Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any will be one of the parts of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation if any).
- Grandmother looks (1)/ very comfortable in that (2)/ chair besides the fire (3)/ No error (4)
Correct: Grandmother looks very comfortable in that chair beside the fire.
Why: fire के पास रखी chair means beside
Besides means के अलावा
- That horse had also (1)/ worked very hardly (2)/ for his master (3)/ No error (4)
Correct: That horse had also worked very hard for his master.
Why: Very hardly means very less.
Very hard means बहुत महनत
- The accident was (1)/ caused by people (2)/ driving too fastly (3)/ in bad conditions (4)/ No error (5)
Correct: The accident was caused by people driving too fast in bad conditions.
Why: Fast is the correct adverb
- We asked Aslam (1)/ if he can arrange (2)/ fake currency (3)/ notes for us (4)/ No error (5)
Correct: We asked Aslam if he could arrange fake currency notes for us.
Why: Entire sentence should be in same tense. II form of can is could.
- New industry promotion (1)/ scheme for North East (2)/ is been considered (3)/ No error (4)
Correct: New industry promotion scheme for North East is being or has been considered.
Why: ‘is’ denotes present situation, so, ‘been’ should be changed to present or ‘is’, should be changed to past.
- Rakesh Kapoor looses (1)/ telecom secretary post (2)/ as government reshuffles top (3)/ No error (4)
Correct: Rakesh Kapoor loses telecom secretary post as government reshuffles top.
Why: lose = हारना loose = ढ़ीला
We want to mean हारने वाला lose, with one ‘o’.
- The findings are at (1)/ odds with what is going (2)/ on in the rest country (3)/ No error (4)
Correct: The findings are at odds with what is going on in the rest of the country.
Why: rest country means, a country on holiday.
But we want to mean, देश के बाकी हिस्सों में जो चल रहा है, हमारी research उससे opposite है। (two things are not matching).
- If they will notify (1)/ the issue officially, we (2)/ will invest in the plan (3)/ No error (4)
Correct: If they notify the issue officially, we will invest in the plan.
Why: In such sentence of if, ‘will’ is used only in the second half of the sentence.
- The city is clean and (1)/ beautiful with not a (2)/ but of garbage anywhere (3)/ No error (4)
Ans. No Error
- The pigeon leaved (1)/ its nest to find (2)/ food for its chicks (3)/ No error (4)
Correct: The pigeon left/leaves its nest to find food for its chicks.
Why: leaved is not a correct word.
Substitute ‘leaved’ with left or leaves.