English Grammar UPSC,SBI POs,SSC,IBPS Clerks,RRB,Bank Exams,nda

English Language MCQ-45

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.

I am trying to convince him 1)/for the last two days to come 2)/ and live with me 3)/ till his father’s anger cools down. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
he Present Perfect Continuous is used for an action which began at some time in the past and is still continuing. For example, He has been writing for two hours (still writing).
Therefore, I am trying’ should be replaced with I have been trying’.

It is a pity that a son 1)/born from very good parents 2)/ should live a life of 3)/ misery and deprivation of the worst order. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The present continuous is used for an action going on at the time of speaking. For example, She is singing (now).
Therefore, ‘should live’ should be replaced with ‘is living’.

I would have asked him 1)/to leave our house immediately 2) / if my father would not have been 3)/ at home and awake. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The given sentence expresses a past possibility that remained a possibility. The structure will be : If + Subordinate clause [Simple Past/Past Perfect) + Principal clause [Past Perfect). For example, If she had worked hard, she would have passed. Therefore, ‘If my father would not have been should be replaced with ‘if my father were not’.

Mala’s two brothers Rupesh and Bhupat 1)/are very intelligent and hardworking 2)/ but I am sure 3)/ I like the latter most. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
comes for ‘Mala’. Therefore ‘She likes’ will be the correct usage.

Their team is 1)/most like to lose 2)/ as all their players 3)/ lack self-confidence. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘like’ with ‘likely’. As ‘to to se’ is a verb, so it should be qualified by an adverb.

Most of the industrialists 1)/have come forward 2)/ to fund the rescue operations 3)/ carrying in the cyclone-hit areas. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘carrying in’ with ‘being earned out’.

Their faithful is beyond 1)/any doubt but their 2)/ decision-making is slow 3)/ and not free from defaults. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘faithful'(adj) with ‘faithfulness’ (noun).

Who helps is 1)/immaterial so long 2)/ as the help is extended 3)/ with a sincere intention. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘so’ with ‘as’.

Our company can 1)/no longer afford 2)/ overmanned units as 3)/ our profit has lower. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘lower’ with ‘lowered’. If a verb, follows ‘has/have’, then it must be in past participle form.

Unlike the other 1)/rich men of his community, 2)/ he does not look 3)/ down upon the poor. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Paying careful attention at 1)/what the speaker is saying is 2)/ considered to be 3)/ a sign of good manners. 4]/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘at’ with ‘to’ because ‘attention is followed by ‘to’.

Though he is quick 1)/in analyzing a problem 2)/ he takes always time 3)/ for finding a solution. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Always’ is an adverb which is used before main verb. Thus ‘always’ will come before ‘totes’.

His supporters are 1)/ not as enthusiastic 2)/ and cooperative as 3)/ that of his opponent’s. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Remove ‘that of.

All those articles 1)/ that had published 2)/ in the weeklies will now 3)/ be published in the form of a book. 4)/ No. error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘had’ with ‘had been’,

He was upset 1)/because he had 2)/ never in such a 3)/ peculiar situation before. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Been’ should be used before ‘in’ to make the sense clear.

He failed explaining 1)/why he could not 2)/ complete the important assignment 3)/ within the given time limit. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Explaining’ should be replaced with ‘to explain’.

His decision of quitting 1)/the present job before 2)/ he will get a new job 3)/ is not admirable. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘will get’ with ‘gets’. Present indefinite tense will be used instead of future simple tense.

Had all of them 1)/gone there with the books 2)/ it could have 3)/ impressed the delegates. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

He advised me 1)/to wait with patiently 2)/ for the next opportunity 3)/ and to grab it soon. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Remove ‘with’.

Ramesh is a student 1)/who we all expect 2)/ to get more than 3)/ 95% marks. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The sentence may be corrected in two ways:
(i) Ramesh is a student whom we all expect to get more than 95% marks.
(ll) Ramesh is a student who, we all expect, will get more than 95% marks.
But we opt the former because our approach should be to arrive at the correct answer with the least effort.