English Grammar Quiz- 8

1. If you repeat this mistake, (a)/ I will inform to your father (b)/ and do not blame me then. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Remove ‘to’. Its use is superfluous.

2. Lieutenant Anand was short and muscular (a)/ with shoulders that bulged impressively (b)/ against his smart uniform. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (d) The sentence is correct.

3. These are the ideas and ideals (a)/ which have shaped (b)/ our economic thought in the Past. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Second part of the sentence is in the past tense and talks about what happened in the past so in part (b) ‘had’ shoud replace ‘have’.

4. India’s problems are not similar with (a)/ those of other countries (b)/ in several ways. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (a) With word ‘similar’ to snow connectivity of two items ‘to’ is used. In the English language, ‘similar to’ is the customary collocation/construction. That's just the way it is. Over the years and centuries, these two words nave always been put together this way

5. He had lost a ring in the sand and (a)/ I helped him search for it, (b)/ but it was like a look for a needle in a haystack. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) There is no need to use ‘for’ with search. Search itself implies to search for lost ring in the sentence.

6. The Ganges and (a)/ it’s tributaries constitute (b)/ one of the largest river-systems in the world. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) It’s is always the abbreviation of "it is" as in “It's ( it is) a nice day, isn’t it? Its is the possessive of ‘it’.

7. The sudden change (a)/ of place (b)/ effected her health. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (a) For changing the place ‘change in place’ is better usage than ‘change of place’. As later one shows the shift or movement.

8. There are a number of people (a)/ of every class and nationality (b)/ who doubts the truth of his statement. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (c) ‘A number of people’ is plural and verb-subject agreement should be there in part (c) of the sentence so ‘doubt’ will replace the ‘doubts’.

9. I like this book because the writer has l explained (a)/ the reasons (b)/ of his failure truly. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (d) There is no error in the sentence.

10. She is very weak in the subject (a)/ and does not understand things (b)/ though the teacher explains her repeatedly. (c)/ No error (d)

Correct! Wrong!

Explanation (d) There is no error in the sentence.

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