Directions (1 - 20): The given sentence has been divided up into four different parts A, B, C and D. Select the portion of the sentence which contains an error (spelling, grammatical or contextual). If there is no error, choose option ‘E’(no error) as your answer.
1. Out of all mobiles (A)/ available online, (B)/ this is a mobile (C)/ phone I wanted. (D)/ No error (E).
A) at B) an C) the D) no article E) No error
Explanation: The speaker is talking about a particular mobile phone out of all the available mobiles. So, we use the definite article ‘the’ here.
2. The latest chapter of (A)/ this novel is the most (B)/ comprehensive of all (C)/ the chapters in the book.(D)/ No error (E).
A) The last chapter B) The latest chapters C) Least chapter D) Lost chapter E) No error
Explanation: We generally use “The latest” for indicating the most recent person/ thing and we use “the last” for indicating the final person/ thing that we are talking about.
3. This might be (A)/ more difficult performance (B)/ he would ever (C)/ perform with the crowd. (D)/ No error (E).
A) the morer B) the most C) more D) most E) No error
Explanation: The ‘performance’ he performed now is compared will all his other performances and this performance becomes the most difficult task he performed ever till now. So, superlative degree ‘the most’ should be used.
4. A diamond is (A)/ costlier than (B)/ any other metal (C)/ in the world. (D)/ No error (E).
A) any another metals B) another metal C) any metal D) no metal E) No error
Explanation: Diamond is not a metal, so technically we cannot compare a diamondwith other metals directly. But we use ‘any metal’ instead of ‘any other metal.’
5. There is a general (A)/ misconception that every (B)/ sarkari officer badly behaves (C)/ with the public. (D)/ No error (E).
A) bad behave B) badly behave C) behaves badly D) badly behaving E) No error
Explanation: The adverbs of manner such as rudely, arrogantly etc. are used after themain verb. So, behaves badly is the correct usage.
6. The old man walked as faster as (A)/ he could so that (B)/ he would not miss the (C)/ vehicle to work. (D)/ No error (E).
A) fast B) fastly C) fasting D) fasted E) No error
Explanation: The given sentence is in positive degree but here a comparative adverb ‘faster’ is used. So, the positive adverb ‘fast’ should be used in the sentence.
7. No sooner the professor (A)/ enter the class (B)/ than the (C)/ students stood up.(D)/ No error (E).
A) No sooner did the professor B) No soon the professor C) No sooner than the professor D) No sooner by the professor E) No error
Explanation: If we start a sentence using the words such as scarcely, hardly, no sooner etc., we invert the subject and the verb (No sooner + Verb + Subject). But we do not have any verb given next to the word ‘no sooner’ in the sentence. We have a transitive verb ‘enter’ in the sentence, so we use the auxiliary verb ‘did’ to support the past form a verb.
8. I think this (A)/ is not your mobile phone.(B)/ It is (C)/ someone's else (D)/ No error (E).
A) some one B) someones else C) someone’s else’s D) Someone else's E) No error
Explanation: To show a relation or possession, an apostrophe (‘s) is used. So, someone else’s is the correct usage.
9. My house (A)/ is not built (B)/ of stones (C)/ but of love (D)/ No error (E).
A) off stones B) off stone C) of stone D) of stone’s E) No error
Explanation: Here the house, which is a noun, is compared with stones and love. A singular noun should be the compared with another singular noun. Although ‘Love’ looks like a singular noun, it is an uncountable noun. So, the singular noun ‘stone’ is appropriate to the sentence.
10. The old couple were in (A)/ the bathroom when (B)/ the robbers entered into (C)/ their house (D)/ No error (E).
A) the robberers enter B) the robbers entering C) the robbers entered D) the robberers entered on to E) No error
Explanation: We can use the preposition ‘into’ after the verb ‘enter’. But the words ‘entered’ and ‘enter into’ are used in different contexts with differing meanings. The word ‘entered’ is used without the preposition ‘into’ for entering physical spaces, flats, locations, or buildings.
11. Harsha and his sister (A)/ Varsha fell in the lake (B)/ and nobody tried (C)/ to rescue them (D)/ No error (E).
A) felled in B) fell into C) fall into D) fell onto E) No error
Explanation: The preposition ‘into’ is used to express a movement or action that someone/ something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else. The preposition ‘in’ is used when someone/ something is within another thing. So, ‘fell into’ is the correct usage here.
12. She must maintain (A)/ her diet with (B)/ calcium and protein to (C)/ keep herself healthy and fit. (D)/ No error (E).
A) keep her healthy and fit B) keeps her healthy and fit C) keep hers healthy and fit D) keep healthy and fit E) No error
Explanation: Intransitive verbs like move, hide, rest keep, turn, bathe, etc. does not need a reflexive pronoun to complete the sentence. So, ‘keep healthy and fit’ is the correct usage here.
13. Naveen Polishetty, being (A)/ a good actor, (B)/ he is selected (C)/ for the National Award (D)/ No error (E).
A) is select B) he is select C) is selected D) was select E) No error
Explanation: A noun and a pronoun cannot be used for the same noun twice in a sentence. So, we remove ‘he’ from the sentence.
14. Sai Pallavi is one (A)/ of the most (B)/ beautiful actress in (C)/ the Telugu film industry. (D)/ No error (E). A) actress’s B) actreses C) actresses D) actres E) No error
Explanation: The words Everyone of/ each of/ each one of/ one of etc. always followed by a plural noun but the verb as well as the pronoun used in the remaining sentence is always singular.
15. Perseverance as well as (A)/ patience are especially important (B)/ for getting success (C)/ in life (D)/ No error (E).
A) are special important B) is especially important C) is special important D) were special importance E) No error
Explanation: When two subjects are joined by the phrases ‘as well as,’ ‘with,’ etc., then the next coming verb should follow the former subject. Here ‘patience’ is a singular noun, so singular verb should be used.
16. When my brother (A)/ comes to my hostel, (B)/ we discuss (C)/ about the examination (D)/ No error (E). A) we discussed B) we discussing C) we will discuss D) we are discuss E) No error
Explanation: Whenever two future actions are stated in single sentence, the first action that tobe done is expressed in ‘simple present tense’ and the next following action that to be done is expressed in simple future tense. The discussion will happen only after my brother’s arrival. So, ‘we will discuss’ is the correct usage here.
17. The English teacher taught (A)/ the students since (B)/ morning, therefore, she (C)/ was exhausted. (D)/ No error (E).
A) had been teaching B) have been teaching C) have been taught D) had taught E) No error Explanation: The English teacher had started her teaching in past, continued to teach in past and finished her teaching in the past itself. So, past perfect continuous tense (had been teaching) must be used here.
18. The Indian Cricket team did not came out (A)/ victorious, yet they were (B)/ not disappointed rather (C)/ satisfied because they had played well. (D)/ No error (E).
A) did not come out B) did not came into out C) did not come into out D) did not coming out E) No error
Explanation: The first phrase in the sentence has just happened, so it will be in present perfect tense, and we generally use ‘did not’ to talk about a completed action just happened now. So, ‘did not come out’ is the correct usage.
19. Everyone considered him (A)/ as a brave man (B)/ but he committed suicide (C)/ for a silly issue (D)/ No error (E).
A) as brave a man B) a brave man C) a man brave D) as man brave E) No error
Explanation: The word ‘as’ is used to refer to a function or character that someone or something has got. But in this case, if we add ‘as’ after the object, the object directly referred as the subject, which is not the correct usage. So we vomit ‘as’ from the sentence.
20. Mangoes taste (A)/ sweetly than (B)/ any other fruit (C)/ of this world. (D)/ No error (E)
A) sweet than B) sweeter than C) sweets than D) sweater than E) No error
Explanation: ‘Taste’ is a verb of sensation that takes an adjective. Here, ‘sweet’ is the taste and its comparative degree that used here should be ‘sweeter than.’