English Quiz: Error Deduction


English Quiz: Error Deduction

Directions (Q. 1-10) : 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. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’ the answer is 5).(Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

1. The task for most of us 1)/ is hard enough to make us well pleased 2)/ with even such imperfect 3)/ shelter we find in daily use and customs 4)/ No error 5)

2. They were lured with advertising and marketing techniques 1)/ and then finally, 2)/ once they became ready customers, 3)/ they were given loans to help them by more and more. 4) / No error 5)

3. Interesting thing about material things 1)/ is that they only give 2)/ an illusion of happiness; 3)/however, such happiness is always momentary in nature. 4)/ No error 5)

4. This research indicates that 1)/ we can no longer avoid 2)/ significant warm 3)/ during this century 4)/ No error 5)

5. It is intriguing, 1)/ especially when 2)/ some have been paying a much high price on fuel 3)/ as compared to their poorer counterparts. 4)/ No error 5)

6. The police has arrested two men 1)/ for allegedly opening fire at 2)/ a businessmen and threatening him 3) / by throwing bottles at his restaurant. 4)/ No error 5)

7.  Anyone who forms his own opinions and believes 1)/ will feel that 2)/ he owes no responsibility 3)/ to the majority for his conclusions. 4) / No error 5)

8. Owing to the materialistic culture elsewhere, 1)/ it was possible to keep selling newer products 2)/to the consumers despite having of existing ones 3)/which served equally well. 4)/ No error 5)

9.  By than, you have made profits 1)/ out of arms, 2)/ and engineered wars 3)/ to keep that industry. 4)/ No error 5)

10. If world were to implement 1)/ this level of emission cuts, 2)/ we could stabilize 3)/ the threat of climate change. 4)/ No error 5)

Answers with explanation:

  1.  4; Add ‘as’ before’ ‘we’
  2.  1; Replace ‘with’ with ‘ through’
  3.  1; Add ‘the’ before’ Interesting’
  4.  3; Replace ‘warm’ with ‘warming’
  5.  3; Replace ‘high’ with ‘higher’
  6.  1; Replace ‘has’ with ‘have’
  7.  1; Replace ‘believes’ with ‘belief’
  8.  3; Omit ‘of’
  9.  1; Replace ‘than’ with ‘then’
  10.  1; Add ‘the’ before ‘world’
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