English Grammar RRB,SBI Carrers,KPSC,IBPS PO,SBI Clerks,SSC,UPSC

English Language MCQ-6

English Grammar RRB,SBI Carrers,KPSC,IBPS PO,SBI Clerks,SSC,UPSC

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.)

Yesterday Ramesh got the 1)/information that his father 2) / died of accident 3)/ while travelling in a car. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Had died of accident. (Because information was received after the death, hence past perfect tense will be used for former incident.)

No sooner did 1)/I reach 2)/Delhi railway station than 3)/ the train departed. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

As soon as I will 1)/reach Patna I will 2)/send you the books 3)/ you have asked for. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Here present simple will be used. Hence delete ‘will’ because when two future events are expressed in a sentence the first event is written in Present Indefinite Tense whereas the subsequent event is written in Future Indefinite Tense, ie ‘will’ is not used twice in a conditional sentence. For example, ‘When he will ask I will go to Kolkata’ should be corrected as ‘when he asks I will go to Kolkata’.

One of my good quality 1)/is that I do not 2)/take things like 3)/ this very seriously. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘One of my good qualities’ is the correct usage because after ‘one of plural noun is used. Therefore, plural of ‘quality’, ie ‘qualities’ must be used.

Our Housing Society comprises of 1)/eight blocks and 2)/ forty-eight flats in an 3) / area of about thousand sq metres 4)./ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Of is not used with ‘comprise’. Note the use of ‘comprise’. It can mean ‘consist of or ‘be composed of (ie be formed of). For example, The Indian Parliament comprises/ consists of/ Is composed of the LokSabha, The Rajya Sabha and the President.
In this sense careful speakers avoid using ‘be comprised of.
It can also mean ‘compose’ or ‘constitute’ (ie form). For example,
The Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and fie President comprise/compose/constitute the Indian Parliament
This use of ‘comprise’ is less common.

It being all/ pleasant morning I 2)/decided to go out 3)/ on walking in the garden. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘On walking should be replaced with ‘for a walk.

We are happy that 1)/our Prime Minister 2)/ with the members 3)/ of his cabinet are to be present at the function. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’ because the subject (Prime Minister) is singular here. It is to be ; noted that if connective ‘with’ is used to combine two subjects the verb agrees with the subject mentioned first. Therefore, here, the subject is ‘the Prime Minister”.

Neither the size nor the colour 1)/of clothes which 2)/ I purchased for him 3)/ yesterday were right. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’. As per rule, the verb following ‘Neither……nor” is decided by the number and person of the noun / subject coming after ‘neither” or ‘nor. Here, the nouns coming after ‘neither’ and ‘nor’ are ‘size’ and ‘colour” which are singular. Hence singular verb ‘was’ should be used.

I heard to my surprise 1)/that the present 2)/ I send him was hot 3)/ to his taste. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘the present I sent for him’.

Let us refer 1)/this matter to the principal. 2)/ We shall abide 3)/ with his decision. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘by his decision’, ‘Abide by” is a phrasal verb that means ‘to accept and act according to a law, agreement, etc.’

If I would have come 1)/a little earlier, I would have 2)/ got a glimpse 3)/ of my beloved leader. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The sentence should begin as, If I had come ….because the structure of a conditional sentence is ‘had……would have’ or ‘would have…….. had’. Herein the given sentence the use of ‘would have…….would have’ is not proper.

When you buy something 1)/on the installment system 2)/ you are not required to pay 3)/ the whole price at once. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘at once’ with ‘at the beginning’.

I am waiting for you 1)/for the last two hours 2)/but you did not bother 3)/ to turn up in time 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The sentence should start as, I had been waiting for you….

The Head of the Department, 1)/along with his colleagues are coming 2)j to attend the conference which is 3)/ scheduled this afternoon. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’, because the subject, ‘Head of the Department, is singular, therefore, the auxiliary verb will also be singular

One of the most effective 1)/solutions is that 2)/she should work on Sunday 3)/ and complete the assignment 4)/. No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Whatever he was 1)/today is only because 2)/ of his mother who 3)/ was a renowned scientist 4)/. No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The sentence starts in present tense, therefore, replace ‘was’ with ‘is’.

I live on a top floor 1)/of an old house. 2)/when the wind blows 3)/ all the windows rattle. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The article ‘the’ is used before physical place (position) like ‘top’, ‘bottom’ etc. So, we say ‘the top’, ‘the bottom’. Therefore, ‘a top’ should be replaced with ‘the top’.

Had he not reached in time 1)/he would have missed 2)/ a golden opportunity which comes 3)/ once in a while. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The Ministry of Labour conducts its basic survey 1)/on trade unions each year 2)/ gathering information with all 3)/ labour unions as of June 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘with’ with ‘about.