English Quiz

Read the sentence to find out whether there is any 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).

1. The Bombay high court has suggested (1)/ the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites (2)/ to civic bodies across the state to keep a track (3)/ on illegal constructions in its jurisdictions (4)/ No error (5) 

Answer (4) ‘Their’ should replace ‘its’- possessive pronoun should correspond to ‘civic bodies’.


2. The vast knowledge of space (1)/ and location possessed by the geographers (2)/ should be utilized for the task of (3)/ planned and scientific development of the city (4)/ No error (5) 

Answer (5) No error

3. The students participating in the e-learning programme (1)/ would get an opportunity to learn (2)/computer operations and compete successful (3)/ with their counterparts in big cities (4)/ No error (5) 

Answer (3) ‘Successfully’ should replace ‘successful’ – an adverb is to be used.

4. Most countries make (1)/ a clear distinct between (2)/ ‘active euthanasia’ which involves a deliberate action to end life (3)/and ‘passive euthanasia’ which involves the withdrawal of medical treatment (4)/ No error (5) 

Answer (2) ‘Distinction’ should replace ‘distinct’- a noun is to be used.

5. If a duplicate key is insert in the ignition (1)/ the immobilizer device detects it engages central locking (2)/ and shuts down all electronic systems (3)/ making it impossible to start the vehicle (4)/ No error (5) 

Answer (1) ‘Inserted’ should replace ‘insert’ – Present indefinite tense is to be used.

6. Current educational attainments(1)/ remain far to adequate for(2)/ the enhancement of personal(3)/ well-being and social progress(4)/ No Error(5)

Answer – (2) use ‘from’ instead of ‘to’

7. TPP introduces far-reaching monopoly protection for pharmaceutical companies(1)/ that would unnecessary strengthen,(2)/ lengthen and broaden patents much to the detriment of public health(3)/ safeguards, enshrined in international law(4)/ No Error(5)

Answer – (2) use ‘unnecessarily’

8- The game planning for Karnataka is to move a resolution(1)/ before the legislature directing the executive(2)/ to not release water, and then go before the apex court and submit that(3)/ it has received conflicting directions from the judiciary and the legislature(4)/ No Error(5).

Answer – (1) use ‘plan’

9- The sense of impunity that drives discrimination against(1)/ Dalits is at the heart of(2)/ recent demands for the dilution, or even repeal, of the Act for(3)/ prevention in atrocities against SCs and STs(4)/ No Error(5).

Answer – (4) use ‘of’ instead of ‘in’

10- Domestic airlines have opposed(1)/ the simultaneously closure of runways at two airports (2)/concerned with the business impact of the move at(3)/ a time when demand for air travel is soaring(4)/ No Error(5)

Answer – (2) use ‘simultaneous’

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