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English Language MCQ-39

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 boys made up 1)/when the 2)/ owner of the 3)/ garden appeared. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Gandhijiwasa 1)/men who 2)/ become a legend 3)/ in his own time. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘man’ in place of ‘men’ because ‘Gandhiji’ is singular.

The Central Government has 1)/refused to meet 2) all the demands 3)/ of its employees in toto.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘in toto’

The question was 1)/so difficult that/nobody were 2)/ able to answer it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘was’ in place of ‘were’ because ‘nobody’ is singular.

The new assignment is 1)/more challenging than 2)/ much of the 3)/ earlier assignments. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Many’ should be used in place of ‘much’. ‘Much’ is an adjective of ‘quantity’ whereas ‘many’ an adjective of ‘number’. As assignment is countable noun, hence ‘many’ should be used in place of ‘much’.

When the doctors found 1) / that the player has taken 2)/ prohibited medicines, he reported 3)/ the matter to the team manager, 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Instead of ‘has’, ‘had’ should be used in part (2) of the sentence because the whole sentence is in past tense.

We are sure that 1)/they will definitely help us 2)/ if we approach 3)/ them well in advance. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Use of ‘definitely’ after the use of ‘sure’ is superfluous as both bear the same meaning.

They now claim that 1)/they would have 2)/guided us if we 3)/ would have requested them.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
In part (4) of the sentence ‘had’ must be used in place of ‘would have’.

None of the passengers were 1)/aware of what 2)/ was going to happen 3)/ in the next two hours. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Was’ should be used in place of ‘were’.

The University has 1)/not spent enough 2)/ money to maintaining 3)/ its valuable library. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘money to maintain’ because after infinitive (to) V1 is used.

The survey found 1)/that most of the employees 2)/ has a positive view 3)/ of the company. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘have a positive view’.

The meeting will not end 1)/till the Chairman 2)/ gets approval from 3)/ every members of the Board. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘Every member of the board’.

For millions of people 1)/his retirement from 2)/ cricket has been 3)/ a greatest shock. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘a great shock’.

The Chairman has refused 1)/no to sanction 2)/ the required funds 3)/ for the project 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘to sanction’. ‘Refused’ and ‘no’ are negative words. Use of two negatives makes the sentence ‘affirmative’ or ‘positive’. But, in order to keep the meaning of the sentence negative, one of the negative words should be omitted. Hence, ‘no’ should be omitted from the given sentence.

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)/we 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:-
Replace ‘with’ with ‘by’.

You should think 1)/of all the possibilities 2)/ before you take 3)/ any decision. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

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’. The general structure is “too……..to” or “so…….that. For example,He is too tired to walk or He is so tired that he cannot walk.

Your desire to 1)/meet the President 2)/ without prior appointment 3)/ cannot be fulfill. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘cannot be fulfilled’ because ‘cannot be / could not be’ takes V3.

Whenever man attains fame, 1)/his person 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:-
Write ‘personal qualities’ in place of ‘person qualities’.