Night Class: English Quiz

Direction (1- 5): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, Mark (e) ie ‘No correction required as the answer.

1. The famous dancer died on Mumbai recently.

1) from Mumbai recently
2) in Mumbai recently
3) owing to Mumbai recently
4) on Mumbai at recent.
5) No correction required
2. The standard of English in the schools are highly uneven.
1) are being uneven 
2) are often uneven
3) is highly uneven 
4) is highly unevenly
5) No correction required
3. Many healthy people are been infected by the virus.
1) are having infected  
2) are being infected
3) are in infection 
4) were bearing infected
5) No correction required
4. Balding is much more common in males than females.
1) at males than females
2) in males then females
3) at males then females
4) in males against females
5) No correction required
5. The new airport is under construction and likely to operational in two years.
1) likely will 
2) will be likely
3) likely to be
4) in all likelihood being
5) No correction required

Direction (6-10):In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

6. Mr. Srinivasan is________ to become Chairman of the group ________ the retirement of his father.
1) set, following 
2) voted, subsequent
3) Selected, despite 
4) Approved, because
5) decided, after
7. ________ to your error the ________ consignment has been delayed by a week.
1) According, important 
2) Duly, urgent
3) Owing, entire 
4) Added, crucial
5) Admitting, special
8. On account of the ________ in sales the software firm has achieved an eight per cent ________ in net profit.
1) surge, fall 
2) increase, rise
3) decline, slope 
4) hike, loss
5) growth, advance
9. We are proud to say that today ________ 26 per cent of our total accounts are ________ by women and senior citizens.
1) approximate, held
2) nearly, authorised
3) over, maintain
4) above, open
5) around, operated
10. The company has ________ special training to employees on ________ to trade online.
1) announced, benefits 
2) offered, course
3) imparted, risks 
4) sanction, skills
5) provided, how

 1.Ans- b
Preposition ‘in’ will be used.
2.Ans- c
Singular verb ‘is’ will be used for ‘the standard’.
3.Ans- b
In passive form , are being +past participle will be used. 
4.Ans- e
The given sentence is grammatically correct.
 5.Ans- c
‘likely to be’ is correct word order.
6.Ans- a
set, following -fits in the context correctly.
7.Ans- c
Owing, entire – -fits in the context correctly.
8.Ans- b
increase, rise -fits in the context correctly.
9.Ans- e
around, operated – -fits in the context correctly.
10.Ans- e
provided, how -fits in the context correctly.