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
It (a) can take hundreds (b) of different experiments to achieve (c) a (d) ultimate solution. No errors (e).
‘Ultimate’ is proceeded with the article ‘the’ not ‘a’.
Question 2 of 25
Both (a) personality and external looking (b) vary (c) greatly even among (d) brothers and sisters. No errors (e).
The usage ‘external looking’ is incorrect, ‘looking’ is a verb and means ‘to look at’ while here it should be a noun so external ‘looks’.
Question 3 of 25
River water pollution (a) is often indicate (b) by (c) algae distribution (d). No errors (e).
The sentence is in the passive voice so the form (is + third) form of verb will be used. Therefore it must be indicated and not indicate.
Question 4 of 25
The ways of communication (a) has (b) changed dramatically (c) since (d) the last century. No errors (e).
It should be ‘have’ because the noun in the sentence is plural – ‘ways’ of communication.
Question 5 of 25
Gandhiji lived a noble life of fasting (a) and poverty (b) in order to work for peaceful (c) and independence (d). No errors(e).
In the continuation of sentence ‘peaceful and independence’; both the words should be nouns, but peaceful is an adjective so the right word will be ‘peace’.
Question 6 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 followed by will in the continuous form that is ‘by + verb + ing’. So ‘comparing’ and not compare.
Question 7 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 8 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 continues 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 9 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 10 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 11 of 25
The father divided (a)/ the property equally (b)/between his son (c)/ and daughter (d)/. No error (e)
Question 12 of 25
I am thinking (a)/ you were aware (b)/of the rules and regulations (c)/ before joining (d) /. No error (e)
think is a stative verb. It should not be used in present progressive. So I think should be used.
Question 13 of 25
I knows a very good doctor (a)/ in my village (b) /who will be able to (c)/ cure your disease (d)/. No error (e)
I know ……. is a correct usage.
Question 14 of 25
I am not scared (a)/ to be travelling (b)/ in the dark (c)/ alone at night (d)/. No error (e)
Scare is followed by preposition ‘of’. So of travelling …..should be used.
Question 15 of 25
The elevator in the building (a)/ is under repair; (b)/ we regret for (c) / the inconvenience caused (d)/ No error (e)
‘for’ is not required in the sentence.
Question 16 of 25
His proposal had (a) / to be send to (b) / the President of the company (c) / for her approval (d). No error (e).
‘Sent’ is the third form of verb ‘send’ in passive voice.
Question 17 of 25
Though our training facilities (a) / are limited only a (b) / few employees have been (c) / selected for training (d). No error (e).
Replace ‘though’ by ‘As’ to express cause and effect in the sentence.
Question 18 of 25
During the interview (a) / the panel asked me (b) / several technical questions (c) / and I answered all of it (d). No error (e).
It should be ‘and I answered all of them’ to properly express cause and effect in the sentence.
Question 19 of 25
He decided to work for (a) / an NGO, but most of his (b) / classmates opted for high paid (c) / jobs in multinational companies (d). No error (e).
Apply the adverb ‘highly’ before the adjective ‘paid’.
Question 20 of 25
Banglore is a beautiful city (a)/ which in (b)/ people have successfully blended (c) /the modem with (d) the traditional. No error (e).
Since Bangalore is a city, so ‘where’ should be used instead of ‘which’ because the referent is a place and not a thing.
Question 21 of 25
Our country’s performance (a) / in the last few national and international games (b) / is fairly ordinary (c) / and below our stature. (d) /No error (e)
It should be ‘was’ in place of ‘is’ in the third part of the sentence because the sentence states past events.
Question 22 of 25
We have (a) / fairly standard accounting procedures (b) / that are on the line (c) / with the internationally accepted norms. (d) / No error (e)
The correct phrase is “in line with’’. So the third part of the sentence should be written as “that are in line’’.
Question 23 of 25
The company is negotiating (a) / new store launches (b) / at nearby (c) / half the rent. (d) / No error (e)
It should be ‘nearly’ in place of ‘nearby’ in the third part of the sentence.
Question 24 of 25
Intense fear blocks (a) / both to the generation (b) / and expression (c) / of ideas. (d) / No error (e)
Delete ‘to’ from the second part of the sentence.
Question 25 of 25
The Government officials have been met (a) / heads of commercial Banks later this week (b) / to get their views on liquidity (c) / and growth in deposits. (d) / No error (e)
The first of the sentence should be written as “The Government officials have to meet’’.