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English Language MCQ-36

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 cascading effect of economic slowdown 1)/has brought a much unnerving gloom 2)/to the real estate industry last year 3)/ but the industry is looking up this year. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘has’.

A recycling plant in close proximity to 1)/the residential area can pose’2)/serious threats from residents 3)/ by leaving behind persistent pollutants. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘to’ for ‘from’ because after infinitive (to) we generally use V

The government has the obligation 1)/to provide basic infrastructure facilities 2)/to regulating the process of 3)/ urbanization in the country. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘regulate’ for ‘regulating’.

Bharatpur is transforming into 1)/India’s most fastest growing bird sanctuary 2)/attracting thousands of rare migratory birds 3)/ from Europe and Siberia. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘most’. Double superlative is not used. Here ‘most’ and ‘fastest’ both are superlatives. Hence ‘most’ should be deleted.

Plagued by huge losses, 1)/full service airlines are struggling 2)/to cope with the competition 3)/ from low cost airlines. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Volunteers of an NGO 1)/interacted with school students 2)/ to spread awareness about 3)/ environment related issues. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘of for ‘about’.

The Union health minister said that 1)/there was an acute shortage of 2)/ health personnel in rural areas 3)/ who needed to be addressed urgently. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘which’ for ‘who’. Here, ‘who’ has wrongly been used for ‘shortage’. For ‘shortage’ it should be ‘which’.

Even though most of India’s youth 1)/lives in villages, many people considers 2)/ the ones roaming in dazzling multiplexes 3)/ as their true reflection, 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘consider’ for ‘considers’. Also in part (2) ‘dyes’ should be ‘live’.

The RBI has proposed to introduce 1)/polymer notes after taking into considering 2)/ the cost and longevity 3)/ associated with their manufacturing. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘consideration’ for ‘considering’.

While most major economies set aside 1)/about 3 per cent of their GDP 2)/ in research and development, India 3)/ spends less than I per cent on this. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘for’ for ‘in’.

Owing to the poor quality of 1)/the equipment producing by Chinese firms 2)/ many foreign companies have placed 3)/orders with Indian firms. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘produced’ for ‘producing’.

We expect a hike 1)/in the cash reserve ratio 2)/which is the portion of deposits 3)/ that banks keep with RB 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Unless these differences 1)/will be resolved soon 2)/there will be an adverse 3)/ effect on foreign investment. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘are’ for ‘will be’. When two future events are to be expressed in a sentence the first event is expressed in simple present tense while the subsequent event is expressed in simple future tense. Hence first ‘will be’ should, be replaced with ‘are’.

We are confident that the steps 1)/we have taken to attract talented people 2)/ and build a solid organisation 3)/ will ensure we remain profitably. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘profitable’ for ‘profitably’.

At a time which most firms 1)/were finding it difficult 2)/ to raise money, we succeeded 3)/ in raising the necessary funds. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘when’ for ‘which’.

Everyone is keen in knowing 1)/the forecast for the monsoon 2)/ this year as it has been the 3)/ major cause of inflation in Asia. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘on’ for ‘in’. ‘Keen’ takes the preposition ‘to/on’. So the sentence can be corrected by using either ‘keen to know or ‘keen on knowing’. Why knowing? because after preposition verb takes ‘ing’ with it. Here ‘on’ is preposition, hence ‘knowing’.

Building biogas plants will help to reduce 1)/greenhouse gas emissions by reducing 2)/ the consuming of conventional fuels 3)/ such as firewood and kerosene. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘consumption’ for ‘consuming’.

Since some banks may take longer 1)/to achieve these targets, RBI 2)/ has considered to revise these guidelines 3)/ on a case to case basis. No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘is’ ‘considering’ for ‘considered’.

After joining the Hong Kong based 1)/bank in I990, he has 2)/ head various departments 3)/ including corporate and investment banking. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘headed’ for ‘head’.

Sugar-sweetened drinks does not 1)/pose any particular health risk, and 2)/ are not a unique risk factor 3)/ for obesity or heart disease. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘do’ for ‘does’.