English Quiz Set

Directions : 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) Some adulterants are often highly carcinogenic / 2) and when consumed / 3) in a continuous period of time / 4) can stunt growth and cause serious ailments. / 5) No error

2. 1) A number of situations likes / 2) murder and robbery / 3) were simulated and vital combat tips /4) and moves were demonstrated. / 5) No error


3. 1) The film has faces which is not just popular in Maharashtra / 2) but outside of it too, / 3) a reason why he would add subtitles in English for a wider audience / 4) and may have an all–India release with help from PVR cinemas./ 5) No error

4. 1) More needs / 2) to be done before / 3) any of the chosen ten / 4) become finished products. / 5) No error

5. 1) The Teacher feels that his work is bound on interest / 2) those students who have neither experienced nor seen / 3) but read books and seen graphs / 4) depicting the concepts. / 5) No error

Directions (Q 6- 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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.)

6. The Director asked me 1)/ how I have not 2)/ taken his permission 3) / before applying for the new job. 4)/ No error 5)

7. Buy presents for ladies 1)/ in their absence 2) / is a very 3)/ difficult task. 4) / No error 5)

8. A disaster management cell is opened l.)/ by the state government 2)/ before the rainy season 3)/ as a precautionary measure. 4) / No error 5)

9. This college has 1) / a glorious tradition 2) / that attract 3) / good students to the college. 4) / No error 5)

10. Manasi is too busy l)/ in her current 2)/ programmes to take 3) / up any new ones. 4)/ No error 5)

Answers
1. 3; Replace ‘in’ with ‘over’.
2. 1; Replace ‘likes’ with ‘like’.
3. 1; Replace ‘is’ with ‘are’.
4. 4; becomes a finished product
5. 1; Replace ‘on’ with ‘to’.
6. (2)
7. (1)
8. (5)
9. (3)
10. (2)

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