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English Language MCQ-48

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.

He is one 1)/of the religious reformer 2)/ who has spoken out 3)/ strongly against casteism. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘reformer’ with ‘reformers’ because after ‘one of the noun takes plural form.

I becoming an administrator 1)/ was not liked2)/ by my parents 3)/ and our well wishers. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace I with ‘my’.

With his many talents 1)/ and dynamic leadership 2)/ he served his country 3)/ in commendable and lasting ways. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

He was not 1)/ a leader who 2)/ was desiring of making 3)/ compromises with the rulers. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘desiring’ with ‘desirous’.

Farmers will be 1)/ entitled to fresh 2)/ agricultural loans 3)/ from July onward. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘entitled for fresh’.

Today there is 1)/ over one billion 2)/ people living in poverty 3)/ in developing countries. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘Today there are’, The verb is used for ‘people’ hence it should be ‘are’.

There is no need 1)/ to import maize 2)/ since there is 3)/ any demand for it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘no demand’. No need to import’ is directly linked with ‘no demand’ hence, ‘any’ should be replaced with ‘no’.

Accordingly their policies 1)/ banks write off 2)/ outstanding amounts 3)/ in NPA accounts. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘According to their policies’.

In order to 1)/ be profitable 2)/ a company needs3)/ to control its costs. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The idea behind the 1)/ scheme is to encourage 2)/ the private sector to 3)/ invest in infrastructure. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The company is 1)/ expected to grow by 2)/ as more as nine per cent 3) / during the next year. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘as more as’. Moreover the sentence can be corrected by using ‘many’ in place of ‘more’ also.

Due to varieties 1)/ legal problems the 2)/ plant is not 3)I fully operational. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace Varieties’ with ‘various’.

The meeting with 1)/ employees will hold 2)/ once the management 3)/ finalizes the merger. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘will be held’ in place of ‘will hold’. ‘Meeting will hold’ means meeting itself will act as a person and hold meeting with the employees. But how a meeting can act as a person.
Hence the sentence must be written in passive voice and ‘the meeting will hold’ should be replaced with ‘the meeting will be held’.

The number of 1)/ ATMs are 2)/ being increased to 3)/ serve customers better. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘ATMs is’ because ‘the number’ agrees with singular verb.

The revised government’s 1)/ guidelines have reduced 2)/ the number of mergers 3)/ taking place among banks. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘the government’s revised’.

I do not know 1)/ who of the 2)/ new trainees should 3)/ be confirmed. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘which-of the’. In case of selection we use Which’ not ‘who’. For example,
Which pen do you like most red or blue?

To promote India as 1)/ a tourist destination 2)/ the government has organized 3)/ many cultural programmes 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘the government is organizing’.

Banks in India 1)/ cannot open ATMs2)/ except obtaining 3)/ approval from RBI. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘without obtaining’.

Today the success of 1)/ companies depends on the 2)/ quality of their products and 3)/ efficient, managing staff. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘efficient managerial staff.

Ashok has managed to 1)/ achieve his sales targets 2)/ for the quarter very easily 3)/ than we expected. No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Change ‘very easily’ to ‘more easily’. ‘Very’ is used in positive degree whereas ‘more’ is used in comparative degree. Use of ‘than’ suggests that the sentence is in comparative degree. Hence, ‘more easily’ should be used in place of ‘very easily’.