**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.

On account of the rising 1)/costs many people are 2)/finding it difficult 3)/ to feed their families 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

No error

By marketing agriculture 1)/products well, we 2)/ can ensure that 3)/ farmers make a good profit 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘agricultural’ for ‘agriculture’.

The promotion means 1)/that you may be 2|/ post in Chennai / from next month. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘posted’ for ‘post’.

This project is 1)/too big to 2)/undertake successfully at 3)/ such short of notice. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Delete of ‘Short of notice’ means ‘type kind of notice’. ‘Short notice’ means ‘the notice given without giving much time’.

When our company was 1)/faced financial difficulties 2)/ the training budget was 3)/ the first to be cut. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘faced with’ for ‘faced’.

Conservationists believe that 1)/better management of national parks 2)/ is the only way to save 3)/ India’s tiger population from extinction. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

No error

These companies have been asked 1)/to furnish their financial details 2)/and information about 3)/ its board members. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘their’ for ‘its’. The pronoun for ‘companies’ should be ‘their’ not ‘its’.

The scheme which will be launched 1)/during the next two years 2)/require an additional investment 3)/ of one hundred crores. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘requires’ for ‘require’. ‘The scheme requires’ because ‘the scheme’ is singular.

Road developers unable 1)/to finish their projects 2)/on time will not be 3)/ awarded new ones. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘in time’ for’ on time’. ‘In time’ means ‘just before scheduled time’. ‘On time’ means ‘exactly at scheduled time’.

We have taken on 1)/the responsibility of 2)/arranging the required training 3)/and supervise the new staff. / No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘supervising’ for ‘supervise’. The parallel structure of ‘arranging’ is ‘supervising’. Hence ‘supervise’ should be ‘supervising’.

The government has signed 1)/a memorandum of understanding with 2)/the company to set up 3)/ a plant in the stale. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

No error

Owing the new policy 1)/we feel that the targets. 2)/set for this year 3)/ may not be achieved. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

It should be: ‘Owing to the …

Since the lack of 1)/manpower we cannot 2)/conduct the survey 3)/ in rural areas, 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

It should be ‘Since we lack”.

Palm oil is very beneficial 1)/and is use to 2)/make products ranging 3)/ from soap to biodiesel. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘used’ for ‘use’.

There are only 1)/a few company 2)/who can handle 3)/ projects of this magnitude. 4)/No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘companies’ for ‘company’.

The data shows that 1)/the unemployment rate has 2)/raised to I percent, 3)/the highest in five years. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘risen’ for ‘raised’.

Selling peanuts 1)/on the road is 2)/the only means of earning 3)/ in respect of most of the people. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

No error

Her talk was 1)/judged by many 2)/ as one of the most important talks 3)/ given in the seminar. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘ones’ for ‘talks’. There is no need to repeat ‘talk’, it may be replaced by ‘one’ and the plural of ‘talks’ by ‘ones’.

The boy who was guilty with 1)/having stolen the cell phone 2)/ came out 3)/ with the truth. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘of for ‘with’.

She is the teacher 1)/whom I know 2)/ has helped my son 3)/ in the examination. 4)/ No error 5)

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

__Explanation:-__

Substitute ‘who’ for ‘whom’. To justify the answer, the sentence can be seen as a combination of two clauses : (i) She is the teacher, I know, (ii) Who has helped my son in the exam. It is clear that we cannot use whom in (ii) above in place of who. ‘Who’ is used as subject, ‘whom’ as object.