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English Language MCQ-22

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.

With a fresh coat 1)/ of paint 2)/the school can 3)/ look much nice. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘nice’ with ‘nicer’ because we are comparing the effect of fresh coat of paint with that of the earlier look of the school. Hence ‘nice’ should be replaced with ‘nicer’.

I asked the salesman 1)/ if I could exchange 2)/ the faulty camera 3)/ with another one. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Both ‘another’ and ‘another one’ are correct usages.

It took me 1)/ almost a hour 2)/ to fill the 3)/ application form. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘a’ with ‘an’ because ‘hour’ is pronounced as ‘oar’ which resembles a vowel sound.

She insists 1)/ you stay 2)/ until her husband3)/ comes home. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘you stay’ with ‘on your staying’ because ‘insist’ is followed by ‘on’ and after a preposition the verb takes ‘ing” with it. Hence ‘on your staying”.

don’t understand 1)/ how she could 2)/ treat him 3)/so bad. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘bad’ with ‘badly’.

At my arrival 1)/ in Delhi 2)/I went straight 3)/ to the nearest hospital. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘at’ with ‘on’.

It is more better 1)/ if one of the parents 2)/stays at home 3)/ to look after the children. 4)/ No error 5)/

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘more’ with ‘much’.

These reports have 1)/ deterred some 2)/women to have 3)/ the operation. 4)/ No error 5)/

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘to have’ with ‘from having’.

I answered 1)/ the questions 2)/as best as 3)/ I could. 4|/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘as’ after ‘best’. The correct idiom is ‘as best one can’.

People are worried 1)/ more because of the frequency 2)/ of occurrence of the crime rather 3)/ than the magnitude of each one. 4)/No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
It should be ‘than because of its magnitude’.

The quality of construction 1)/of our building was 2)/ highly appreciable by 3)/ most of the visitors. 4)/ No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘appreciable’ with ‘appreciated’.

The discreet enquiry revealed 1)/ that his involvement in 2)/ the fraud cases have been 3)7 more .than what was first guessed. 4)/ No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘have been’ with ‘had been’ because the whole sentence is written in past tense.

I know nothing 1)/ about chess because 2)/my game’s teacher also 3)/ was not knowing nothing about it. 4)/No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘was not knowing’ with ‘knew’.

Due to uncertainly 1)/capital market conditions, 2)/ there has been tremendous 3)/ growth in bank deposits. 4)/No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘uncertainly’ with ‘uncertain’.

Her sympathetic nature 1)/and ability of motivation of people 2)/make her the best 3)/ of all the supervisors. 4)/No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘ability of motivation of people’ with ‘ability to motivate people’.

To loose weight, 1)/ cut down on 2)/what you eat 3)/ and exercise regularly. 4)/No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘lose’ for ‘loose’ because ‘loose’ means ‘not night

The limitations and constrains with which 1)/ we have been managing our work 2)/ have been duly realized 3)/ by our superiors. 4)/No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘constraints’.

How could one 1)/ who had all along 2)/been a criminal, 3)/ be granted privileges? 4)/ No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The child complained that 1)/he was denied his 2)/ father’s love due to 3)/ his step-mother’s intervention. 4)/ No Error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Substitute ‘because of for ‘due to’. ‘Because of is used to express reason(s) whereas ‘due to’ means ‘as a result of.

He was grateful 1)/to me for the help 2)/that I had extended for him 3)7 in the hour of his need.4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘for’ with ‘to’.