English Grammar IBPS Clerk,LIC AO,SSC,UPSC,RRB,KPSC,SBI Carrers

English Language MCQ-7

English Grammar IBPS Clerk,LIC AO,SSC,UPSC,RRB,KPSC,SBI Carrers

Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Stories have always been used 1)/as a powerful tool for 2)/ communicating vital information from 3)/ one generation to another. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

We all are indebted to him 1)/for holding not only high moral values 2)/ but also rendering dedicated services 3)/ for the betterment of human race. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
“Not only … but also” connects two words in the same parts of speech. Therefore, if ‘not only” is followed by a noun, ‘but also’ should be followed by a noun. Similarly, they can be followed by two participles. In the given sentence, ‘holding’ and. ‘rendering’ are two participles. As ‘but also’ is followed by ‘rendering’ (participle) so ‘not only must be followed by ‘holding (participle).
Therefore, ‘for holding not only’ should be replaced with ‘for not only holding.

We are trying to 1)/find out the root cause 2)/ of the recurring problem 3)/ since the last four days. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Since’ should be replaced with ‘for” because ‘since’ is used with the point of time. (For example; Since 8 O’clock, since ‘995, since Monday/Tuesday, evening/morning etc),

I told him bluntly 1)/that he is a lazy fellow 2)/ and that he had done 3)/ his work very badly. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘is’ should be replaced with ‘was’ because the other part of the sentence is in past tense. Hence, in order to make the sentence coherent the whole sentence should be written, in past tense.

Mumbai is full of tall buildings 1)/which is at once its 2)/ strength as well as weakness 3)/ depending upon how one look at it. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
‘one look” should be replaced with ‘one looks’,

I am fully aware that 1)/my boss is one of those 2)/ who is totally dedicated 3)/ to work and proper discipline. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘is’ should be replaced with ‘are’ because the rule says that when a relative pronoun (who/ which/that) is used in a sentence the verb is guided by the number and person of the antecedent (means coming before) of the relative pronoun. Here the antecedent of the relative pronoun ‘who’ is ‘those’ which is plural. Hence plural verb should be used.

The Director of our Company 1)/does not believe that 2)/ we are working sincerely 3)/ and with interest for all these years. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘are’ should be replaced with ‘have been’ because the subordinate clause (second part of the sentence) is in present perfect continuous tense and the format of this tense ‘ is – subject + has been / have been + verb + ing

The driver of that car 1)/is sounding horn for 2)/ the last ten minutes 3)/ but nobody tells him to stop. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘has been sounding horn’.

If you go on letting 1)/your dog chase cars 2j/ he will end by being 3)/ run down one day. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘by’ with ‘up’ because ‘end up’ means ‘to meet one’s end/death/destruction’.

He heard the guard 1)/blowing whistle and knew 2)/ it is time for him 3)/ to enter the train. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘was’ in place of ‘is’ because the other part of the sentence is in past tense.

He telephoned from a public call-box 1)/so that the call 2)/ would not be traced 3)/ to his own address. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Change ‘would not be traced” to ‘could not be traced’ because “would not’ expresses futurity where as ‘could not expresses possibility in negative sense. Here the intention of the writer is to avoid the possibility of being traced out. Hence, in place of ‘would not, ‘could not’ should be used.

It has been better 1)/to put your money in a bank 2)/ than to keep it under 3)/ your bed in a suitcase. 4|/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Change the first part as ‘It would be better …’

If you would have read 1)/the instructions carefully 2)/ you would not have 3)/ answered the questions wrongly. 4]/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The sentence should start as If you had read

I can see through 1)/her sudden friendliness; / 2)/ she wants me to look over 3)/ her dog while she is away. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The right phrase will be ‘to look after’ in place of ‘to look over

My daughter never 1)/would write to me 2)/ so I never know 3)/ what she is doing. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘would write’ with ‘writes’.

Whenever we have a puncture 1)/she just sits in the car 2)/ and reads a book 3)/ while I changed the wheel. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘changed’ with ‘change’ because the whole sentence is in present tense. Therefore, ‘changed’ should be replaced with ‘change’.

He walked to the market 1)/with both his servants 2)/ on either side of his 3)/ to help him buy things. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘his’ with ‘him’.

Ganesh, who has been 1)/driving all day 2)/ was extremely tired 3)/ and wanted to stop. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace –has ‘with ‘had’ because ‘was’ used in part (3) of the sentence indicates that the sentence is written in past tense.

Everyone was reading quietly 1)/when suddenly the door 2)/burst open and a 3)/ complete stranger rushed in. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error