Friday, 17 May 2013

ENGLISH QUIZ ON SPOTTING ERRORS

1.       I saw him (a) / a couple of times (b)/ since May (c)/ No error (d)


2.       Tea (a) /which I am drinking (b)/ is hot (c) /No error (d)

3.       Although the police officer sympathized with poor (a)/ he refused to (b) / take an action against the rich man (c) / No error (d)

4.       We were looking forward (a)/ to hear news (b)/ about the missing fisherman (c)/ No error (d).

5.       The actress (a) / was shocked (b) / by the news of her dog’s death (c) / No error (d).

6.       One of the questions (a) / he asked me was (b)/ “Who did you travel with?” (c)/ No error (d)

7.       I know (a)/ a doctor (b) / you are referring to (c) / No error (d).

8.        the introduction of job – oriented courses (a / in the self – financing colleges (b) / attract many students (c) / No error (d)

9.       It is better (a)/ to keep one’s head in the face of danger than (b) / losing one’s courage (c) / No error(d).

10.   The short story (a) / should not exceed (b) / more than two hundred words (c) / No error (d)

ANSWER WITH EXPLANATION:
1.       (a) : Change saw into have seen present perfect + since + unit of time.

2.       (a) Insert the before Tea. A definite article the is required before a relative pronoun which, who etc..

3.       (c) : “An” is superfluous before action. Indefinite article is not used before action.

4.       (b): Change to hear into to hearing looking forward means to see in future. to + gerund is used. It should be to hearing the news.

5.       (c): Change by into at. Shocked is followed by preposition at.

6.       (c) : Change who into whom. Objective pronoun of who will be used.

7.       (b) : Change a into the . Definite article is required before a known noun, referring shows a known.

8.       (c): Change attract into attracts. The subject The introduction is singular. It requires a singular verb.

9.       (c): it should be to lose both side of adjective same preposition is used.

10.   (c) More than is not used after exceed.


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice post

Anonymous said...

In 6th question"Shocked is followed by preposition at "why this rule is not followed in the 1st question.

Anonymous said...

thank youfor explanation ...
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Anonymous said...

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p.k.pradhan said...

But what is the explanation for that question

Jitesh said...

Then what is wrong in this.If this is wrong then why do u see this. They are doing their duty diligently like you work hard for your selection.

Anonymous said...

Really good questions...thanks a lot :)

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

kapil said...

nice work u r doing......

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