English Quiz Phrases, Error | 22nd November 2018

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Directions (1 – 5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is mark (5) i.e. ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

Q1. When it come to alternate modes of transport, the Delhi Metro tops the list.

(a) came to alternate

(b) had come to alternate

(c) comes to alternate

(d) will come to alternate

(e) No correction

Q2. The actor may have spent as many as 146 days on parole or furlough.

(a) could spent

(b) could have spent

(c) may spend

(d) should spend

(e) No correction required

Q3. An honest introspection should reveal the need for utilise public infrastructure budgets more effectively.

(a) need for utilising

(b) needs to utilise

(c) need to utilize

(d) needs for utilising

(e)No correction required

Q4. Despite public investments have started to gain traction, this is yet to reflect in the performance of investment-linked sectors.

(a) Although public 

(b) inspite of public

(c) though public

(d) although if

(e) No correction required

Q5. Another six months or so were spent in working out the amount of Central fund.

(a) or that were

(b) or so was

(c) and as were

(d) and if were

(e) No correction required

Directions (6-15): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer, if there is no error, mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

Q6. (1) The centre accepted the report of a judicial commission / (2) that indicted former chief minister / (3) and six of his ministerial colleagues against corruption,. / (4) favouritism, nepotism and administrative impropriety. / (5) No error

Q7. (1) Companies like Infosys are moving fast / (2) on automation to ensure differentiation at a time / (3) where the technology industry and business models / (4) are undergoing rapid changes. / (5) No error

Q8. (1) With sharp rise in the number of large-scale financial crimes, / (2) the CBI and Indian Institute of Management have initiated / (3) a first-of-its-kind course to train sleuths / (4) from CBI to probe financial frauds. / (5) No error.

Q9. (1) In FY15, India largest public sector / (2) non-life insurer notched out / (3) a premium growth of/ (4) about twelve per cent. / (5) No error

Q10. (1) Reserve Bank Governor R Raj has received a death threat / (2) via an email bearing the name of / (3) terror outfit ISIS following which his security / (4) has been stepped up. / (5) No error.

Q11. (1) A new scheme for interest subvention for farmers / (2) is having worked out / (3) though it may take some time, / (4) the RBI said in a notification. / (5) No error .

Q12. (1) The highly toxic air that we breathe, specially / (2) in the metropolitan cities, / (3) is the fallout of rapid development, / (4) without a care for the environment./ (5) No error .

Q13. (1) Unlike China who has already attained / (2) a high level of economic development and is poised / (3) to enter the developed nations’ club,/ (4) India is still a developing nation. / (5) No error.

Q14. (1) Don’t worry ,/(2) I shall be back /(3) in a few minutes /(4) and join you./(5) No error.

Q15. (1) Today most employees complain /(2) of suffering for the stress/(3) of attending to /(4) rude customers all day. /(5) No error.


  1. Ans.(c)

Replace ‘come to alternate’ withcomes to alternate’ 
2. Ans.(e)

No correction required.
3. Ans.(c)

Replace ‘need for utilise’ with ‘need to utilise’
4. Ans.(c)

Replace ‘Despite public’ withthough public’
5. Ans.(e)

No correction required
6. Ans.(c)

Replace ‘against’ with ‘for’

  1. Ans.(c)

Replace ‘where’ with ‘when’

  1. Ans.(a)

Insert ‘a’ before ‘sharp’

  1. Ans.(b)

Replace ‘out’ with ‘up’

  1. Ans.(e)

No error

  1. Ans.(b)

Replace ‘having’ with ‘being’

  1. Ans.(a)

Replace ‘specially’ with ‘especially’

  1. Ans.(a)

Replace ‘who’ with ‘which’

  1. Ans.(b)

Replace ‘I shall be back’ with ‘I shall come back’.

  1. Ans.(b)

Substitute ‘suffering from’ for ‘suffering for’

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