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. As mentioned on the application form 1)/ please write 2)/ your name 3)/ only with ink. 4)/ No error 5)

2. Small industrialist 1)/ could not get 2)/ the require support 3)/ from share holders. 4) /No error 5)

3. She who knows 1)/ all pros and cons 2)/ of this crisis 3)/ can wield a lot of power. 4)/No error 5)

4. Not only I 1)/ but also my employees 2)/ was injured 3)/ in the accident. 4)/ No error 5)

5. I am trying 1)/ to convince them 2)/ for the last one week 3)/ to join with us. 4)/ No error 5)

Directions (Q. 6–10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. The _____ condition of our company is bad and _____ to improve in the near future.
1) fiscal, able 
2) economical, unlikely 
3) financial, unlikely
4) market, likely 
5) pecuniary, seems

7. As this is an important _____ each of us has something to say ____ this.
1) concern, behalf 
2) point, for 
3) context, at 
4) issue, on 
5) matter, in

8. ____ else should be _____ responsible for this accident.
1) None, held 
2) Something, called 
3) Someone, freed 
4) Nobody, came 
5) Whom, found

9. Most of the countries have come forward to ____ the ____ operations being carried in the earthquake affected areas.
1) fund, rescue 
2) reserve, giant 
3) endow, recent 
4) debt, current 
5) supply, particular

10. He failed ____ why he could not complete the project _____ the given time limit.
1) explaining, within 
2) to explain, within 
3) to disclose, under
4) to analyse, for 
5) to illustrate, of

Answers:
1. 4; Replace 'with' with 'in'

2. 3; Replace 'require' with 'required'

3. 2; Add 'the' before 'pros and cons'

4. 3; Replace 'was' with 'were'

5. 1; Replace 'am' with 'have been'

6. 3 
7. 5 
8. 1 
9. 1 
10. 2 


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