Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e) i.e. ‘No error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.
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Question 1 of 25
The price of (a) / all petroleum products (b) / is controlled (c) / by the Government. (d) No error (e)
Question 2 of 25
There is a (a) / tax benefit for (b) / the income of (c) / senior citizens. (d) No error (e)
Replace ‘for’ with ‘on’.
Question 3 of 25
In my opinion (a) / Vikas has (b) / failed to follow (c) / none of the instructions. (d) No error (e)
Replace ‘None’ with ‘any’.
Question 4 of 25
At least of (a) / three per cent of (b) / those who applied (c) / will be selected. (d) No error (e)
Question 5 of 25
He was a (a) / well known economist (b) / who usual wrote (c) / for international journals. (d) No error (e)
Replace ‘usual’ with ‘usually’.
Question 6 of 25
She had seen (a) / the approaching truck (b) / and had jumping (c) / out of the way. (d) No error (e)
Replace ‘jumping’ with ‘jumped’. Replace ‘for’ with ‘to’.
Question 7 of 25
Every home and office (a) / needs the latest equipment (b) /for keep up (c) / with times. (d) No error (e)
Replace ‘send’ with ‘sent’.
Question 8 of 25
The state government (a) / has send reports (b) / to the centre (c) / on the situation. (d) No error (e)
Replace ‘then’ with ‘than’.
Question 9 of 25
The principle that (a) / a pen is mightier (b) / then a sword (c) /was known to early Greeks. (d) No error (e)
Replace ‘who’ with ‘which’.
Question 10 of 25
Martha missed her dog (a) / who died of a (b) / skin infection at a (c) / very young age. (d) No error (e)
Relative pronoun used for animals is ‘which’ and not ‘who’.
Question 11 of 25
He walked as faster (a)/ as he could so that (b)/ he would not (c)/ miss the train to work. (d)/ No error (e)
‘As fast as’ is the correct use
Question 12 of 25
She shared (a)/ all her secrets with (b)/ Suman as they had been (c)/ friends with childhood. (d)/ No error (e)
Instead of the phrase ‘friends with childhood’ we should use ‘friends since childhood’.
Question 13 of 25
Gautam did not care (a)/ so many about (b)/ anything else as much (c)/ as he cared for his dog. (d)/ No error (e)
Instead of the phrase ‘so many about’ we should use ‘so much about’.
Question 14 of 25
You cannot change (a)/ people, but you (b)/ can definitely (c)/ change own. (d)/ No error (e)
Instead of the phrase ‘change own’ we should use ‘change yourself’ (the reflexive form of you).
Question 15 of 25
Veena wanted to (a)/ become a surgeon (b)/ and worked very hardly (c)/ to achieve this. (d)/ No error (e)
The word ‘hardly’ means: almost no; almost not; almost none. Therefore, Instead of the phrase ‘and worked very hardly’ we should use ‘and worked very hard (Adverb)’.
Question 16 of 25
Krishna ran to the (a)/ nearing grocery store to (b)/ buy biscuits as his parents (c)/ were expecting guests. (d)/ No error (e)
Instead of the phrase ‘nearing grocery store to’ we should use ‘near by grocery store to’.
Question 17 of 25
As soon so (a)/ he came home, (b)/ he showered and got (c)/ ready to go out again. (d)/ No error (e)
‘As soon as’ is the correct form for correlative.
Question 18 of 25
Drug abuse have (a)/ become one of (b)/ our most (c)/ serious social problems (d)./ No error (e)
‘Drug abuse’ is a singular subject so the verb should be the singular ‘has’, not have.
Question 19 of 25
Alexander Calder, who was originally (a)/ interested in (b)/ mechanical engineering later (c)/ became a sculpture (d)./ No error (e).
Alexander became a Sculptor (a noun that is a subject) not a sculpture which is an object.
Question 20 of 25
Studying (a)/ the science of (b)/ logic is one way to (c)/ cultivate one’s reason (d)/ skills. No error (e).
It is ‘reasoning skills. ‘Reason’ is a noun which means the cause behind an action. The skill is of the ability to give reasons, which will be in the form of verb-noun i.e., reasoning.
Question 21 of 25
Every candidate under (a)/ considering (b)/ for a military job must undergo (c)/ a thorough medical (d)/ examination. No error (e).
Under ‘Consideration’. Considering is a verb and cannot be used with the preposition ‘under’. Only noun can follow under.
Question 22 of 25
Caricature, a type (a)/ of exaggeration (b)/ is common (c)/ used in (d)/ political cartoons. No error (e).
The word used before the verb ‘used’ will be an adverb not a noun, thus the correct use will be ‘commonly’ and not ‘common’.
Question 23 of 25
Explain (a)/ why you believe (b)/ these practices (c)/ should be discontinued. (d)/ All correct (e)
Prohibited should be used.
Question 24 of 25
If you employ (a)/ more systematic (b)/ methods (c)/ you can lesser (d)/ your costs. All correct (e)
Lessen should be used.
Question 25 of 25
On the basics (a)/ of this data (b)/ it is worthwhile (c)/ to take this risk. (d)/ All correct (e)