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English Language MCQ-21

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.

The judge asked the man 1)/ if the bag he had lost 2)/contain five thousand rupees. 3)/ The man replied that it did. 4) / No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘contain’ with ‘contained’ because the sentence is in past tense.

I trust you will 1)/ show forbearance to me 2)/a few minutes more 3)/ so that I can finish this work. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Add ‘for before ‘a few’.

The ground outside the village, 1)/ abounding with frogs and snakes, 2)/the enemies of mankind, 3)/ is soft and marshy. 4) / No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

We are all short-sighted 1)/ and very often see but one side of the matter. 2)/ Our views are not extended 3)/ to all that has a connection with it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘with’ with to’

Just laws are no restraint on 1)/ the freedom of the good, 2)/for the good man desires nothing 3)/ which a just law interfere with. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘interfere’ with ‘interferes’ because ‘a law’ is singular.

Had he done 1)/ his home work well 2)/he would not have 3)/ suffered this embarrassment. 4)/ No error 5).

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

Explanation:-
No error

He was angry with me 1)/ because he thought my 2)/remark was 3)/ aimed before him. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘before’ with ‘at’

You may not know it 1)/ but this engine is 2)/ claimed to have twice 3)/ as powerful as the previous one. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘have’ with ‘be’.

Nothing ever becomes real 1)/ till it is experienced. 2)/ Even a proverb is no proverb to you 3)/ till your life has illustrated with it. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Add ‘been’ after ‘has’.

I remember my childhood days 1)/ when I was used to go 2) to the farm with my father 3)/ and help him in his work. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘was’.

I missed the last train 1)/ which I usually catch 2)j and have to stay at the station 3)/on my way back home yesterday. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘have’ with ‘had’ because the sentence is expressing a past event.

Sureshbabu, who is living 1)/ in this town since I955, 2)/is a well-known scholar of history, 3)/ and a distinguished musician. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘is’ with ‘has been’ because Suresh babu has been living continuously since Here, the structure of the sentence should be that of present prefect continuous tense for which ‘has been/have been’ is used.

If you had read 1)/ the relevant literature carefully 2)/you would have answered 3)/ most of the questions correctly, 4) No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

The house where the dead man was found 1)/ is being guarded by police 2) / to prevent it from being entered 3)/ and the evidence interfered with. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Add ‘to be’ after ‘evidence’.

As I reached the hospital 1)/ I had found, a great rush of visitors 2)/ whose relatives had been admitted there 3)/ for one or the other ailment. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘had’ because the sentence is in simple past tense. ‘Had’ is used in past perfect tense.

One should study the history 1)/ of his country because it alone can satisfy 2)/one’s natural curiosity to know 3)/ what happened in the past. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
No error

It is interesting to note 1)/ that the greatest lines in poetry are simple 2)/and yet there is with them some quality 3)/ which makes them outstandingly great. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘makes’ with ‘make’.

In order to make human life happy, 1)/ man should live 2)/as far as possible 3)/ in perfect harmony with nature. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Delete ‘human’.

You have heard 1)/ of Socrates, I suppose. 2) Undoubtedly he was one 3)/ of the greatest man of the world. 4)/ No error 5)

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

Explanation:-
Replace ‘man’ with ‘men’ because after ‘one of the noun/pronoun must be plural.

As you know 1)/ by my visiting card 2)/ I am now 3)/ in Mumbai. 4)/ No error 5)/

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

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