English Quiz

Directions (1-5): In each sentence below four words have been printed in bold type, which are numbered (1), (2), (3), (4). One of these words may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. The number of that word is the answer. If all the four words are spelt correctly, The answer is 5, i.e. All correct.



1.       He slipped (1)/ away in the night (2)/ and reached (3)/ there in the mourning. (4)/ All correct (5)

2.       The latter (1)/ came out with an open statement (2)/ repeeting (3)/ some of the charges. (4)/ All correct (5)

3.       He arranged (1)/ a grand programme (2)/ and invited aminent (3)/ musicians (4)/ to it. All correct (5)

4.       This pleased (1)/a client (2)/ but at the same (3) time annoyed (4)/ him. All correct (5)

5.       The gardaner (1)/ was very faithful (2)/ and he took a good (3)/ care (4) of it. All correct (5)

Directions (6-10): 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 number of that part is your answer. If there is no error the answer is ‘(5)’. (ignore errors of punctuations, if any.)

6.       He never has and (1)/ ever will (2)/ take such (3)/ strong measures. (4)/ No error (5)

7.       When at last I succeeded in convincing him (1)/ that I want to get home quickly (2)/ he agreed to (3)/ give me a lift in his car. 94)/ No error (5)

8.       We decided not tell to (1)/ the patient about (2)/ the disease he was (3)/ suffering from. (4) / No error (5)

9.       We never thought (1)/ that Mahesh was (2)/ oldest than the other (3)/ player in the team. (4)/ No error (5)

10.   Even after requesting (1)/ him, he did not (2)/ tell us that how (3)/ he solved the problem. (4)/ No error (5)



Directions (11-15): The sentence can be made meaningful and correct by replacing the bold printed part with one of the given alternatives i.e. (1), (2), 93) or (4). The number of the alternative is the answer. If no correction is required mark (5) as the answer.

15.      The officer burst into rage and order immediate dismissal of the assistant who had made the error.
(1)      order immediately
(2)      ordered immediately
(3)     ordered immediate
(4)      ordering immediate
(5)      No correction required

16.      I have told the artist to put on all the best in the picture which he was painting.
(1)     to put in
(2)       to have put up
(3)      to be putting           
(4)      to put down
(5)      No correction required

17.      The apples he bought are too expensive to be bad.
(1)      are so expensive
(2)      were so expensive
(3)      are too much expensive
(4)      are so expensive that
(5)     No correction required

18.      You should apologize for your inability to attending to programme.
(1)      Being inability to attending
(2)      Being unable to attend
(3)     Inability to attend
(4)      Inability about attending
(5)      No correction required

19.      Unless I get some tea, I should not be able to do any more work.
(1)     shall not be able
(2)      should be unable
(3)      shall not be unable
(4)      should not be unable
(5)      no correction required



1. 4
2. 3
3. 3
4. 5
5. 1
6. 2
7. 2
8. 1
9. 3
10. 3
11. 3
12. 1
13. 5
14. 3

15. 1

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