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English Language MCQ-52

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.

In the latest statistics 1)/China supplies more than 2)/ ninety per cent of the 3)/ steel imported by India. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
In the latest’ should be replaced with ‘As per the latest or ‘According to the latest.

We shall be calling a meeting 1)/next week to assess 2)/ the causes of frequently 3)/ delays in infrastructure projects. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘frequently’ with ‘frequent.

Although it has received 1)/clearance from the RBI the bank 2)/ has decided not to open 3)/ their office in Hongkong. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Most of the tribal’s 1)/ in the region 2)/ are depended on the forest 3)/ to earn their livelihoods. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘depended’ with ‘dependent.

After graduating from college 1)/ having an engineering degree 2)/ he received a job offer 3)/ from a reputed American firm. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘having’ with ‘with’.

In order for 1)/the scheme to be 2)/ successful we require as 3)/ much as twenty investors. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘much’ with ‘many’. For countable noun we use ‘many’ not ‘much’. Here, ‘twenty investors’ is obviously a countable noun. Hence ‘many’ in place of ‘much’ should be used.

The insurance company has plans 1)/to hire 30,000 agents 2)I at a time when 3)/ most companies are cutting jobs. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘most companies’ with ‘most, of the companies’.

One of the important lesson 1)/he taught me was to save 2)/ at least thirty per cent 3)/ of my gross income. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘lesson’ with ‘lessons’.

Due to the financial crisis 1)/the price of foodgrains 2)/ has risen sharply 3)/ over the past few months. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘due to ’with ‘owing to’ because ‘owing to’ is used to start a sentence whereas ‘due to’ is used in the middle of the sentence. However both’ of them are used to express reason for something. For example, Owing to his sickness he could not attend the office yesterday. (Correct) He could not attend the office due to his sickness. (Correct)
Due to his sickness he could not attend the office. (Incorrect)

The Grameen Bank was 1)/set up to lend 2)I small amounts of money 3)/ for the poor. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

He is given me 1)/a lot of documents 2)/ to read before 3)/ the presentation tomorrow. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Many of our staff 1)/had the opportunity 2)/ to go to Pune 3)/for training last year.4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Even those which 1)/have no previous 2)/ work experience have 3)/ applied for this job. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Most of the funds 1)/we get from 2)/ America is used to 3)/ build roads and bridges. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Since the trip to home 1)/was expensive I 2)/ did not went home 3)/ during the holidays. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘went with ‘go’.

While giving a loan 1)/you must check 2)I if, the borrower has 3)/sufficiently collateral to repay it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘sufficiently’ with ‘sufficient.

We tried to do much more than 1)/the work as possible by ourselves 2)/ because we did not 3)/ want to rely on others. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘ourselves’ with ‘us’.

Every year we advertise 1)/in a few national 2)/ newspapers and receive 3)/ thousands of applications. 4)/ No error 5|

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

Explanation:-
No error

Every day he used to travel 1)/to the nearby village 2)/ to play cricket 3)/ with no telling anyone. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘with no’ with ‘without.

Taking regular breaks 1)/from work are 2)/ important for health 3)/ and reduces stress. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’. Here, the verb ‘are’ has been used for ‘taking’. We generally use singular verb with ‘taking’. For example, taking plenty of green vegetables is useful for health. Therefore, ‘are’ should be replaced with ‘is’.