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200 Spotting the errors Qs

Each questions has a sentence with three parts labelled (1), (2) and (3). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any part and indicate your answer in the answer sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (1) or (2) or (3). If you find no error, your answer should be indicated as

1. He asked her that (1)/ whether she knew (2)/ what had happened last week when she was on leave. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Delete that. That is not used after asked such sentences.

2. Until you do not go to the station (1)/ to receive him (1)/ I can hardly feel at ease. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Delete do not. Do not is not used with until.

3. I did not know where they were going (1)/ nor could I understand (2)/ why had they left so soon. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Replace why had they with why they had.

4. The distinguished visitor said that he had great pleasure to be with us for some time (1)/ and that the pleasure was all the greater (2)/ because his visit afforded him an opportunity to study the working of an institution of such eminence as ours. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add that of before ours.

5. Please convey (1)/ my best wishes (2)/ back to your parents. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove back.

6. The call of the seas (1)/ have always (2)/ found an echo in me. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use has in place of have.

7. Hardly, I had left home for Mumbai (1)/ when my son who is settled in Dubai arrived (2)/ without any prior information. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Replace hardly I had with hardly had I.

8. Now, it can be easily said (1)/ that the population of this city is greater (2)/ than any other city in India. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add that of after than.

9. It is difficult to explain (1)/ why did Rajagopalachari resigned (2)/ from the Congress in 1940. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Write resign in place of resigned.

10. The boss reminded them of the old saying (1)/ that honesty was the best policy (2)/ and told them that they had better be honest in their work. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Write is in place of was.

11. Gullivers Travels are (1)/ the most fascinating adventure story (2)/ that I have ever read. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use is in place of are.

12. The teenager reassured his father at the station (1)/ ―Don’t worry, dad (2)/ I will pull on very nicely at the hostel.‖ (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use carry on in place of pull on.

13. The way has behaving (1)/ hell soon spill the beans (2)/ I’m afraid. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) Replace behaving with behaving in

14. Most of the developing countries find it (1)/ difficult to cope up with the problems (2)/ created by the sudden impact of technological progress. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use sudden arrival in place of sudden impact.

15. People blamed him (1)/ for being (2)/ a coward person./ (3) No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove person after coward.

16. We swam up to the drowning man, caught hold of his clothes (1)/ before he could go down again (2)/ and pulled him out, safe to the shore. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use got hold in place of caught hold.

17. Kamna was so tired (1)/ that she could not hardly (2)/ talk to the guests for a few minutes. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove not.

18. If I was knowing (1)/ why he was absent, (2)/ I would have informed you. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use I knew in place of I was knowing.

19. He goes (1)/ to office (2)/ by foot. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use on foot in place of by foot.

20. The hundred-rupees notes (1)/ that he gave them for the goods  bought from them looked genuine (2)/ but later they reliably learnt that the notes were all counterfeit. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) It should be hundred rupee notes in place of hundred rupee notes.

21. Lack of winter rains (1)/ have delayed the sowing of (2)/ wheat crop in this area. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use has instead of have as the subject lack is singular in number.

22. The teacher let the boy off (1)/ withy a warning though he (2)/ was convinced with his guilt. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use of instead of with as the verb convinced always takes the preposition of after it.

23. Our first trip was the most interesting one, (1)/ but our second one, (2)/ was even more interesting. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove the. Article the is used before a superlative degree adjective only when comparison is made with all. If no comparison is made, the superlative degree adjective is used as positive degree adjective.

24. He has been going to the office (1)/ for a year now, (2)/ and he even can’t understand it’s working. (3)/ No error. (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove and and use but or yet. The clauses that show contrary results are joined by the adversative conjunctions not by the cumulative ones.

25. He boasts of having visited Europe many times (1)/ but he can neither speak English (2)/ nor he can speak French. (3)/ No error. (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove he can. It is superfluous.

26. Whenever possible, one should avail the opportunity (1)/ that come ones way (2)/ if one wants to

achieve success in life. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Replace come by comes because the subject opportunity is singular in number.

27. When my friends cam to visit us (1)/ at the railway station (2)/ they left some of their luggages. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Replace luggages by items of luggage.

28. As an officer (1)/ he not only was competent (2)/ but also honest. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use was after he. The clause would be he was not only competent.

29. If you will come tomorrow (1)/ we can go to the market (2)/ and do our own shopping together. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove will. In the conditional sentences, where both the acts are to take place in future the clause with if is in present indefinite tense.

30. If we exercise regularly (1)/ we will be (2)/ more healthier. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove more. More is not used with an adjective in its comparative degree.

31. News travel (1)/ very fast today (2)/ due to advancement in technology. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use travels as the noun, News is singular.

32. The Chairman made it clear at the meeting (1)/ that he will not step down (2)/ from his position as

chairman. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Replace will by would as the first clause is in the past tense.

33. We had (1)/ lot of difficulty (2)/ in finding the way here. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use a before lot of.

34. Just as he was driving along the road, (1)/ a bus pulled up and the driver asked him (2)/ if he has seen

a briefcase on the road. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) 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.

35. Experience has taught me (1)/ not to ignore any man, high or low, (2)/ not to ignore anything, great

or small. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove the words not to ignore and use nor.

36. I have spent (1)/ most of my money, (2)/ so I can travel only bus. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use the before most. When the preposition of is used afer a superlative degree

adjective like most, best, greatest, the article the is used before it.

37. When he asked me as to why (1)/ I had not finished my work in time, (2)/ I felt confused. (3)/ No

error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove as to. The sentence is complex one with noun clause.

38. The Foreign Minister said (1)/ there was no use to criticize the policy of non-alignment (2)/ which

had stood the test of time. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Replace there was no use by it was of no use or it was useless.

39. The train should arrive at (1)/ 7:30 in the morning (2)/ but it was almost an hour late. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Replace should by could or was to.

40. I should do (1)/ the same (2)/ If I were in your place. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use would in place of should.

41. He has been suffering (1)/ with fever (2)/ for the last six weeks. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use from in place of with. Suffer from something is used.

42. The examination begins (1)/ from Monday (2)/ next weak. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use on in place of from. On is used to show a day or date.

43. My father says (1)/ that one should always be sincere (2)/ to his duties. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use ones in place of his.

44. There has been (1)/ a number of railway accidents (2)/ during the last month. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use have in place of has. A number of always takes a plural noun and a plural verb.

45. Inspite of all efforts to eradicate malaria (1)/ it still prevalent (2)/ in many parts of India. (3)/ No error(4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) say it is still prevalent

46. It is only three days ago (1)/ that (2)/ he has arrived. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove has.

47. He has lost (1)/ all what (2)/ I gave him. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use that in place of what. That is usually used with all, only, etc.

48. I have (1)/ No news from him (2)/ for a long time. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use of in place of from.

49. Mahatma Gandhis entire life (1)/ was one unrelenting experiment (2)/ on truth. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use an in place of one.

50. As the thieves ran out of the bank (1)/ they got into the gateway car (2)/ which was waiting with its engine running. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say which was left with its engine on.

51. He denied that he had not stolen my purse, (1)/ though I was quite sure (2)/ that he had. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove nor. Two negative words cannot be used together.

52. The media of films has been accepted by all (1)/ as the most powerful force (2)/ that influences the younger generation. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use young in place of younger.

53. The French Embassy employs him (1)/ regularly (2)/ as he knows to speak French. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add how before to or say as he knows French

54. How is it that neither your friend Mahesh (1)/ nor his brother Ramesh (2)/ have protested against this injustice ? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use has in place of have neither is used for singular.

55. The scientist was seemed (1)/ to be excited (2)/ over the result of his experiment. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove was. Its use is superfluous.

56. The student could not answer the teacher (1)/ when he was asked to explain (2)/ why he was so late that day. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

57. John could not come (1)/ to school (2)/ as he was ill from cold. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be suffering from cold or ill with cold.

58. Though she has aptitude in Mathematics (1)/ I wont allow her to take it up as a subject of study for the Masters Degree (2)/ because I know the labour involved will tell upon her health. (3)/ No error

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Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use for in place of in.

59. I am not familiar with (1)/ all the important places in this town, (2)/ although I have been living here since two years. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use for in place of since.

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60. If I would be a millionaire, (1)/ I would not be wasting my time (2)/ waiting for a bus. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use were in place of would be.

61. Until you begin to make a better use of your time, (1)/ I shall not stop (2)/ finding fault in you. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use with in place of in. find fault with somebody is used.

62. Neither of the two boys (1)/ is sensible (2)/ enough to do this job. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

63. They left (1)/ their luggages (2)/ at the railway station. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use luggage in place of luggages. Luggage is an uncountable noun.

64. You will get (1)/ all the informations (2)/ if you read this booklet carefully. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use information in place of informations. Information is an uncountable noun.

65. She sang (1)/ very well, (2)/ isnt it ? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be didnt she. The sentence is in Past Tense.

66. He is working (1)/ in a bank in New Delhi (2)/ for the past several months. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use has been in place of is. The sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

67. There is no question (1)/ of my failing (2)/ in the examination. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use failure in place of failing.

68. He is going everyday (1)/ for a morning walk (2)/ with his friends and neighbours. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use goes in place of is going. Present Indefinite Tense is required here.

69. Here relatives could not explain to us (1)/ why did not she come for the wedding (2)/ as she was expected. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use she did not in place of did not she. The sentence is not interrogative sentence.

70. He was prevented to accept the assignment (1)/ because he was a government employee (2)/ and as such barred from accepting such assignments. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use from accepting in place of to accept.

71. If you repeat this mistake, (1)/ I will inform to your father (2)/ and do not blame me then. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove to. Its use is superfluous.

72. Lieutenant Anand was short and muscular (1)/ with shoulders that bulged impressively (2)/ against his smart uniform. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

73. These are the ideas and ideals (1)/ which have shaped (2)/ our economic thought in the past. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Second part of the sentence is in the past tense and talks about what happened in the past so in part (2) had should replace have.

74. Indias problems are not similar with (1)/ those of other countries (2)/ in several ways. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) With word similar to show connectivity of two items to is used. In the English language, similar to is the customary collocation/ construction. Thats just the way it is. Over the years and centuries, these two words have always been put together this way. A similar word is comparable. But comparable can be used either with with or with to. e.g.,

The weather in East is comparable with the weather in West.

75. He had lost a ring in the sand and (1)/ I helped him search for it, (2)/ but it was like a look for a needle in a haystack. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) There is no need to use for with search. Search itself implies to search for lost ring in the sentence.

76. The Ganges and (1)/ its tributaries constitute (2)/ one of the largest river-systems in the world. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Its is always the abbreviation of ―it is‖ as in ―its (= it is) a nice day, isnt it?‖ Its is the possessive of ―it‖ as in, ―That is Mohans cat but I dont know its name.‖ In the second sentence, its

means ―belonging to it‖. So, it should be the Ganges and its tributaries.

77. The sudden change (1)/ of place (2)/ effected her health. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) For changing the place change in place is better usage than change of place. As later one shows the shift or movement. See the usage

There is a change in place of marriage venue. There is sudden change of moods after the heated discussion.

78. There are a number of people (1)/ of every class and nationality (2)/ who doubts the truth of hisstatement. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) A number of people is plural and verb-subject agreement should be there in part (3) of the sentence so doubt will replace the doubts.

79. I like this book because the writer has explained (1)/ the reasons (2)/ of his failure truly. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

80. She is very weak in the subject (1)/ and does not understand things (2)/ though the teacher explains her repeatedly. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

81. The speaker from the Fifth Avenue, (1)/ who was a rich bankers wife (2)/ was simple and

compassionate. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

82. There was no any piece of paper (1)/ in my pocket (2)/ as I had expected. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) In this part any is a redundant word and makes the sentence grammatically wrong. There was no …….. is correct usage. In the other wasy of constructing a sentence There is not any piece of…

83. Neither the teacher (1)/ or the student (2)/ is keen on joining the dance. (3) No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) 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 (2) of the sentence a change has to be made.

84. My neighbour Deepak (1)/ is a person (2)/ that will help anyone. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

85. Ill ask that man (1)/ which of the roads (2)/ are the one we want. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use of one with are is not acceptable in this part is should replace are.

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86. Now we have banks (1)/ and people deposit there money their, (2)/ and draw it out be cheques. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) there is generally used for a place, there is plural for third person and used for possession.

87. Apart government agencies, (1)/ a number of private organizations too (2)/ have been making use of satellites. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Apart from is to be used, Use of apart does not make any sense here.

88. What sort of a drug this is (1)/ that no one seems to be able to predict its long-term effects (2)/ with any certainty ? (3)/ No errors (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) 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.

Sort – Character or nature : books of all sorts.

Here second one is desired to show nature of drug.

89. You will lose (1)/ your dog (2)/ if you did not tie it up. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Sentence talks about the future and use of would be is desired in place of the helping verb of past did not.

90. In view of the fact that almost all varieties of rural games and sports (1)/ are fast gaining national importance it is desired (2)/ that the rules of such games are strictly adhered. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use of all is or all are is to be decided between. Both can be correct depending on the context.

91. The parties disagreed (1)/ on the two first clauses (2)/ in the agreement. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Two first is inappropriate as a proper sequence of first two should be used to make the sentence correct.

93. The composition contained (1)/ even no less (2)/ than twenty mistakes. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove even.

94. He told us (1)/ that (2)/ he has not read the book. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use had in place of has.

95. The minister announced (1)/ compensation for (2)/ the victims from the accident. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use of in place of from.

96. I should (1)/ have preferred (2)/ to go by myself. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

97. There is (1)/ no place (2)/ in this compartment. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use room or seat in place of place.

98. The (1)/ young man (2)/ had no manner. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say had no manners.

99. There are many (1)/ beautiful furnitures (2)/ in the room. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use articles of furniture in place of furnitures.

100. The policeman prevented us from (1)/ entering into (2)/ the hall. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove into.

101. The world (1)/ comprises (2)/ good and bad people. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say both good and bad people.

102. Would you please order (1)/ for tea and biscuits (2)/ for all of us? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove for.

103. I have paid (1) / my bill for electricity (2)/ only a week ago. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove have.

104. He has just been appointed (1)/ Ambassador to an important country (2)/ for a five-year term. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add an before ambassador.

105. This is the old man (1)/ whom I said (2)/ had helped me. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use who in place of whom I said.

106. The dog pushed (1)/ the door open (2)/ and stole the meat. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

107. The truck driver accused (1)/ the lady for walking (2)/ in the middle of the road. (3)/ No error

(4) Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use of in place of for.

108. Everybody (1)/ it must be admitted (2)/ has their ups and downs. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be her or his.

109. When the thief broke into their house (1)/ they raised a hue and cry (2)/ and the thief caught immediately by the people. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add was before caught.

110. I have tried (1)/ to meet him several times (2)/ he isnt never at home. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use is in place of isnt.

111. This house (1)/ is (2)/ mine. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

112. He is proficient in Hindi (1)/ and can speak English (2)/ but he does not know to read and write English. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add how after know.

113. Every woman in the world (1)/ fervently hopes that their child (2)/ will be a normal and healthy baby. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use her in place of their.

114. Neither of them (1)/ send their papers (2)/ in time for the last seminar. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) are sent his.

115. There is not many traffic (1)/ along the street (2)/ where I live. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use much in place of many.

116. The font page story was about a school girl (1)/ that had hurt herself (2)/ while saving a child in a accident. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) The relative pronouns here used that for a girl is not proper. It must be Who because it is always used for proper nouns and human beings.

117. He took (1)/ leave of (2)/ four days. (3)/ No error (4)

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Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) are for in place of of

118. The police arrived and discovered (1)/ a large number of hoarded sugar (2)/ in his shop. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use quantity in place of number.

119. Raju doesnt come to our house because our dog barks at him (1)/ and licks him (2)/ although I have often told him not to afraid of it. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add be before afraid.

120. Running across the playground, my pen fell in the mud (1)/ fortunately, I noticed it (2)/ and picked it up. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use while I was before running.

121. The last thing that the fond mother (1)/ gave her only son (2)/ was his blessing. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use her in place of his.

122. To his innovative ideas and practices in farming (1)/ he was given (2)/ the Krishi Pandit Award last year. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use for in place of To.

123. As a dramatist (1)/ Shaw is superior than (2)/ any other 20th century writer. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use to in place of than.

124. Molly speaks (1)/ French well (2)/ isnt it? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say doesnt she.

125. Mutton is more hard (1)/ to digest (2)/ than vegetables. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use harder in place of more hard.

126. I have found that he is (1)/ neither willing (2)/ or capable. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say nor capable.

127. Fr times immemorial (1)/ sea shells have been used by man (2)/ in many ways. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Say From time immemorial.

128. He will not (1)/ listen (2)/ what you say. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Say listen to.

129. I have done my best (1)/ the whole thing is now (2)/ in the hands of the Gods. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say in the hands of God.

130. Oh for God sake (1)/ leave me alone (2)/ and go away from here. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Say oh for Gods sake.

131. This is a strange world (1)/ where each one pursues their own golden bubble (2)/ and laughs at others for doing the same. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use his in place of their.

132. Each of the boys (1)/ were to blame (2)/ for the accident. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use was in place of were.

133. Young school students now-a-days (1)/ are subjected to intense pressure from peers and parents alike (2)/ to fetch high marks in public examinations. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add their before peers.

134. The candidates performance (1)/ was not upto mark (2)/ in the interview. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add the before mark.

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135. After a successful tour of Europe (1)/ may old parents returned back to India (2)/ on New Years day. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove back.

136. The commission set-up to submit a report (1)/ about the reasons for the fall in educational standards (2)/ could not complete its work even after two years. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use standard.

137. Though death is a daily fact (1)/ it is a wonder that people should (2)/ behave to be immortal. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove daily

138. It would be more better (1)/ If you could paint (2)/ the gate green. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove more or use much in place of more.

139. Being his sole companion (1)/ I was the one to who (2)/ he naturally looked for help. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use whom in place of who.

140. He came to report that the work went very slowly (1)/ because the X-ray machine was not working very good (2)/ that morning (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use well in place of very good.

141. The principal objected (1)/ to them wearing short skirts (2)/ at the function. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use their in place of them.

142. I spent nearly four and half years (1)/ at Harrow (2)/ of which three were in the Army class. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) years and ahalf

143. Considerable encouragement for the scheme (1)/ has been received from the Bengal Chamber of Commerce (2)/ which has promised their full support. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use its in place of their.

144. He collected his bags (1)/ said good-bye to us (2)/ and left for home immediately. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use bade in place of said

145. All the players agreed to divide (1)/ the cash prize between themselves (2)/ without any argument.

(3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use among in place of between.

146. He is very ill (1)/ I am afraid (2)/ he is going to die. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) use too in place of very

147. The tourist did not know the local language (1)/ but he used signs to make people understand (2)/ that he wanted to reach to Darjeeling quickly. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Delete to

148. The Vice-Chancellor consulted the students as well as the teachers (1)/ on last Monday and decided (2)/ to reopen the University on Friday next. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use next Friday in place of Friday next.

149. Everybody was trying (1)/ to shake hand (2)/ with the Minister. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) add his before hand.

150. A friend of his (1)/ received him (2)/ at the station. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

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151. Mohan was your best friend a month ago (1)/ but you now seem to (2)/ have broken with him altogether. (3)/ No error (4)/

Gammar Rule >> (3) Add up before with

152. It is a great loss indeed (1)/ but how far he is to be blamed for it (2)/ I am not quite sure. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) He is to be blamed is a corret structure by the rules & passive voice. The is not convinicing.

153. The Akbar Nama (1)/ is among the major historical texts (2)/ in the Indian past. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say in the Indian history.

154. Whether he is writing about a taxi driver (1)/ and an interesting sketch of a woman (2)/ he is always at his ease. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use or in place of and.

155. There will be no more supplies (1)/ unless all arrears of payment (2)/ were cleared by next Monday. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use are in place of were.

156. After her latest experience of eve-teasing, (1)/ she seems worried (2)/ as to how she would reach her office everyday. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use to be after seems

157. He is every bit (1)/ as guilty (2)/ as I. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add am after I.

158. A woman opened the door (1)/ and standing at a distance she pushed the plate (2)/ containing the food to him. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use for in place of to.

159. We were greatly worried 9a)/ that the train might be late (2)/ but it arrived exactly in time. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use on in place of in.

160. He is one of those few post-colonial writer who believes (1)/ that this talk about colonialism has gone too far (2)/ and has turned into a cliché. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Say writers who believe.

161. Put you in my position (1)/ and you would realise (2)/ the problems faced in my profession. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use yourself in place of you.

162. Your association is doing good work (1)/ and we would like to help it (2)/ in meaningful way. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add a after in

163. he asked me (1)/ if I know (2)/ where the principal lived. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use knew in place of know.

164. fish and chips (1)/ is my favourite (2)/ dish for lunch. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use food in place of dish.

165. One of the peculiarities (1)/ which distinguishes the present age (2)/ is the multiplication of books.

(3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use distinguish in place of distinguishes.

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166. If you had (1)/ just hinted at your difficulty, (2)/ I would most certainly help you. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be written—I would have most certainly helped you.

167. This TV serial (1)/ is going on (2)/ for three years. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use has been in place of is.

168. It is my pleasure (1)/ to congratulate you for your success (2)/ in the civil services examination. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use on in place of for.

169. Despite of repeated warnings (1)/ he touched a live electric wire (2)/ and was electrocuted. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1)Remove of.

170. he says that he has renounced the world (1)/ and that he has nothing (2)/ that he can call as his own. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove as

171. Drydus prose, which is meant to be popular (1)/ loses nothing of its value (2)/ by being compared with his contemporaries. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add those of before his

172. In the early years of the renaissance of Bharatanatyam hereditary dancers have their own set of accompanists (1)/ who lived with the dancers and traveled with them from place to place (2)/ when they gave performances. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) a use had in place of have

173. At this turn of the conversation Vikram blurted out (1)/ that he was not knowing me (2)/ when I used

to live in the same town as he. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use did not know me in place of was not knowing me.

174. Neither of them (1)/ are going to attend (2)/ the party on 10th October. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use is in place of are.

175. I have not seen him since twenty years (1)/ and so I cannot say with certainty (2)/ whether he is alive

or dead. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use for in place of since.

176. He walked five miles which are really a great distance (1)/ for a man like him (2)/ who is not only old but also ill. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use is in place of are.

177. The student requested the teacher (1)/ to explain him the theory of relativity (2)/ with some examples

which he could understand easily. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add to after explain.

178. When he did not find his cook in the kitchen (1)/ he asked his wife (2)/ where had he gone. (3)/ No

error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say where he had gone.

179. We are proud to announce (1)/ that everyone on our team has earned (2)/ a good name. (3)/ No error

(4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use in in place of on.

180. Either my colleague (1)/ or a peon are coming home (2)/ with the material today. (3)/ No error (4)

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Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use is in place of are.

181. never I asked (1)/ my Englishman (2)/ how much he earned. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Say I never asked or Never did I ask.

182. The Vice-Chancellor of our university urged to (1)/ the agitating students to shun violence (2)/ and maintain peace on the campus. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use in in place of on.

183. When her son got a job (1)/ she was (2)/ besides herself with joy. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use beside in place of besides.

184. Here is (1)/ the woman whom I think (2)/ committed the crime. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Insert who in place of whom in fact, it must be who I think has committed according to the rule of consistency of tense in a sentence.

185. We have studied the two specimens carefully (1)/ X differs to Y (2)/ in only one respect. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use from in place of to.

186. Bread and butter (1)/ is (2)/ all we want. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use what after all

187. What are (1)/ their reasons (2)/ to say it. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say for saying it.

188. He took (1)/ his younger sister (2)/ with himself. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use him.

189. Can you cite (1)/ any precedent (2)/ in support of the case? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use some in place of any

190. We must work (1)/ very hard now (2)/ to making up for the lost time. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use make in place of making.

 

191. Right from his adulthood (1)/ he used to prefer (2)/ sports than studies. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use to in place of than.

192. I went to his house but (1)/ couldnt see him (2)/ because he went out before I arrived. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use had gone in place of went.

193. When I shall see him, (1)/ I shall tell him that (2)/ what he has done is wrong. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove shall.

194. Literature remains the interest of a minority (1)/ and the majority has choosen to ignore those aspects of language (2)/ which, at school they were told to value highly. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use it was in place of they were because majority the collectibve noun is singular.

195. I look (1)/ forward to meet you (2)/ in future. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use am looking in place of look.

196. If I was the king, (1)/ I would change the face (2)/ of my country. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use were in place of was.

197. He admits that (1)/ he is not following (2)/ the instructions. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

198. Life on boardship (1)/ was not as I expected (2)/ it to be (3)/ No error (4)

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Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add had after I.

199. He did not pass the examination (1)/ inspite of (2)/ his best efforts. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use could in place of did.

200. I tried to read your letter, (1)/ but it was so badly written (2)/ that I had to leave the attempt. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Place written before so.

201. I prefer (1)/ my job (2)/ to yours. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use your one

202. If there a guarantee (1)/ then we are prepared (2)/ to place a bulk order for your product. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Add is after there.

203. I meet him (1)/ once a blue moon (2)/ so I do not know much about his activities. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add in after once.

204. My daughter-in-laws (1)/ who are in Kolkata (2)/ have come to visit us. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) It should be My daughters-in-law.

205. He asked me (1)/ what my name is (2)/ and where I came from. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use was in place of is.

206. There has always been (1)/ some form of education (2)/ but there has not always been schools. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use have in place of has.

207. At the (1)/ annual function of the school (2)/ the principal advised to the students to be ideal citizens.

(3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say advised the students.

208. During the Earthquake (1)/ people listened a strange noise (2)/ and rushed out of homes. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use heard in place of listened.

त्रुटियाँ अभ्यास खोलना

Each questions has a sentence with three parts labelled (1), (2) and (3). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in any part and indicate your answer in the answer sheet against the corresponding letter i.e., (1) or (2) or (3). If you find no error, your answer should be indicated as

1. He asked her that (1)/ whether she knew (2)/ what had happened last week when she was on leave. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Delete that. That is not used after asked such sentences.

2. Until you do not go to the station (1)/ to receive him (1)/ I can hardly feel at ease. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Delete do not. Do not is not used with until.

3. I did not know where they were going (1)/ nor could I understand (2)/ why had they left so soon. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Replace why had they with why they had.

4. The distinguished visitor said that he had great pleasure to be with us for some time (1)/ and that the pleasure was all the greater (2)/ because his visit afforded him an opportunity to study the working of an institution of such eminence as ours. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add that of before ours.

5. Please convey (1)/ my best wishes (2)/ back to your parents. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove back.

6. The call of the seas (1)/ have always (2)/ found an echo in me. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use has in place of have.

7. Hardly, I had left home for Mumbai (1)/ when my son who is settled in Dubai arrived (2)/ without any prior information. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Replace hardly I had with hardly had I.

8. Now, it can be easily said (1)/ that the population of this city is greater (2)/ than any other city in India. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add that of after than.

9. It is difficult to explain (1)/ why did Rajagopalachari resigned (2)/ from the Congress in 1940. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Write resign in place of resigned.

10. The boss reminded them of the old saying (1)/ that honesty was the best policy (2)/ and told them that they had better be honest in their work. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Write is in place of was.

11. Gullivers Travels are (1)/ the most fascinating adventure story (2)/ that I have ever read. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use is in place of are.

12. The teenager reassured his father at the station (1)/ ―Don’t worry, dad (2)/ I will pull on very nicely at the hostel.‖ (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use carry on in place of pull on.

13. The way has behaving (1)/ hell soon spill the beans (2)/ I’m afraid. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) Replace behaving with behaving in

14. Most of the developing countries find it (1)/ difficult to cope up with the problems (2)/ created by the sudden impact of technological progress. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use sudden arrival in place of sudden impact.

15. People blamed him (1)/ for being (2)/ a coward person./ (3) No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove person after coward.

16. We swam up to the drowning man, caught hold of his clothes (1)/ before he could go down again (2)/ and pulled him out, safe to the shore. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use got hold in place of caught hold.

17. Kamna was so tired (1)/ that she could not hardly (2)/ talk to the guests for a few minutes. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove not.

18. If I was knowing (1)/ why he was absent, (2)/ I would have informed you. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use I knew in place of I was knowing.

19. He goes (1)/ to office (2)/ by foot. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use on foot in place of by foot.

20. The hundred-rupees notes (1)/ that he gave them for the goods  bought from them looked genuine (2)/ but later they reliably learnt that the notes were all counterfeit. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) It should be hundred rupee notes in place of hundred rupee notes.

21. Lack of winter rains (1)/ have delayed the sowing of (2)/ wheat crop in this area. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use has instead of have as the subject lack is singular in number.

22. The teacher let the boy off (1)/ withy a warning though he (2)/ was convinced with his guilt. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use of instead of with as the verb convinced always takes the preposition of after it.

23. Our first trip was the most interesting one, (1)/ but our second one, (2)/ was even more interesting. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove the. Article the is used before a superlative degree adjective only when comparison is made with all. If no comparison is made, the superlative degree adjective is used as positive degree adjective.

24. He has been going to the office (1)/ for a year now, (2)/ and he even can’t understand it’s working. (3)/ No error. (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove and and use but or yet. The clauses that show contrary results are joined by the adversative conjunctions not by the cumulative ones.

25. He boasts of having visited Europe many times (1)/ but he can neither speak English (2)/ nor he can speak French. (3)/ No error. (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove he can. It is superfluous.

26. Whenever possible, one should avail the opportunity (1)/ that come ones way (2)/ if one wants to

achieve success in life. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Replace come by comes because the subject opportunity is singular in number.

27. When my friends cam to visit us (1)/ at the railway station (2)/ they left some of their luggages. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Replace luggages by items of luggage.

28. As an officer (1)/ he not only was competent (2)/ but also honest. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use was after he. The clause would be he was not only competent.

29. If you will come tomorrow (1)/ we can go to the market (2)/ and do our own shopping together. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove will. In the conditional sentences, where both the acts are to take place in future the clause with if is in present indefinite tense.

30. If we exercise regularly (1)/ we will be (2)/ more healthier. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove more. More is not used with an adjective in its comparative degree.

31. News travel (1)/ very fast today (2)/ due to advancement in technology. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use travels as the noun, News is singular.

32. The Chairman made it clear at the meeting (1)/ that he will not step down (2)/ from his position as

chairman. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Replace will by would as the first clause is in the past tense.

33. We had (1)/ lot of difficulty (2)/ in finding the way here. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use a before lot of.

34. Just as he was driving along the road, (1)/ a bus pulled up and the driver asked him (2)/ if he has seen

a briefcase on the road. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) 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.

35. Experience has taught me (1)/ not to ignore any man, high or low, (2)/ not to ignore anything, great

or small. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove the words not to ignore and use nor.

36. I have spent (1)/ most of my money, (2)/ so I can travel only bus. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use the before most. When the preposition of is used afer a superlative degree

adjective like most, best, greatest, the article the is used before it.

37. When he asked me as to why (1)/ I had not finished my work in time, (2)/ I felt confused. (3)/ No

error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove as to. The sentence is complex one with noun clause.

38. The Foreign Minister said (1)/ there was no use to criticize the policy of non-alignment (2)/ which

had stood the test of time. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Replace there was no use by it was of no use or it was useless.

39. The train should arrive at (1)/ 7:30 in the morning (2)/ but it was almost an hour late. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Replace should by could or was to.

40. I should do (1)/ the same (2)/ If I were in your place. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use would in place of should.

41. He has been suffering (1)/ with fever (2)/ for the last six weeks. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use from in place of with. Suffer from something is used.

42. The examination begins (1)/ from Monday (2)/ next weak. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use on in place of from. On is used to show a day or date.

43. My father says (1)/ that one should always be sincere (2)/ to his duties. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use ones in place of his.

44. There has been (1)/ a number of railway accidents (2)/ during the last month. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use have in place of has. A number of always takes a plural noun and a plural verb.

45. Inspite of all efforts to eradicate malaria (1)/ it still prevalent (2)/ in many parts of India. (3)/ No error(4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) say it is still prevalent

46. It is only three days ago (1)/ that (2)/ he has arrived. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove has.

47. He has lost (1)/ all what (2)/ I gave him. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use that in place of what. That is usually used with all, only, etc.

48. I have (1)/ No news from him (2)/ for a long time. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use of in place of from.

49. Mahatma Gandhis entire life (1)/ was one unrelenting experiment (2)/ on truth. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use an in place of one.

50. As the thieves ran out of the bank (1)/ they got into the gateway car (2)/ which was waiting with its engine running. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say which was left with its engine on.

51. He denied that he had not stolen my purse, (1)/ though I was quite sure (2)/ that he had. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove nor. Two negative words cannot be used together.

52. The media of films has been accepted by all (1)/ as the most powerful force (2)/ that influences the younger generation. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use young in place of younger.

53. The French Embassy employs him (1)/ regularly (2)/ as he knows to speak French. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add how before to or say as he knows French

54. How is it that neither your friend Mahesh (1)/ nor his brother Ramesh (2)/ have protested against this injustice ? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use has in place of have neither is used for singular.

55. The scientist was seemed (1)/ to be excited (2)/ over the result of his experiment. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove was. Its use is superfluous.

56. The student could not answer the teacher (1)/ when he was asked to explain (2)/ why he was so late that day. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

57. John could not come (1)/ to school (2)/ as he was ill from cold. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be suffering from cold or ill with cold.

58. Though she has aptitude in Mathematics (1)/ I wont allow her to take it up as a subject of study for the Masters Degree (2)/ because I know the labour involved will tell upon her health. (3)/ No error

(4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use for in place of in.

59. I am not familiar with (1)/ all the important places in this town, (2)/ although I have been living here since two years. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use for in place of since.

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60. If I would be a millionaire, (1)/ I would not be wasting my time (2)/ waiting for a bus. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use were in place of would be.

61. Until you begin to make a better use of your time, (1)/ I shall not stop (2)/ finding fault in you. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use with in place of in. find fault with somebody is used.

62. Neither of the two boys (1)/ is sensible (2)/ enough to do this job. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

63. They left (1)/ their luggages (2)/ at the railway station. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use luggage in place of luggages. Luggage is an uncountable noun.

64. You will get (1)/ all the informations (2)/ if you read this booklet carefully. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use information in place of informations. Information is an uncountable noun.

65. She sang (1)/ very well, (2)/ isnt it ? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be didnt she. The sentence is in Past Tense.

66. He is working (1)/ in a bank in New Delhi (2)/ for the past several months. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use has been in place of is. The sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous Tense.

67. There is no question (1)/ of my failing (2)/ in the examination. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use failure in place of failing.

68. He is going everyday (1)/ for a morning walk (2)/ with his friends and neighbours. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use goes in place of is going. Present Indefinite Tense is required here.

69. Here relatives could not explain to us (1)/ why did not she come for the wedding (2)/ as she was expected. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use she did not in place of did not she. The sentence is not interrogative sentence.

70. He was prevented to accept the assignment (1)/ because he was a government employee (2)/ and as such barred from accepting such assignments. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use from accepting in place of to accept.

71. If you repeat this mistake, (1)/ I will inform to your father (2)/ and do not blame me then. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove to. Its use is superfluous.

72. Lieutenant Anand was short and muscular (1)/ with shoulders that bulged impressively (2)/ against his smart uniform. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

73. These are the ideas and ideals (1)/ which have shaped (2)/ our economic thought in the past. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Second part of the sentence is in the past tense and talks about what happened in the past so in part (2) had should replace have.

74. Indias problems are not similar with (1)/ those of other countries (2)/ in several ways. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) With word similar to show connectivity of two items to is used. In the English language, similar to is the customary collocation/ construction. Thats just the way it is. Over the years and centuries, these two words have always been put together this way. A similar word is comparable. But comparable can be used either with with or with to. e.g.,

The weather in East is comparable with the weather in West.

75. He had lost a ring in the sand and (1)/ I helped him search for it, (2)/ but it was like a look for a needle in a haystack. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) There is no need to use for with search. Search itself implies to search for lost ring in the sentence.

76. The Ganges and (1)/ its tributaries constitute (2)/ one of the largest river-systems in the world. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Its is always the abbreviation of ―it is‖ as in ―its (= it is) a nice day, isnt it?‖ Its is the possessive of ―it‖ as in, ―That is Mohans cat but I dont know its name.‖ In the second sentence, its

means ―belonging to it‖. So, it should be the Ganges and its tributaries.

77. The sudden change (1)/ of place (2)/ effected her health. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) For changing the place change in place is better usage than change of place. As later one shows the shift or movement. See the usage

There is a change in place of marriage venue. There is sudden change of moods after the heated discussion.

78. There are a number of people (1)/ of every class and nationality (2)/ who doubts the truth of hisstatement. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) A number of people is plural and verb-subject agreement should be there in part (3) of the sentence so doubt will replace the doubts.

79. I like this book because the writer has explained (1)/ the reasons (2)/ of his failure truly. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

80. She is very weak in the subject (1)/ and does not understand things (2)/ though the teacher explains her repeatedly. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

81. The speaker from the Fifth Avenue, (1)/ who was a rich bankers wife (2)/ was simple and

compassionate. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

82. There was no any piece of paper (1)/ in my pocket (2)/ as I had expected. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) In this part any is a redundant word and makes the sentence grammatically wrong. There was no …….. is correct usage. In the other wasy of constructing a sentence There is not any piece of…

83. Neither the teacher (1)/ or the student (2)/ is keen on joining the dance. (3) No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) 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 (2) of the sentence a change has to be made.

84. My neighbour Deepak (1)/ is a person (2)/ that will help anyone. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) There is no error in the sentence.

85. Ill ask that man (1)/ which of the roads (2)/ are the one we want. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use of one with are is not acceptable in this part is should replace are.

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86. Now we have banks (1)/ and people deposit there money their, (2)/ and draw it out be cheques. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) there is generally used for a place, there is plural for third person and used for possession.

87. Apart government agencies, (1)/ a number of private organizations too (2)/ have been making use of satellites. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Apart from is to be used, Use of apart does not make any sense here.

88. What sort of a drug this is (1)/ that no one seems to be able to predict its long-term effects (2)/ with any certainty ? (3)/ No errors (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) 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.

Sort – Character or nature : books of all sorts.

Here second one is desired to show nature of drug.

89. You will lose (1)/ your dog (2)/ if you did not tie it up. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Sentence talks about the future and use of would be is desired in place of the helping verb of past did not.

90. In view of the fact that almost all varieties of rural games and sports (1)/ are fast gaining national importance it is desired (2)/ that the rules of such games are strictly adhered. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use of all is or all are is to be decided between. Both can be correct depending on the context.

91. The parties disagreed (1)/ on the two first clauses (2)/ in the agreement. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Two first is inappropriate as a proper sequence of first two should be used to make the sentence correct.

93. The composition contained (1)/ even no less (2)/ than twenty mistakes. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove even.

94. He told us (1)/ that (2)/ he has not read the book. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use had in place of has.

95. The minister announced (1)/ compensation for (2)/ the victims from the accident. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use of in place of from.

96. I should (1)/ have preferred (2)/ to go by myself. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

97. There is (1)/ no place (2)/ in this compartment. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use room or seat in place of place.

98. The (1)/ young man (2)/ had no manner. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say had no manners.

99. There are many (1)/ beautiful furnitures (2)/ in the room. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use articles of furniture in place of furnitures.

100. The policeman prevented us from (1)/ entering into (2)/ the hall. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove into.

101. The world (1)/ comprises (2)/ good and bad people. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say both good and bad people.

102. Would you please order (1)/ for tea and biscuits (2)/ for all of us? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove for.

103. I have paid (1) / my bill for electricity (2)/ only a week ago. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove have.

104. He has just been appointed (1)/ Ambassador to an important country (2)/ for a five-year term. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add an before ambassador.

105. This is the old man (1)/ whom I said (2)/ had helped me. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use who in place of whom I said.

106. The dog pushed (1)/ the door open (2)/ and stole the meat. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

107. The truck driver accused (1)/ the lady for walking (2)/ in the middle of the road. (3)/ No error

(4) Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use of in place of for.

108. Everybody (1)/ it must be admitted (2)/ has their ups and downs. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be her or his.

109. When the thief broke into their house (1)/ they raised a hue and cry (2)/ and the thief caught immediately by the people. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add was before caught.

110. I have tried (1)/ to meet him several times (2)/ he isnt never at home. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use is in place of isnt.

111. This house (1)/ is (2)/ mine. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

112. He is proficient in Hindi (1)/ and can speak English (2)/ but he does not know to read and write English. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add how after know.

113. Every woman in the world (1)/ fervently hopes that their child (2)/ will be a normal and healthy baby. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use her in place of their.

114. Neither of them (1)/ send their papers (2)/ in time for the last seminar. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) are sent his.

115. There is not many traffic (1)/ along the street (2)/ where I live. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use much in place of many.

116. The font page story was about a school girl (1)/ that had hurt herself (2)/ while saving a child in a accident. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) The relative pronouns here used that for a girl is not proper. It must be Who because it is always used for proper nouns and human beings.

117. He took (1)/ leave of (2)/ four days. (3)/ No error (4)

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Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) are for in place of of

118. The police arrived and discovered (1)/ a large number of hoarded sugar (2)/ in his shop. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use quantity in place of number.

119. Raju doesnt come to our house because our dog barks at him (1)/ and licks him (2)/ although I have often told him not to afraid of it. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add be before afraid.

120. Running across the playground, my pen fell in the mud (1)/ fortunately, I noticed it (2)/ and picked it up. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use while I was before running.

121. The last thing that the fond mother (1)/ gave her only son (2)/ was his blessing. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use her in place of his.

122. To his innovative ideas and practices in farming (1)/ he was given (2)/ the Krishi Pandit Award last year. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use for in place of To.

123. As a dramatist (1)/ Shaw is superior than (2)/ any other 20th century writer. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use to in place of than.

124. Molly speaks (1)/ French well (2)/ isnt it? (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say doesnt she.

125. Mutton is more hard (1)/ to digest (2)/ than vegetables. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use harder in place of more hard.

126. I have found that he is (1)/ neither willing (2)/ or capable. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say nor capable.

127. Fr times immemorial (1)/ sea shells have been used by man (2)/ in many ways. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Say From time immemorial.

128. He will not (1)/ listen (2)/ what you say. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Say listen to.

129. I have done my best (1)/ the whole thing is now (2)/ in the hands of the Gods. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say in the hands of God.

130. Oh for God sake (1)/ leave me alone (2)/ and go away from here. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Say oh for Gods sake.

131. This is a strange world (1)/ where each one pursues their own golden bubble (2)/ and laughs at others for doing the same. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use his in place of their.

132. Each of the boys (1)/ were to blame (2)/ for the accident. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use was in place of were.

133. Young school students now-a-days (1)/ are subjected to intense pressure from peers and parents alike (2)/ to fetch high marks in public examinations. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add their before peers.

134. The candidates performance (1)/ was not upto mark (2)/ in the interview. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add the before mark.

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135. After a successful tour of Europe (1)/ may old parents returned back to India (2)/ on New Years day. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Remove back.

136. The commission set-up to submit a report (1)/ about the reasons for the fall in educational standards (2)/ could not complete its work even after two years. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use standard.

137. Though death is a daily fact (1)/ it is a wonder that people should (2)/ behave to be immortal. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove daily

138. It would be more better (1)/ If you could paint (2)/ the gate green. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Remove more or use much in place of more.

139. Being his sole companion (1)/ I was the one to who (2)/ he naturally looked for help. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use whom in place of who.

140. He came to report that the work went very slowly (1)/ because the X-ray machine was not working very good (2)/ that morning (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use well in place of very good.

141. The principal objected (1)/ to them wearing short skirts (2)/ at the function. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use their in place of them.

142. I spent nearly four and half years (1)/ at Harrow (2)/ of which three were in the Army class. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) years and ahalf

143. Considerable encouragement for the scheme (1)/ has been received from the Bengal Chamber of Commerce (2)/ which has promised their full support. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use its in place of their.

144. He collected his bags (1)/ said good-bye to us (2)/ and left for home immediately. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use bade in place of said

145. All the players agreed to divide (1)/ the cash prize between themselves (2)/ without any argument.

(3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use among in place of between.

146. He is very ill (1)/ I am afraid (2)/ he is going to die. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) use too in place of very

147. The tourist did not know the local language (1)/ but he used signs to make people understand (2)/ that he wanted to reach to Darjeeling quickly. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Delete to

148. The Vice-Chancellor consulted the students as well as the teachers (1)/ on last Monday and decided (2)/ to reopen the University on Friday next. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use next Friday in place of Friday next.

149. Everybody was trying (1)/ to shake hand (2)/ with the Minister. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) add his before hand.

150. A friend of his (1)/ received him (2)/ at the station. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (4) The sentence is correct.

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151. Mohan was your best friend a month ago (1)/ but you now seem to (2)/ have broken with him altogether. (3)/ No error (4)/

Gammar Rule >> (3) Add up before with

152. It is a great loss indeed (1)/ but how far he is to be blamed for it (2)/ I am not quite sure. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) He is to be blamed is a corret structure by the rules & passive voice. The is not convinicing.

153. The Akbar Nama (1)/ is among the major historical texts (2)/ in the Indian past. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Say in the Indian history.

154. Whether he is writing about a taxi driver (1)/ and an interesting sketch of a woman (2)/ he is always at his ease. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use or in place of and.

155. There will be no more supplies (1)/ unless all arrears of payment (2)/ were cleared by next Monday. (3)/ No error (4)/

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use are in place of were.

156. After her latest experience of eve-teasing, (1)/ she seems worried (2)/ as to how she would reach her office everyday. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use to be after seems

157. He is every bit (1)/ as guilty (2)/ as I. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add am after I.

158. A woman opened the door (1)/ and standing at a distance she pushed the plate (2)/ containing the food to him. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use for in place of to.

159. We were greatly worried 9a)/ that the train might be late (2)/ but it arrived exactly in time. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use on in place of in.

160. He is one of those few post-colonial writer who believes (1)/ that this talk about colonialism has gone too far (2)/ and has turned into a cliché. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Say writers who believe.

161. Put you in my position (1)/ and you would realise (2)/ the problems faced in my profession. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use yourself in place of you.

162. Your association is doing good work (1)/ and we would like to help it (2)/ in meaningful way. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add a after in

163. he asked me (1)/ if I know (2)/ where the principal lived. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use knew in place of know.

164. fish and chips (1)/ is my favourite (2)/ dish for lunch. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Use food in place of dish.

165. One of the peculiarities (1)/ which distinguishes the present age (2)/ is the multiplication of books.

(3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) use distinguish in place of distinguishes.

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166. If you had (1)/ just hinted at your difficulty, (2)/ I would most certainly help you. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) It should be written—I would have most certainly helped you.

167. This TV serial (1)/ is going on (2)/ for three years. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use has been in place of is.

168. It is my pleasure (1)/ to congratulate you for your success (2)/ in the civil services examination. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use on in place of for.

169. Despite of repeated warnings (1)/ he touched a live electric wire (2)/ and was electrocuted. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1)Remove of.

170. he says that he has renounced the world (1)/ and that he has nothing (2)/ that he can call as his own. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Remove as

171. Drydus prose, which is meant to be popular (1)/ loses nothing of its value (2)/ by being compared with his contemporaries. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (3) Add those of before his

172. In the early years of the renaissance of Bharatanatyam hereditary dancers have their own set of accompanists (1)/ who lived with the dancers and traveled with them from place to place (2)/ when they gave performances. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) a use had in place of have

173. At this turn of the conversation Vikram blurted out (1)/ that he was not knowing me (2)/ when I used

to live in the same town as he. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use did not know me in place of was not knowing me.

174. Neither of them (1)/ are going to attend (2)/ the party on 10th October. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Use is in place of are.

175. I have not seen him since twenty years (1)/ and so I cannot say with certainty (2)/ whether he is alive

or dead. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use for in place of since.

176. He walked five miles which are really a great distance (1)/ for a man like him (2)/ who is not only old but also ill. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (1) Use is in place of are.

177. The student requested the teacher (1)/ to explain him the theory of relativity (2)/ with some examples

which he could understand easily. (3)/ No error (4)

Ans and Grammar Rule >> (2) Add to after explain.

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