English Language MCQ-28

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.

They had been hired a taxi 1)/to roam around the city 2)/ but their plan failed 3)/ as the taxi met with an accident. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘been’. Similar explanation asQ.No.

On a number of occasions, 1)/we had noticed that 2)/ those two employees 3)/ were often in state of confused. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘in a state of confusion’ for ‘in state of confused’.

Hindi films are certainly 1)/popular in the last decade 2)/ but in these days our regional films 3)/ have attained more popularity. 4)/ No error5)

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

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

Most politicians predict 1)/that the same members will 2)/ be elected despite of 3)/ their failure to perform. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘of because ‘despite’ doesn’t take ‘of with it.

He was selected for that post 1)/because he was familiar 2)/ with both urban as well as 3)/ rural way of life. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Both’ takes ‘and’ not ‘as well as’. For example, Both Ram as well as Shyam are honest.(Incorrect). Both Ram and Shyam are honest. (correct).

The tribal people have 1)/high regard for him because 2)/ he donated large number of 3)/ money for their upliftment. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘a large amount’ for ‘large number of’ because ‘money’ is uncountable. Generally we confuse ‘money’ with ‘cash’. ‘Cash’ is countable, whereas ‘money’ is uncountable.

It is not worthy 1)/the company’s reputation 2)/ to compromise on quality 3)/ for the sake of profit.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Insert ‘of after ‘worthy’.

The company which has 1)/won the government contract 2)/ also plans to invest )/ with the power sector. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘in’ for ‘with’.

Implementing these measures 1)/will help the government 2)/ to save more of 3)/ 400 crores each year. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘than’ for ‘of.

You have failed to produce 1)/no evidence to support 2)/ the charge that he 3)/ is responsible for the error. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘any’ for ‘no’.

As per the agreement 1)/scientists from both of 2)/ the countries will work 3)/ together to find a solution. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘of.

Negotiations with the bank 1)/are at an advanced 2)/ stage and we hope to 3)/ signed the dealsoon. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘sign’ for ‘signed’.

These goods have been 1)/damaged and as such 1)/should be declared 3)/ unsuitable, for sale. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

On account of the 1)/high land prices we 2)/ are set up the factory 3)/ on the outskirts of the city. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Bhutan is a beautiful 1)/country which almost 2)/ eighty per cent of the 3)/ population lives in villages. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘where’ for ‘which’.

Out of the six companies 1)/shortlisted for the project 2)/ five have already 3)/ made its presentations. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘their’ for ‘its’.

In accordance with the byelaws 1)/he has to take on as 2)/ Chairman of the committee with effect 3)/ from the first of next month. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘over’ for ‘on’. ‘Take on’ means ‘to start doing something’, ‘take over’ means’ to take something under control’.

The bank’s staff is 1)/opposed to the takeover 2)/ because they are convinced that 3)/ they will lose their jobs. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Bank’s staff means more employees than one. Hence plural verb ‘are’ should be used.

It was a great honour 1)/and privilege to witness 2)/ the high level meetings between 3)/ Chinese and India’s leaders. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘China’s’. Similar to ‘India’s’ is ‘China’s ‘not’ Chinese’.

Identifying, nurturing and 1)/developing an employee’s talent is 2)/ among the most important task 3)/ of Human Resource Development department. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘tasks’. The word ‘among’ suggests selection of one from many. Therefore, ‘task’ should be replaced with ‘tasks’.