English Grammar Quiz- 9

1. The speaker from the Fifth Avenue, (a)/ who was a rich banker’s wife (b)/ was simple and compassionate. (c)/ No error (d)

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

2. There was no any piece of paper (a) in my pocket (b)/ as I had expected. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (a) In this part ‘any’ is a redundant word and makes the sentence grammatically wrong. ‘There was no .....’ is the correct usage. In the other way of constructing a sentence ‘There is not any piece of……

3. Neither the teacher (a)/ or the student (b)/ is keen on joining the dance. (c) No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Neither -nor combination is a standard usage. Either –or is also standard. In the context of sentence first one is required. So in the part (b) of the sentence a change has to be made.

4. My neighbour Deepak (a)/ is a person (b)/ that will help anyone. (c)/ No error (d)

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

5. I’ll ask that man (a)/ which of the roads (b)/ are the one we want. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (c) Use of one with ‘are’ is not acceptable in this part. ‘Is’ should replace ‘are’.

6. Now we have banks (a)/ and people deposit there money their, (b)/ and draw it out be cheques. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) there is generally used for a place, their is plural for third person and used for possession.

7. Apart government agencies, (a)/ a number of private organisations too (b)/ have been making use of satellites. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (a) ‘Apart from’ is to be used. Use of apart does not make any sense here.

8. What sort of a drug this is (a)/ that no one seems to be able to predict its long-term effects (b)/ with any certainty? (c)/ No errors (d)

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Explanation (a) 'sorts' is the correct word. Sort - A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind: sort out on basis of marks. Sorts - Character or nature: books of all sorts. Here second one is desired to show nature of drug

9. You will lose (a)/ your dog (b)/ if you did not tie it up. (c)/ No error (d) V

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Explanation (c) Sentence talks about the future and use of ‘would be’ is desired in place of the helping verb of past ‘did not’.

10. In view of the fact that almost all varieties of rural games and sports (a)/ are fast gaining national importance it is desired (b)/ that the rules of such games are strictly adhered. (c)/ No error (d)

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Explanation (b) Use of ‘all is’ or ‘all are’ is to be decided between. Both can be correct depending on the context.

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