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English Language MCQ-29

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.

Despite all our efforts during 1)/the past few months there remain 2)/lots of work to do before 3)/ the project can be launched. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Many residents claim 1)/that the company has 2)/taken their land 3)/ without adequate compensating. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘compensation’ for ‘compensating’.

The industrialist has donated 1)/large sums of money to 2)/ scientific organizations to develop 3)/ environmentally friendly fuels. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘environment-friendly’ for ‘environmentally friendly’.

Corruption costs the economy about 1)/three per cent of the GDP every year 2)/what is almost equal to 3)/ the amount spent on education. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

This magazine is a good 1)/source of information on 2)/current events and is 3)/ also reasonably price. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘priced’ for ‘price’.

These protests are because 1)/of the government’s plans to 2)/ raise the retirement age 3)/ of public sector employees. 4)/ No error 5I

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘plan’ for ‘plans’.

Some of the world 1)/ largest water bodies are 2)/drying up thus threatening 3)/ the livelihoods of millions. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Among the many 1)/challenges facing the country 2)/ in the next decade 3)/ is poverty and unemployment. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘are’ for ‘is’. ‘Property’ and ‘unemployment’ are two different things hence plural verb ‘are’ should be used.

According to economists I|/ not more than five per cent 2)/of education loans taken 3)/ by students are overdue. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘is’ for ‘are’. The verb ‘are’ has been used for ‘five per cent”. As ‘five per cent is singular, singular verb ‘is’ should be used in place of ‘are’.

The two candidates share 1)/a reputation for 2)/competency as well as 3)/ for good communication skills. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘competence’ for ‘competency’.

His main qualification 1)/on the job is 2)/his extensive experience 3)/ in foreign branches. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘for’ for ‘on’.

A representative from the 1)/Reserve Bank will provide students an 2)/ insight into the 3]/ economic future of our country. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

As one of the leader 1)/insurance companies in 2)/India they offer 3)/ comprehensive financial services. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘leading’ for ‘leader’.

There is a rumour that 1)/this multinational company will 2)/set up its regional headquarters 3)/ in India in short. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘shortly’ for ‘in short’.

Despite taking steps to 1)/encourage foreign investment 2)/there has been any 3)/ substantial improvement in our economy. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘no’ for ‘any’. ‘Despite’ must take a phrase/clause/sentence of contrary idea. Here, contrary to taking steps’ should be ‘no improvement’. Therefore ‘any’ should be replaced with ‘no’.

We had made every effort 1)/to ensure that a 2)/compromise is reached and 3)/ that the deal was signed. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

On account of the week 1)/long strike the factory 2)/was forced to close and 3)/ next month’s shipment will delay. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘will be delayed’ for ‘will delay’.

Since the US economy experiences 1)/a recession many Asian countries 2)/are likely to have 3)/ reduced growth rates this year. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute is ‘experiencing’ for ‘experiences’; There is a cause-effect relationship in the sentence. The US economy is experiencing & recession the results thereof are likely reduced growth rate.

Oil is now so expensive that 1)/India will have to cut subsidies 2)/instead face running out 3)/ of funds to import oil. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘or’ for ‘instead’. The sentence has a sense either cut-subsidies or face running out of funds.

It is unlikely that you will 1)/find a more qualified and experience 2)/candidate than Mr. Prasad 3)/ for the post of President. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘experienced’ for ‘experience’. The parallel structure of ‘qualified’ is ‘experienced’ not ‘experience’.