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
Our present (a)/ projects are running (b)/ on schedule (c)/ and will be completely (d)/ on time. All correct (e)
Completed should be used.
Question 2 of 25
We have noticed (a)/ you in advance (b)/ regarding (c)/ the regional (d)/ manager’s conference. All correct (e)
Informed should be used.
Question 3 of 25
You (a) / will be ready (b) / to start (c)/while he comes (d)/.No error (e).
‘While’ is used for a process or series of events, but ‘he comes’ is a single event for which, when, should be used as a referring adverb.
Question 4 of 25
The girls (a)/which (b)/won were honoured (c)/by their friends (d)/. No error (e).
Which is used for things, for people ‘who’ must be used.
Question 5 of 25
Ram asked (a)/ would I go (b)/to the college (c)/ with (d)/ him. No error (e).
It is a question in the reported speech, so there must be an ‘if’ before I. The right sentence will be Ram asked if i would go.
Question 6 of 25
Recent studies have shown (a)/that non-smoking (b)/are more productive (c)/than those (d)/who smoke/. No error (e).
This part of the sentence should be a noun so, it will be non-smokers.
Question 7 of 25
I heard (a)/ Sita’s (b) /knocking at (c)/ the door (d)/. No error (e).
‘Knocking’ is a gerund and it can be preceded by a possessive form. So there is no error.
Question 8 of 25
Organised (a) labour has fight (b) for and won protection and benefits (c) for its (d) workers. No errors (e).
has is always followed by the third form of verb so ‘has fought’.
Question 9 of 25
A music and dance show have been (a) organised to raise (b) funds for the orphanage on the first (c) Saturday of next (d) month. No errors (e).
‘show’ is a singular subject so it should be ‘has been’ not have been.
Question 10 of 25
The book is well-printed (a) and attractively bound (b) making altogether (c) an attractive volume (d). No errors (e).
The complete sentence should be ‘making altogether for an attractive volume’.
Question 11 of 25
He is one (a) of the shrewdest men (b) that is (c) in the (d) administration. No errors (e).
‘Shrewdest men’ is the subject for this auxiliary verb, hence it should be the plural ‘are’ not is
Question 12 of 25
No sooner had he (a) come from Mumbai when (b) he was asked (c) to proceed to (d) Delhi. No errors (e).
Because the sentence begins with No sooner had he come, the right use will be ‘than’ not ‘when’. When is used, when the exact event or time is mentioned directly in the sentence, e.g., He had just come from Mumbai when he was asked to proceed to Delhi.
Question 13 of 25
It’s (a) imperative that a management student maintains (b) a grade point of (c) “B” in his (d) major field. No errors (e).
‘Of’ is unnecessary. The right use is grade point ‘B’.
Question 14 of 25
Regardless of (a) your teaching method, the objective of any conversation class should be (b) for the students to practice (c) speaking words. (d). No errors (e)
There are two usage of practice-practice which is a noun and practise, which is verb. to + verb is the correct use so the right answer should be ‘to practise’.
Question 15 of 25
If the ozone gases of the atmosphere did not filter out (a) the ultraviolet rays of the sun, life as (b) we know it (c) would not have evolved on earth (d). No errors (e)
The last part of the sentence refers to the work completed in the past. In the format of, if and then, the tenses of two verbs in both parts should be same so it should have been ‘had not filtered out’.
Question 16 of 25
The pleura that cover (a) the exterior (b) of the lungs (c) and the inner walls of the chest cavity is (d) a thin elastic membrane. No errors (e)
For singular subject the verb in the simple present tense is plural so ‘covers’ not ‘cover’.
Question 17 of 25
Many psychologists today suggest (a) that we interpret dreams by compare (b) the dreams with (c) the reality of each person’s (d) life. No errors (e).
The sentence is in the current present tense so the verb following by will in the continuous form that is ‘by + verb + ing’. So ‘comparing’ and not compare.
Question 18 of 25
When (a) I came home, the (b) children still didn’t finish (c) dinner(d) . No errors (e).
The sentence refers to a time in the past, so the action has been completed in the past tense, which implies the tense of the verb would be past perfect so ‘hadn’t finish’ and not ‘didn’t finish’.
Question 19 of 25
He would (a) never have taken the job if he had been knowing (b) what great demands (c) it would make (d) on his time. No errors (e).
Present perfect continuous tense is employed when the work continue till the present. The given sentence on the other hand suggests that the work should have happened at some time in the past, so the tense used should be Past Perfect, ‘had known’ not ‘had been knowing’.
Question 20 of 25
Schools in India can be supported (a) either by government budgets (b) and (c) by private foundations (d).No errors (e).
The use of ‘either’ will be followed by ‘or’ not and.
Question 21 of 25
Delhi is definitely (a) one of the (b) most large (c) cities (d) in the world. No errors (e).
The superlative degree for the verb large is ‘largest’ not ‘most large’.
Question 22 of 25
In 60’s Beatles, with (a) their haircuts, clothes and joking (b) drew (c) crowds of shrieking (d) teenagers. No errors (e).
It is a series of nouns-haircuts, clothes and … ‘joking’ is a verb so the noun should be used in its place- Jokes.
Question 23 of 25
Three conditions critical (a) for growing (b) plants are soil, temperature, chemical balance or (c) amount (d) of moisture. No errors (e).
It should be ‘and’ and not ‘or’. The sentence is giving a list not options.
Question 24 of 25
Atrophy can affect (a) a cell, organ, (b) tissues (c) or (d) limb. No errors (e).
The list has the article ‘a’ and all other nouns are singular, so ‘tissues’ too should be singular.
Question 25 of 25
While (a) a strong defend (b) is important to any country it cannot be more important than the livelihood (c) of its (d) citizens. No errors (e).
‘Strong’ is an adjective so the word following it should logically be a noun, ‘defend’ is a verb, the right answer will be ‘defence’.