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English Language MCQ-32

Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it the error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Ignore the error of punctuation, if any.

Most people like to 1)/rest after a day’s hard work 2)/but he seemed to have 3)/ an in exhaustive supply of energy. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Replace ‘seemed’ with ‘seems’.

None of the student 1)/in the class 2)/ scored below the 3)/ given cut-off marks. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Replace ‘student’ with ‘students’. ‘None of’ takes plural noun after it, hence ‘students’.

To be a king and 1)/wear a crown are 2)/ more glamorous to 3)/ see than to bear. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’.

Ashok is among the 1)/few people in the world 2)/ which did not blindly follow 3)/ the path of others. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Replace ‘which’ with ‘who’.

The President has denied 1)/that the economy is in recession 2)/ or was go into one 3)/ despite a spate of downcast reports. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘was to go’ for ‘was go’,

The angry at being 1)/left out of the bonanza 2)/ is palpable among 3)/ employees of the organization. 4)/No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘anger’ for ‘angry’.

His comments came after 1)/the research group said that its 2)/ consumer confidence index were3)/ slumped to its lowest level. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘had’ for ‘were’.

If all goes well 1)/the examination scheduled for next month 2)/ is all set to be completely free 3)/ from annoying power cuts and disruptions. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
No error

There are just too few trains 1)/for the ever-grow 2)/number of passengers 3)/ in the city; 4)/No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘ever-growing’ for ‘ever-grow’.

The buzz at the party was 1)/that a famous 2)/ film star and politician, would 3)/ probable drop by for a while. 4)/No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘probably’ for ‘probable’.

The opposition disrupted proceedings 1)/in both Houses of Parliament 2)/ for the second consecutive day 3)/ above the plight of farmers in. the country. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘regarding ‘for ‘above’.

In response to the growing crisis, 1)/the agency is urgently asking for 2)/ more contributions, to make up for 3)/ its sharp decline in purchasing power. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
No error

The tennis player easy through 1)/the opening set before her opponent, 2)/ rained to take the final two sets 3)/ for the biggest victory of her young career. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘eased’ for ‘easy’.

Aggression in some teenage boys 1)/may be linkage to overly 2)/ large glands in their brains, 3)/ a new study has found. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘linked’ for ‘linkage’

The merchant counted 1)/the number of pearls 2)/to make sure that 3)/ none of them were missing. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘was’ for ‘were’.

When deep sea diving, 1)/one should always take care 2)/ that oxygen cylinder is 3)/ tied to the back tightly. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘when diving into deep sea ‘for’ deep sea diving’.

As the salary 1)/did not match 2)/ his expectations, he did not 3)/ accept the job. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
No error

The reason behind his success 1)/in the recent past 2)/is due to hard-work 3)/ and presence of mind. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Delete “The reason behind’.

No sooner did the students 1)/seen the principal approach 2)/ than they ran 3)/ from the playground. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘had’ for ‘did’.

My elder sister and I am 1)/interested in painting 2)/and therefore have joined 3)/ the coaching classes. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘are’ for ‘am’. The rule says that : When two clauses are joined by ‘and’ plural verb is used. Here ‘my elder sister’ is one clause and I is another clause and both are joined by ‘and’. Hence plural verb ‘are’ should be used.