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English Language MCQ-43

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.

That boy possess 1)/three beautiful pens 2)/ but he would not 3)/ show them to anyone. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘That boy possesses’ is the correct usage, as the verb must agree with its subject (in number and person).

A small piece 1)/of bread is 2)/ better than 3)/ having nothing to eat. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Families are 1)/fortunate enough to own 2)/ a house in the city 3)/are very few, 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘are’. There is just one sentence, hence only one ‘are’ will do.

Though I had been 1)/his friend for quite a long time, 2)/ I refused to help him 3)/ because his ill nature. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘because’ with ‘because of. ‘Because of is the correct idiomatic form.

When he had been 1)/walked along the road 2)/ a wild and ferocious dog 3)/ hit him hard and knocked him down. 4)/ No error 5).

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘walked’ with ‘walking’. The structure of past perfect continuous is – Subject + had been + V4 (verb +ing)…..

I am grateful to you 1)/and all your friends 2)/ for showing sympathy 3)/ and kindness with me.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The preposition ‘with’ should be replaced with ‘to’.

The leader was so shrewd 1)/ that he could not deceive 2)/ by the words of 3)/ the sycophant courtiers. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Passive voice ‘that he could not be deceived’, should be used in place of ‘that he could not deceive’.

He is the man 1)/who I know 2)/ has helped my son 3)/ in the final examination. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

I have been 1)/living in Hyderabad 2)/ at my uncle 3)/ since my birth. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The preposition ‘at should be replaced with ‘with’,

Everyone of us know 1)/that he is not capable of 2)/ remaining under water 3)/for such a long time 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘know’ with ‘knows’ because singular subject agrees with the singular verb.

Your television set 1)/is superior to 2)/ our television set 3)/ by all respects. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘In all respects’ is the correct idiomatic form.

The boy who was guilt for 1)/having broken the window glass 2)/ came out 3)/ with the truth. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
“The boy who was guilty of is the correct usage.

Ramesh has been both 1)/a dishonestly person 2)/ and a gambler 3)/ since his childhood. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Dishonestly’ should be replaced with an adjective ‘dishonest.

The number of employees 1)/reporting sick 2|/ has reduced significantly 3)/ because of the incentive. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Reporting should be replaced with ‘reported’.

I have criticise 1)/the remarkable book 2)/ because I benefited 3)/ from reading it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The error lies in part 1) of the sentence. ‘I have criticise’ should be replaced with I did not criticise’.

As Arundhati Roy 1)/in her foreword write2)/ John offers 3)/untold stories of people. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The word ‘write’ is in present indefinite tense. It should be replaced with ‘has written’.

Citizen needed 1)/to know that 2)/ our leader cannot 3)/ be trusted. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replaced ‘needed’ with ‘need’.

Responsibilities includes 1)/working with the editors 2)/ on all aspects 3)/ of the editorial process. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The ‘responsibilities’ is plural. Therefore, it will take plural verb. Hence, replace ‘includes’ with ‘include’.

We build a simple model 1)/to test whether 2)/ there is a phase change 3)/ in the Indian economy. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Our results 1)/indicate that 2)/ I99I marked 3)/ the end of an era. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error