Each question has a sentence with three parts labelled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any part and indicate your answer against the corresponding letter i.e. (a), (b) or (c). If you find no error, your answer should be indicated as as option (d).
1. He had no objection (a)/ to forward my application (b)/ to the higher authority. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Use ‘in forwarding’ in place of ‘to forward’
2. People shouldn’t (a)/ drop litter on pavements, (b)/ should they? (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (d) The sentence is correct.
3. She could not believe (a)/ that it had all (b)/ happened to her. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) ‘all’ should be placed before ‘had’
4. I always like to have (a)/ about four toasts (b)/ for breakfast. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Say ‘four pieces/slices of toast’
5. I was (a)/ baffled with (b)/ the instructions he had gave me. (c)/No error (d)
Explanation (b) The original sentence should be checked. It must read like this “…….baffled with (b)/ the lnstructions he had given to me”.
6. Nobody (a)/in their senses (b)/ would have acted so. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Use ‘her or his’ in place of ‘their’
7. Thousands of people far and near (a)/ started gathering outside the auditorium(b)/ from early morning to pay their tributes to the departed leader. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (a) Use ‘wide’ in place of ‘near’
8. He went in the room (a)/ opened a box (b)/ and took out a gun. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (a) Use ‘into’ in place of ‘in’
9. The reason why the plane crashed (a)/ as soon as it took off (b)/ is the failure of one of the engines. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (c) Use ‘was’ in place of ‘is’.
10. If you don’t start behaving properly, (a)/ I will be forced to (b)/ tell to your supervisor. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (c) Remove ‘to’