English Grammar Quiz- 24

1. The police were baffled (a)/ and Sherlock Holmes was (b)/ called in to investigate. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (a) Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’

2. The boat came (a)/ abreast at us (b)/ and signalled us to stop. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) Replace ‘at’ with ‘of’

3. The Chairman’s comments (a)/ on future policy introduced (b)/ a jarring note for the proceedings. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (c) Replace ‘for’ with ‘to’/‘into’

4. The collapse of the business (a)/ was moral blow to the (b)/ business tycoon and his family. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) Remove ‘moral’.

5. The taxi (a)/ came at 8 O’clock (b)/ in the next morning. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (c) Remove ‘next’.

6. The main determination (a)/ of economic success is (b)/ our ability to control inflation. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) It must be an economic success or the economic success.

7. Because of (a)/ extenuating circumstances (b)/ the court acquitted him from the crime. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (c) Replace ‘from’ with ‘of’.

8. In consideration for (a)/ the bereaved family’s feelings (b)/ the papers did not print the story (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (a) Replace ‘In consideration for’ with ‘considering’

9. No sooner had (a)/ he arrived then (b)/ he was asked to leave again. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (b) Replace ‘then’ with ‘than’.

10. I haven’t been (a)/ to New York before and (b)/ neither my sister. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (c) Use ‘nor has been’ for ‘neither’

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