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English Language MCQ-44

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.

While grouping the words 1)/care have been taken 2)/ to include the role 3)/ grammar plays in a language. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The word ‘care’ is singular. Hence, ‘care have been taken’ should be replaced with ‘care has been taken’.

Between the years 1)/I952 to I962 2)/ I worked in the field 3)/ as sub-divisional officer. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The Chief Minister 1)/was obliged 2)/ to honour the promise 3)/ made during the contest. 4) No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Distrust seems 1)/to be a factor 2)/ borne out of 3)f prevailing circumstances. 4) No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The phrase ‘borne out of,’ should be replaced with ‘born of which means coming from the specified type of parents, background, origin etc.

He is neither in 1)/favour of arms race 2)/ or in favour of 3)/ simple nuclear disarmament. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘of with ‘nor’. “Neither…….nor” is correct correlative.

Naturalization is the 1)/process by which 2|/ a immigrant becomes a citizen 3)/ of his new country. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘a’ with ‘an’.

A high fat diet 1)/not only increases the risks 2)/ of heart ailments 3)/ however also that of other disorders. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘how ever’ with ‘but’.”Not only…….. but also” is the correct form of correlative.

When two-vowel 1)/sounds occurs in direct succession, 2)/ the transition between them 3)/ is often difficult to make. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘occurs’ with ‘occur’. Here the subject (when two vowel sounds) is plural. Hence, it will’ take a plural verb.

The solutions is to 1)/avoid the impasse altogether, 2)/ by taking a 3)/ slightly different route. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘solutions’ with ‘solution’.

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

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

Explanation:-
The word ‘kindness’ is followed by preposition ‘to’.

While he was 1)/walking along the road 2)/a speeding car 3)/ knocked down to him. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The phrase ‘knock somebody down’ means ‘hit somebody and make him fall lo the ground’. So replace ‘knocked down to him’ with ‘knocked him down’.

Though none of his 1)/so-called well-wishers forwarded to help 2)/l helped him by 3)/ completing his work on time. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘forwarded to help’ with ‘came forward for help’.

From the way he was talking 1)/it was clear 2)/ that he had 3)/ no control on himself. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘he was talking’ with ‘of his talking’,

Your over-dependent on 1)/others even for 2)/ trivial matters may 3)/ prove disadvantageous.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Your over-dependence on’ is the correct usage. As ‘dependent’ is an adjective, its noun form will be used as a subject.

People who are 1)/fortunate enough to own 2)/ a personal library are always 3)/ held in high esteem by me. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

A small loaf of bread 1)/given with affection 2)/ is far superior to 3)/ a delicious dish served with indifferently. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The word ‘indifferently’ has wrongly been used. It should be replaced with its noun form ‘indifference’.

The incentive seems to 1)/having been worked well 2)/because the number of employees going on leave 3)/ has reduced significantly. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

His dishonest acts have 1)/made his parents 2)/bent their heads 3)/ in shame. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘bent’ with ‘bend’. When used as bare infinitive ‘made’ agrees with V1. For example, He made him laugh. Similarly…….made his parents bend, not bent, (bent is V2 of bend).

Everybody know 1)/that his failure can 2)/be attributed only 3)/ to his lack of practice. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Everybody’ is a singular noun. Hence the correct verb should be ‘knows’, not ‘know’.

Most of the popular tele-serials 1)/are not only illogical 2)/ in their story line 3)/ but also crude in their presentation. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error