Night Class: 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. The cost of living 1)/ is so high in this city 2)/ that we find it difficult 3)/ to make ends meet. 4)/ No error 5)

2. I could not believe that 1)/ one of us were 2)/ responsible for 3)/ the bank robbery. 4) /No error 5)


3. At my arrival 1)/ in Agra 2)/ I went straight 3)/ to my office. 4)/No error 5)

4. My all friends 1)/ feel that2)/ academic standards are 3)/ larger in my college. 4)/ No error 5)

5. The office boy was honest 1)/ and said 2)/ he regretted 3)/ on the delay 4)/ No error 5)

Directions (Q. 6–10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each pair of blanks that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. The main advantage we have ___ other countries is its large human capital which makes it an ideal outsourcing ____.
1) over, base 
2) with, model 
3) in, module 
4) to, performance
5) from , place

7. There will be ____ new token counters opened in metros across the country to ____ the pressure on customer care executives.
1) few, easy 
2) other, moderate 
3) several, ease
4) fewer, remove 
5) some, level

8. It is now possible for customers to ____ _____ all their transactions online.
1) manage, with 
2) provide, for 
3) entertain, with
4) attend, in 
5) handle, nearly

9. Rishi has been assigned ____ that team ____ he is well qualified and experienced.
1) with, since 
2) of, while 
3) to, because
4) for, as 
5) in, and

10. The government has ____ to _____ its goal to send school going all children to school in the next three years.
1) vowed, achieve 
2) denied, have 
3) pledged, bring
4) affirmed, reached 
5) assured, depart



Answers:

1. 4; Add ‘both’ before ‘ends’

2. 2; Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’

3. 1; Replace ‘at’ with ‘on’

4. 4; Replace ‘larger’ with ‘higher’

5. 4; Omit ‘on’

6. 1
7. 3
8. 5
9. 3


10. 1



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