because this part of the sentence is also framed correctly, as per the structure, which is describing what the woman’s (subject of the entire sentence) second action is, which is that she ‘pushed the plate’.
Take option (c) this is the correct option, we have an error in this part of the sentence. Here the preposition that is wrongly used is ‘to’. The right alternative would be to use the preposition ‘toward’ instead of ‘to’. This is because ‘to’ changes the meaning of the sentence. Note that the word ‘pushed’ followed by ‘to’ is not generally used, ‘to’ here would imply a more aggressive tone, it would mean that the woman threw the plate at the man which is not the case here, so ‘toward’ would be the more appropriate preposition.
 Take option (d) this is incorrect, since there is an error in one of the options, so this option which says ‘no error’ can be automatically rejected.
The corrected sentence can be written as; A woman opened the door and standing at a distance she pushed the plate containing the food towards him.

So we can conclude that the final answer containing an error in it would be option (c) containing the food to him.

Note: Always for error corrections, understand what the sentence is trying to portray. Be careful in terms of interpreting the sentence given in the question, because the words that cause an error in the sentences may not be very big but they have changed the meaning of the sentence.