English Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-5): 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. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1) The international law of human rights now comprises of / 2) more than eighty universal and regional conventions / 3) which have binding force / 4) for state parties. / 5) No error


2. 1) President Barack Obama is getting increasingly / 2) isolation on the issue of / 3) launching a limited / 4) attack on Syria. / 5) No error

3. 1) Some of the long-tailed birds / 2) that emerge early in the morning, / 3) include the black-headed Jay / 4) and the lesser common Eurasian Jay. / 5) No error

4. 1) Few states are grappling with / 2) the issue of finding
/ 3) the correct legal strategy / 4) to combat the superstition-based social menace called witchcraft. / 5) No error

5. 1) The State of Karnataka, especially / 2) its coastal districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada, / 3) is unarguably the cradle / 4) of banking in the country. / 5) No error

Answers

1. 1; Replace ‘comprises of’ with ‘comprises’
2. 2; Replace ‘isolation’ with ‘isolated’
3. 4; Replace ‘lesser’ with ‘less’
4. 1; Add ‘A’ before ‘few’
5. 5


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