Sunday, June 5, 2016

English Quiz : Spotting Error Questions for Upcoming Exam Set -3


1. The Arabian Nights(a) / are indeed (b)/ an interesting book (c)/ No error (d)

2. He (a)/ loved her (b)/ despite of himself (c)/ No error (d)

3. Of all the models (a)/ Jessica is (b)/ the more good -looking on (c)/ No error (d)

4. When I went there (a)/ Charles is playing (b)/ a game of chess (c)/ No error (d).

5. Mohan's eyes (a)/ reflect a hope (b)/ for a better future in Microsoft.(c)/ No error (d).

6. He went to Mumbai (a)/ with a view (b)/ to secure a job. (c)/ No error (d).

7. The Headmaster with all his senior teachers (a)/ have come (b)/ to attend the meeting. (c)/ No error (d).

8. The teacher said that (a)/ the building adjacent with his house (b)/ needed repairs. (c)/ No error (d).

9. Grapes (a)/ cannot gathered (b)/ from thistles. (c)/ No error (d).

10. Air pollution, together with littering, (a)/ are causing many problems (b)/ in our cities. (c)/ No error (d).

11. The accused refused (a)/ to answer to the policeman (b)/ on duty. (c)/ No error (d).

12. What is (a)/ the use of me (b)/ attending the session? (c)/ No error (d).

13. We met our prospective employer (a)/ for a briefing session (b)/ in the Taj Hotel. (c)/ No error (d).

14. Because of the severe snow storm and the road blocks, (a)/ the air force dropped food and (b)/ medical supplies close to the city. (c)/ No error (d).

15. If I would have realised (a)/ what a bad shape our library is in (b)/ I would have done something, to arrest the deterioration. (c)/ No error (d).

16. He has been (a)/ enhanced in position (b)/ as result of his diligence and integrity. (c)/ No error (d).

17. It is I (a)/ who is responsible (b)/ for the delary. (c)/ No error (d).

18. There is only one cure (a)/ to the evils which newly (b)/ acquired freedom produces and that cure in freedom. (c)/ No error (d).

19. He flew (a)/ over extensively (b)/ the Pacific last winter (c)/No error (d).

20. In 1906 a earthquake (a)/ destroyed much (b)/ of San Francisco (c)/ No error (d).

21. His parents does not (a)/ approve of (b)/ his business (c)/ No error (d).

22. The college library is (a)/ not only equipped with (b)/ very good books but also with the latest journals (c)/ No error (d).


23. The lovers walked (a)/ besides each other (b)/ in silence (c)/ No error (d).


24. Men are wanted (a)/ for the army (b)/ and the navy, and the air force, (c)/ No error (d).


Answers With Detail Explanation :-

1. (b) “The Arabian Nights” name of book and is singular hence “ is indeed should be used in place of “are indeed”
2. (c) “despite himself” should be used because despite of himself is improper word.
3. (c) more than one degree can not be used for single subjects.

4.(b) “Charles was playing” because events shows past time.
5. (b) Here Mohan's eyes reflect means that it was Mohan's habit which is not the case. Hence, it should be as Mohan's eyes reflected .....
6. (c) With a view to (doing) something because you are planning to do something in the future. Ex: We bought the house with a view to retiring there.
7. (b) 'has come' is the correct option because the verb will agree with the first subject.
8. (b) adjacent always takes the preposition 'to'.

9. (b) Grapes cannot be the subject of the sentence; hence it should be 'Grapes cannot be gathered......'
10. (b) ‘are’ is replaced by ‘is’
11. (b) Remove ‘to’ before the policeman
12. (b) ‘me’ is replaced by ‘myself’
13. (c) ‘in’ is replaced by ‘at’
14. (d) No error
15. (a) Part 'a' of the statement is wrong. It will be as 'If I had The Past perfect tense suits here and it denotesthe sentence to be in Active voice.

16. (b) Part 'b' of the statement is wrong. The word 'enhanced' given here is wrong. The correct word that will suit the statement is 'topper'. Correct application of word enriches the meaning of the sentence.
17. (b) Part 'b' of the sentence is wrong. The correct form of sentence is 'It is I am who should be responsible for the delay'.

18. (b) Part 'b' of the sentence is wrong. The preposition 'of' is missing in that part. 'Of' is applicable after the word 'evils'.
19. (b) Part 'b' of the sentence is wrong. It will be arranged as 'over extensively'. In the part 'B' 'extensively over' is denoting wrong application of words which is acting as a breach to the meaning of the sentence.

20. (a) In 1906 an earthquake destroyed much of San Francisco. Instead of 'a' before earthquake, article 'an' should be used because it is followed by a vowel letter.
21. (a) His parents don't approve of his business. In English, don't is used when speaking in the first and second person plural and singular and the third person plural ("I," "you," "we," and "they").Doesn't, on the other hand, is used when speaking in the third person singular only ("he," "she," and "it").

22. (d) No error.
23. (b) The lovers walked beside each other in silence. (the preposition besides means in addition to, whereas beside means next to)
24. (c) Men are wanted for the army, the navy and the air force. When joining two or more grammatically similar expressions, and is used followed in the end and commas are used to distinguish the other expressions.