English Grammar Quiz- 4

1. News travel (a)/ very fast today (b)/ due to advancement in technology. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (a) Use ‘travels’ as the noun. ‘News’ is singular.

2. The Chairman made it clear at the meeting (a)/ that he will not step down (b)/ from his position as chairman. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Replace ‘will’ by ‘would’ as the first clause is in the past.

3. We had (a)/ lot of difficulty (b)/ in finding the way here. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Use ‘a’ before ‘lot of’.

4. Just as he was driving along the road, (a)/ a bus pulled up and the driver asked him (b)/ if he has seen a briefcase on the road. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (c) Replace ‘has’ by ‘had’ because the first clause is in the ‘past indefinite tense’. In such a case an event that took place earlier than that must be in the past perfect tense.

5. Experience has taught me (a)/ not to ignore any man, high or low, (b)/ not to ignore anything, great or small. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (c) Remove the words ‘not to ignore’ and use ‘nor’.

6. I have spent (a)/ most of my money, (b)/ so I can travel only bus (C)/No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Use ‘the’before ‘most’. When the preposition of is used after a superlative degree adjective like most, best, greatest, the article ‘the’ is used before it.

7. When he asked me as to why (a)/ I had not finished my work in time, (b)/ I felt Confused. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (a) Remove ‘as to’. The sentence is complex one with noun clause.

8. The Foreign Minister said (a)/ there was no use to criticise the policy of non-alignment (b)/ which had stood the test of time. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Replace ‘there was no use’ by ‘it was of no use’ or ‘it was useless’.

9. The train should arrive at (a)/ 7:30 in the morning (b)/ but it was almost an hour late. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (a) Replace ‘should’ by ‘could’ or ‘was to’.

10. I should do (a)/ the same (b)/ if I were in your place. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (a) Use ‘would’ in place of ‘should’.

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