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English Language MCQ-57

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.

When the fire alarm 1)/went off, the 2)/ residents of building 3)/vacated it immediately. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Add ‘the’ before ‘building’.

Considering the amount 1)/of stress she is under 2)/it is not surprising that 3)/ she keep getting migraines. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Add ‘which’ before ‘it is not surprising that

The condition of the city 1)/ seems to be very appalling 2)/with all the vehicles 3)/ belching out exhaust fumes. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘with all the vehicles ‘ with ‘because of all the vehicles’.

As it got foggier 1)/it became almost impossible 2)/to steer the boat 3)/ along the narrow canal. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘foggier’ with ‘foggy’.

She still not sell the house 1)/since the buyers went back 2)/ on their words and 3)/ pulled out of, the deal. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘still’ with ‘could’.

As the inspection day approached 1)/the manager is under 2)/a tremendous pressure to make sure 3)/ that everything was in place. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Unlikely the holiday season 1)/the famous tourist spot 2)/bore a deserted look 3)/ this time around. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘unlikely’ -with ‘unlike’.

He went to the cinema hall 1)/to accompany his friends 2)/ even if he had 3)/ seen the movie earlier. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The CEO of the company 1)/had gone abroad 2)/ on an official visit 3)/ but she is come back’ now. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

They asked him 1)/how did he received 2)/ the wound but he 3)/ refused to answer. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘did’.

Babar was not only 1)/a great soldier, 2)/ but also a 3)/ very wisest ruler. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘wisest’ with ‘wise’.

Weather permitting 1)/ there will be a 2)/ garden party on 3)/ the farm house tomorrow. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘weather permitting’ with ‘If weather permits’.

As the airplane was. 1)/ready for takeoff, 2)/ the passengers and the crew 3)/ fastened themselves seatbelts. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘themselves’ with ‘their”.

The teacher admires Rahul 1)/as he has always 2)/admired students which 3)/ speak the truth. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘which’ with ‘who’.

Instead of running 1)/as fast as possible 2)/he could not 2)/ win the race. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘Instead of with ‘Despite’ or In spite of.

The meeting was not 1)/of much help 2)/as there was too much talk 3)/ and little work. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Reema is the tallest 1)/of my two daughters 2)/ even though she is 3)/ five years younger. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘the tallest’ with ‘fatter’ because there is a comparison between two daughters, hence comparative degree of ‘tall’ ie, ‘taller’ should be used.

The walls of the house 1)/are made of stone 2)/whereas the floor 3)/ is made of wood. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

His son has make 1)/much progress in life 2)/owing to his 3)/ hard work and determination. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘make’ with ‘made’.

Hostility between the 1)/two groups have 2)/ increased in the 3)/ past few months. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘have’ with ‘has’.