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TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

COMMON ERRORS
1. Some people (1)/are believing (2) / that women cannot (3)/ compete with men. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): The stative verbs (agree, believe, consider, doubt, differ etc,) are used to denote
permanent mental state.
It is why these verbs are generally not used in Progressive / Imperfect Tense.
Hence, are believing should be replaced by believe.

2. He avoids (1)/taking the (2)/ prescribed medicine (3) /at regularly intervals. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (4): The word interval is a Noun. To qualify a Noun, we use an Adjective, not an Adverb.
Hence, at regularly intervals should be replaced by at regular intervals. The word regularly is
an Adverb whereas regular is an Adjective

3. Some people do not like (1)/to do any social (2)/ work even though (3)/they have abundant
resources. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (5): No error

4. It is advisable that (1)/each time you (2)/ encountered such a situation (3)/keep you cool. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (3): The sense of the sentence is advisory. In such sentence we generally use Simple Present
Tense. Hence, group of words encountered such a situation should be replaced by encounter
such a situation.

5. Accidents usually (1)/result into (2)/ negligence, ignorance (3)/recklessness or carelessness.


(4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): The sentence shows cause. Hence, results into should be replaced by result from.
Look at the sentences:
The failure of the company results from bad management.
The cyclone has resulted into many thousands of deaths.

6. He asked me that (1)/what my total investment was (2)/during the (3)/last five years. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (4): When Interrogative sentences are written in Indirect Speech, conjunction that is not
used with Wh-questions.
Look at the sentences:
He said to me, Where do you live? (Direct)
He asked me where I lived. (Indirect)
Hence he asked me what my is the correct sentence.

7. This institution had founded (1)/by some noble souls (2)/for the welfare of the poor (3)/and
disabled people. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): Here Passive Voice (Simple Past) should be used.
Hence, the institution was founded.. is the correct sentence.

8. Every driver should take (1)/abundant precautions (2)/while driving on (3)/ an unfamiliar road.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (5): No error

9. His good qualities include (1)/his ability to take (2)/quickly and (3)/appropriate decisions. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (3): The word quickly (Adverb) should be replaced by the word quick (Adjective).

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10. In order to (1)/ ensure quick service (2)/ please give us all the required (3)/ details as quick as
possible. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): As soon as is the correct form of correlative. Hence as quick as should be replaced by as
soon as.

11. The club has lost (1)/ a lot of business (2)/ because of poor (3)/ maintained facilities. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (3): Replace because of poor by because of poorly, because the word poorly is an Adverb
which modifies the word maintained (Adjective).

12. The village has electricity (1)/ today only because (2)/ of the efforts of a (3)/ few dedicated
engineers. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error

13. The company has appointed (1)/ consultants to help them (2)/ increase its revenue (3)/ and
improve its financial position. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, in the group of words consultants to help them, the word them has been
wrongly used for the company. It is correct to use Objective Case it (Pronoun) instead.

14. The cost of the new (1)/ machines is likely to (2)/ be so high as ten. (3)/times the existing ones
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): As . as.is used when comparing two people or things. Therefore, be so high as ten
should be replaced by be as high as ten.

15. The NGO provides (1)/ free daily meal to them (2)/ who live below the (3)/ poverty line in rural
areas. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

16. He reports (1)/ suggest that (2)/ the project is (3)/ behind schedule. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The possessive pronoun of he is his.
Hence, replace He reports by His reports.

17. He is great leader (1)/ who inspired people (2)/ to achieve freedom (3)/ through non- violent
means. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The sentence express past time. Hence use He was great leader...

18. An estimate forty (1)/ lakh workers will (2)/ benefit from the (3)/ amendment to the Act. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (1): An estimated forty.. will be a correct sentence. It is better to use Adjective form of the
word estimate.

19. What satisfies a teacher (1)/ the most is the (2)/ excitement of students when (3)/ they learnt
something new. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): When we express a truth or habit, it is correct to use Simple Present.
Hence, they learn something new will be correct usage.

20. She is the first woman (1)/ to be appointed as president (2)/ since the company (3)/ was
established from 1950. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace was established from 1950 by was established in 1950. Preposition from is
generally used to express the start of time.
Look at the sentence:
He is available at home from 7 a.m to 8 a.m.

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21. Some of our staff is worried (1)/that as soon as (2)/the project is over they (3)/ will lose their
jobs. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): As the subject of the sentence is plural, it will take Plural Verb. Hence, Some of our staff
are.. Will be correct usage.

22. If you decide to hold (1)/ the function in Kolkata (2)/ not much of us (3) / will be able to attend.
(4)/No error (5).
Ans (3): Replace not much of us. Much is used before Uncountable Noun and many is used
before Countable Noun.

23. In case you need five people (1)/ to run a branch you (2)/ should be selected (3)/ ten since some
may leave. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): It will be proper to use Active Voice. Hence, replace should be selected by should
select.

24. Although he approached (1)/many private businesses to invest (2)/ in his printing business (3)/
nobody was interested (4)/No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

25. How can you give up (1)/ this job when you are (2)/ just about to be (3) / appointed for General
Manager? (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): Replace group of words just about to be by just to be or about to be.

26. Base on the research (1) / we have conducted in (2)/ different parts of the country (3)/ this
scheme will be successful (4). No error (5).
Ans (1): Replace group of words Base on the research by Based on the research. It is proper to
use Past Participle form of Verb base

27. I want to share (1)/ my experience with you (2)/ though you will (3)/ benefit from it (4)/. No
error (5)
Ans (3): Replace connective

28. He used to advise (1)/ his students to do (2)/ their work serious if they (3)/ wanted to achieve
their goals (4). No error (5).
Ans (3): Replace their work seriously if they by their work seriously if they. An Adverb should
be used to modify a Verb.

29. Any of these branches do (1)/ not require more than (2)/ two employees since they (3)/ have
been recently established (4). No error (5)
Ans (1): Any of these branches expresses singular subject. Hence, it will take Singular Verb.

30. He encouraged us to (1)/ think but none of the (2)/ suggestions we made was (3)/ discussed at
the meeting (4). No error (5).
Ans (5): No Error.

31. The main advantage of (1)/ investing such schemes (2)/ is that you will not (3)/ have to pay any
taxes (4). No error (5)
Ans (2): The word invest takes preposition in. Hence, investing in such schemes will be
correct usage.

32. That customer has (1)/ written a letter (2)/ thanks the manager (3)/for her timely help. (4). No
error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Gerund should be used. Hence, replace thanks the manager by thanking the
manager.
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33. Our company was recently (1)/ award the contract (2)/ to construct two major (3)/ bridges in the
state. (4). No error (5)
Ans (2): The structure of sentence in Simple Past in Passive Voice is: Subject + was/were + V3.
Hence, replace award the contract by ; awarded the contract.

34. Accordingly the circular (1)/ that was issued yesterday RBI (2)/ has raised the rate at (3)/ which
it lends to banks. (4). No error (5)
Ans (1): According to / In accordance with is a correct idiomatic expression. Hence, replace
Accordingly the circular by According to the circular.

35. Their company is going to incur (1)/ heavy losses this year because (2)/ of the big discounts they
(3)/ offers to customers. (4). No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, they is in Plural Number that will agree with a Plural Verb. Hence, offer to
customers should be used.

36. A large number of policy (1)/ have lapsed because many (2)/ people have not paid (3)/ their
installments on time. (4). No error (5)
Ans (1): A large number of is followed by Plural Noun. Hence, A large number of policies will
be a correct usage.

37. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board is (1)/ the government body who (2)/ regulates
investment received (3)/ by Indian factories from foreign countries. (4). No error (5)
Ans (2): For non living Nouns which is used as reflexive Pronoun. Hence, the government body
which will be correct usage.

38. The final decision can (1)/ be taken only after (2)/ we consider all (3)/ the panel suggestions. (4).
No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

39. If his aim is to (1)/ buy a house in the (2)/ next three years he (3)/ should start immediate saving.
(4). No error (5)
Ans (4): The word immediately is an Adjective Verb which modifies a Verb. Hence, should start
saving immediately will be correct usage.

40. Can you explain why (1)/ you were late this morning (2)/ when we had to make (3)/ such an
important presentation? (4). No error (5)
Ans (2): Look at the following structure of Interrogative sentences in Past Continuous:
What/why/where +was/were + V4/v-ing) Adjective
Hence, were you late this morning will be correct usage.

41. In order to (1)/attract tourists many (2)/ hotels have been offered (3)/ attractive deals and
discounts. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The structure of the sentence in Present Perfect Continuous is:
Subject + has/ have been +V ing
Hence, hotels have been offering will be correct usage. Here Simple Present can also
be used.

42. The Board is likely (1)/ to take its time (2)/ to examine the facts (3)/ before giving their decision.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): The possessive case of the subject The Board will be its.
Hence, before giving its decision will be a correct usage.

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43. How can we open (1)/ these branches on time (2)/ if we have not (3)/ yet obtained the licenses?
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No Error

44. One of the disadvantage (1)/ of fixed deposit schemes (2)/ is that banks offer (3)/ low rates of
interest. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): One of is followed by Plural Noun/Pronoun.
Hence, One of the disadvantages will be a correct usage.

45. According to experts, it is (1)/ necessarily for you to save (2)/ and invest at least twenty-five (3)/
percent of your monthly income. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The word necessarily is an Adverb while Adjective necessary should be used.

46. The manager has not (1)/ yet replied to the (2)/ customer letter asking (3)/ about her loan
application. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace Customer letter asking by Customers letter asking.

47. While the formation of RBI (1)/ was approved in March, 1934 (2)/ it was inaugurated (3)/ only in
April 1, 1935. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, a particular date has been mentioned. Hence, replace only in April 1,1935 by
only on April 1,1935.

48. The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority has (1)/ asked all insurance (2)/ companies
submitting their (3)/ balance sheets by June. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here infinite to + V1 should be used. Hence, replace companies submitting their by
companies to submit their.

49. Aruns father has been ill (1)/ since last year and Arun (2)/ has spend his entire (3)/ savings on
his treatment. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The structure of sentence in Present Perfect is:
Subject + has / have + V3
Hence, replace has spend his entire by has spent his entire.

50. There are a large number (1)/ of Chinese workers which (2)/ are employed in (3)/ software
companies in India. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): For living Noun/Pronoun Reflexive Pronoun who should be used.
Hence, of Chinese workers who should be used.

51. My friend lives (1)/ in a beautiful house (2)/ not more than (3)/ five minutes from the beach. (4).
No error (5).
Ans (4): Here, five kilometers from beach should be used. Here, indicative of distance should be
used

52. If you breaks the law, (1)/ you must be prepared (2)/ to suffer (3)/ the consequences. (4). No
error (5).
Ans (1): Second person agrees with a Plural Verb. Hence, if you break the law should be
used here.

53. I requested my friend (1)/ to come (2)/ and shopping (3)/ with me. (4). No error (5).
Ans (3): Here, infinitive i.e. and shop should be used because to come has been used as
infinitive.

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54. The passage is (1)/ more difficult (2)/ that I am unable (3)/ to comprehend it. (4). No error (5).
Ans (2): Here, so difficult should be used.
Look at the sentences: He is too weak to walk. He is so weak that he is unable to walk.

55. Janet is determined (1)/ to be success (2)/ in whatever field (3)/ she chooses. (4). No error (5).
Ans (2): Here, Past Simple should be used.

56. Handsome is usually used (1)/ of men but beautiful is not (2)/ usually used to talk (3)/ about
mans appearance. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): About a man appearance will be replaced by about a mans appearance.

57. Payal kept her drum (1)/ besides her (2)/ always and (3)/ she played wisely. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Besides her is replaced by beside her.

58. Either you (1)/ or your friend (2)/ has stolen (3)/ my wrist watch. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): When two Subjects are joined by Either .or / Neither Nor then Verb should be
according to the second Subject.
For example, Either you or your friend is guilty.() Either you or your friend are guilty. (X)

59. My son has (1)/ bought four pens (2)/ who are (3)/ red in color. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Use that are in place of who are. There remains a close relation between Relative
Pronoun and its Antecedent in a sentence.
The Noun and Pronoun that are used before who/which/that are called Antecedents. When
Antecedent refers to human being, then who or that are used. On the other hand, if Antecedent
refers to non-livings, small animals or plants. Then we use which or that.
The student, who are playing there with my children, is Sarikas son. ()
The student, which are playing there with my children, is Sarikas son. (X)
The watch who is on the table is mine. (X)
The watch that / which is on the table is mine. ()

60. If you look up tea in a cookery book (1)/ you may find a little instructions (2)/ that give you no
help (3)/ on several important points. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Use a few instructions in the place of a little instruction. A little is used with a
Uncountable Nouns while a few is used with Countable Noun.

61. The Chinese tea is (1)/ not very costly (2)/ and we can drink (3)/ it without milk. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (5): No error.

62. Alaripu is an invocatory item (1)/ where the dancer (2)/ offers salute (3)/ to the lord. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (3): Use offers salutation in the place of offers salute. Salute is a Verb while salutation is
a Noun.

63. He served the country (1)/ with heart and soul (2)/ but he got (3)/ only a few rewards. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (2): Use heart and soul in the place of with heart and soul. Heart and soul is an idiom
which means wholly or devotedly. Therefore, no Preposition will be used before it. The sentence
would be:
He served the country heart and soul but he got only a few rewards.

64. With rise in population (1)/ man needed more space (2)/ for growing crops (3)/ and for building
houses. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error

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65. Which (1)/ do you prefer (2)/ more meat (3)/ or fish? (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The word more should not be used. Prefer is itself a comparative Degree.

66. The principle that (1) / a pen is mightier (2) / then a sword (3) / was known to early Greeks (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (3): The group of words then a sword be replaced by than a sword. In comparative degree
we use than, not then.

67. Martha missed her dog (1) / who died of a (2) / skin infection at a (3) / very young age. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (1): Use Martha is missing. Or Martha misses..

68. There was such (1) / a crowd that (2) / he would not (3) / find his brother. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): The sense of the sentence shows the inability. Hence, it will be proper to use he could
not instead of he would not.

69. Having managed the (1) / team of two (2) / years, he knew (3) / his players well. (4) / No error
(5)
Ans (2): It is proper to use preposition for as it shows period of time.

70. Because of heavy (1) / rains the trains (2) / are disable to (3) / run on time. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace are disabled to by are unable to.
Look at the sentence: I tired to meet him but was unable to.

71. The state government (1) / has send reports (2) / to the centre (3) / on the situation. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (2): In Present Perfect Tense the structure of the sentence is:
Subject _ Have/has + V3
Hence, the state government has sent repots . Will be correct sentence.

72. Whether a person (1) / tales to smoking (2) / depends a lot (3) / in his social network. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (4): Use preposition on in place of in. Look at the sentences: He is the sort of person you
can depend on.
It would depend on the circumstances.

73. Every home and office (1) / needs the latest equipment (2) for keep up (3) / with times (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (3): The correct infinitive will be to keep up.

74. The idea of turning (1) / invisible with the (2) / swish of clock have (3) / always fascinated
scientists. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): The subject of the sentence is The idea which is singular and hence it will take Singular
Verb.
Hence, The idea of turning invisible with the swish of clock has will be a correct sentence.

75. She had seen (1) / the approaching truck (2) / and had jumping (3) / out of the way. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (3): In Past Perfect we use Past Participle form of a Verb. Hence, replace and had jumping
by had jumped.

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76. People who intend (1)/to visit the tourist spots (2)/are always thrilling (3)/to see the scenario
here (4). / No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace groups of words are always thrilling by are always thrilled. In Passive Voice,
the Past Participle form of Verb is used.

77. In such delicate matters, (1)/we often go with (2) /his advice as he has (3)/been handling such
cases effectively (4)/. No error (5).
Ans (5): No error

78. You should think that (1)/ of all the possibilities (2)/before you take (3)/ any decision (4)/.No
error (5)
Ans (1): The use of Conjunction that is Superfluous.

79. He was too tired that (1)/ he could not cross (2)/ the street even with (3)/the help of a porter (4)/.
No error (5).
Ans (1): Replace group of words He was too tired that by He was so tired that
Look at the sentences: He is so tired to walk. He is so tired that he cannot walk.

80. Your desire to (1)/meet the President (2)/ without prior appointment (3)/ are impossible to be
satisfied (4)/. No error (5).
Ans (4): Replace group of words Your desire to by You desire to or your desire is to or I
desire to.

81. Whenever a man attain fame, (1)/ his personal qualities are (2)/ imitated by other who (3)/ are
close to him (4)./No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, Subject a man is singular. Hence whenever a man attains fame . Will be correct
sentence.

82. Rivers, mountains and deep forests (1)/ are the places (2)/ mostly like by (3)/people living in
urban areas (4)/.No error (5).
Ans (3): Replace group of words mostly like by by most liked by. The sentence is in Passive
voice.

83. When we visited his office (1)/ we found that (2)/ he was sipping coffee (3)/ with some of his
colleagues (4)/. No error (5).
Ans (4): Active Voice will be used. Hence, similar other methods can help should be used.

84. For giving up (1)/ the bad habit of smoking (2)/ use of chewing gum or (3)/ similar other
method can be helped (4)/. No error (5).
Ans (5): No error

85. His obviously reluctance (1) / was viewed seriously by (2)/ his superiors and (3)/ he was
suspended (4) /. No error (5).
Ans (1): Replace groups of words His obviously (Adverb) reluctance by His obvious (Adjective)
reluctance.

86. I cannot able to teach you (1)/ how to learn the guitar (2)/ if you do not (3)/ show any interest in
music. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (1): Here, I cannot be able to teach you... should be used.
Look at the sentences: I cannot teach you. I cannot be a teacher (Noun).
I cannot be rich (Adjective).

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87. The researcher could not (1)/ understand the local language (2)/ of the state and so, (3)/ found it
difficult to study in the people. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (4): It is superfluous to use in here. Hence, found it difficult to study the people/on the
people should be used.
Look at the sentences:
He studied her face thoughtfully.
He was studying the menu.

88. Since it was (1)/ a very cold and windy day (2)/ I asked my friend (3)/ to off the fan. (4)/ No
Error (5).
Ans (4): Here, to switch off the fan should be used, Phrase switch off/on means: to turn a light,
machine etc, off/on by pressing a button or switch.
Look at the sentences:
Please switch the lights off as you leave.
How do you switch this things on?

89. The nurses want (1)/ not only a pay increased (2)/ but also reduce (3)/ in working hours as well.
(4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (3): Here, but also reduction should be used.

90. You cannot expect the students (1)/ to blame on the teacher (2)/ for getting low marks (3)/ in the
examination. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (2): Here, to blame the teacher should be used.
Look at the sentences:
He doesnt blame anyone for the fire.
He put the blame on me for being late.

91. I live very (1)/ close by to the train station, (2)/ so travelling to work (3)/ is very convenient for
me. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (2): Here, close by/to the railway station should be used.
Look at the sentences: The route passes close by the town.
The picture looks very different when you see it close to.

92. There is appearing (1)/ to be a shortage (2)/ of skilled staff (3)/ in the organisation. (4)/ No Error
(5).
Ans (1): It is not proper to use appear (Verb) in Progressive Tense. Hence, there appears.
should be used.

93. The patient lodged (1)/ a complaint against (2)/ the doctor for (3)/ its negligence. (4)/ No Error
(5).
Ans (2): Here, his/her negligence should be used. Its is used for non-living things.

94. My colleague informed (1)/ to her boss that (2)/ she needed more time (3)/ to complete the
assignment. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (2): Here, her boss that should be used.
Look at the sentences: Please inform us of any change of address.

95. At first, (1)/ I would like to (2)/ thank you all (3)/ for inviting me here today. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

96. He was awfully dissatisfy (1)/ with the arrangements (2)/ made for him (3)/ by the security
guards. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): Here, it will be proper to write he was awfully dissatisfied. The word dissatisfied is
used in this form as an Adjective. In the sentence, the Verb dissatisfy has been wrongly used.
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97. I wanted to be (1)/ out of the way (2)/ when she was (3)/ likely for receiving the letter. (4)/ No
error. (5)
Ans (4): Use of Gerund is wrong here. It is correct to use an infinitive. Hence, replace likely for
receiving the letter by likely to receive the letter.

98. We have rarely come (1)/ across any programme (2)/ which does not show (3)/ violent in some
from. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): Replace violent in some from by violence in some from. The word violent is an
Adjective where as the word violence is a Noun. The sense of the sentence suggests so.

99. A lot of people (1)/ have involved in (2)/ the national mission (3)/ to eradicate illiteracy. (4)/ No
error (5).
Ans (2): It is improper to use Present Perfect her. Hence, a lot of people are involved in will be
a correct sentence.

100. They failed in (1)/ their plan only because (2)/ they could not (3)/ give timely attention to it. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

101. It is absolutely (1)/ necessarily to participate (2)/ in any project (3)/ for social upliftment. (4) /
No error (5).
Ans (2): The word necessarily is an Adverb. It will be proper to use an Adjective here. Hence, it
is absolutely necessary . Will be a correct sentence.

102. We admire your (1)/ contribution to (2)/ this project and wishing (3)/ you a fruitful tenure .(4)/
No error (5).
Ans (3): The first part of the sentence in Simple Present. Hence, it is improper to use wishing
(Progressive) and conjunction and. Hence, we admire your contribution to this project and wish
will be correct sentence.

103. He always makes (1)/ it a point to (2)/ listen to the what (3)/ others say. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): Use of article the is incorrect.

104. Many of us (1)/ have been undergone (2)/ the agony of losing (3)/ someone important to us. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (2): Use of Passive voice is incorrect. Hence, many of us have undergone . Will be a correct
sentence.

105. Put the work aside (1)/ she got up from her seat (2)/ and marched off without (3)/ looking at the
visitor. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): It should be used Present Participle/ Past Participle here. Hence, putting the work
aside/having put the work aside will be correct usage.

106. He made a deliberately (1)/ attempt to malign (2)/ his friend and to (3)/ benefit from it. (4)/ No
error (5).
Ans (1): The word deliberately is an Adverb. As an Adjective qualifies a Noun, it will be correct
to use deliberate (Adjective) here.

107. Once he was satisfied by himself, (1)/ he started thinking (2)/ about what had gone wrong (3)/
and why it had done so. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): Use and why he had done so.

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108. When there is a lot (1)/ of work pressure (2)/ and deadlines to be meeting (3)/ I become restless.
(4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): Use Passive Voice here. Hence, use and deadlines to be met.

109. He doesnt want (1)/ to get any credit (2)/ with whatever good (3)/ he does to others. (4)/ No
error (5).
Ans (3): Replace Preposition with by for.

110. He said nothing (1)/ in response but (2)/ he clearly understood what (3)/ was being happened.
(4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): Use of Passive Voice is wrong. Hence, use was happening.

111. The tax treaty between India and Switzerland have (1)/ been amended and we (2)/shall be able
to obtain information (3)/ about any Swiss bank account by next month. (4) /No error (5)
Ans (1): The structure of some sentences is: Noun + Preposition + Noun.
In such sentences, verb agrees with the number/person of the first subject (Noun).
Here, the tax treaty is singular. Hence, replace have by has.

112. An investor must (1)/be take into account (2)/many factors before (3)/making any financial
decision. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): The sentence should be in Active Voice. Hence, replace be take into account by take into
account.

113. The committee will discuss (1)/ the draft in detail (2)/ and will make suggestions for the
(3)/proper implementing the scheme (4)/ No error(5)
Ans (4): Here, replace proper implementing (Gerund) the scheme by proper implementation
(Noun) of the scheme.

114. A current account is a deposit account (1)/ which is offered by banks mainly (2)/ to firms and
companies who (3)/ need banking facilities very frequently. (4)/No error(5)
Ans (3): For non-living things what/that should be used. Hence, to firms and companies which
should be used.

115. Handicraft exports have an increase (1)/ in the past year (2)/ because of the innovative steps (3)/
taken by the government. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The sentence shows event of the past. Hence, Handicraft exports increased/ Handicraft
exports had an increase should be used.

116. In his speech (1)/the Finance Minister stated (2)/ that the new tax law will be (3)/ applicable
from April (1), 2010. (4) / No error (5).
Ans (3): In Indirect speech, if the reporting verb in Past Tense. T he verb of the reported speech
will also be in Past Tense. Hence, that the new tax law would be should be used.

117. Under the scheme banks (1)/ provide loans to small and medium (2)/ enterprise at two percent
(3)/lower the market rate. (4)/No error (5).
Ans (4): In Comparative Degree, that should be used. Hence, lower that the market rate will be
the correct usage.

118. SEBI has recently issued (1)/show cause notices to some (2)/insurance companies seeking its
explanation for not (3)/ complying with certain norms. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Companies is Plural. Hence, its possessive will be their. Hence, insurance
companies seeking their explanation(s). for not should be used.

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119. I would advise you (1)/to invest in our company (2)/stock although last year (3)/ our profits
decline. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, Past Perfect should be used. Hence, Our profits had declined will be a correct
usage.

120. The next meeting can be (1)/ hold next week as (2)/ we had the first meeting (3)/ over a month
ago (4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): In Passive Voice, the structure is: Subject + to be verb + V3 (Past Participle). Hence, held
(V3) next week will be a correct usage.

121. During the reign of (1)/ the emperor of Vijayanagar, (2)/ there lived a (3)/ wise magistrate
named Haripant. (4) No error. (5)
Ans (5): No error.

122. My parents came (1)/ to town with (2)/ the intention in visiting (3)/ the University. (4) No error.
(5)
Ans (2): Here, infinitive i.e. the intention to visit should be used.

123. Suman took a hundred coins (1)/ from the man and (2)/ gave him a few medicine (3)/ to make
him feel better. (4) No error. (5)
Ans (3): Here, gave him a few medicines (plural) should be used.

124. The children were (1)/ even more angrier (2)/ with the shopkeeper (3)/ for having tricked them
the second time. (4) No error. (5)
Ans (2): Here, there is an error of doubt comparatives. Hence, even more angry or even angrier
.. should be used.

125. Since it was evening by the time (1)/ the farmer reached the next village (2)/ he took shelter in
the house (3)/ of a old couple. (4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (2): Here, of an old couple should be used.

126. I noticed (1)/several reporters (2)/hovering around (3)/outside of the courtroom. (4) No Error (5)
Ans (4): Here, outside the courtroom should be used.
Look at the sentences:
You can park your car outside our house.
There was nothing they could do; outside of hoping things would get better.

127. My colleague had (1)/a hard time juggling (2)/the needs of her family (3)/with the demands of
her job. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (4): Here, and the demands of her job should be used. The word juggle (Verb) means: to try
to deal with two or more important jobs are activities at the same time.
Look at the sentences:
Working mothers are used to juggling their jobs, their childrens needs and their housework.

128. Despite all (1)/the media hype, (2)/I found the film as (3)/very disappointing. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, I found the film should be used. It is not proper to use as here.
Look at the sentence:
We found the beds very comfortable.
Her blood was found to contain poison.

129. Given that (1)/there was so less time, (2)/I think the students have (3)/done a good job. (4)/No
Error (5)
Ans (5): No error

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130. The winner of (1)/the journalist of the year award was (2)/not other than (3)/the editors
daughter. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, none other that should be used.
Look at the sentence:
Her first customer was none other that Mrs. Tendulkar.

131. The revised governments (1)/ guidelines have reduced (2)/the number of mergers (3)/ taking
place among banks. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): The groups of words The revised governments guidelines should be replaced by the
The governments revised guidelines. The sentence has error of position. Clearly the
governments issue revised guidelines.

132. I do not know (1)/ which of the (2)/ new trainees is (3)/ be confirmed. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): The sense of the sentence demands use of Future Tense. Hence, use new trainees will in
place of new trainees is

133. To promote India as (1)/ a tourist destination (2)/ the government has organised (3)/many
cultural programmes. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): To show or regular or habitual actions, we use Simple Present. Hence, replace the
government has organized by the government organises.

134. Banks in India (1)/cannot open ATMs (2)/except obtaining (3)/approval from RBI. (4)/No error
(5).
Ans (3): Use without obtaining for except obtaining.
135. Today the success of (1)/ companies depends on the (2)/ quality of their products and (3)/
efficient managing staff. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.
136. Ashok has managed to (1)/ achieve his sales targets (2)/ for the quarter very easily (3)/ than we
expected. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, comparison has been made. Hence, use for the quarter more easily.

137. He did not grant (1)/ their request for a loan (2)/ although it would (3)/ displease his boss. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (3): To express rate we use article a or pen. Hence, use rupees five on every or rupees five
a/per or rupees five on all.

138. At present oil companies (1)/ are making a loss of (2)/ rupees five on all (3)/ liter of petrol that
they sell. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

139. The managers belief that (1)/ Ramesh is (2)/ incompetent is not (3)/ necessary true. (4)/No error
(5)
Ans (4): The groups of words necessary true should be replaced by necessarily true. The word
necessarily is an Adverb that modifies the Adjective true.

140. Since I was doing (1)/ my MBA I initially (2)/ chose to specialise (3)/ in marketing management.
(4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): Use when I was doing for since I was doing according to the sense of the sentence.

141. Taking regular breaks (1)/ from work are (2)/ important for health (3)/ and reduces stress. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, Gerund taking has been used as subject that is Singular. Hence, it will take
Singular verb. Hence, Taking regular breaks from work is will be correct sentence.
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142. Children of smokers (1)/ are more affected by (2)/ diseases like asthma (3)/ and tuberculosis.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

143. We often greet (1)/ one person by (2)/ joining our hands (3)/ and saying Namaste. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (2): Replace group of words one person by with a person by. Article a generalizes the
sense, while the word one specializes.

144. The horse who (1)/ won the race (2)/ has been removed (3)/ from the stable. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The horse which . Will be correct sentence.

145. The traffic signals (1)/ at the junction (2)/ did not worked (3)/ properly in the morning. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (3): Did not is followed by V1 from (plural) of a Verb. Hence, the traffic signals at the
junction did not work will be correct sentence.

146. The child weight (1) less than what (2)/ is expected (3)/ at his age. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The word weight is a Noun. Its verbal form is weigh. Hence, the child weighs (Verb) .
Will be correct sentence.

147. The cup of tea (1)/ which was kept (2)/ upon the table (3)/ fell down. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

148. The pass percentage has (1)/ gone up by twenty per cent (2)/ from what used to (3)/ a decade
earlier. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace group of words from what used to by from what used to be.

149. There is a (1)/ lot of schemes (2)/ for senior citizens (3)/ to invest money. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Here a lot of schemes is in plural form. Hence, there are lot of schemes will be a
correct sentence.

150. He was a (1)/ miser son who (2)/ never spent a penny (3)/ on his own children. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): He was a miser parent/father will be a correct sentence. The word son has been
wrongly used.

151. The basketball match (1)/ was organized and (2)/ the sponsored by his (3)/ fathers company.
(4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (3): It is improper to use an article before a verb. Hence, sponsored by his should be used
here.

152. There were many (1)/ factors that contributed (2)/ to the success (3)/ of this experiments. (4)/ No
Error (5).
Ans (4): Here of this experiment/of these experiments should be used.

153. Child labour is (1)/ considered to be (2)/ illegal in (3)/ many countries. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (2): Here, it is improper to use to be (Probability). Hence considered should beused.

154. She always remembers (1)/ to switch off all the (2)/ lights and fans before (3)/ leaving a rooms.
(4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (4): Here, leaving rooms/ leaving a room should be used.

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155. Inspite of the (1)/ heavy raining Raj (2)/ decided to go (3)/ for the meeting. (4) / No Error (5) No
Error (5).
Ans (2): Here, Noun i.e. rain should be used. Hence, heavy rain Raj should be used.

156. Ragi may not taste (1) /good but it has (2) / very high (3) / nutrition value. (4) /No Error (5).
Ans (3): Here, Article a i.e. a very high should be used.

157. She wanted to reached (1) /home as early (2) / as possible because (3) / it was getting dark. (4) /
No Error (5)
Ans (1): The full form of an Infinities is : to +V1 (Plural). Hence, She wanted to reach should be
used.

158. Rohans happiness knew no (1) / bounds when the results (2) / were announce because (3) / he
had won the competition. (4) / No Error.
Ans (3): Structure of Past Simple (Passive Voice) is: Subject + was/were + V3 (Past Participle).
Hence, were announced because should be used.

159. The royal guards were instruction (1) / to keep the palace (2) / gates closed as the (3) / villagers
were agitated. (4) / No Error (5).
Ans (1): Here, the royal guards were instructed should be used.

160. They were hoping (1) / to reach of time (2) / for the lecture (3) / but they were late. (4) / No
Error.
Ans (2): Idiom on time / in time means: not late. Hence, to reach on time should be used.

161. The main objective of (1) / the committee members are (2) / to recommend reforms (3) / to the
education ministry. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): The structure of some sentence is : Noun + Preposition + Noun.
For example,
The main objective of the committee
In such sentences, the Verb is used according to the nimber and Person of the
Noun used before the preposition. Hence
The main objective of the commit

Singular
Tee members is will be the

Singular
Correct sentence.

162. The seminar was attended (1) / by investment consultants (2) / who discussed the risks (3) / of
investing abroad. (4) / No error. (5)
Ans (4): Replace of investing abroad by of investment abroad.

163. The countrys constitution (1) / came into force (2) / three years since it (3) / gained its
independence. (4) No error. (5)
Ans (3): According to the sentence, replace three years since it by three years after it.

164. Over eight million (1) / people have fallen (2) / below the poverty line (3)/ owing to rising in
flation. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

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165. The governments has decided to (1) / dedicate more than fifteen crores of rupees (2) / of the
research and development (3) / of ecofriendly sources of energy. (4) / No error. (5)
Ans (3): The word dedicate will take Preposition to. Hence .to the research and
development . Will be correct usage.

166. Over half of the (1) / domestic flights were (2) / delayed because (3) / of bad weather conditions.
(4) / No error. (5)
Ans (4): It will be proper to use of bad weather condition. Here, the word condition is
superfluous

167. Banks have being asked (1) / to prepare a list of (2) / beneficiaries for the scheme (3) / as per the
governments guidelines. (4) / No error. (5)
Ans (1): The structure of sentences in Passive voice of Present Perfect is Subject + have been/has
been + V3. Hence, replace Banks have been asked by Banks have been asked.

168. It rained all (1) / day last week so (2) / we did not (3) / enjoy our vacation. (4) / No error. (5)
Ans (1): It rained everyday last week will be correct usage.

169. The manager was pleased (1) / with Anands report (2) / as it was (3) / too detailed and
systematic. (4) No error. (5)
Ans (4): It is a better to use detailed and systematic. When too is used in some sentences, it
Express of the quality and it shows a vice instead of virtue.

170. Many families in the district (1) / have sold partly of their land (2)/ in order to pay (3) / for their
childrens education. (4) No error. (5)
Ans (2): Use of Adverb partly is wrong. Hence, have sold part of their land . Will be correct
usage.

171. Rajiv is the best person (1)/ to advise you since (2)/ he faced plenty of difficulty (3)/ while setting
up his business. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Plenty of is followed by Plural Noun. Hence, replace group of words he faced plenty of
difficulty by he faced plenty of difficulties.

172. The University that (1)/ I taught was (2)/ located on the (3)/ outskirts of the city. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (1): To provide clarity to the meaning of the sentence, it is proper to use the University
where in place of the University that.

173. Most of my (1)/ co-workers have been (2)/ transferred to various (3)/ neighbour districts. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (4): To qualify a Noun, an Adjective is used. Hence, use neighbourly districts in place of
neighbour districts.

174. Though my father spent (1) / a lot of money on (2)/ our education he refused to (3)/ give us no
pocket money. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The word refuse gives a negative sense. Hence, replace give us no pocket money by
give us any pocket money.

175. Often ideas and concepts (1) / are passed on from (2)/ one generation to the next (3) / without
being questioned. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

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176. Funds that are collected (1) / in the morning has (2)/to be disbursed as (3)/ new loans by
afternoon. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (2): The subject of the sentence, funds is in Plural Number. Hence, replace in the morning
has by in the morning have.

177. Your promotion depends (1)/ on the number of (2)/ projects your handling (3) / during the year.
(4) / No error (5).
Ans (3): Use projects you handle in place of projects your handling.

178. Our team has spent (1)/ the night entirely (2)/ awake trying to decide (3)/ what strategy to
adopt. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace awake (V1) trying to decide by awaken (V3) trying to decide.

179. I have finally managed (1)/ to convince my parents (2)/ to allow myself (3)/ to study abroad.
(4)/ No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

180. When he took a loan (1)/ for the first time (2)/he was so nervous that (3)/ he repay it early. (4) /
No error (5).
Ans (4): The sense of the sentence shows past. Hence, use he repaid it early in place of he repay
it early.

181. People who intend (1)/ to visit the tourist spots (2)/ are always thrilling (3)/ to see the scenario
here. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (3): Here, V4 i.e. thrilling should be replaced by thrilled (Adjective).

182. In such delicate matters, (1)/ we often go with (2)/ his advice as he has (3)/ been handling such
cases effectively. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (5): No Error.

183. You should thing that (1)/ of all the possibilities (2)/ before you take (3)/ any decision. (4)/ No
Error (5).
Ans (1): The use of that is superfluous.

184. He was too tired that (1)/ he could not cross (2)/ the street even with (3)/ the help of a porter.
(4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (1): Here, too should be replaced by so.
Look at the sentences:
He was too weak to walk.
He was so weak that he couldnt a\walk.

185. My desire to (1)/ meet the President (2)/ without prior (3)/ appointment. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (1): Replace My desire to by My desire is to or I desire.

186. Whenever a man attain fame, (1)/ his personal qualities are (2)/ imitated by others who (3)/ are
close to him. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (1): Singular subject agrees with singular verb. Hence, whenever a man attains fame will be
a correct usage.

187. Rivers, mountains and deep forests (1)/ are the places (2)/ mostly like by (3)/ people living in
urban areas. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (3): Replace mostly like by by liked most by.

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188. When we visited his office (1)/ we found that (2)/ he was sipping coffee (3)/ with some of his
colleagues. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (5): No Error.

189. For giving up (1)/ the bad habit of smoking, (2)/ use of chewing gum or (3)/ similar other
method can be helped. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (4): Here, similar other method can be helpful/useful (Adjective) should be used.

190. His obviously reluctance (1)/ was viewed seriously by (2)/ his superiors and (3) he was
suspended. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (1): Here, His obviously (Adverb) reluctance should be replaced by His obvious (Adjective)
reluctance because an Adjective qualifies a Noun.

191. Which sectors (1)/ have been affected (2)/ the most of (3)/ the global recession? (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): Replace the most of by the most by/the most because of.

192. One of the (1)/ executives who work (2)/ at the head office (3)/ has confirmed the news (4)/ No
error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

193. It took myself (1)/ four months to (2)/ convince them to (3)/ take this step. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): Replace It took myself by It took me.
Look at the sentences:
I myself do my work.
He took me away..

194. Anitas new office (1)/ is quite spacious but (2)/ most of the furniture is (3)/ old and should be
changed. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (5): No Error.

195. According to the terms (1)/ of the agreement we have to (2)/ pay five percent commissions
(3)/ to the travel agent. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): Replace pay five percent commission by pay five percent commission. It is incorrect to
use commissions

196. Unless you work out all (1)/ the details and get the necessary (2)/ approvals they will not want
(3)/ investment in the project. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): Replace approvals they will not want by approvals they will be not allow/facilitate.

197. Hearing the tone of (1)/ my colleagues voice I (2)/ realised that he was (3)/ upsetting about
something (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): Replace upsetting about something by upset about something. It is proper to use
Adjective (upset) here.

198. Being recently arrived (1)/ in the city we (2)/ visited our neighbours to (3)/ get to know them.
(4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): Being recently arrived should replaced by Having recently arrived. It is proper to use
past participle from here.

199. Since I had ordered (1)/ a large number of (2)/ books the salesman agreed (3)/ to give me a
discount (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): Preposition for is missing here. Hence, replace since I had ordered by Since I had
ordered for.
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200. We have not yet (1)/ reached a stage that (2)/ we can think of (3)/ expanding our business
overseas. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

201. When we (1)/reached the shops, (2)/we find that (3)/they were all closed.(4)/No Error (5)
Ans (3): The sentence shows past time. Hence, we found that (Past Simple) should be used here.

202. Poor people (1)/has no money (2)/therefore they cannot afford (3)/proper medical facilities.
(4)/No Error (5)
Ans (2): Here, the subject (poor people) is Plural. Hence, have no money (Plural Verb) should be
used.

203. The course is for (1)/ something who is interested (2)/in learning (3)/about computers. (4)/No
Error (5)
Ans (2): Here, someone who is interested . Should be used.

204. We were surprised (1)/that she participated (2)/at the performance (3)/held at NCPA. (4)/No
Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, in the performances . Should be used.
Look at the sentence:: He didnt participate in the discussion

205. As soon as (1)/I getting my (2)/first salary (3)/I spent all my money. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (2): Here, Past Simple i.e. I got my should be used.

206. The principal (1)/introducing me (2)/to some of her (3)/teaching staff. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (2): Here, Past Simple i.e. introduced me should be used.

207. The doctors said that (1)/he was making good progress (2)/and would not (3)/need an
operation. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

208. Instead of (1)/to buy books, (2)/I borrow them (3)/from the library. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (2): Here, Gerund i.e. buying books should be used.

209. By the times (1)/we reached the classroom, (2)/the lecture had (3)/already begun. (4)/No Error
(5)
Ans (1): Here, By the time should be used.

210. The Indian government (1)/should make sure that (2)/men and women are (3)/given equal
opportunities. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

211. If you want to (1)/keep good health (2)/you must eats (3)/a lot of vegetables. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (3): Modals should, would, must etc. agree with V1 (original form of verb). Hence, you must
eat . Should be used.

212. We were help (1)/to carry (2)/the piano upstairs (3)/by one of our neighbours. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): Look at the structure of a sentence in Passive Voice in Past Simple. Subject + was /were +
V3 (Past Participle). Hence, we were helped . Should be used here.

213. We should all try (1)/to help the police (2)/in their efforts (3)/to combating crime. (4)/No error
(5)
Ans (4): Here, to combat crime (infinitive = to + V1) should be used.

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214. My name is Rahul (1)/and I am coming (2)/from a beautiful state (3)/of India. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): To express simple or permanent activity, we use Present Simple. Hence and I come .
Should be used.

215. In recent months (1)/large number of equipments (2)/has been steal (3)/from construction sites.
(4) /No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Subject i.e. a large number of equipments is plural. Moreover, in Passive V3 (Past
Participle) should be used. Hence, have been stolen . Should be used here.

216. I forget (1)/to pack a set of (2)/clean clothes (3)/for the picnic. (4)/No Error (5).
Ans (1): Here, Present Perfect i.e. I forgotten . Should be used. We can also use Past Simple.

217. It is important (1)/to be looking (2)/both ways before (3)/crossing the road. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (2): Here, to look . Should be used.

218. The Indian Governments (1)/primary goal (2)/is to reduction (3)/of poverty. (4)/No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, use of to is superfluous. Hence, is the reduction . Should be used.

219. I paid a lot of money (1)/for the camera (2) /and I expects it (3) /to work. (4) No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, and I expect/expected it should be used.

220. Some peoples who (1)/live in the Netherlands (2)/cycle to work (3)/and back daily. (4) No Error
(5)
Ans (1): Here, Some people who should be used. Peoples means nation.

221. Most of the popular tele-serials (1)/ are not only illogical (2)/ in their story line (3)/ but also
crude in their presentation. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

222. I am trying to convince him (1)/ for the last two days to come (2)/ and live with me (3)/ till his
fathers anger cools down. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): The Present Perfect Continuous is used for an action which began at some time in the
past and is still continuing; as, He has been sleeping for five hours (and is still sleeping).
Therefore, I am trying should be replaced with I have been trying

223. It is a pity that a son (1)/ born from very good parents (2)/ should live a life of (3)/ misery and
deprivation of the worst order. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): The Present Continuous is used for an action going on at the time of speaking; as. She is
singing (now). Therefore should live should be replaced with is living.

224. I would have asked him (1)/ to leave our house immediately (2)/ if my father would not have
been (3)/ at home and awake. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): The given sentence expresses a past possibility that remained a possibility. The structure
will be:
If + Sub-ordinate clause [Simple Past/Past Perfect] + Principal clause [Past Perfect]
For example,
If he had worked hard, he would have passed.
If he had been Prime Minister. I would have abolish examinations.
If father were at home. I would have got the money easily.
Therefore, If my father would not have been should be replaced with If my father
were not.

225. Malas two brothers Rupesh and Bhupat (1)/ are very intelligent and hardworking (2)/ but I am
sure (3)/ I like the latter most. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): I comes for Mala. Therefore She likes will be correct usage.
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226. I am grateful to you (1)/ and all your friends (2)/ for the showed sympathy (3)/ and kindness
towards me (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): The word Kindness is followed by Preposition to;. For example,
I can never repay her many kindness to me.

227. While he was (1)/ walking along the road (2)/ a speeding car (3)/ knocked down to him (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (4): The phrase knock somebody down and make them fall to the ground.
For example, He was knocked down. Hence, the correct down.
Hence, the correct sentence will be:
While he was walking along the road, a speeding care knocked him down.

228. Though none of his (1)/ so-called well wishers forwarded to help (2)/ I helped him by (3)/
completing his work on time (4)/ No error (5)

Ans (2): The correct sentence will be: Though none of his so called well-wishers came forward
to help, I helped him by completing his work on time.

229. From the way he was talking (1)/ It was clear (2)/ that he had (3)/ no control on himself. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

230. Your over-dependent on (1)/ others even for (2)/ trivial matters may (3)/ prove disadvantageous
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Your over dependence on is the correct usage. As dependent is an Adjective, its Noun
form will be used as a Subject.

231. People who are (1)/ fortunate enough to own (2)/ a personal library are always (3)/ held in high
esteem by me. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

232. A small loaf of bread (1)/ given with affection (2)/ is far superior to (3)/ a delicious dish served
with indifferently. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): The word indifferently has been wrongly used. It should be replaced with its Noun form
indifference. Well knowingly, an Adverb modifies a Verb.

233. The incentive seems to (1)/ having been worked well (2)/ because the number of employees
going on leave (3)/ has reduced significantly. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The correct sentence will be: The incentive seems to have worked well .

234. His dishonest acts have (1)/ made his parents (2)/ bent their heads (3)/ in shame. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (3): The structure of the sentence with causative Verbs will be Subject + have/has + made +
object +V1.
For example: His actions made him laugh. Hence, bent should be replaced with bend.

235. Everybody know (1)/ that his failure can (2)/ be attributed only (3)/ to his lack of practice.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): Everybody is a Singular Verb. Hence the correct sentence will be: Everybody knows ..

236. In despite of his (1)/ being the small boy (2)/he offered to (3)/fight the giant. (4)/No error (5).
Ans (1): Inspite of or despite is the correct usage.

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237. He was delighted (1)/by the intelligent and brightness (2) / of the scholars (3) / who used to visit
him. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Intelligent Adjective should be replaced with intelligence (Noun).

238. We were happy that (1) / the audience responded well (2) / and gave all the speakers (3) / a
patiently listening. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): A patiently listening should be replaced with a patient listening, because listening is a
Noun and to qualify a Noun, an Adjective is used.

239. He received timely support (1) / from his elder brother (2) / who is working abroad (3) / for the
last six years. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): Who is working should be replaced with who has been working because the sentence
indicates the sense of period of time.

240. The notorious gang opened (1) / the door quietly and (2) / escaped in the dark with (3) /
whatever they would collect. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (4): Whatever they would collect should be replaced with whatever they had collected.

241. One of the security men (1) / rushed forward and asked (2) / me whether I had (3) / anything
objectionable. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

242. We could not (1) / believe that one (2) / of us was (3) / responsible with the act. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (4): Responsible with the act should be replaced with responsible for the act.

243. We are now (1) / reliably learnt that (2)/he was involved (3)/ in the bank robbery. (4)/No error
(5)
Ans (5): No error.

244. Now a days the cost of living (1)/ is so high that (2)/ people find it difficult (3)/to make both
ends meeting. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (4): To make both ends meet is the correct form of phrase.

245. Karnavati is (1)/ one of the leading (2)/ business centres (3)/ in our state. (4)/ N error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

246. It was clear from the way (1)/they were behaving (2)/that they had been (3)/lost their senses
.(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Past Perfect Tense will be used. The structure is: Subject + had + past participle
247. That boy possess (1)/three beautiful pens (2)/but he would not (3)/show them to any one. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): That boy possesses is the correct usage, as the verb must agree with its subject in
number and person.

248. A small piece (1)/of bread is (2)/better than (3)/having nothing to eat. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

249. Though I had been (1)/his friend for quite a long time (2)/I refused to help him (3)/because his ill
nature. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Because of is the correct idiomatic form.

250. When he had been (1)/walked along the road (2)/a wild and ferocious dog (3)/hit him hard and
knocked him down. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The structure of Past Perfect Continuous is: Subject + had been + verb + ing
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251. I am grateful to you (1)/and all your friends (2)/for showing sympathy (3)/and kindness with
me (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): The preposition with should be replaced by to.

252. The leader was so shrewd (1)/that he could not deceive (2)/by the words of (3)/the sycophant
courtiers. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Passive voice will be used. i.e. That he could not be deceived, is the correct form.

253. He is the man (1)/who I know (2)/has helped my son (3)/in the final examination. (4)/No error
(5)
Ans (3): Simple Past is used for an action happened in the past and showing past time.

254. I have been (1)/living in, Hyderabad (2)/at my uncle (3)/since my birth. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The preposition at should be replaced by with.

255. Every one of us know (1)/that he is not capable of (2)/remaining under water (3)/for such a long
time. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Singular subject agrees with singular verb.

256. Your television set (1)/is superior to (2)/our television set (3)/by all respects. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): In all respects is the correct idiomatic form.

257. The boy who was guilt for (1)/having broken the window glass (2)/came out (3)/with the truth.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The boy who was guilty of is the correct usage.

258. Ramesh has been both (1)/a dishonestly person (2)/and a gambler (3)/since his childhood. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (2): Dishonestly should be replaced by adjective dishonest.

259. The number of employees (1)/reporting sick (2)/has reduced significantly (3)/because of the
incentive. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (2): Reporting should be replaced by reported, as it adjective.

260. Sunil refused to admit that (1)/he did not know (2)/ what to operate (3)/the new machine.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): The group of words what to operate should be replaced by how to operate.
Look at the following sentences:
I know how to swim.
I know what to do.

261. They waited patient (1) / for the chairmans speech (2)/to end in order (3)/to begin the
discussion. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): The group of words they waited patient should be replaced by they waited patiently.
We use an Adverb to modify a verb. The Adverb form of the word patient is patiently.

262. On his next (1)/official visit to Delhi (2)/the plans to (3)/visit his old colleagues. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

263. He has refused (1)/not to take (2)/ the promotion although (3)/ he is eligible. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, the word refuse has a negative sense. Hence, not to take should be replaced by
to take.

264. We were so late (1) / than the meeting (2) / was almost over (3)/when we arrived. (4) / No error
(5)
Ans (2): So . That is the correct correlative. Hence, than should be replaced by that.
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265. All this document (1)/have been destroyed (2)/ in the fire (3)/which occurred last month. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, the auxiliary verb of the sentence is plural. Hence, all this document should be
replaced by all these documents.

266. Mr. Gupta insisted (1)/ that he was (2)/ fully prepare (3) / to present the proposal. (4) / No error
(5)
Ans (3): Passive Voice takes Past Participle form of the verb. Hence, fully prepare should be
replaced by fully prepared.

267. Arjun was (1) / not selected (2) / for the post (3) / Inspite his hard work. (4) / no error (5)
Ans (4): Inspite should be replaced by inspite of. We can use despite too.
Look at these sentences:
Inspite of his age he still leads an active life.
They went swimming inspite of all the danger signs.
Despite applying for hundreds of jobs, he is still out of work.

268. The decision to open (1)/ offices in Shimla (2) / were taken at (3)/ the last Board meeting. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (3): Hence, the subject of the sentence is decision which is in Singular Number. Hence,
Singular Verb should be used. Hence, replaced were by was.

269. There has been (1)/a fall from (2) / the profits of (3) / our company recently. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): Replace a fall from by a fall in.

270. Hostility between the (1)/two groups have (2)/increased in the (3)/past few months. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (2): The subject of the sentence Hostility is singular. Hence, Hostility between the two
groups has will be a correct sentence.

271. Her class is very special (1)/because it has children (2)/with many different (3)/abilities and
skills. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace group of words with many different by with different/ of different.

272. Many peoples were (1)/brought to safety (2)/by the army helicopters (3)/from the flood hit area.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): The word people is a plural Noun. Hence, Many people were will be a correct usage.

273. It is difficult to (1)/ understand the problems (2)/that the physically challenged people
(3)/encounters in their daily life. (4)/No error(5)
Ans (4): The subject of the clause the physically challenged people is plural. Hence, encounter in
their daily life should be used because plural subject agrees with plural verb.

274. I had gone only a little way (1)/down the street (2)/when I realised that (3)/I had not lock the
door. (4)/No error(5)
Ans (4): The structure of Past Perfect Tense is: Subject + had +V3 (Past Participle).
Hence, I had not locked the door should be used.

275. Mammoths were a (1)/species of elephants (2)/who lived millions of years ago (3)/but are now
extinct. (4)/No error(5)
Ans (3): Replace group of words who lived millions of years ago by which lived millions of
years ago.

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276. The sink is (1)/so dirty that (2)/one needs a very strong (3)/abrasive to cleaning it. (4)/No error
(5)
Ans (4): Replace group of words abrasive to cleaning it by abrasive to clean it (Purpose).

277. The talks ended (1)/abruptly when one of (2)/the delegate walked (3)/out in protest. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (3): One of is followed by Plural Noun/Pronoun. Hence, the delegate walked should
replaced by the delegates walked.

278. A twenty year old (1)/absconder was caught (2)/in a local restaurant (3)/this morning. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

279. If she will secure more than (1)/90% marks in the exams (2)/I will give her (3)/a suitable reward.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): When two events are likely in future, if is used before the sentence used in Simple
Present. Hence, replace if she will secure more than by if she secures more than

280. The father divided (1)/the property equally (2) /between his son(3) /and daughter. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (5): No error

281. I am thinking (1) /you were aware (2) /of the rules and regulation (3) /before joining. (4) /No
error (5)
Ans (1): The word think is a stative verb. It should not be used in Present Progressive. Hence, I
think should be used here.

282. I knows a very good doctor (1)/ in my village (2)/who will be able to (3)/ cure your disease. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): I know .. is a correct usage.

283. I am not scared (1) / to be travelling (2) /in the dark (3) / alone at night. (4) /No error (5)
Ans (2): Scare is followed by Preposition of. Hence, of travelling .should be used.

284. The elevator in the building (1) / is under repair, (2) /we regret for (3) / the inconvenience
caused. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No Error.

285. The bus waiting (1) /for all the passengers (2) /to enter (3) /before it took off. (4) /No Error (5)
Ans (1): If two events happen in the past, the event is expressed in Past Perfect. Hence, the bus
had waited . Should be used here.

286. Daily prayer and meditation (1) /is the keys (2) /to a peaceful (3) /and happy life.(4)/No Error
(5)
Ans (2): Here the subject is plural. Hence, are the key(s) should be used.

287. The police making (1) /everyone leave (2) /the building premises (3) /immediately. (4) /No
Error (5)
Ans (1): Here, Causative Verb form i.e. The police made should be used.
Look at the sentences I made him laugh. He made her weep.

288. Mother and I (1) /generally go to the store (2) /and pickup food items (3) /for the
charitable.(4)/No Error (5)
Ans (4): Here, for the charity (Noun) should be used.
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289. The new project is (1)/ to big for (2)/ the trainee to handle (3)/ on his own. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (2): In some sentences, too +Adjective / Adverb + Infinitive is used. In such sentences, too +
Adjective/Adverb shows cause and the Infinitive shows result.
Look at the sentences: He is too weak to run.
She is too slow to win the race. Hence, the new project is too big for . Is correct sentence.

290. The explanation that (1)/ he gave for (2)/ missing the meeting (3)/ were not satisfactory. (4)/ No
Error (5)
Ans (4): The subject of the sentence is the explanation which is singular. According to the rule, S-
S, P-P, it will take Singular Verb.
Hence, replace were not satisfactory by .Was not satisfactory.

291. Mr. Singhs son has applied (1)/ to the post (2)/ of Assistant Manager (3)/ in a construction
company. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (2): The word apply takes the preposition for. Hence, Mr. singhs son has applied for is
the correct sentence.

292. The manager has sent (1)/ many reminders to Mr. Rao (2)/ to repay the loan but (3)/ has not
received to reply. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (4): Use of double negatives is improper. Hence, . But has not received any reply .. is the
correct sentence.

293. Beside the Chairman (1)/ all the Committee members (2)/ were present (3)/ at the shareholders
meeting. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (1): The word beside should be replaced by besides means: In addition to
somebody/something.
Look at the sentence: We have lots of things in common besides music.

294. He submitted (1)/ the request for compensation (2)/ of time but (3)/ it was denied. (4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (3): Use Preposition for in place of of.

295. Unfortunately today many (1) / parents cannot afford (2) / to sent its (3) / children to school. (4)
/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): The subject of the sentence parents is in Plural Number. Hence, use their in place of
its.

296. He was convinced (1)/ that he (2)/ loss the account (3)/ because of bad luck. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): As the reporting Verb of Indirect Speech is in Past Tense, the Reported Speech will also
be in Past Tense. Hence, .. he had lost the account because of bad luck will be correct sentence.

297. Many customers have (1)/ complained because (2)/ his goods was (3)/ inferior in quality. (4)/
No Error (5)
Ans (3): As the word goods is in Plural Verb. Hence, use were in place of was.

298. In his opinion (1)/ every senior citizens (2)/ will benefit (3)/ form the new rule. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (2): Every senior citizen will be correct usage. Every takes Singular Noun/Pronoun.

299. It is sad that in (1)/our country education is (2)/ available only to those (3)/ whom can afford it
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Who is used to show which person or people you mean. whom is used instead of
who as an object of a Verb or Preposition.

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Look at the sentences:
The people who called yesterday want to buy the house.
To whom should I write?
Whom did they invite?
Hence, whom can afford it should be replaced by who can afford it.

300. I was determined (1)/ to learn everything (2)/ I could from the people (3)/ off the village. (4)/ No
error (5).
Ans (4): Replace group of words off the village by ;of the village The Preposition off shows
separation while of shows relation or possession.

301. During the holidays (1)/ I am often worked (2)/ in my uncles shop to (3)/ earn some pocket
money. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (2): It is proper to use /Simple Present (Active) here. Hence, replace I am often worked by I
often work.

302. Most banks did not taken (1)/ her plan to set up (2)/ a factory in (3)/ the areas seriously. (4)/ No
error. (5)
Ans (1): Simple Past (Negative): Subject + did not + V1. Hence, Most banks did not take will
be a correct sentence.

303. Every year we have (1)/ a function where (2)/ the children of our staff (3)/ is awarded
scholarships. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): Here the subject Children is in Plural Number. Hence, it is proper to use are awarded
scholarships instead of is awarded scholarships.

304. Many of the funds (1)/ I needed to buy (2)/ my own house were (3)/ given by my father. (4)/ No
error (5).
Ans (1): Replace Many of the funds by Most of the funds.

305. Since he was from (1)/ the district and able to (2)/ speak the language locally, (3)/ they trusted
him (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

306. Every month he would (1)/ meet the employees to (2)/ discuss their problems (3)/ and answer
their question. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

307. I had to work full time (1)/ so I could not devote (2)/ as much time as (3)/ I wanted to playing
cricket. (4)/ No error.
Ans (3): The word locally is an Adverb that modifies a Verb. It is proper to use speak the local
language.

308. He did not even (1)/ have no property (2)/ to sell to (3)/ cover his losses. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (2): Replace have no property by have any property. Double negatives make wrong sense
here.

309. Over a thousand tourist (1)/from all over the world (2)/come to visit the (3)/national park every
week. (4)/No error. (5)
Ans (1): Replace groups of words over a thousand tourist by over a thousand tourists. A Plural
Numeral Adjective is followed by a Plural subject or Noun.

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310. It will sooner (1)/be compulsory for all (2)/the employees to follow (3)/these new guidelines.
(4)/No Error.(5)
Ans (5): No Error.

311. The bank is (1)/planning to hire (2) over eight hundred officers (3)/on a contractual basic. (4)/No
Error. (5)
Ans (4): Replace a group of words on a contractual basic by an a contractual basic. The use of
basic is improper here.

312. In his opinion (1)/have a good education (2)/is the way (3)/to achieve success. (4)/No error. (5)
Ans (2): Use to before group of words have a good education. Infinitive is used as a subject too.
For example, To err is human.

313. If we want to avoid (1)/making a loss we (2)/have no option unless (3)/to raise our prices.
(4)/No Error (5)
Ans (3): The use of connective unless is improper. It should be substituted by connective but.

314. The project aims (1)/at developing India (2)/small and medium (3)/scale industries. (4)/No error
(5)
Ans (2): Use Indian in place of India.

315. A recent RBI study shows (1)/that people prefer debit cards (2)/to credit cards (3)/while making
payments. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (5): No Error.

316. Our market research shows (1)/that there will be (2)/a huge demand by such (3)/products in the
next few years.(4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace group of words a huge demand by such by huge demand for such.
Look at the sentence: There is an increased, demand for organic produce these days.

317. The meeting cannot (1)/ be held since (2)/some executives are (3)/unlike to attend. (4)/No Error
(5)
Ans (4):Here, an Adverb should be used to modify an Infinitive. Hence, unlikely to attend will
be the correct substitution

318. Since the company has (1)/not took any action (2)/he had decided to (3)/file a case against
it.(4)/No Error (5)
Ans (2): We use Past Participle form of a Verb (V3) in Present Tense. Hence, since the company
has not taken will be form of Verb take.

319. The university has (1)/ not spent enough (2)/money to maintaining (3)/its valuable library. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (3): In some sentences, an infinitive is used to express purpose or result.
Look at the sentences: He went to market to buy a cow. We came to realise our mistake. Hence,
replace . money to maintaining by money to maintain.

320. The survey found (1)/that most of the employees (2)/ has a positive view (3)/of the company.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The subject of the sub-ordinate clause of the sentence is in Plural Number that will take
Plural Verb.
Hence, replace has a positive view by have a positive view

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321. The meeting will not end (1)/till the chairman (2)/gets approval from (3)/every members of the
Board. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (4): Singular Noun or Pronoun is used with each and every.
Hence, replace every members of the board by every member of the board.

322. For millions of people (1)/his retirement from (2)/ cricket has been (3)/a greatest shock. (4)/No
error(5)
Ans (4): Replace a greatest shock, because Article the is used before Superfluous Degree. We
can also use a great shock.

323. The chairman has refused (1)/no to sanction (2)/ the required funds (3)/for the project. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (2): The chairman has refused to sanction will be a correct sentences. The word refuse has
a negative meaning. Use of no before it is superfluous.

324. The interrogation made by (1)/ him hardly yield (2)/ any concrete conclusion (3)/ about the
crime. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The sense of the sentence shows past time. Hence, the interrogation made by him hardly
yieded will be the correct usage.

325. What you had said (1)/ about the employees was (2)/ found to be correct (3) / but it could not be
proved. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No Error.

326. When you had started (1)/ the work, you should (2)/ ensure that you (3)/ concentrate on it. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): The sense of sentence is in Present Tense. Hence, when you start will be the correct
usage.

327. If you have good (1)/ control over breathing (2)/ you can float (3)/ on water effortlessly. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (2): If you have good control over breath will be the correct usage.
Look at the sentences:
His breath smelt of garlic.

Noun
We had to stop for breath before we got to top

Noun.

The way to the fort (1)/ was too difficult that (2)/ we could not reach (3)/ the farthest point. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (2): The way to the fort was so difficult . Is the correct usage. Such sentences express cause.
Structure:
Subject + Verb +too + adjective/ adverb + infinitive.
Look at the sentences:
He is too weak to run. (with too)
He is so weak that he cannot run. (without too)

328. When we heard the name (1)/ of our leader uttered (2)/ respectfully by the foreigners (3)/ we felt
pride of him. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): We felt proud of him . Is correct sentence.

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329. It goes to his credit (1)/ that he was a clean man (2)/ in politics as well as (3)/ his person
dealings. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): . His personal dealings is correct sentence, because personal (Adjective) should be
used before dealings (Noun).

330. His strictly discipline (1)/ has made him (2)/ very unpopular among (3)/all the employees. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): His strict discipline is correct sentence. The word strictly is an Adverb and it is not
proper to use it before a Noun.

331. Jamshedji knew that (1)/ an industrial revolution could (2) / only brought in the country (3) / by
setting up iron and steel industry. (4) / No error (5).
Ans (3): The sense of the sentence is in Passive Voice. Hence, could only be brought in the
country will be correct sentence.

332. He being the oldest son (1) / has requested us (2) / to look after the problem (3) / faced by his
father. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): The sentence shows past time. Hence, He being the oldest son requested us will be
correct usage.

333. In about five minutes, they would (1)/ cover the distance from the read to the point (2)/ where
the waves would (3)/ begin lick their feet. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Replace the group of words cover the distance from the road to the point by cover the
distance by/along the road to the point.
Look at the sentences: He was walking along the road when he was attacked. It takes about five
hours by road.

334. The devastating experiences (1)/ of many wars taught some countries (2)/ the necessary of
pursuing peace (3)/ at the expense of nationalist egos. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace groups of words the necessary (Adjective) of pursuing peace by the necessity
(Noun) of pursuing peace.

335. The former superstar recently (1)/ visit an orphanage, (2)/ fuelling speculation that (3)/ she was
planning to adopt a child. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The sentence shows a past event. Hence, it is proper to use Simple Past. Hence, replace
group of words visit an orphanage by visited an orphanage.

336. Accordance to a new study (1)/ taking steps to remain healthy and young (2)/ may help delay
(3)/ the onset of Alzheimers disease. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, In accordance with / According to a new study should be used. It is a correct
idiomatic expression.

337. A day after he was diagnosed with (1)/ swine flu, preventive measures were put in place (2)/ to
ensure that others were not (3)/ affected by the dreaded virus. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

338. The administration has conclusive (1)/ that it is retailers who are (2)/ responsible for upsetting
(3)/ the citys household budget. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The structure of a sentence in Present Perfect Tense is: Subject + have/has +
V3 (Past Participle). Hence, The administration has concluded should be used.

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339. The assurances, unfortunately, (1)/ remained on paper, as (2)/ neither the Center or the state
initiated steps (3)/ for the development of the backward region. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Neither . nor is a correct connective. Hence, neither the Center nor the state initiate
steps should be used.

340. Sediment deposit along the coast (1)/ may be the primary reason for (2)/ the change in
conditions, (3)/ but a lot more remains to be understand. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, but a lot more remains to be understood (V3) should be used.

341. A committee will be set up (1)/ to explore pros and cons by (2)/ a common fee structure and will
(3)/ take a final decision on it within a week. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, to explore pros and cons of should be used.

342. The infection which causes (1)/ gums to bleed and teeth to fail out (2)/ results from the build up
of (3)/ a particular bacteria that is common to the most mouths. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

343. My cousins wedding provided (1)/ me with the chance (2)/ to meet which relatives I (3)/ had
not met for a long time. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (3): The group of words to meet the relatives I or to meet the relatives whom I should be
used.

344. There are floods in this (1)/ region last year but (2)/ many of the victims have (3)/ not yet been
compensated. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): The event shows past time. Hence, There are floods in this by replace There were
floods in this should be use.

345. We must ensure that (1)/ all our records (2)/ are computerised (3)/ for next year. (4)/ No error
(5).
Ans (4): Preposition the should follow the word next. Hence, replace for next year by for the
next year/till the next year should be used.

346. In order to impact (1)/ training to bank employees (2)/ we are setting up (3)/ centers at various
location. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace centers at various location by centers at various locations.

347. When Rahul reached (1)/ the office there was (2)/ nobody there so (3)/ he sat down to wait. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

348. I shall have to check (1)/ my records to find out (2)/ how much cheques (3)/ have been collected
so far. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace how much (quantity) cheques by how many (quantity) cheques

349. Our first task as (1)/ board members is (2)/ to decide on what we (3)/ should spend these funds.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

350. She was lucky (1)/ to find a good paying (2) job as soon (3)/ as she graduated. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The group of words, to find a well paid should be used.

351. For the last six months (1) Seema has been asking them (2)/ to refund the money but (3)/ there is
been no action. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace there is been no action by there is/has been no action.
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352. He promised to get (1)/ in touch with myself (2)/ as soon as he had (3)/ the information I needed
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Replace in touch with myself by in touch with me.

353. Mr. Gupta insisted (1)/ that he was (2)/ fully prepare (3) / to present the proposal. (4)/ No error
(5).
Ans (4): Here, fully prepared (Adjective) should be used.
Look at the sentence: I was not prepared for all the problems it caused.

354. All this document (1)/ have been destroyed (2)/ by the fire (3)/ which occurred last month. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (1): Here, Plural Subject i.e. All these documents . Should be used.

355. On his next (1)/ official visit to Delhi (2)/ he plans to (3) / visit his old colleagues. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (1): Here, During his next should be used. The word during (Preposition) is used in the
sense of at some point of time in a period of time.
Look at the sentence: I only saw him once during my stay in England.

356. Sunil refused to admit that (1)/ he did not know (2)/ what to operate (3)/ the new machine.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, how to operate (in what way or manner) should be used.
Look at the sentence: He did not know how he ought to behave.

357. He has refused (1)/ not to take (2)/ the promotion although (3)/ he is eligible. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, to take should br used. The meaning of the word refuse is: turn down; deny.

358. There has been (1)/ a fall from (2)/ the profits of (3)/ our company recently. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, a fall in should be used.

359. The decision to open (1)/ offices in shimla (2)/ were taken at (3)/ the last Board meeting./ (4) No
error (5)
Ans (3): Here, the subject is singular. Hence, was taken at should be used.

360. We were so late (1)/ than the meeting (2)/was almost over/(3)/ when we arrived. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (2): Here, so that should be used.
Look at the sentence: He is so weak that he cannot walk.

361. They waited patient (1)/ for the Chairmans speech (2)/ to end in order (3)/ to begin the
discussion. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): An Adverb is used to modify a Verb. Hence, They waited patiently should be used.

362. Arjun was (1)/ not selected (2)/ for the post (3)/ inspite his hard work. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, inspite of his hard work should be used.

363. The majority of the population believes (1)/ that the stock market is recovered (2)/ and that it is
the (3)/ right time to buy shares. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (2): When some work is completed in recent past, Present Perfect should be used. The
structure of the sentence is:
Subject + has /have + Past Participle (V3)
Hence, that the stock market has recovered or that the stock market is recovering will
be correct usage.

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364. Seemas new office is close. (1)/ to her residence so (2) / she will not longer (3) /have to travel by
train. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Idiom no /any longer is: used to say that something which was possible or true before,
is not now. Hence, she will no longer will be a correct usage.

365. To the present guidelines. (1) /the bank is required to obtain (2)/ a photograph from the person
(3) /who wishes to open an account. (4) /No error.
Ans (1): The group of words To the present guidelines should be replaced by Under the present
/latest/ new guidelines or According to the present/ latest /new guidelines.

366. Chetan puts in a lot (1)/of effort to ensure (2)/that the scheme was (3) /launched in March.
(4)/No error.
Ans (3): Here, Present Indefinite (Passive) should be used. We notice a definite programme.
Hence, that the scheme is launched in March will be a correct usage.

367. As our economy is (1)/experiencing a recession, banks (2) /have became very cautious (3) /about
giving loans. (4) /No error (5)
Ans (3): The structure of sentence in Present Perfect Tense is: Subject + has/have + V3
Hence, banks have become very cautions will be a correct usage.

368. After retiring she spent (1)/most of her time teaching young (2) /doctors and motivating
themselves (3) /to work in rural areas. (4) /No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Objective case should be used. Hence, doctors and motivating them should be
used.

369. Since this foreign bank has (1) /not performed very good this year (2) /it will not be setting (3)
/up any new branch. (4) No error (5)
Ans (2): Word well is used as an Adverb. Hence, not performed very well this year will be
correct usage.

370. Our Chairman is deeply concerned (1) /about the environment (2) /and plans to take some steps
to reduce the (3) /pollution caused by our factories.(4)/No error (5)
Ans (4): The group of words pollution caused by these/the factories will be a correct usage.

371. He was afraid that his parents (1)/would not allow him to (2) /make the film so he did (3)/not
tell them about it. (4) /No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

372. I was previously posted (1) /in Singapore and it (2)/ took me a long time (3) /to accustom to the
flood. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, to accustom myself to the food/to get accustomed to the food will be a correct
usage.

373. Look! (1)/ somebody (2)/ had climbing up (3)/ that tree over there. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, the work is in progress. Hence, Present Progressive i.e. is climbing up should be
used.

374. Sachin is one (1)/ of the greatest players (2)/ who has (3)/ played for India. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, antecedent of who is players (Plural). Hence, who have (plural) should be used.

375. I saw jack (1)/ at a party (2)/ a few month ago (3)/ and he did seems fine. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (4): To emphasise, we use do/ does/did.

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Look at the sentences:
I do read English

V1
He did read English

V1
Hence, and he did seem fine should be used.

376. Betty has a (1)/ term paper to write (2)/ and she has a lab report (3)/ in finish too. (4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (4): Here, infinitive i.e. to finish too/ to cpmplete too should be used.

377. If a hotel is (1)/ very expensive, it does not (2)/ mean that its (3)/ services is best. (4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (4): Here, service is fine or services are the best should be used.

378. The knight adored his pride wife (1) /but he was in (2) /mortal fear of (3) /her fierce temper. (4)
/ No Error (5)
Ans (1): Here, The knight adored his proud wife should be used. The word pride is a Noun
while; proud is an Adjective that qualifies a Noun.

379. The book that (1) /the student want to borrow (2) /was not available (3) /in the library. (4) /No
Error (5).
Ans (2): Here, Past Simple i.e. the student wanted to borrow should be used.

380. The exam was (1) /conducted in the (2) /school library as there was (3) /minimise noise (4) /No
Error (5).
Ans (4): Here, replace minimize (verb) noise by minimum (Adjective) noise.

381. My colleague to longed for (1) /the holiday to come (2) /so that she could be (3) /with her family
again. (4) /No Error (5)
Ans (1): The word long (Verb) means: to want something very much. Hence, My colleague too,
was longing for/longed for should be used here.

382. I regrets (1) /to inform you that (2) /your application (3) /has been rejected. (4) /No Error (5)
Ans (1): Here, subject I will agree with plural verb regret.

383. You can help (1)/ yourself to some biscuits, (2)/ although there are (3)/ a less left. (4)/ No
Error(5)
Ans (4): The word less (determiner) is generally not used with countable nouns. Hence, fewer/ a
few left should be used here.

384. Each soldier were (1)/ praised for his bravery, (2)/ and was each (3)/ given a medal. (4)/ No
Error (5)
Ans (1): Each soldier is a singular subject. Hence, Each soldier was should be used.

385. The aim of (1)/ the organisation is to (2)/ educate the public about (3)/ the dangers of the
smoking. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (4): It is not proper to use article the before smoking (uncountable). Hence, the dangers of
smoking should be used here.
Look at the sentences: Would you like smoking? He is trying to give up smoking.

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386. People who smoke (1)/ are not the only ones (2)/ to be affect (3)/ by lung cancer. (4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (3): Look at the passive of an infinitive: to consume => to be consumed. Hence, to be affected
. Should be used here

387. There was no one (1)/ from America (2)/ between the many tourists (3)/ in the train. (4)/ No
Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, among the many tourists should be used. Connective between is used for two
persons or things.

388. Mahesh and Sachin live (1)/ next by the post office (2) / not far (3)/from the station. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (2): Replace next by by next to. It means following in order or importance after
somebody/something.

389. After the tsunami (1) / they didnt know (2)/ weather they (3)/ would be able to rebuild. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (3): Replace weather by whether.

390. Its been difficult (1)/to persuade (2)/ to the private sector (3)/ to invest in vaccines. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (3): Remove to
Look at the sentence:
It will be difficult to persuade herself that life was not worth living.

391. Each of them (1)/along with their families and their pets (2)/is going to Goa (3)/for the summer
vacation. (4) /No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace for the summer vacation by during the summer vacation.

392. He never attended lectures (1)/and used to borrow (2)/ the books of his friends (3)/ to study for
the exam. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace the books of his friends by the books from his friends. The word borrow
takes preposition from.
Look at the sentence: Members can borrow upto ten books from the library at any one time.

393. One of the best way (1)/ of improving (2)/ your English is to (3)/ read the language. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (1): One of id followed by a Plural Noun. Hence, One of the best ways will be a correct
sentence.

394. I was halting (1)/ at the station for (2)/ the train to arrive when (3)/ suddenly there was a loud
noise. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Replace group of words I was halting by I was waiting.

395. I reached (1)/ lately for the meeting (2)/ as I got (3)/stuck in traffic. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The word lately means: recently; in the recent past.

396. Unless you (1)/ work hard you (2)/ will not achieve (3)/ success in life. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

397. The labourers working at (1)/ the construction site were (2) /very tiring and (3)/ wanted to rest.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace group of words very tring and by very tired and.

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398. As it was (1)/ the bosss birthday (2)/ all the employees wanted (3)/ to buy a gift to him. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (4): Here, the word gift should be followed by preposition for.

399. Priya got a (1)/ new job and she (2)/ happily told everyone (3)/ about them. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, the Objective Case for job will be it. Hence, replace about them by about it

400. Being new to the country (1)/ myself decided to first take a (2)/ quick tour around (3)/ the place I
was staying. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Replace myself by I (Nominative case).

401. Since I had bought (1)/ quite a few items (2)/ the store keeper smiles (3)/ and gave me a
discount. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Simple Past should be used. Hence the storekeeper smiled should be used.

402. After waiting for (1)/ a very long time (2)/ the man finally (3)/ returned home frustrated. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

403. Progress is impossible (1)/ without change, and those (2)/ who cannot change their minds (3)/
cannot change nothing. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace group of words cannot change nothing by cannot change anything. The sense
of the sentence suggests so.

404. She was allergic (1)/ to some medicines (2)/ and informed (3)/ the doctor about it. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (5): No error.

405. He walked as faster (1)/ as he could so that (2)/ he would not (3)/ miss the train to work. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (1): As fast as will be correct usage.

406. She shared (1)/ all her secrets with (2)/ Suman as they had been (3)/ friends with childhood. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace group of words friends with childhood by friends since childhood. The
preposition since is used to show from a time in the past until a later past time or until now.

407. Gautam did not care (1)/ so many about (2)/ anything else as much (3)/ as he cared for his dog.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Replace so many about by so much about.

408. You cannot change (1)/ people, but you (2)/ can definitely (3)/ change own. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace change own by change yourself (the reflexive form of you).

409. Veena wanted to (1)/ become a surgeon (2)/ and worked very hardly (3)/ to achieve this. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (3): The word hardly means: almost none. Hence, replace and worked very hardly by and
worked very hard (Adverb).

410. Krishna ran to the (1)/ nearing grocery store to (2)/ buy biscuits as his parents (3)/ were
expecting guests. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Replace nearing grocery store to by near-by grocery store to.

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411. As soon so (1)/ he came home, (2)/ he showered and got (3)/ ready to go out again. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (1): as soon as is the correct form of correlative.

412. She failed to remember (1)/ that it was Remas birthday (2)/ and did not buy (3)/ a present for
her. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.
413. The employee was (1)/ asked to leave her job (2)/ as she was not (3)/ performing well. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Past Perfect Continous i.e. as she had not been should be used.

414. In school (1) / we have to enrolled (2)/ in sports (3)/ and music classes. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The form of infinitive is: to + V1. Hence, we have to enroll should be used.

415. This report (1)/ highlight on (2)/ the need for (3)/ further research. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, use of preposition on is superfluous.

416. My best friend (1)/ left the country (2)/ I hope to hearing (3)/ from her again soon. (4)/ No error
(5)
Ans (2): Here, Present Perfect i.e. has left the country should be used.

417. She is pretending (1)/ to be sick (2)/ because she dont (3)/ want to study. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): In Simple Present (Negative) doesnt is used with third person Singular Number.
Hence, because she doesnt should be used.

418. While I am (1)/ doing the house works, (2)/ I like to listen to (3)/ music on the ratio. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (2): Here, doing the house work should be used.
Look at the sentences: I have plenty of work to do. (), I have plenty of works to do. (X)

419. I was very lucky (1)/ that day (2)/ and catched (3)/ a lot of fish. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The past form of catch is caught.

420. Several banks (1)/ are shown interest (2)/ in the proposed development (3)/ of the public sector.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, Present Continuous or are showing interest should be used.
Look at the structure: Subject + am/are/is + V- ing.

421. In order (1)/ to be successful (2)/ you must worked (3)/ very hard. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Modals must, should, would are followed by infinitive (without to).
Look at the sentences: I should help you.
You must respect the leader.
Hence, you must work should be used.

422. As a child (1)/ I always want to (2)/ have a bicycle (3)/ of my own. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, I always wanted to (Simple Past) should be used.

423. The new assignment is (1) / more challenging that (2) / much of the (3)/ earlier assignments. (4)
/ No error (5).
Ans (3): Many will be used in place of much. Much is used with Singular Noun; many is used
with Plurals.

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For example,
i. I do not know many of your friends.

Plural
ii. You can have as much of the milk as you like.

Singular
In the second sentence, milk is uncountable material Noun. Soit is always used in
Singular Number
In the given sentence assignments is in Plural Number. Therefore, many should be used
instead of much.

424. When the doctors found (1) / that the player has taken (2) / prohibited medicines, he reported (3)
/ the mater to the team manager. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): Instead of has, had must be used in part (2) of the sentence. From the use of found in the
part (1), it becomes clear that the sentence is in Past Tense. Again, Taking of prohibited medicine
had been taken place before doctors found it out. Therefore, that action (taking of prohibited
medicines) should be in past Perfect Tense and in no way in Present Perfect Tense.

425. We are sure that (1) / they will definitely help us (2) / if we approach (3) / them well in advance.
(4) / No error (5).
Ans (2): Use of definitely after the use of sure is superfluous as both of these words bear the
same meaning.

426. They now claim that (1) / they would have (2) / guided us if we (3) / would have requested
them. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (4): In part (4) of the sentence had must be used in place of would have. This type (given) of
sentence follows the structure given below.
SUBJECT + WOULD + HAVE + V3 IF + WE + HAD + V3
That is, in the subordinate clause (clause starts with if), had is used and not would have.

427. None of the passengers were (1) / aware of what (2) / was going to happen (3) / in the next two
hours. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (1): Was should be used in place of were. None is always followed by a Plural Subject but
Singular Verb. Here also the Verb must be in Singular number. For example,
None of the boys was happy (not were happy).

428. Despite of their best efforts (1)/ they failed to retain (2)/ the contract due to (3)/ unwanted
political interference. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The word despite takes no preposition. Its synonym is inspite of.
Look at the sentence:
Despite applying for hundreds of jobs, he is still out of work. Hence, despite of their
best efforts should be replaced by despite their best efforts.

429. We had decided (1)/ to scrap the project (2)/ but the chairman insisted with (3)/ its continuation
on the same terms. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The word insist will take Preposition on.
Look at the sentence:
They insisted on a refund of the full amount. Hence, ------ but the chairman insisted on
its continuation will be correct sentence.

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430. Because of his prolonged illness (1)/ he could not concentrate (2)/ on his studies although (3) he
was very much desired to so. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, Passive form of the sentence is improper. Hence, he was very much desired to do
so should be replaced by he desired very much to do so.

431. You must realize (1)/ how importance it is (2)/ to give away to the needy (3)/ whatever you
possess in excess. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The use of word importance (Noun) is incorrect. It should be replaced by important
(Adjective).

432. Most of the travelers experienced (1)/a shock when they arrived (2)/ at the museum only to find
(3)/ that it had been burgled. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The Adverb only should be positioned after to find.

433. How people do (1)/ to earn their bread (2)/ is dependent largely on (3)/ the locality where they
live. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): In the sentence, how people do should be replaced by what people do.

434. He took a sharp knife (1)/ and torn the covering (2)/ made of cardboard (3)/ but could not open
the packet. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The principal clause is in Simple Past and connective and has been used. Hence, the
succeeding part will also be in Simple Past. Hence, he took a sharp knife and tore the covering
will be correct sentence.

435. The security force posted (1)/ at the entrance is so strict (2)/ that even the top boss (3)/ cannot be
entered without frisking. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): . But even the top boss cannot enter without being frisked will be correct usage.

436. The moment he tried (1) to escape from the (2) clutches of the policemen (3)/ they knocked him
down. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

437. Some people have (1)/ generously contributed to the welfare fund (2)/ but they wanted that
there names (3)/ should not be published. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): There should be replaced by there (Possessive case).

438. We were aware that (1)/ she had received many awards (2)/ and was felicitated on (3)/ account
for her wisdom. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): The correct form of idiom is on account of.

439. They are aware of (1)/ the risk involved in (2)/ investing the entire funds (3)/ in only one
scheme. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): They are aware of will be correct sentence.

440. When we were reached (1)/ at the gate of the park (2)/ it was too dark (3)/ to see the new
entrants. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Use of Passive Voice is incorrect. Hence, when we reached will be correct sentence.

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441. The soldiers were supposed (1)/ to sought shelter inside (2)/ the nearby factory (3)/ to save them
selves. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Infinitive takes V1 form. Hence, the soldiers were supposed to seek shelter will be
correct sentence.

442. Being a good swimmer (1)/ he could keep (2)/ himself floating (3)/ the surface of the lake (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (3): The word float will take Preposition on.

443. They are very senior (1)/to me; so I (2)/dare not play a joke (3)/on them. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): Very is used before a positive degree Adjective; where as much is used before a
comparative degree Adjective.
For example:
i. He is very good

Very Adj
(Adv.) (Positive Degree)

ii. He is much better than you.



MUCH ADJ
(Adv.) (Comparative Degree)
In the given sentence senior is a comparative degree Adjective. So much will be uses in
place of very.

444. He asked me (1)/that why I was (2)/not preparing for the (3)/civil services exam.(4)/No error
(5).
Ans (2): We do not use any Conjunction before wh-question in indirect Narration.
For example,
Correct He asked me why I was late.
Incorrect He asked me that why I was late.
Therefore, in the given sentence we must to omit that.

445. The poet describes about (1)/the beauty of a landscape (2)/in a very (3)/attractive way. (4)/No
error (5).
Ans (1): We use
DESCRIBE/DISCUSS/EXPLAIN + SOMETHING.
For example,
He explained this poem

EXPLAIN SOMETHING
(V2)
But,
i. Describe something to somebody
ii. Explain something to somebody
iii. Discuss something to somebody.
He described the event to me

Describe some To somebody
(V2) -thing
Therefore, in the given sentence, about should not be used.

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446. Have you (1)/turned detective (2)/that you keep you eye (3)/on me like this? (4)/No error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

447. She asked him (1)/what is was that made him (2)/so much stronger and braver (3)/than any
man. (4)/No error (5).
Ans (4): When compare between two things or being belong to the group, we use any other. But,
when the things or beings belong to different groups, we use any only.
For example,
i. Ganga is more important that any other river in India.
ii. Ganga is more important that any river in Bangaladesh.
In the first (i) case, the comparison is between Ganga and any other river in India. Here,
both, the rivers belong to the same group Indian rivers; whereas, in the second (ii) case,
comparison is between Ganga (Indian river) and any river inBangaladesh. So in the second
case, only any other should be used in place of any.

448. The more enlightened (1)/ factory owners (2)/ build homes for their (3)/ workers in Britain in the
19th century. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (3): Event shows past time. Hence, Simple Past i.e. built homes for their should be used.

449. Most criminals (1)/ realises that they may be caught, (2)/ but nevertheless (3)/ they are prepared
to take the risk. (4)/ No Error (5).
Ans (2): Here, the subject Most criminals is Plural. Hence, Plural verb i.e. realize that should
be used.

450. Strictly speaking, (1)/ spiders are not insects, (2)/ although most people (3)/ think them are. (4)/
No Error (5).
Ans (4): Here, Nominative case i.e. think they are should be used.

451. The actress is also (1)/ widely respected in (2)/ the music world (3)/ and deserving so. (4)/ No
error (5).
Ans (4): Here, and she deserves so (Simple Present) should be used.

452. The story was (1)/ inspired by (2)/ a chance meeting (3)/ with an old Russian duck. (4)/ No
Error (5).
Ans (3): Here, a meeting by chance/ an accidental meeting . Should be used.

453. The travel agency made (1) / all the arrangements (2) / for our journey (3) / for England. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (4): In the sentence for England should be replaced by to England. He went to England for
higher studies.

454. The boys made up (1) / when the (2) / owner of the (3) / garden appeared. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (1): If two actions happened in the past, it may be necessary to show which action happened
earlier that the other. The Past Perfect is mainly used in such situation. The Simple Past is used in
one action that has happened later and Past Perfect is used in the other
For example,
When I reached the station the train had started.
I had written the letter before the arrived.
Hence, the boys had made up --- will be the correct usage.

455. Gandhiji was a (1) / man who (2) / become a legend (3) /in his own time. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): The principal clause of the sentence, Gandhiji was a man is in Past Tense.
Hence, who became ---will be the correct usage.

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456. The central government has (1) / refused to meet (2) / all the demands (3) / off its employees in
toto. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

457. The questions was (1) / so difficult that (2) / nobody were (3) / able to answer it. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): No body has a singular sense and it takes a singular verb.

458. The committee has made (1)/ significant changes in (2)/ the rules which (3)/ will help to banks.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): It is improper to use Preposition to here. Hence, replace will help to banks by will
help the banks.

459. This project which is funded (1)/ by the United Nations (2)/ has helped over four (3)/ lakh
Indians overcome poverty. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

460. The merger talks have (1)/ taken longer that (2)/ we anticipated because (3)/of the financial
crisis. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): We use than instead of that in Comparative Degree. Hence, replace taken longer that
by taken longer than.

461. His share of (1)/the money from the sale (2)/off the property will (3)/ be given to charity. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (3): Replace group of words off the property will by of the property will. Off shows
distance or separation.
Look at the sentences:
I fell off the ladder.
There is a bathroom off the main bedroom.

462. The number of tourists (1)/ is expected to rise (2)/ from four to ten percent (3)/ in the next ten
years. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

463. When he asked (1)/ why the machines (2)/ were idle we told (3)/ him it was broken. (4)/No
error (5)
Ans (4): The word machines is in Plural Number. Hence, its Pronoun will able in Plural Number
i.e. they. Hence, replace him they were broken.

464. We informed customers (1)/ that there would be (2)/ no interrupting in (3)/ our bank services
tomorrow. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The word interruption is a Noun and the word interrupting is an Adjective. As the
sense of the sentence suggests, it will br proper to use Noun here. Hence, replace no interrupting
in by no interruption in.

465. To train its newly (1)/ recruit staff the company (2)/ has developed an (3)/ online training
programme. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): Replace group of words recruit staff the company by recruited staff the company. The
word newly is wrongly followed by recruit that is Noun. An Adverb qualifies an Adjective.

466. A person whose wishes to (1)/ avail of this facility (2)/ should not have been (3)/ a loan defaulter
in the past. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): The word who (Pronoun) is used to show which person or people you mean.

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Look at the sentence:
The people who called yesterday want to buy the house. Hence, replace A person
whose wishes to by A person who wishes to.

467. Graduates have experience (1)/ in the IT industry (2)/ are in great demand (3)/ in the finance
sector. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Replace group of words Graduates have experience by Graduates having experience
or Graduates with experience.

468. Removing seeds from (1)/cotton plants was (2) / a slowest job until (3) /Eli Whitney invented the
cotton gin. (4) / No Error (5)
Ans (3): Article the is used before Superlative degree. Hence, a slow job until/ the slowest job
until should be used here.

469. India is a land of (1)/great political leaders (2) / who ruled the country effectively (3) /and also
by protecting its national interest.(4) / No Error (5)
Ans (4): Here, Past Simple i.e. and also protect its national interest should be used.

470. The climbers will try again (1)/to reach the summit of the mountain (2) / their chances of doing
so are (3) /more better than they were last week. (4) / No Error (5)
Ans (4): Here, there is an error of double comparatives. Hence, much better than /better than
should be used.

471. Most birds sings (1)/only in daylight (2) / one notable exception (3) /being the nightingale. (4) /
No Error (5)
Ans (1): Here, Most of the birds (Plural) sing should be used.

472. In the eve of the election (1) / there was heavy (2) / political security (3) / in the state. (4) / No
Error (5)
Ans (1): Here, On the eve of the election should be used.

473. The teacher thought (1) / the children would (2) / be happy for (3) / clearing away their toys. (4)
/ No Error (5)
Ans (4): Here, clearing up their toys should be used. Here, cleaning up their toys can also be
used.

474. Neither Alice or Mary remembers (1) / what happened before (2) / the car crashed (3) / into the
wall / No Error (5)
Ans (1): Neither nor is correct form of correlative.

475. This is the women (1) / that always wears (2) / a black shawl (3) / to work. (4) / No Error (5)
Ans (4): Here, at work/while working should be used

476. Many leading members (1) / of the opposition party (2) / has tried to justify (3) / their decisions.
(4) / No Error (5)
Ans (3):. Here, subject (Many leading members) is Plural. Hence, have tried to justify should be
used.

477. The view of (1) / the manufacturing and (2) / tourist industries is that (3) / the economy is
improving. (4) / No Error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

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478. I did not (1) / went there (2) / to buy book or remnants (3) / for you. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): If an Auxiliary (like do, did, does, can, could, may, might, ought, dare not, need not, etc.)
is followed by a verb that verb must be in the form.
For example,
i. He did not do it.

Auxiliary V1
In the given sentence also, went should be replaced with go (V1).

479. After listening to (1) / his advice, I (2) / decided not to (3) / go abroad for research. (4) / No error
(5)
Ans (5): No error.
480. No other (1) / typist in this (2) / office is as (3) / slow as her. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

481. From thirty and (1) / forty percent of the (2) / people of this area (3) / suffer from jaundice (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (1): If two words are preceded by from, these words are connected by to.
For example,
i. From Delhi to Mumbai
ii. From four to ten
In this way, we should use to in the place of and.

482. The director (1) / asked from me (2) / what I was (3) / doing in the cabin. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): Ask is a transitive Verb ans so, it is directly followed by an object.
For example,
He asked me my name.

ASKED OBJ
As per this rule we should not use from in between asked and me.

483. Some people feels (1) / that with local language (2) / no progress (3) / is possible. (4) / No error
(5)
Ans (1): Some people is a Plural Subject. Therefore, Verb used for it also must be in Plural
Number. So, feels should be replaced with feel.

484. Dandekar could not (1) / decide as to which (2) / article he should (3) / buy from the shop. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (2): We need not use as to. Use of as to distrots the meaning. So, in place of decide as to
which we should use decide which.

485. Having failed to (1) / got good results (2) / in her first attempt (3) / she did not try again. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (2): If a Verb is used after to, that Verb must be in the first form. To-infinitive takes the
structure TO +V1. So, got, in the given sentence should be replaced with get (V1).

486. She does not understand (1) / that how one can be employed (2) / as stenographer (3) / without
the necessary qualification. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): We cannot use that and how / where / when/ what together.
For example,
Incorrect- He asked me that how I had done that.
Correct-He asked me how I had done that.
Therefore that should not be used in the given sentence.

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487. A few word of (1) / gratitude are enough (2) / to express your (3) / feeling sincerely. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (1): A few is used with a Countable Noun and that Countable Noun must be in Plural
Number. Therefore, instead of a few word, we should be use a few words.

488. The roads are flooded (1) / because it has raining (2) / contentiously for the (3) / last two days.
(4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): The use of for the last two days signifies that the sentence is in Present Perfect
Continuous Tense. The structure of Present Perfect Continuous Tense is : Subject + has /have
+been + V4.
So, has raining should be replaced with has been raining.

489. Sunita closed the (1) / window grill provided that (2) / her child might (3) / not fall down. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (2): Window grill provided that should be replaced with window grill provided. This
should be done to make the sentence meaningful.

490. He has never (1) / allowed and will (2) / never allow such practices (3) / in this office. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (3): Never should be replaced with not. Never should be repeat sentence which contains
another negative expression.

491. It was very kind (1) / about him to (2) / help us financially (3) / inspite of his poor economy .(4)
/ No error (5)
Ans (2): About him should be used in the place of about him to.

492. A large number of (1) / her class mates called for (2) / the hospital when (3) / she was there. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (2): Called for means to demand or require. Called on means to visit. In the given
sentence Called on should be used in place of called for.

493. When I called him yesterday, (1)/ he offered to donate (2)/ a handsome sum to (3)/ the flood
relief fund. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Idiom call on means: to visit; to formally invite somebody or ask to speak etc. Hence,
when I called on him yesterday will be the correct answer usage.

494. The student which (1)/ you had thought (2)/ so highly of has (3)/ failed to pass the examination.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Whom is used instead of who as an object of a Verb or Preposition.
Look at the sentence:
The author whom you criticized in your review has written a reply. Hence, The student
whom should be used.

495. Government took strict action (1)/ against the doctors on strike (2)/ but they refused to (3)/
resume to work. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, use of Preposition to is superfluous. Hence, resume work/duty should be used.

496. If a person has been given (1)/ diplomatic immunity than he (2)/ cannot be arrested on a (3)/
foreign land under any circumstance. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Any is used as determiner with uncountable or plural noun in Negative sentences.
Hence, foreign land under any circumstances (Plural) should be used.

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497. A group of birds (1)/ migrate from southern part (2)/ of the country to the (3)/ Northern part
during summer. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Article the should be used. Hence, migration from the southern part should be used.

498. The constable said that (1)/ the prisoner seize a (2)/ fully loaded gun from a policeman (3)/ and
shot the prosecutor. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, the Reporting Verb is in Past Tense therefore Reported Speech should also in Past
Tense. Hence, the prisoner seized/snatched a should be used.

499. It will not be possible for you (1)/ to catch the train on time (2)/ because the nearest railway
station (3)/ is at ten kilometers away. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): To show distance, away is used in the following manner: The beach is a mile away.
Hence, is ten kilometers away should be used.

500. Each of the survivors of the Tsunami (1)/ have been offered free (2)/ psychological consultation
to ease their trauma, (3)/ by some of the top consultants. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): After Each of Plural Noun or Pronoun is used. It takes, a Singular Verb. Hence, has been
offered free should be used.

501. Considering about her good credentials, (1)/ the manager offered her a job (2)/ in his
organisation (3)/ despite the lack of experience. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Considering her good credentials should be used. Use of Preposition about is
Superfluous.

502. Although he has been (1)/ winning the elections (2)/ over the years, this year his popularity (3)/
has substantially reduced. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

503. A man was sleeping (1)/ at night in his cabin (2)/ that suddenly (3)/ his room filled with light.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, when suddenly should be used.

504. For hours the secretary ignoring them, (1)/ hoping that the couple would (2)/ finally be
discouraged (3)/ and go away. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, The secretary ignored them for hours should be used.

505. Working together for the first time, (1)/ the father and son developed concepts of how (2)/ they
could accomplish the task and (3)/ how the obstacles could be overcome. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, father and son developed should be used. When nouns are used in pairs, no
article is used.

506. Once upon a time there was (1)/ a water-bearer who had two large pots, (2)/ each hung on each
end of a pole (3)/ who he carried across his neck. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, which he carried across his neck should be used.

507. Often when we face obstacles (1)/ in our day-to-day life, our hurdles (2)/ seemed very small in
comparison (3)/ to what many others have faced. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): The sentence shoes fact and present time. Hence, seem very small in comparison (Present
Simple) . Should be used.

508. The man ran (1)/ to a tree, climbed (2)/ on to it and (3)/ sit on a branch. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): The event shows past time. Hence, Past Simple i.e. sat on a branch should be used here.

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509. A young man was standing (1)/ on the road proclaiming (2)/ that he had the more (3)/ beautiful
car in the whole world. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Superlative Degree i.e. that he had the most should be used.

510. The girl sat down (1)/ for dinner but refused to (2)/ eat until (3)/ her father came home. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

511. The only thing that (1)/ the couple worried (2)/ on was, whether their (3)/ happiness would last
forever. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, about was should be used.

512. One day, the King woke up (1)/ earlier than usually (2)/ to take a stroll (3)/ around his palace.
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, earlier than usual (Adjective) should be used.

513. I have criticize (1)/ the remarkable book (2)/ because I benefited (3)/ from reading it. (4)/ No
error. (5)
Ans (1): The error lies in part (1) of the sentence. I have criticize should be replaced with I did
not criticize. It will make the sentence meaningful.

514. As Arundhati Roy (1)/ in her foreword write (2)/ John offers (3)/ untold stories of people. (4)/
No error. (5)
Ans (2): The word write is in Present Indefinite Tense. It should be replaced with has written as
Present Perfect is used to express post action whose time is not given and not definite.

515. Responsibilities includes (1)/ working with the editors (2)/ on all aspects (3)/ of the editorial
process. (4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (1): The word responsibilities is a Plural subject. It will take Plural Verb.

516. We build a simple model (1)/ to test whether (2)/ there is a phase change (3) in the Indian
economy. (4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (5): No error.

517. Our results (1)/ indicate that (2)/ 1991 marked (3)/ the end of an era. (4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (5): No error.

518. While grouping the words (1)/ care have been taken (2)/ to include the role (3)/ grammar plays
in a language. (4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (2): The word care is singular and it will take singular verb. Hence, care have been taken
should be replaced with care has been taken.

519. Between the years (1)/ 1952 to 1962 (2)/ I worked in the field (3)/ as sub-divisional officer. (4)/
No error. (5)
Ans (5): No error.

520. The Chief Minister (1)/ was obliged (2)/ to honour the promise (3)/ made during the contest.
(4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (5): No error.

521. Distrust seems (1)/ to be a factor (2) borne out of (3)/ prevailing circumstances. (4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (3): The phrase borne out of, should be replaced with born of which means coming from
the specified type of parents, background, origin etc. For example.
Her socialist beliefs were born of a hatred of injustice.
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522. As the minister was (1)/ very intelligent and hardworking (2)/ the King appointed him (3)/ as
his chief advisor. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

523. Humour is a better way (1)/ to provide social commentary on (2)/ controversy issues and some
movies (3)/ do that successfully. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Adjective form of controversy should be used because issues is a Noun. Hence,
controversial issues and some movies is a correct usage.

524. The comedian enthralled (1)/ everybody with his quick witty as (2)/ he had chosen just the right
topic (3)/ to warm up to the crowd. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): The word witty is an Adjective while wit (Noun) should be used.

525. The superstar reveal that (1)/ he had been turning (2)/ the controversial security measures into
(3)/ a public relations opportunity. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, The super star revealed that or Simple Past should be used.

526. An old tiger living in (1)/ the forest was not strong enough (2)/ to hunt animals and starved (3)/
for much days. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, Infinitive form of verb i.e. starve should be used.

527. My singing style was unique, (1)/ but it would have been nothing (2)/ without the contribution
of (3)/ the brilliant music directors. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): It is improper to use the.

528. The boy was almost (1)/ asleep when a ball (2)/ flies across the garden (3)/ and hit him on the
foot. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): The event shows past time. Hence, Flew across the garden will be a correct usage.

529. At last Amar found (1)/ Naresh under the shade (2)/ of a tree and brought him (3)/ back on the
city. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, back in the city should be used.

530. Mother sat through her chair (1)/ by the fire to read her book (2)/ but her ten little boys were (3)/
too noisy. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, Mother sat in /on her chair or Mother was sitting in/on her chair should be
used.

531. Since the lion was (1)/ very illness, all the other animals (2)/ in the forest gave the lion (3)/ a lot
of medicines. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, Very ill, all the other animals should be used. The word ill is an Adjective while
illness is a Noun.

532. People who intend (1) / to visit the tourist spots (2) / are always thrilling (3) / to see the scenario
here. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): Use Passive Voice. The use of Present Continuous is improper.
Look at the sentence:
He was thrilled at the prospect of seeing them again. Hence, . Are always thrilling
should be replaced by . are always thrilled.

533. In such delicate matters, (1) / we often go with (2) / his advice as the has (3) / been handling
such cases effectively. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

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534. You should think (1) / of all the possibilities (2) / before you take (3) / any decision. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (2): Use Preposition about in place of Preposition of.
Look at the sentences:
What did you think about the idea?

535. He was too tired that (1) / he could not cross (2) / the street even with (3) / the help of a porter.
(4) / No error (5)
Ans (1): Use he was so tired in place of he was too tired.
Look at the sentences:
He was too tired to walk. (with too)
He was so tired that he was not able to walk. (without too)

536. Your desire to (1) / meet the President (2) / without prior appointment (3) / cannot be fulfill.
(4) / No error (5)
Ans (4): Use cannot be fulfilled (Passive Voice) in place of cannot be fulfill.

537. Whenever man attains fame, (1) / his person qualities are (2) / imitated by others who (3) / are
close to him. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): his person qualities should be used in place of has person qualities. The Adjective
form of person is personal and qualities is a Noun.

538. Rivers, mountains and deep forests (1) / are the places (2) / mostly like by (3) / people living in
urban areas. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): Use mostly liked by in place of mostly like by.

539. When we visited his office (1) / we found that (2)/ he was sipping coffee (3) / with some of his
colleagues. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

540. For giving up (1) / the bad habit of smoking (2) / use of chewing gum or (3) / similar other
method can be helped. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (4): Use Active Voice. Hence can help will be a correct usage

541. His obviously reluctance (1) / was viewed seriously by (2) / his superiors and (3) / he was
suspended. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (1): The word obviously is an Adverb. The word reluctance is Noun which should be
preceded by an Adjective. Hence, obvious reluctance is correct usage.

542. As they watched (1) / the football match (2) / the huge crowd (3) / chant in unison. (4) /No error
(5)
Ans (4): Here, Past Simple Tense should be used. Hence, chanted in unison will be correct usage
as both events show past time.

543. The noise was (1) / so faintly that (2) / one had to strain (3) / ones ears to hear it. (4) / No error
(5)

Ans (2): Here, Adjective i.e. so faint that should be used.

544. When he found out that (1) / the girl had escaped (2) / he was absolute (3) / irritated and
furious. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): An Adverb modifies a Verb and also an Adjective. Hence, he was absolutely (Adverb)
will be a correct usage.

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545. The weather is (1) / much more warmer (2) / than it was (3) / a few days ago. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (2): There is an error of double comparatives. Hence, much warmer should be used.

546. A vast numbers (1) / of people greeted (2) / the film star on his arrival (3) / at the airport. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, A vast number of should be used.

547. Time the concert ended, (1) / the crowd clapped (2) / and cheered (3) / enthusiastically. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (1): Here, when the concert endedshould be used.

548. The students blamed (1) / their professor for (2) / their late arrival (3) / in the concert. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (3): Here, professor is in singular number. Hence, his late arrival should be used.

549. We have many rooms (1) / in our house, (2) / several of which (3) / have not been in use for
years. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

550. When I heard (1) / footsteps behind me (2) / I was being scared (3) / that I would be attacked. (4)
/No error (5)
Ans (3): It is incorrect to use Past Progressive (Passive) here. Hence, I was scared should be
used.

551. The Manager said that (1) / he wanted to known (2) / the pros and cons (3) / of the issue. (4) /
No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, he wanted to know should be used.

552. Jason sell his house and (1) /moved to a flat (2) /because it was (3) /expensive to maintain. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (1): Here, Past Simple i.e. John sold his house should be used because the sentence shows
Past time.

553. He accepted the offer (1) /because there was (2) /nothing more better (3) /coming his way. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (3): Here, the error is of double comparatives. Hence, nothing better/nothing much better
should be used.

554. Most villages were cut off (1) /from the rest of (2) /the country (3) /owing to heavy floods. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (1): Here, Most of the villages should be used.

555. The trainer revised (1) /his work thorough (2) /so that no one (3) /could find fault with it.. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (2): Here, Adverb i.e. his work thoroughly should be used because an Adverb modifies a
Verb.

556. The band will play (1) /the National Anthem when (2) /the President arrives (3) /on the country.
(4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): Her, in the country should be used.

557. If you are (1) /caught stealing (2) /in the super market (3) /you will be fined. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (5): No error

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558. They left very early (1) /for the station (2) /for fear that thy might (3) / be held up on traffic. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (4): Here, be struck in traffic or be held in traffic should be used.

559. By the time the (1) /fire engine arrived (2) /at the scene. (3) /the building had already collapsing.
(4)/ No error (5).
Ans (4): The structure of a sentence in Past Perfect: Subject + had + V3. Here, the building had
already collapsed should be used.

560. Gloria and Fiona (1) /are always in (2)/a state of disagreement (3) /for one another. (4)/ No error
(5).
Ans (4): Here, with each other/one another should be used.

561. The man which stole the camera (1) /hid it in his home (2) /until he could safely (3) /get it out of
town. (4)/ No error (5).
Ans (1): Here, The man who stole should be used because who is used for living beings.

562. There is a new shampoo (1)/in the market (2)/that is good for people (3)/with dry hairs. (4)/No
error(5)
Ans (4): When hair is used in general sense, it has no plural. When it is used in specific sense as
countable Noun, its plural is hairs.
For example,
His hair is dark.
There are only two grey hairs on his head now.
Hence, with dry hair should be used here.

563. My teacher (1)/dont hear me (2)/because she was (3)/playing the guitar. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, Past Simple i.e. didnt hear me should because the sentence showa past time.

564. We need (1)/another information (2)/ before we (3)/ reach a decision. (4)/No error
Ans (2): Here, more information should be used.

565. The visitor can choose (1)/either the normal train (2)/ and the express (3)/which stops only at
major stations. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, or the express should be used. Either or is correct form of correlative.

566. The government wish (1)/to raise (2)/the standard of football (3)/in the country. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, subject is singular. Hence, The government wishes should be used.
567. In the recent years (1)/more and more violence (2)/were seen (3)/on television. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): The word violence is an uncountable Noun. Hence, was seen should be used.

568. It gives me (1)/ great pleasure (2)/to sent you (3)/this little gift. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): Here, to send you should be used. The structure of an Infinitive is: to + V1 (Original
Verb).

569. My grandfather (1)/does not know about (2)/my parents (3)/getting divorced. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

570. There are so many good shops (1)/that it is easiest (2)/for people to buy (3)/what they want.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, that it is a easy / that it becomes easy should be used.

571. He wants to (1)/study further (2)/but does not (3)/want to leave his hometowns. (4).No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, want to leave his hometown should be used.
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572. Farmers will be (1) / entitled to fresh (2) / agricultural loans (3) / from July onward. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (4): Replace group of words from July onward by from July onwards. The word onward
is an Adjective whereas the word onwards is an Adverb. The meaning of from onwards is
continuing from a particular time.
Look at the sentences:
They lived there from the 1990s onwards.

573. Today there is (1) / over one billion (2) / people living in poverty (3) / in developing countries.
(4) / No error (5)
Ans (1): Here, the subject there will take Verb according to the number of object. Hence, today
there are over one billion people will be correct sentence.

574. There is no need (1) / to import maize (2) / since there is (3) / any demand for it. (4)/ No error.
(5)
Ans (4): Replace any demand for it by no demand for it. The sense of the sentence tells us what
to use.

575. Accordingly their policies (1) / banks write off (2) / outstanding amounts (3) / in NPA accounts.
(4) / No error (5)
Ans (1): The word accordingly is an Adverb while the word according to is a preposition.
Hence, replace accordingly their policies by accordingly to their policies.
Look at the sentences:
We have to discover his plans and act accordingly. He has been absent six times
according to our records.

576. In order to (1) / be profitable (2) / a company needs (3) / to control its costs. (4) / No error. (5)
Ans (5): No error.

577. The idea behind the (1) / scheme is to encourage (2)/the private sector to (3) / invest in
infrastructure. (4) No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

578. The company is (1) / expected to grow by (2) / as more as 9 percent (3) / during the next year. (4)
/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Replace as more as 9 percent by approximately 9 percent/about 9 percent/more that 9
percent.

579. Due to varieties (1) / legal problems the (2) / plant is not (3) / fully operational. (4) / No error
(5)
Ans (1): Replace due to a variety by due to a variety of.
Look at the sentences:
There is a wide variety of patterns to choose from.
He designed for a variety of reasons.

580. The meeting with (1) / employees will hold (2)/ once the management (3) / finalises the marger.
(4)/ No error. (5)
Ans (2): Here, use of Passive Voice is proper. Hence, the meeting with employees will be held
will be a correct sentence.

581. The number of (1)/ATMs are (2) / being increased to (3) / serve customers better. (4) / No error
(5)
Ans (1): Article the has been used before number. Hence, singular Verb will be used.

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582. Rajiv has won a prize of (1) /two million dollars which (2) /has to be shared (3) /with all his
team members. (4) / No error (5).
Ans (4): Groups of words with all his team members. Should be replaced by among all his team
members. Preposition with has wrongly been used here.

583. I do not understand (1) /about how the payment (2) /was made without (3) /the managers
permission. (4) / No error (5).
Ans (2): Here, Preposition about is Superfluous.

584. The company has (1) /decided to sell half (2) /of its shares (3) /to a Chinese firm. (4) / No error
(5).
Ans (3): The possessive case of company should be its. Hence of its shares should be used.

585. By opening so many (1) /branches in such a (2) /short time, they have (3) /used the wrong
strategy. (4) / No error (5).
Ans (4): There is no definite thing. Hence, used a wrong strategy should be used.

586. During the interview (1) /with the General Manager (2)/ I asked her what challenges (3) / she
was faced. (4) / No error (5).
Ans (4): Active Voice should be used. Hence, she faced will be the correct usage.

587. We have an account (1) /with this bank and (2) /find the staff much (3) / helpful and
knowledgeable. (4) /No error (5).
Ans (3): The structure of the sentence in Present Perfect Tense is:
Subject + have + has + V3
Hence, replace find the staff much by found the staff much.

588. The scheme has been (1) /implemented only in these (2) /part of the country and the (3) /Prime
Minister will visit it shortly. (4) / No error (5).
Ans (2): Replace implemented only these by implemented only in this. Here, singular sense is
evident.

589. Today we are closer (1) /to reaching an agreement (2) /than we were (3)/ a few months ago. (4) /
No error (5).
Ans (2): The form of infinitive is: to +V1. Hence, to reach an agreement should be used.

590. We have been (1) /telling them to (2) /drive carefully but (3) /they are never listening. (4) /No
error (5).
Ans (5): No error.

591. There is all sorts (1) /of regulations that have (2)/ to be met before (3) / we get a license. (4) /No
error (5).
Ans (1): The word; Regulation is plural. Hence, There are all sorts should be used.

592. The medias, (1)/ especially television, (2)/ has a very powerful (3)/ influence on children. (4)/
No Error (5)
Ans (1): The word media is used in Singular/Plural sense. Its Plural is not medias
Look at the sentence:
The media was/were accused of influencing the final decision.

593. The courses / (1) in the field of psychology/ (2) should provide more/(3) practical sessions. (4)/
No Error (5)
Ans (1): Here, The course should be used. The word course means % a series of lessons or lectures
on a Particular subject.
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594. Comparing to the other (1) / states in India (2)/ Goa is the (3) / smallest geographically. (4)/ No
Error (5)
Ans (1): Here, Past Participle i.e. compared to the should be used.

595. My friend (1)/ gift me two (2)/ cookery books, (3)/ which I find very useful. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, Present Perfect i.e. has gifted . Should be used.

596. The dentist stressed (1) /on the importance (2)/ of brushing ones teeth (3) /two time regularly.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (4): Here, twice regularly should be used

597. What are (1) the main ingredients (2) /in cooking (3) /South Indian dishes? (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, fro cooking should be used.
Look at the sentence:
Coconut is a basic ingredient for many curries.

598. Last year there were (1)/ so many mangoes (2)/ that we had to give (3)/ the half .(4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (3): Here, and we had to give should be used.

599. If you need someone (1)/ to helping you (2)/ I shall be free (3)/ all day tomorrow. (4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (2): Here, to help you should be used. To + V1 = infinitive.

600. Our mathematics teacher (1)/ does not allow us (2)/ to use a calculator (3)/ during her class. (4)
/No Error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

601. The water (1)/ in the cancel (2)/ was much more higher (3)/ than usual. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Here, there is an error of double comparatives. Hence, was much deeper/higher
should be used here.

602. He is neither in (1)/favour of arms race (2)/or in favour of (3)/simple nuclear disarmament. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (3): Neither nor is correct connective.

603. Naturalisation is the (1)/process by which (2)/a immigrant becomes a citizen (3)/of his new
country. (4)/No error (5).
Ans (3): An immigrant becomes is correct usages, as immigrant takes an as determiner.

604. A high fat diet (1)/not only increases the risks (2)/of heart ailments (3)/however also that of
other disorders. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (4): Not only but also is the correct form of connective.

605. When two vowel (1)/sounds occurs in direct succession, (2)/the transition between them (3)/is
often difficult to make. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (2): Here, the subject (when two vowel sounds) is Plural. Hence, it will take a Plural Verb.
For example,
Ram and Mohan play together.

Plural Subject Plural Verb

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606. One solutions is to (1)/avoid the impasse altogether, (2)/by taking a (3)/slightly different route.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): One solution is will be the correct usage, because one is singular.

607. She was running (1)/ a very high fever (2)/ and thus her mother takes (3)/ her to the doctor. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (3): The principal Clause is in Past Tense. Hence, and thus her mother takes (Simple
Present) should be replaced by and so her mother took i.e. in Simple Past.

608. He talked on the phone (1)/ for hours together (2)/ who really irritated (3)/ his parents a lot. (4)/
No error (5).
Ans (3): Who is used to show which person or people you mean. Which is used to be exact about
the thing or things that you mean.
Look at the sentences: Houses which overlook the lake cost more. The people who called
yesterday want to buy the house. Therefore, who really irritated should be replaced by which
really irritated.

609. Although his speech (1)/ was not very clearly (2)/ everyone understood (3)/ the underlying
meaning. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Use of Adverb is incorrect as no verb is being modified. Hence, was not very clear
(Adjective) should be used.

610. Despite working (1)/ very hard he (2)/ failed to achieve (3)/ the desiring results. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Replace the desire results by the desired (Adjective) results.

611. He was very excited (1)/ about go to (2)/the park with (3)/ his younger brother. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Present Participle form should be used. Hence, replace about go to by about going to.

612. Saddened by (1)/ the sudden demise of (2)/ his favourite pet he decided (3)/ no to go to the
party. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

613. There is a ray of hope (1)/among the masses (2)/this year as more candidates (3)/ are being
educated well. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

614. As she is late (1)/ for work she decided (2)/ to skip breakfast and (3)/ head directly to office. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): As she was late will be correct usage. The sense of the sentence suggests so.

615. In my visiting (1)/ to the country (2)/ I decided to go (3)/ on a tour all by myself. (4)/No error (5)
Ans (1): Replace In my visiting by During my visit. During is used to say when something
happens.

616. The tiger was not (1)/the only dangerous animal (2)/ in the forest (3)/ there was hyenas too. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (4): Here Plural Verb should be used as hyenas is in Plural form.

617. There were (1)/many people (2)/present on the (3)/ award function. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Replace present on with present at.

618. It was a long (1)/and uncomfortable journey (2)/ but he managed (3)/to reach with time. (4)/ No
Error (5)
Ans (4): Replace to reach with time with to reach in time.

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619. The car broke (1)/down while he (2)/was on his (3)/way to work. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

620. Do you wanted (1)/to discuss this (2)/project today or can (3)/we do it tomorrow? (4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (1): Do you wanted with Do you want. The structure of the sentence is:
Do + S + V1 + O
For detailed explanation see Kirans Standard English Grammar.

621. Nina had applied (1)/for a loans for (2)/post-graduate studies but (3)/it was not sanctioned. (4)/
No Error (5)
Ans (2): Replace for a loans with for a loan.

622. People find it (1)/difficult to understand (2)/him as he (3)/dont speak clearly. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Replace him as he with as he.

623. Dr.Shah was explain (1)/the benefits of (2)/exercising atleast (3)/five times a week. (4)/ No Error
(5)
Ans (1): Replace was explain with explains.

624. The actor donated (1)/ a huge sum of (2)/ the money to the (3)/ orphanage on Childrens Day.
(4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Replace the money with money.

625. The customers were asked to (1)/ give their feedback after (2)/ using the try pack of the (3)/ new
detergent powder. (4)/ No Error (5)
Ans (3): Replace using the try pack with using the trial pack.

626. The road from the (1)/river bank to the hut (2)/ was more difficult than (3)/we have feared.
(4)/No error. (5)
Ans (4): Use We had feared in the place of we have feared. The sentence implies past time.
Therefore, we should use Past Perfect.

627. I found that (1)/ I had had the (2)/hardest time in writing dialogues (3)/for elderly people.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (5): No error.

628. During the course of the exhibition, (1)/the old man who was (2)/ looking usually cheerful (3)/
kept on take notes. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): In the given sentence Gerund will be used in the place of infinitive. The correct form will
be Kept on taking notes.

629. Unable to decide (1)/ what to do, (2)/ he stared at the fountain (3)/ at the centre of the park. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): Being unable to decide .is correct.

630. The bank employees could remember John (1)/as he has been maintained (2)/ his account with
the bank (3)/ for the last ten years. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Here Past Perfect Continuous should be used as had been maintaining is correct.

631. There has not a (a)/ moment when the gates (2)/ of the bungalow (3)/ were not being watched
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): There was not a moment is a correct usage.

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632. Havent you notice (1)/ that for the past one month (2)/ he hasnt been here (3)/ at his regular
place? (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The third form of Verb (V3) is in Interrogative of Past Perfect. Therefore, Havent you
noticed . Is correct usage.

633. It seemed to him (1)/ that the manager of the (2)/ bank looking at him (3)/ in a rather suspicious
manner. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Auxiliary Verb was should be used in the sentence. Therefore The bank was looking
at him . Correct usage.

634. The policeman went away, (1)/ apparently convincing (2)/ but he did not (3)/ feel safe at all. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (2): The policeman went away apparently convinced is correct. The use of Gerund
convincing is incorrect.

635. It was with that moment (1)/ that the front door scanner (2)/ warned us that (3)/ someone was
approaching. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (1): The use of Preposition with is incorrect. Therefore, it was at that moment . Is correct.

636. We all seemed to forget (1)/ for a while that (2)/ something very strangely and terribly (3)/ had
happened. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3: he use of Adverb is incorrect. Therefore Something very strange and terrible
(Adjectives) . Is correct sentence.

637. He is one (1)/ of the religious reformers (2)/ who has spoken out (3)/ strongly against casteism
(4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Consider Noun/Pronoun used after One of as Antecedent and use Verb accordingly.
For example,
Dryden remains one of those who

Plural
have set standards fro English verse.

Plural
Therefore, He is one of the religious reforms who have spoken out . Is correct
sentence.

638. I becoming an administrator (1)/ was not liked (2) by my parents (3)/ and our well wishers. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (1): My becoming an administrator is correct.

639. With his many talents (1)/ and dynamic leadership (2)/ he served his country (3)/ in
commendable and lasting ways. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (5): No error

640. He was not (1)/ a leader who (2)/ was desiring of making (3)/ compromises with the rulers.
(4)/No error (5)
Ans (3): He was not a leader who desired for . Is correct. Here, Simple Past should be used.

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641. Woman after women (1)/claimed to speak against (2)/ the present political situation (3) / of
Bihar in the meeting. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (1): Women after women should be replaced with women after woman because if the
structure of the sentence is: Noun + Preposition + Similar Noun, then both the Nouns should be
in Singular Number
For example,
Women after woman delivered speech. ()
Women after women delivered speech. (X)

642. More than one student (1)/ have passed the examination (2)/ of the first terminal test (3)/ of
pronoun. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Use has in the place of have.
Consider the following structure.
More than one + Singular Noun + Singular verb. ()
More + PCN = than one + PV ()
For example,
More than one classroom is vacant. ()
More than one classroom are vacant. (X)

643. If Sunit would have (1)/solving this, he would have (2) /got a reward (3) / in the debate. (4) / No
error (5)
Ans (1): We should use had in the place of would have because the structure of Past
Conditional sentence would be as follows:
If + S + had + V3 + would have +V3 or
Had + S + V3 + S would have + V3
If Rashmi had asked me, I would have helped her. () Or,
Had Rashmi asked me, I would have helped her. ()
If Rashmi would have asked me , I would have helped her.

644. One should (1)/ be honest (2) / to his word (3) / in all situations. (4) / No error (5)
Ans (3): Use to ones word in the place of to his word. When One is used in Nominative Case,
then its form will be one and in Possessive Case, it should be ones.
For example,
One should do ones duty.

645. When the house was (1)/ set on the fire (2)/ all the neighboring people (3) / ran and started
extinguishing it. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (2): Use set on fire in the place of set on the fire.
Set on the fire is an idiomatic expression; therefore, Article will not be used.
For example,
Huts were set on the fire. (X)
Huts were set bon fire. ()

646. By this time next year (1)/ Mritunjay has had (2)/ settled in Buxar (3) / with his parents. (4)/ No
error (5)
Ans (2): The given sentence is based on the structure of Future Perfect Tense. Therefore, use
Mritunjay will have in the place of Mritunjay has had.
For example,
By this time next month he will have returned. ()
By this time tomorrow Babita and jyoti will have reached Kathiar. ()

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647. All know (1)/ that Rani is (2)/ the most unique speaker (3) / of her class. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (3): Use a unique speaker in the place of next most unique speaker. There are some
Adjectives which convey the meaning of the Superlative Degree even if these are used as Positive
Degree.
For example,
It is the most excellent toy. (X)
It is an excellent toy, ()
Sainky is the most unique boy. (X)
Sainky is a unique boy. ()

648. Being a rainy day (1)/ Ashis decided to stay indoors (2)/ and enjoy himself (3)/ with music. (4)/
No error (5)
Ans (3): Use it being a rainy day in the place of Being a rainy day. When Participle is used, it
takes a subject which is called subject of reference.
For example,
Being a fine morning, the children went to the field. (X)
It being a fine morning, the children went to the field. ()

649. I advised Prashant (1)/ not to walk (2)/ on the road (3)/ lately at night. (4)/ No error (5)
Ans (4): Use late at night in the place of Lately at night.
Lately means recently and Late means after fixed time.
For example,
Sarika come late
Sarika came lately.

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