Night Class: English Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-5) : 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 the answer. If there is no error; the answer is (5), i.e. ‘No Error’. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. He submitted (1)/ the request for compensation (2)/ of time but (3)/ it was denied./ (4) No Error (5).

2. Unfortunately today many (1)/ parents cannot afford (2)/ to send its (3)/ children to school./ (4) No Error (5).


3. He was convinced (1)/ that he (2)/ loss the account (3)/ because of bad luck./ (4) No Error (5).

4. Many customers have (1)/ complained because (2)/ his goods was (3)/ inferior in quality./ (4) No Error (5).

5. In his opinion (1)/ every senior citizens (2)/ will benefit (3)/ from the new rule./ (4) No Error (5).

Directions (Q. 6 -10): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark 5) i.e. ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

6. India has many laws for regulating to use of land in urban areas.
1) regulated for using 
2) to regulate the use 
3) are regulating the use
4) for regulating used 
5) No correction required

7. Mr Gates is a successful entrepreneur donated most of his wealth to charity.
1) has donated most of 
2) donated mostly 
3) who has donated most of
4) donates much of 
5) No correction required

8. We are unwilling to make any concession to their demands.
1) not willing to take 
2) willingly given 
3) not willing in giving
4) unwilling to take 
5) No correction required

9. Sudha was determined to get a better job, in pursuing higher studies.
1) by pursuing higher 
2) in the pursuit of high 
3) pursuing higher
4) to pursuit higher 
5) No correction required

10. The surface of the road has got severe damage during the heavy rains last week.
1) getting severely damaged 
2) is been damaged severely 
3) has severe damage
4) was severely damaged 
5) No correction required




Answers:
1. 3
Replace ‘of’ with ‘for’.

2. 3
Replace ‘its’ with ‘their’.

3. 3
Replace ‘loss’ with ‘had lost’.

4. 3
Replace ‘his’ with ‘their’ and ‘was’ with ‘were’.

5. 2
Replace ‘citizens’ with ‘citizen’.

6. 2 
7. 3 
8. 5 
9. 1 
10. 4


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