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English Language MCQ-47

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.

What you had said l)/about the employees was 2)/ found to be correct 3)/ but it could not be proved. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

When you had started 1)/ the work, you should 2)/ ensure that you 3)/ concentrate on it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Write ‘when you start’.

If you have good 1)/ control over breathing 2)/ you can float 3)/ on water effortlessly. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

It is truth 1)/ that India is 2)/ the largest consumer of 3)/ gold in the world. 4)/ No error5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘truth’ with ‘true’.

This facts make it very clear 1)/ that he had a hand in the murder 2)/ though he still 3)/ pleads innocence. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘(his’ with ‘the’.

A nationwide survey 1)/ has brought out an 2)/ interesting finding 3)/ regarding infant mortality rate in India. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘regarding’ with ‘of.

Gangotri has a special significance 1)/ for the devout 2)/ as it is considered as 3)/ the abode of king Bhagirath who bought the Ganga down to the earth. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘bought’ with ‘brought’. ‘Bought is the past tense of ‘buy’, which means to purchase something. ‘Brought’ is the past tense of ‘bring’ which means to carry something.

The recent study has 1)/ indicated that there 2)/ is perceptible change in 3)/ the attitudes of the people. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘is’ with ‘are’ to correlate it with ‘attitudes’, which is plural.

The disclosure of 1)/ the synopsis of Thakkar Commission report 2)/ on the assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi 3)/ has raised several vital questions. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The road from the 1)/ river bank to the hut 2)/ was more difficult than 3)/we have feared. 4)7 No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘have’ with ‘had’. The use of ‘was’ in part (3) of the sentence makes it clear that the given sentence is in past tense. Hence ‘have’ should be ‘had”.

I found that 1)/ I had had the 2)/ hardest time-in writing dialogues 3)/ for elderly people. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

During the course of the exhibition, 1)/ the old man who was 2)/ looking usually cheerful 3)/ kept on take notes. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘take’ with ‘taking” because the parallel structure of’ looking’ should be ‘taking’ ie both ending in ‘ing’.

Unable to decide 1)/ what to do, 2)/ he stared at the fountain 3)/ at the centre of the park. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘at with ‘in’.

The bank employees could remember John 1) / as he has been maintained 2)/ his account with the bank 3)/ for the last ten years. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Change ‘has been maintained’ to ‘.has been maintaining’.

There has not a 1)I moment when the gates 2)/ of the bungalow 3)/ were not being watched. 4)/ No error 5)

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

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

Haven’t you notice 1)/ that for the past one month 2)/ he hasn’t been here 3)/ at his regular place? 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
‘Haven’t you noticed’ is the correct form.

It seemed to him 1)/ that the manager of the 2)/ bank looking at him 3)/ in a rather suspicious manner. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Change ‘looking’ to ‘was looking.

The policeman went away, 1)/ apparently convincing 2)/ but he did not.3)/ feel safe at all. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘convincing’ with ‘convinced.

It was with that moment 1)/ that the front door scanner 2)/ warned us that 3)/ someone was approaching. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘with’ with ‘from’.

We all seemed to forget 1)/ for a while that 2)/ something very strangely and terribly 3)/had happened. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Change ‘strangely and terribly’ to ‘strange and terrible’.