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English Language MCQ-40

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.

Rivers, mountains and deep forests 1)/are the places 2)/ mostly like by 3)/ people living in urban areas. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘mostly like’ with ‘most likely’.

When we visited his office 1)/we found that 2)/ he was sipping coffee 3)/ with some of his colleagues.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

For giving up 1)/the bad habit of smoking 2)/ use of chewing gum or 3)/ similar other method can be helped. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘can help’ in place of ‘can be helped’.

His obviously reluctance 1)/ was viewed seriously by 2)/ his superiors and 3)/ he was suspended. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘obviously’ with ‘obvious’.

The new project is 1)/to big for 2)/ the trainee to handle 3)/ on his own 4) No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘to’ with ‘too’. The given sentence is based on ‘too….to’ format.

The explanation that 1)/he gave for 2)/ missing the meeting 3)/ were not satisfactory. 4)/ No error5)

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

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

Mr. Singh’s son has applied 1)/to the post 2)/ of Assistant Manager 3)/ in a construction company. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘to’ with ‘for’.

The manager has sent 1)/many reminders to Mr. Rao 2)/ to repay the loan but 3)/ has not received no reply 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘no’ with ‘any’.

Beside the Chairman 1)/all the Committee members 2)/ were present 3)/ at the shareholders meeting. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘beside’ with’ besides’. ‘Beside’ means ‘by the side of whereas ‘besides’ means ‘m addition to’.

He submitted 1)/the request for compensation 2)/ in time but 3)/ it was denied 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘of with ‘for’. ‘Every’ agrees with singular number.

Unfortunately today many 1)/parents cannot afford 2)/ to send its 3)/ children to school. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘its’ with ‘their’ .

He was convinced 1)/that he 2)/ loss the account 3)/ because of bad luck. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘toss’ with ‘had lost.

Many customers have 1)/complained because 2)/ his goods was 3)/ inferior in quality 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

!n his opinion 1)/every senior citizens 2)/ will benefit 3)/ from the new rule. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘citizens’ with ‘citizen’.

Despite of their best efforts 1)/they failed to retain 2)/ the contract due to 3)/ unwanted political interference. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘of after ‘despite’. The word ‘despite’ takes no preposition. We use either ‘despite’ or ‘in spite of. We never use ‘of after ‘despite’.

We had decided 1)/to scrap the project 2)/ but the chairman insisted with 3)/ its continuation on the same terms. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Because of his prolonged illness 1)/he could not concentrate 2)/ on his studies although 3)/ he was very much desired to do so. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
Here, passive form of the sentence is improper. Hence, ‘he was very much desired to do so’ should be replaced with ‘he desired very much to do so’.

You must realize 1)/how importance it is 2)/ to give away to the needy 3)/ whatever you possess in excess. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘importance’ with’ important’.

Most of the travelers experienced 1)/a shock when they arrived 2)/ at the museum only to find 3)/ that it had been burgled. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

How people do 1)/to earn their bread 2)/ dependent largely on 3)/ the locality where they live. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘do’ with ‘work’.