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English Language MCQ-41

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.

He took a sharp knife 1)/and torn the covering 2)/ made of cardboard 3)/ but could not open the packet. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘torn’ with ‘tore’.

The security force posted 1)/at the entrance is so strict 2)/ that even the top boss 3)/ cannot be entered without frisking. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘frisking’ with ‘being frisked’.

The moment he tried 1)/to escape from the 2)/ clutches of the policemen 3)/ they knocked him down. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Some people have 1)/generously contributed. to the welfare fund 2)/ but they wanted that there names 3)/ should not be published. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘There ‘should be replaced with ‘their’.

We were aware that 1)/she had received many awards 2)/ and was felicitated on 3)/ account for her wisdom. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The correct form of idiom is ‘on account of.

They are aware of 1)/the risk involved in 2)/ investing the entire funds 3)/ in only one scheme. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

When we were reached 1)/at the gate of the park 2)/ it was too dark to see the new entrants. 4)/ No, error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘were’.

The soldiers were supposed 1)/to sought shelter inside 2)/ the nearby factory 3)/ to save themselves. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘sought with ‘seek’.

Being a good swimmer 1)/he could keep 2)/ himself floating 3)/ the surface of the lake. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The word ‘float’ takes the preposition ‘on’.

In our opinion 1)/the venue is too small 2)/ to accommodate such the 3)/ large number of candidates. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘the’ with ‘a’.

He deserves a reward 1)/because he managed 2)/ to complete the assignment 3)/ in spite many difficulties. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘in spite’ with ‘in spite of.

The Director has refused to 1)/gave them an appointment 2)/ on Wednesday because 3)/ he has another meeting scheduled. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘gave’ with ‘give’ because when ‘to’ is used as infinitive, the verb takes V1form.

He has the necessary 1)/qualifications for 2)/ the post so 3)/ he has declined it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘he declined’ in place of ‘he has declined’.

The clerk whom 1)/spoke rudely to 2)/ the customer yesterday 3)/ has been suspended.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘whom’ with ‘who’ because Who ‘acts as subject while ‘whom’ as object.

Although Ram did not handle 1)/his previous project well 2)/ he has been entrusted 3)/ with a new one. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The majority of 1)/the Board are 2)/ in favour of 3) implementing the proposal. 4)/ No error5)

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

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

Mr. Rao has 1)/no intention of 2)/ accepting the transfer 3)/ in that rural branch. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Despite the progress 1)/we have achieved in 2)/ the field of medicine many 3)/ millions of people die of malaria. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘million’ with ‘minions’. Generally units of counting are not made plural by adding s/es when they are preceded by a numeral except in the cases where ‘of follows them. For example,
He gave me four hundreds rupees (Incorrect).
He gave me four hundred rupees (Correct). But, Hundred of people were rendered homeless (Incorrect), (it should be hundreds . of)
Thousands o/them were killed (Correct).

Unless we work1)/careful we may 2)/ overlook something 3)/ in the contract. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘careful’ with ‘carefully’.

Some people 1)/are believing 2)/ that women cannot 3)/ compete with men. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are believing” with ‘believe”.