Night Class: English Quiz

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. In an attempt to boost their profits, 1)/ many tea producing companies 2)/ have engaging themselves in propaganda against commonly used tea 3)/ and promoting expensive varieties of tea. 4)/ No error 5)

2. Indians with accounts in some Swiss banks 1)/ and other European bank have been asked 2)/ from their banks 3)/ to disclose their accounts to Indian tax authorities. 4) /No error 5)

3. Union finance Minister has virtual 1)/ denied the annual revision of pension, 2)/ a demand 3)/ of the protesting ex-service men. 4)/No error 5)

4. E-commerce giant Flipkart 1)/ has launched the instant refund facility 2)/ it will allow customers 3)/ to get refunds within 24 hours of returning the product. 4)/ No error 5)

5. 70% of the revenue department posts 1)/ are lying vacant 2)/ which is impacting its foreign investigation 3)/ and probes in sensitive cases. 4)/ No error 5)

Directions: Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each statement should replace the phrase which is underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and No correction is required, mark 5) as the answer.

6. Today, emerging markets account of more than half of world GDP on the basis of purchasing power.
1) accounts of
2) account for
3) accounting of
4) accounted of
5) No correction required

7. There is no points in fear from death because it will come today or after hundred years.
1) point of fear
2) point to fear
3) point like fear
4) point in fearing
5) No correction required

8. The powerful upper caste prejudice again reservations.
1) against reservations
2) again reservation
3) against to reservation
4) again to reservation
5) No correction required

9. The structure had its failures.
1) have had its 
2) had have its 
3) had their 
4) had the
5) No correction required

10. City planning has undergone several changes from Independence.
1) far Independence 
2) since Independence 
3) for Independence
4) from the Independence 
5) No correction required

Answers -

1. 3; Add ‘been’ after ‘have’

2. 3; Replace ‘from’ with ‘by’

3. 1; Replace ‘virtual’ with ‘virtually’

4. 3; Replace ‘it’ with ‘which’

5. 4; Replace ‘in’ with ‘into’

6. 2

7. 4

8. 1

9. 5

10. 2

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