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English Language MCQ-23

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 undergoing a 1)/strenuous workout, 2)/ he suffered a massive heart attack 3)/ but luckily survival. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘survival’ with ‘survived’.

He thinks that 1)/once he paid money 2)/he is relieved of 3)/ all his responsibilities. 4)/ No error

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

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

Taking care of yourself 1)/cannot be 2)/and should not be considered 3)/ as a selfish thing. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘be’.

People express their expectations 1)/that their leaders should not 2)/ resorting to 3)/ corrupt practices and nepotism. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘resorting’ with ‘resort’ because modals (should, would, could…..) take V1

We as the editors of 1)/a popular magazine would like to 2)/know what are other topics. Most 3)/ on people’s minds. 4)/ No error .5)

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

Explanation:-
The auxiliary verb ‘are’ should come after the subject ‘topics’ because the given sentence is an assertive sentence. In interrogative sentences auxiliary verbs are used just after wh – words. For example, What are you doing? Who is standing there? etc.

The smooth and easier 1)/we allow people to navigate 2)/ through any device at any place 3)/in the world, the better. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Use comparative ‘smoother’.

Asian culture will, 1)/sooner or later, 2)/ become international norm 3)/ for entertainment industry. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Use article ‘the’ before ‘international norm’.

What really agonise them 1)/is the presence of2)/ an unwanted and unscrupulous 3)/ member on the panel. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
The verb should be singular ‘agonises’.

The business lobby wanted 1)/he to take over 1)I as the new Chairman 3)/ of their coveted Board. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ’he’ with ‘him’.

Nowadays 1)/the accidents of diabetes 2)/among urban children 3)/ is on the rise. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘incidence’ for ‘accidents’ because ‘accident’ is an unpleasant and violent event that happens unexpectedly and results into damage, injury or even death whereas ‘incident’ is something that happens (especially something unusual or unpleasant).

The air is heavy 1)/with gaseous 2]/ and noise pollutants, 3)/ generated by thousands of vehicles. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should read ‘pollutants’ and ‘noise’.

Some American students 1)/feel that 2)/academic standards are 3)/ larger in India. 4)/No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘higher’ for ‘larger’.

The shopkeeper was pleased 1)/when we told him 2)/ this kinds of mangoes 3)/ were very delicious. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘these’ for ‘this’.

IHritik along with his family 1)/are visiting 2)/ the Prince of Wales museum 3)/ day after tomorrow. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘is’ for ‘are’ because when two nouns/pronouns are joined by ‘along with’, ‘with’, ‘as well as’, ‘like’, ‘unlike’, ‘in addition to’ etc the verb takes the form as per the first noun/pronoun. Here, the first noun is ‘Hritik’ which is singular, hence, singular verb ‘is’ should be used in place of ‘are’.

As a teenager 1)/Monica Seles had 2)/ often beat Steffi Graf 3)/ at the French Open. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘beaten’ for ‘teat’ because ‘had’ takes V3 (Past participle).

He was 1)/of the belief 2)/ that the evening news 3)/ are worth watching. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘are’ with ‘is’ because ‘news’ is singular noun.

Many believe that 1)/nothing could have 2)/ avoided the war 3)/ between America and Iraq.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘averted’ for ‘avoided’. ‘Avoid’ means ‘refrain from doing something ‘while ‘avert means ‘to prevent something unpleasant.

The instructions clearly 1)/state that 2)/ each item is having 3)/ two options. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘each’ with ‘every’ because ‘each’ means ‘every individual thing or person’ while ‘even/ means ‘all of the people or things in a group’. Here, the sentence intends to state about more than two items otherwise the writer must have used ‘either of the items’ in place of ‘each item’.

The postman was polite 1)/and said he regretted 2)/at the delay 3)/ in delivery. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘at’.

They have invited 1)/Sushma and I 2)/for the meeting to be 3)/ held in the next month. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute, ‘me’ for ‘I because it (me) is the object of ‘invited’.