English Language MCQ-27

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.

The company recently opened 1)/its first branch in Bangalore 2)/and will expand its operations 3)/ to other states sooner. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘soon’ for ‘sooner’ because ‘sooner’ is used in comparative degree.

Since most of the 1)/employees were in 2)/ favour of the merger 3)/ it was a success. 4)/ No error5)

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

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

The Reserve Bank of India are 1)/responsible for ensuring 2)/ that the banking sector 3)/ functions effectively. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

There is a .shortage 1)/for qualified staff 2)/ in many software 3)/ companies in India. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘of for ‘for’.

According to the survey 1) / more of forty per cent 2)/ of Indians do not 3)/ have access to banks. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘than’ for ‘of.

To improve its efficiency 1)/all income tax officers 2)/ will be provided with 3)/ laptops by next year. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘their’ for ‘its’ because ‘officers’ are plural.

He was not a 1)/good manager because 2)/ he did not know 3)/ what to react in a crisis. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘how’ for ‘what’.

Ram will be suspended 1)/because he opened an account 2)/ without obtaining none 3)/ of the necessary documents. 4)/ No error 5|

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘any’ for ‘none’.

Mr. Bajaj has resigned 1)/from the post of Director 2)/ which he holds 3)/ for over ten years. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘had held’ for ‘holds’.

In spite of living 1)/in Kerala for two years 2)/ he yet does 3)/ not speak Malayalam. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘yet’.

Mr. Patil has approached 1)/the bank for 2)/ a loan to finance 3)/ his son college education. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘son’s’ for ‘son’.

Having lifted the heavy weight, 1)/the boy suffered 2)/ a severe pain in 3)/ his elbow joint. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘from’ for ‘a’.

Without waiting for 1)/the instructions from the Government, 2)/ some cable operators in 3)/ the city had block the news. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘blocked’ for ‘had block’.

The authorities have instructed 1)/that brief notes must be prepared 2)/ on all the issues related 3)/to customer grievances. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘must. Here, ‘be’ conveys the sense of ‘must. Therefore, there is no need to write ‘must’ again.

In absolutely terms, 1)/the damage may net 2)/ be very serious, 3)/ but it should not be ignored. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘absolute’ for ‘absolutely’.

The complainants in their complaint 1)/have been alleged that 2)/ they were forced to leave3)/ their belongings unattended. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘been’. ‘Complainants have alleged’ means ‘complainants have charged someone eke’. Whereas ‘complainants have been alleged’ means ‘someone else has charged the complainants’. Moreover, ‘complainants have alleged’ is in active voice whereas ‘complainants have been alleged’ is in passive voice.

The long gap needs 1)/to be bridged soon 2)/ because it has created 3)/a lot of unpleasant.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘unpleasantness’ for ‘unpleasant’.

He asked the same question 1)/that why he was not selected 2)/ and everyone responded saying 3)/ that he had failed. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘that’.

If they are found 1)/guilty during investigation, 2)/”a complaint will be 3)/ lodged against them. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

They have already put 1)/the proposal for to be approved 2)/ in the ensuing meeting 3)/ before the Union Cabinet. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘approval’ for ‘to be approved’.