English Quiz (find error)
This is a timed quiz. You will be given 200 seconds to answer all questions. Are you ready?
Q1. Such a shift might well have helped the former SDF legislators to stay clear of the anti-defection law which stipulates (A)/ that a breakaway group must constitute at least two-thirds of the (B)/ legislative party’s strength and that it must merge with another party. (C)/ No Error (D)
Remove ‘to’ before ‘stay’. Verbs ‘help, make, bid’ take bare infinitive with them if the sentence is in active voice.
Q2. In the 1870s Tolstoy experienced a profoundly moral crisis, (A)/followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, (B)/as outlined in his non-fiction work ‘A Confession’. (C)/ No Error (D)
Replace ‘profoundly’ with ‘profound’. Profound which means ‘very great or intense’ is an adjective which will qualify noun based term ‘moral crisis’.
Q3. As I gazed out the back of the car, (A)/ I saw a lone deer standing amidst trees (B)/ on the side of the road. (C)/ No Error (D)
Replace ‘amidst trees’ with ‘amidst the trees’. As the rule goes, ‘Amid/Amidst + The + Noun (Plural)’.
Q4. Hong Kong’s hinterland around the Pearl River Delta (A)/in South China is one of the (B)/ World’s fastest growing manufacturing bases.(C)/ No Error (D)
Q5. While the two pills resemble (A)/to each other in size and color, you can distinguish (B)/ them by the numbers engraved on each one. (C)/ No Error (D)
Remove ‘to’ before ‘each other’. Transitive verbs like ‘discuss, describe, resemble, attack etc.’ take direct object after them not prepositions. Also there are two pills for which ‘each other’ is appropriate.
Q6. Some writers have suggested that this (A)/will replace browsing, but they miss (B)/the point by the mile. (C)/ No Error (D)
Replace ‘by the mile’ with ‘by a mile’. By a mile (idiom): by a large amount; by a lot.
Q7. She took the hint but wondered (A)/who had hurt him so badly that (B)/ he still bore a grudge thousands of years later. (C)/ No error (D)
Q8. Maaj is one of the latest (A)/in the list of contemporary Marathi movies (B)/which has appeared in recent times. (C)/No error (D)
Use ‘have’ after ‘which’. Plural Subject ‘Marathi movies’ following the relative pronoun ‘which’ will associate plural verb with it according to the subject-verb agreement rule.
Q9. I am better (A)/adapted to the (B)/climate than you. (C)/No error (D)
Q10. “If I can see you (A)/I am sure you would (B)/be looking beautiful,”Naina said. (C)/No error (D)
Replace ‘can’ with ‘could’ as the subsequent part of the sentence implies the usage of past tense. “Could” is used to express possibility or past ability.
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