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Directions (1-29) : In the questions from 1 to 29, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the option corresponding to it (1,2,3). If a sentence is free from errors, then your answer is (4) i.e. No error.


1. The company has ordered (1) / some (2) / new equipments. (3) / No error. (4)

2. Do you know that it was I (1) / who has done (2) / this piece of beautiful work? (3) / No error. (4)

3. His son (1) is working (2) / very hardly. (3) / No error. (4)

4. The future of food companies (1) / seems quite secure (2) / owed to ever-growing demand. (3) No error. (4)

5. The vaccine (1) / when hit the Indian market (2) / is dogged by controversy. (3) / No error. (4)

6. If you had told me (1) / I would have helped you (2) / solve the problem. (3) / No error. (4)

7. ”The Arabian Nights” (1) / are indeed (2) / an interesting book. (3) / No error. (4)

8. He (1) / loved her (2) / dispite of himself. (3) / No error. (4)

9. Of all the models (1) / Jessica is (2) / the more good-looking one. (3) / No error. (4)

10. When I went there (1) / Charles is playing (2) / a game of chess. (3) No error. (4)


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11. I had (1) / a test in Mathematics (2)/ today morning. (3) /No error. (4)

12. A girl must be gracious (1) / if she wishes (2) / to be a ballerina. (3) / No error. (4)

13. In a very harsh tone (1) / he shouted at his servants (2) / and told them that he does not need their services. (3) / No error. (4)

14. The Committee is thinking (1) / not to bring around any change (2) / in the basic structure. (3) / No error. (4)

15. The chief Minister had no time (1) / to pay attention (2) / on such simple matters. (3) / No error. (4)

16. It was fortunate (1) / all of the inmates escaped (2) / from the blazing fire. (3) / No error. (4)

17. Drinking and driving (1) / are (2) / a major cause of accidents. (3) / No error. (4)

18. They are standing (1) / at the gate of the auditorium (2) / as there is no place inside. (3) / No error. (4)

19. He is (1) / having many (2) / friends here. (3) / No error. (4)

20. Looking forward (1) / to meeting you (2) / in person. (3) / No error. (4)


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21. Galileo proved that (1) / the earth revolves (2) / around the sun. (3) / No error. (4)

22. I want (1) / that you should (2) / perform well. (3) / No error. (4)

23. The servant (1) / hanged the lamp (2) / on the wall. (3) / No error. (4)

24. In the back side (1) / of house (2) / we have a rock garden. (3) / No error. (4)

25. Ask her to call me (1) / when she (2) / will come back. (3) / No error. (4)

26. The curator told us (1) / the museum was not opened (2) / to the public on Sunday. (3) / No error. (4)

27. Long car journeys (1) / are even less pleasant (2) / for it is quite impossible to read even. (3) / No error. (4)

28. I declined the invitation (1) / not because I did not want to go, (2) / but because I have no time. (3) / No error. (4)

29. Kindly confirm by letter and telephone (1) / that you will be able (2) / to attend the interview. (3) / No error. (4)


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Answers

1. (4) No error

2. (2) Error of tense, “had” should be there in place of “has”.

3. (3) “hard” should be there instead of “hardly”

4. (3) “owing to” is the right phrase.

5. (3) “was” should replace “is”

6. (4) No error

7. (2) It is just a book so “is” should be used instead of “are”

8. (3) “of” is unnecessary.

9. (3) “the most” is the right fit instead of “the more” as we are talking about all the girls and so superlative degree should be used.

10. (2) Wrong tense, “Charles was playing” is the right use.

11. (2) “a test of Mathematics” not in Mathematics.

12. (4) No error

13. (3) “does” can’t be used in past. It should be “did”.

14. (2) “bring around” should be replaced by “bring about” which is the right phrase to use when we are talking about change. It means “to cause to take place”

15. (3) “on” should be replaced by “to”.

16. (2) “that” should be used after “unfortunate”, also “of” after “all” is not needed.

17. (2) “is” instead of “are”

18. (3) “room” should be used in place of “place”.

19. (4) No error

20. (4) No error

21. (4) No error

22. (2) “should” is not needed.Request/order conveyed by “want”

23. (2) “hanged” is wrongly used. “hung” is the right verb form here.

24. (1) It should be “at the backside” in place of “in the backside”.

25. (3) “will” can’t be used here.

26. (3) Instead of “to the public” “for the public” should be used.

27. (3) “even read” is the right use instead of “read even”

28. (3) “had” should be used as the sentence is in past tense.

29. (1) ” by letter or through telephone” is the right fit.


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