English Language MCQ-31

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.

You cannot demand 1)/all your articles 2)/unless you do not 3)/ give advance notice.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘do not’. Phrase having negative command or request is not used after ‘unless’, because ‘unless’ itself is a negative word. So, the use of ‘unless’ and ‘negative phrase’ together makes the sentence affirmative instead of a negative one. This is the reason that after ‘unless’ no other negative phrase is used._

We insisted, but neither 1)/Jona nor her assistant 2)/ are ready to 3)/ work on Sunday. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘is’ for ‘are’. In case of ‘neither…..nor’, the verb is guided by the number and person of noun or pronoun used. If either of the noun/pronoun used is plural the verb should be plural. Otherwise singular verb is used. Here ‘Jona’ and ‘assistant’ both are singular hence singular verb ‘is’ should be used.

There is just not enough 1)/time in my unit to sit round 2)/ talking about how we feel 3)/ about each other. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘one another ‘for ‘each other’.

The act will be passed 1)/with a comfortable majority if all 2)/ the partisans of 3)/ her group favours it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘favour ‘for ‘favours’.

Hardly had I 1)/entered the airport 2)/ than I met 3)/ my cousin Tilak. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘when’ for ‘than’. Hardly, scarcely and barely take the conjunction when.

An anti-terrorism cell is opened 1)/by the town police 2)/three months ago 3)/ as a precautionary measure. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

The artist who was giving 1)/detailed description of 2)/the sculptures was3)/ speaking fluently French. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘fluently French ‘with ‘French fluently’. According to MPT (Manner, Place and Time rule: when all three elements manner, place and time are written in a sentence manner is written first followed by place and place followed by time. Here, only one element manner is written and there is no other element to follow it, in such a situation manner itself follows other parts of the sentence and comes at the end of the sentence.

Martin would attempt 1)/to open the umbrella 2)/ when her spectacles slipped off 3)/ and fell down. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘was attempting’ for ‘attempt’.

If you had not 1)/reached so quickly, 2)/we might well 3)/ have had a disaster. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

He has taken care to 1)/compliance with the norms 2)/ so he expects the proposal 3)/ to be approved without delay. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘comply’ for ‘compliance’.

Under the terms of the new deal 1)/the channel can broadcast 2)/ the next cricket tournament to be 3)I played among India and Australia. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘between’ for ‘among’.

Our equipment gets damage 1)/very often in summer 2)/ because there are 3)/ frequent power cuts. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘damaged’ for ‘damage’.

We have received many 1)/of the letters from customers 2)/ asking us to extend 3)/ the deadline to repay their loans. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘of the’.

Since I had lived there 1)/for many years the villagers 2]/ were very comfortable talked 3)/ to me about their problems. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘touting’ for ‘talked’.

We have been under 1)/a lot of pressure to 2)/open fifty new stores 3)/ by the ending of the year. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘end’ for ‘ending’.

The government has 1)/launched many creative schemes 2)/ to make banking services 3)/ available to everyone. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The company is in debt 1)/and has been unable 2)/ to pay their employees’ salaries 3)/ for the past six months. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘its’ for ‘their’. Company is singular hence its pronoun in possessive case is ‘its’.

This is turned out to be 1)/one of our most successful projects 2)/ and we have made quite 3)/ a large profit from it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘has’ for ‘is’.

A non-banking financial company is a 1)/financial institution similarly to a bank 2)/ but it cannot issue 3)/ cheque books to customers. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘similar’ for ‘similarly’.

Ancient artifacts are 1)/ a part of global heritage 2)/ and should not be 3)/ sold to the highest bidder. / No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error