Directions (Q. No. 1 - 46) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if 11. any, will be in one part of the sen-tence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)
- The minister never misses an opportunity (1) / to tell his aud-ience (2) / that many a man (3) / have been associated with this mission. (4) / No Error (5)
- As monsoon failed this year (1) / drinking water will be supplied (2) / on (3) / alternative days. (4) / No error (5)
- No sooner had he taken over the charge (1) / that the mischief ma-kers (2) / started (3) / their mischief. (4) / No error (5)
- Having so long be without proper food and clothing (1) / I did not make (2) / a favourable impression (3) / on my teacher. (4) / No error (5)
- When we asked where was his bicycle, (1) / he said that it was being repaired, (2) / and that it would take (3) / at least one week to set it right. (4) / No error (5)
- Respectfully I beg to state (1) / 17. that I am (2) / suffering from fever (3) / for the past fortnight. (4) / No error (5)
- There was such a noise (1) / and (2) / we could not (3) / hear our-selves. (4) / No error (5)
- If you work (1) / for eight hours a day (2) / then (3) / you will get through the examination. (4) / No error (5)
- There was a lump in her (1) / throat when she parted (2) / with her parents (3) / immediately after the marriage. (4) / No error (5)
- When he opened (1) / the door last night (2) / the burglar hit him (3) / on his head with a club. (4) / No error (5)
- Few people he comes (1) / into contact with every day (2) /axe not in any way (3) / capable of helping him. (4) / No error (5)
- By the time he returns (1) / from America after undergoing (2) / 25. the required training (3) / many hospitals will spring up. (4) / No error (5)
- Since I was hard pressed (1) / for 26. time, I decided to send a verbal message (2) / to my boss who was (3) / officially camping in Delhi. (4) / No error (5)
- As he was dog-tired (1) / he slept off (2) / very early and woke up (3) /in the night. (4) / No error (5)
- I hope that you are (1) / making a reference to Kiran (2) / who is working (3) / in State Bank of India. (4) / No error (5)
- 4; Many a must always be followed by a singular verb. have to be replaced by has.
- 1; failed to be replaced by has failed.
- 2; No sooner always be followed by than. So, replace that with than.
- 1; be to be replaced by been.
- 1; where his bicycle was
- 2; am to be replaced by "have been". Here, the action should be described in present perfect continuous.
- 2; and to be replaced by that. such always be followed by that.
- 3; Delete then. If never be followed by then.
- 3; with to be replaced by from.
- 5; No error
- 1; The few is the correct usage.
- 4; will spring up to be replaced by will have sprung up.
- 2; verbal to be replaced by oral.
- 4; in the night to be replaced by in the morning.
- 1; I hope to be replaced by I think.
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