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English Language MCQ-46

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.

Small farmers do not get 1)/ the require support 2)/ from outside 3)/ the farming sector. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘require’ with ‘required’. Here ‘support’ is a noun and should be preceded by an adjective. So past participle form of ‘require’ (verb) is used.

He is one of 1)/ the best novelists 2)/ that has ever lived 3)/ Do you agree? 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘has’ with ‘have’ as the verb ‘has ….lived’ is used for the subject ‘best novelists’, which is in plural number. So the verb should also be in plural.

The campaign launched 1)/ by the group of citizens 2)/ was admirable most 3)/ by all the guests. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘admirable’ with ‘admired’.

We do not know 1)/ whom we should blame 1)/ for all the lapses observed 3)/ in the procedure. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Patriots of every country 1)/ have one thing in common 2)/ and that 3)/ the love for their motherland. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘ That'(subject) must have a verb, so ‘is’ should be used here.

He who knows 1)/ all the pros and cons 2)/ of any problem 3)/ can wield a lot of power. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Not only he but 1)/ also his sons were 2)/blamed for the 3)/ act and rightly so. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

None else 1)/ should held responsible 2)/ for this accident 3)/ and the loss. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The sentence is in passive voice so ‘should held’ should be replaced with ‘should be held’.

I am obliged with you 1)/ and your entire family 2)/ for showing kindness 3)/ and generosity towards us. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘with’ with ‘to’. ‘Oblige’ should be followed by ‘to’.

The economical condition 1)/ of our country is bad 2)/ and unlikely to improve 3)/ in the near future. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Economical should be replaced with ‘economic’.

As mentioned on the form 1)/ and also in the brochure 2)/ please write your 3)/ name only with ink. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘on’ with ‘in’.

He wept bitterly 1)/ on hearing the news 2)/ of his failure 3)/ in the examination. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

Come and sit down 1)/ for a while, 2)/ you are digging 3)/ since lunch time. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Since lunch time’ makes it clear that the sentence is in present perfect continuous tense. Therefore ‘are’ should be replaced with ‘have been’.

Hari has faith in God 1)/ and will do never wrong 2)/ even in the most 3)/ tiring and unusual circumstances. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Never’ cannot be used after principal verb. Such adverbs are used before principal verbs. ‘Will do never’ should be replaced with ‘will never do’.

The vacancy was 1)/ filled by MrGupta2)/ whom the manager said 3)/ ought to be promoted. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘whom'(object) should be replaced with ‘who/ (subject).

As this is an 1)/ important matter 2)/ each of us has 3)/ something to say on this. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘this’ by ‘it’.

Silver as well as cotton 1)/ have fallen considerably 2)/ in prices 3)/ in recent days. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘have’ should be replaced with ‘has’ because the rule says that when two nouns are joined by ‘as well as’, ‘like’, ‘unlike’, ‘in addition to’ etc, the verb takes the form according to the number and person of first subject. Here the first subject is ‘Silver’ which is in third person singular number. Hence ‘have’ should be replaced with ‘has’.

You must warn him 1)/ saying that you 2)/would beat him if 3)/ he is talking against you again. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
A conditional clause starting with ‘if should normally be in present indefinite tense. Therefore ‘talking against’ should be replaced with ‘talks against’.

I and Ramesh will 1)/ proceed on journey tomorrow 2)/ as it is an auspicious day 3)/ according to my uncle. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
In a sentence second person comes first, followed by third person and first person (ie, 2rule is followed). Therefore ‘l and Ramesh’ should be replaced with ‘Kamesh and I’.

The interrogation made by 1)/ him hardly yield 2)/ any concrete conclusion 3)/about the crime. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘yielded’ because the sentence is in simple past tense.