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English Language MCQ-53

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.

Children of smokers 1)/are more affected by 2)/ diseases like asthma 3)/ and tuberculosis. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

We often greet 1)/one person by 2)/ joining our hands 3)/ and saying Namaste. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘one’ with ‘a’.

The horse who 1)/won the race 2)/ has been removed 3)/ from the stable. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘who’ with ‘which’. For ‘animals’ we use ‘which’ not ‘who’.

The traffic signals 1)/ at the junction 2)/ did not worked 3)/properly in the morning. 4)/ fj0 error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘worked’ with ‘work’ because after ‘did’ we always use V,. Hence ‘work’.

The child weight 1)/less than what 2)/ is expected 3)/ at his age. 4|/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘weight with ‘weighs’.

The cup of tea 1)/which was kept 2)/ upon the table 3)/ fell down, 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘upon’ with ‘on’.

The pass percentage has 1)/gone up by twenty per cent 2)/ from what used to 3)/ a decade earlier. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Add ‘be’ after ‘to’.

There is a 1)/ lot of schemes 2)/ for senior citizens 3)/ to invest money. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

He was a 1)/miser son who 2)/ never spent a penny 3]/ on his own children. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The word ‘son’ has been wrongly used. ‘He was a miser parent/father’ will be the correct sentence.

During the holidays 1)/I am often worked 2)/ in my uncle’s shop to 3)/ earn some pocket money. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘am often worked’ with ‘often work?.

Many of the funds 1)/I needed to buy 2)/ my own house were 3)/ given by my father. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘many with ‘most’ because ‘many’ is used with countable, ‘most with uncountable.

It is sad that in 1)/our country education is 2)/ available only to those 3)/ whom can afford it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

I was determined 1)/to learn everything 2)/ I could from the people 3)/ off the village. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘off with ‘of. ‘Off is used to express separation/detachment whereas ‘of is used to establish or express a relation. For example, the dog jumped off the table (separation/ He is off duty now. (separation) He comes of a poor family (relation with poor family). He is brother of Ram (He is related to Ram).

Most banks did not taken 1)/her plan to set up 2)I a factory in 3)/ the area seriously. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘taken’ with ‘take’.

Since he was from 1)/the district and able to 2)/ speak the language locally, 3)/ they trusted him. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘the language locally’ with ‘the local language’.

Every year we have 1)/a function where 2)/ the children of our staff 3)/ is awarded scholarships. A)/ No error 5)

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

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

He did not 1)/have no property 2)/ to sell to 3)/ cover his losses. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Every month he would 1)/meet the employees to 2)/ discuss their problems 3)/ and answer their questions. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

I had to work full time 1)/so I could not devote 2)/ as much time as 3)/ I wanted to playing cricket. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘playing” with ‘to play’. The parallel structure of ‘to work’ is ‘to play’.

Some of our staff is worried 1)/that as soon as 2)I the project is over they 3)/will lose their jobs. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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