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English Language MCQ-33

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.

Only after a lot of persuasion, 1)/the illiterate villager allowed 2)/ himself s girl child 3)/ to study in the school. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘his’ for ‘himselfs.

The need for alternate 1)/sources of energy are 2)/ essential to conserve 3)/ the environment.4)/ No error 5)

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

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

320) I have being working 1)/in that organization for five years 2)/ but now I work 3)/ for a different company. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘had been’ for ‘being’.

There is no argument against 1)/the fact that 2)/ humans are the most intelligent 3)/ of all other species. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘other’ because ‘the most intelligent’ is in superlative degree while ‘all other’ is in comparative degree. Hence in order to make it superlative ‘other’ should be deleted.

The policemen, who 1)/was deployed heavily 2)/ in the area, did nothing to 3)/dissuade the protesters. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Festivals are prime occasions 1)/for splurging on presents and owing to improved economic situation, 2)/ the youths is gungho 3)/ about breaking all previous records. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘youths’ with ‘youth’.

It is important to recruit personnel at 1)/different levels in the organisation so that 2)/the ensuing human resource gap is bridged 3)/ at least for the critical operations. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Banks are on the verge 1)/of facing a formidable, challenge 2)/ of losing over fifty per cent of 3)/ their employees due to retirement. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Not only has the commerce ministry fixed 1)/extraordinarily high minimum prices for onion exports 2)/ but also made licenses mandatory 3)/ for every consignment. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘extraordinarily’ with ‘extraordinary

A new study found that while weight loss 1)/via surgery may improve knee pain, in obese patients 2)/ there may be permanent damage to the knee3)/ from being severe overweight. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘severe overweight’ with ‘severely overweight

In order to streamline 1)/the movement of vehicles during2)/ the festival, traffic police have 3)/ chalked out diversion plans. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘have’ with ‘has’.

With a view to avoid another caste conflict, 1)/the administration has deployed additional police force 2)/ on the village, while the administration as well as police officials 3)/ are monitoring the situation. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘on’ with ‘in’.

Of global warming 2)/by protecting forests 3)/ and starting at Afforestation programme. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘an’ for ‘at’.

The task for ensuring employment 1)/for labour force has been 2)/ a persistent concern throughout 3)/ India’s post-independence development. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘of for ‘for’.

We have recently began 1)/the process of I recruiting 2)/ insurance agents for 3)/ our North- Eastern branches. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘begun’ for ‘began’.

In spite that organizations are aware 1)/of the ‘H importance of IT 2)/they often do not know 3)/ how to deploy it effectively. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘In spite of the organizations being aware’ for ‘In spite that organizations are aware’.

Although interlinking of rivers will 1)/ help tackle drought, the government 2)/ has not paid much 3)/ attention to this project. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
insert ‘the’ before ‘interlinking’.

Keeping in mind that India 1)/is one of the world’s fastest 2)/ growing economies many international 3)/ companies are invested in India. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘investing’ for ‘invested’.

Despite the merger, 1)/the airline has reported 2)/ sizeable losses and is unable 3)/ to pay their employees. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘the managements’ with ‘that the management is’.

The company’s decision to issue 1)/bonus shares clearly indicates 2)/the management’s confident 3)/ about the future. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘confidence’ for ‘confident