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English Language MCQ-55

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.

One of the 1)/executives who work 2)/ at the head office 3)/ has confirmed the news. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘work’ with ‘works’.

It took myself 1)/four months to 2)/ convince them to 3)/ take this step. 4)/ No “error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘myself with ‘me’.

Anita’s new office 1)/is quite spacious but 2)/ most of the furniture is 3)/ old and should be changed. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error. The word ‘furniture’ is uncountable noun and therefore it is always used in singular number.

According to the terms 1)/of the agreement we have to 2)/pay five per cent commissions 3) / to the travel agent. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘commissions’ with ‘commission’.

Unless you work out all 1)/the details and get the necessary 2)/approvals they will not want 3)/ investment in the project. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Hearing the tone of 1)/my colleague’s voice 2)/ realized that he was 3)/ upsetting about something. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘upsetting’ with ‘upset. ‘Upsetting’ is verb + ing (V4 and ‘upset’ is a noun. Here, the sentence requires a noun to express the state of mind of his colleague that time. Hence ‘upset’ should be used.

Being recently arrived 1)/in the city we 2)/visited our neighbours to 3)/ get to know them. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘being” with ‘having’.

Since I had ordered 1)/a large number of 2)/books the salesman agreed 3)/ to give me a discount. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘a’.

We have not yet 1)/reached a stage that 2)/we can think of 3)/ expanding our business overseas. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘that with ‘when’.

People who intend 1)/to visit the tourist spots 2)/are always thrilling 3)/ to see the scenario here. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘thrilling’ with ‘thrilled’.

In such delicate matters, 1)/vie often go with 2)/his advice as he has 3)/ been handling such cases effectively. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

You should think that 1)/of all the possibilities 2)/before you take 3)/any decision. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
The use of conjunction ‘that is superfluous.

He was too tired that 1)/he could not cross 2)/the street even with 3)/ the help of a porter. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘too’ with ‘so’.

Your desire to 1)/meet the President 2)/ without prior appointment 3)/ are impossible to be satisfied. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’.

Whenever a man attain fame, 1)/his personal qualities are 2)/imitated by others who 3)/ are close to him. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘attain’ with ‘attains’.

Because of the pace at 1)/which the company is growing 2)/I believe it will easily 3)/ achieve their target. 1)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘their’ with ‘its’ because the ‘company’ is singular

When we visited his office 1)/we found that 2)/he was sipping coffee 3)/ with some of his colleagues. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

For giving up, 1)/the bad habit of smoking 2)/use of chewing gum or 3)/ similar other method can be helped. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘can be helped’ with ‘can help’.

His obviously reluctance 1)/was viewed seriously by 2)/his superiors and 3)/ he was suspended. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘obviously’ with ‘obvious’.

Progress is impossible 1)/without change, and those 2)j who cannot change their minds 3)/ cannot change nothing. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘nothing’ with ‘anything’.