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Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Error Detection Questions. To make you learn English grammar rules effectively is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-15): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option

Q1. It is not possible for me (A) / to give you the accurate date (B) / of my departure yet (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘the’ with ‘an’.
This part has ‘article’ related error as there is no definiteness about the date, ‘the’ will not be used.
Hence part ‘b’ has an error.

Q2. The trek is difficult (A) / but it is far worth (B) / the endeavor. (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘far worth’ with ‘well worth’ because we need a positive expression here.
well worth: certainly worth, something important to give it a try or work on it.
The sentence denotes the importance of ‘trek’ in a positive sense.
Hence option B has the error.

Q3. It is best (A) / to be silent (B) / than speak in anger (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘It is best’ with ‘It is better’ because of the comparison made between the two situations.

Q4. I was surprised (A) / when the hostess smiled (B) / as if she saw me before (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘she saw me before’ with ‘she had seen me before’. Before is qualified by ‘Perfect Tense’. Here the sentence begins in Past Indefinite Tense, hence ‘before’ will take ‘Past Perfect Tense’ with it.
Moreover, in case of two activities of the past, the one occurred earlier takes ‘Past Perfect Tense’.
Hence option C has the error.

Q5. The burglar stole all the money (A) / in the house but surprisingly missed (B) / the jewelleries in the locker (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘jewelleries’ with ‘jewellery’ as jewellery belongs to the uncountable nouns & hence remains same in plural form as well.
Hence option C has the error.

Q6. My father though (A) / old goes everywhere (B) / by foot (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘by foot’ with ‘on foot’.
On foot is the right phrase which means walking using the feet.
Hence option C has the error.

Q7. Could she cite (A) / any precedent in support (B)/ for her care? (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘for’ with ‘of’.
‘of her care’ is the right usage.
Hence option C has the error.

Q8. Do you think you could lend me (A)/ good pair of gloves (B) / to wear to the wedding (C) / No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Use indefinite article ‘a’ before ‘good pair of gloves’.
‘A good pair of gloves’ is the right usage.

Q9. He looked upon me (A) / eye to eye for a few moments (B) / before he spoke (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘looked upon me’ with ‘looked at me’.
Look upon: to regard someone /something in a certain way.
While look at: to direct eyes towards something.
Hence ‘looked at me’ is the right usage.

Q10. The fight for liberation (A) / brings out the best and (B) / a noblest quality in mankind (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. The superlative degree of adjective takes article ‘the’ before it.
Hence replace ‘a’ with ‘the’ before noblest.
Hence option C has the error.

Q11. The baby was (A) / clinging with her (B) / mother in fear (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘clinging with’ by ‘clinging to’.
Cling to is the correct phrase which means to hold firmly, usually with one’s hands.
Hence option B has the error.

Q12. He flowed into a rage (A) / at the very (B) / sight of that man (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘flowed into a rage’ with ‘flew into a rage’.
Flew: to move with an aggressive surge/ suddenly become very angry.
Hence ‘flew into a rage’ is the correct usage.

Q13. The artist, plainly a better critic (A) / than painter destroyed what (B) / he made over for ten years. (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. Make over: transform.
Hence usage of ‘make over’ doesn’t fit in the sentence.
Hence option C has the error.

Q14. The job for drawing water (A) / from the village well is usually (B) / carried out by the women and young girls (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘for’ with ‘of’.
The job of drawing water is the right usage.

Q15. The General Manager of the industry has felt (A) / that there is no use of (B) / discussing about the problems with labourers (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. Remove ‘about’ after discussing as the use of ‘about’ is superfluous.
Hence, option C has the error.

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