English Language MCQ-8

English Grammar SBI Carrers,IBPS Clerk,RRB,SSC,UPSC,TNPSC,IAS

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.)

My secretary is so 1)/careful of her work that 2)/ none has so far found 3)/ any error in her work. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘of with ‘in’.

Our conclusion is that 1)/between Vinayak and 2)/ Lobo, Vinayak is 3)/ the most honest. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Here, there is a comparison between two persons, so it should be ‘more honest in place of ‘most honest.

The new project group 1)/would first look into the tender conditions 2) / of both basic and value-added 3)/ services before submit its bid. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘submitting’ because after preposition the verb generally takes V4, ie V+ing. Here, ‘before’ is a preposition. Hence ‘submit should be ‘submitting”.

I would have committed 1)/the same mistake of signing 2)/ the sale deed if my agent 3)/ would not have forewarned me. 4)/ No error 5).

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘would not have’ with ‘had not’. Remember the rule ‘had…..would have’ or ‘would have…..had’. Here also, ‘would have…..would have’ has been used which is not proper.

The team leaders encourages 1|/ the participants who have 2)/ difficulty in performing 3)/ the assigned task, 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘team leaders encourages’ should be replaced with ‘team leaders encourage’ or ‘team leader encourages’.

We were happy that 1)/the audience responded well 2)/ and gave all the speakers 3)/ a patiently listening. 4)/ No error 5).

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘patiently’ with ‘patient because a noun (here, listening) is qualified by an adjective not an adverb.

He received timely support 1)/from his elder brother 2)/ who is working abroad 3)/ for the last six years. 4)/ No error 5).

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

Explanation:-
Replace is ‘working’ with ‘had been working’ because the sentence is in past tense.

The notorious gang opened l)/__the door quietly and 2)/escaped in the dark with 3)/ whatever they would collect. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘would’ with ‘could’ because ‘could” expresses one’s capability. For example, ‘He could finish the job in just two hours’.

One of the security men 1)/rushed forward and asked 2)/ me whether I 3)/ had anything objectionable. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

We could not 1)/believe that one 2)/ of us was 3)/ responsible with the act. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘with’ with ‘for’ because ‘responsible’ is followed by ‘for”.

We are now 1)/reliably learnt that 2)/ he was involved 3)/ in the bank robbery. 4) No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are’ with ‘have’ because this part is in the active voice.

I do not knowme1) / what most people feel 2) / depressed and dejected 3)/ even with the slightest provocation. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘what’ with ‘why’

She had such pretty 1)/that she thinks 2)/ she can afford to be 3)/ careless about her clothes.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘had such’ with ‘is so’

After carefully examining 1)/all the medicine bottles 2)/ he submitted a detailed report 3) to the higher authorities. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

All of you have the liberty 1)/to come home 2)/ as per the convenient 3)/ and discuss the problems. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘convenient’ with ‘convenience’.

He was persuaded 1)/by his friends 2)/ to end his fast 3)/ because of his condition deteriorated. 4) No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘condition deteriorated’ with ‘deteriorating condition’

I know who 1)/this job should be 2)/ entrusted to 3)/ for smooth handling. 4)/ error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘who’ with ‘whom’

They have the nasty habit of 1)/looking down upon people 2)/ and criticized them 3)/ for no reason. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘criticized’ with ‘criticizing’ because the parallel structure of the verb ‘looking’ is ‘criticizing

Nowadays, the cost of living 1)/is so high that 2)/ people find it difficult 3)/ to make both ends meeting. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘meeting’ with ‘meet’ because the phrase is ‘to make both ends meet which means ‘to earn enough money to live without getting into debt; ‘to balance ones income and expenditure’.

Karnavati is 1)/one of the leading 2)/ business centres 3)/ in our State. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error