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. His wife is (a)/ neurotic in switching lights off (b)/ at home to save electricity. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Replace ‘in’ with ‘about’
2. The loss of jobs (a)/ is regarded by some as an necessary evil (b)/ in the fight against inﬂation. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Replace ‘an’ with ‘a’
3. When things get difficult, (a)/ you just have to (b)/ grit your teeth and preserve. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (c) This sentence is correct.
4. I never refuse odd jobs (a)/ to complement by income (b)/ its all grist to the mill. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (d) The sentence is correct.
5. The street lights (a)/ come in at dusk and (b) go off at dawn. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Use ‘on’ in place of ‘in’.
6. Two of the mountain climbers (a)/ were suffering (b)/ with frost-bite. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) lt should be ‘suffering from’ not ‘with’
7. Although there was still (a)/ a faint heartbeat, the patient was (b)/ for all intents and purpose dead. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (c) Use ‘to’ in place of ‘for’.
8. When the rules for police procedure (a)/ were laid up (b)/ a lot of grey areas remained. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Use ‘laid down’ in place of ‘laid up’
9. Anurag is eclipsed by his wife (a)/ who is much cleverer and (b)/ more amusing than he is. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Remove ‘much’
10. The police arrived and discovered (a)/ a large number of hoarded sugar (b)/ in his shop. (c)/ No error (d)
Explanation (b) Use ‘quantity’ in place of ‘number’.