Directions (1-5): In the following questions, the sentences have an error, Find out the error and mark as your correct response.
Q1. He said that he did not feel any need to discuss the episode in the detail.
(a) He said that he did not feel
(b) any need to discuss
(c) the episode
(d) in the detail.
Sol. Remove ‘the’ before detail.
‘in detail, in difficulty, in problem, in fear, in hope etc. are idiomatic and don’t take any article before the noun used in them.
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Q2. Brahmaputra is one of the longest rivers that originate in the Himalayas.
(a) Brahmaputra is one of the
(b) longest rivers that
(c) originate in the Himalayas
(d) No error
Sol. Use ‘the’ before Brahmaputra as we use definite article ‘the’ before the name of rivers.
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Q3. He drank a cupsful of coffee
(a) He drank a
(c) of coffee
(d) No error
Sol. Use ‘cupful’ instead of ‘cupsful. After indefinite article, a singular noun is used. Also plural of cupful is cupfuls not cupsful from exam point of view.
Q4. It is a fact that Mahatma Gandhi was the first politician of his time.
(a) It is a fact that
(b) Mahatma Gandhi was
(c) the first politician
(d) of his time.
Sol. Use ‘foremost’ in place of ‘first’. Comparative degree of ‘fore’ is ‘former’ but has superlative degrees ,first & foremost but ‘first’ implies the order and foremost is used for ‘the most notable’.
Sol. Remove ‘to’.
Because Let + Subject + V1 is correct. Let, help, bid, make etc. take bare infinitive with them.
Q5. Our leaders should not let the criminal activities to grow in our country.
(a) Our leaders should
(b) not let the criminal
(c) activities to grow in our country
(d) No error
Directions (6-9): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Q6. Cut loose
(a) Stop being influenced or controlled by another person.
(b) To be agree with someone
(c) Difficult to handle a situation.
(d) To disagree with someone
Q7. Full of beans
(a) Eating too much
(b) To be lively, active & healthy
(c) Lacking experience
(d) To waste time.
Q8. Vent your spleen.
(a) To express all your anger about something.
(b) To be punished
(c) To do something funny
(d) To be in prison
Q9. In Black and white
(a) Socially harmful
(b) Black in color
(c) To have a written proof
(d) To get confused
Directions (10-12): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Directions (13-15): In the questions given below, out of the four alternative choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q13. One who lends money at a very high interest.
Q14. A rough, violent, troublesome person.
Q15. Especially skilled in story telling
(a) A raconteur