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Q1.
Directions : 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). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

The board of directors (1)/want the facilities (2)/of car and accommodation (3)/for itself (4)/ No errors (5).
1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
Answer : 4
Explanation : Replace 'itself' by 'themselves'.
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Q2.
Directions : 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). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

He could (1)/ only eat raw food (2)/ because of digestion issues (3)/ since his childhood. (4)/ No Error (5)

1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
Answer : 2
Explanation : The adverb ‘only’ has been wrongly placed in the sentence. The adverb needs to be placed after the verb ‘could eat’ so as not to disturb the structure of the verb and yet modify it. ‘Could only eat’ means he could perform only one action that is eating raw food. It is clearly not what the sentence wants to suggest. ‘Could eat only’ suggests that he could not eat anything other than raw food. Thus the error is in the second part of the sentence.
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Q3.
Directions : 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). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

They showed a (1)/ wonderful really attitude (2)/ towards the newly (3)/ wedded couple. (4)/No error (5)
1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
5)5
Answer : 2
Explanation : Adverbs can modify adjectives, but adjectives cannot modify adverbs. Thus the adverb ‘really’ must be placed before the adjective ‘wonderful’ to make the given sentence correct. Thus the sentence must read, ‘They showed a really wonderful attitude towards the newly wedded couple.’ Thus the error is in part 2 of the sentence.
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Q4.
Directions : 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). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

She swiftly and efficiency (1)/ raised the sails (2)/ and navigated the boat (3)/ towards the cove.(4)/ No Error (5)
1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
5)5
Answer : 1
Explanation : The given sentence is an example of parallelism. In part 1 of the sentence, to maintain the flow ‘efficiency’ should be replaced by ‘efficiently’ which is in its adverb form. The correct sentence should read -‘She swiftly and efficiently raised the sails and navigated the boat towards the cove.’ Hence, the correct answer is option 1.
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Q5.
Directions : 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). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

The children (1)/have been practising (2)/hardly for their (3)/School Sports Day and so they deserve the first prize.(4)/ No Error (5)
1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
Answer : 3
Explanation : The error is in option 3, as the adverb required here is 'hard' meaning practising 'sincerely' or 'a lot', 'hardly' means 'not at all' or 'very little'.
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Q6.
Directions : 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). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.

Watch (1)/how careful (2)/ the sparrow knits (3)/the straws to form a nest. (4)/ No error (5)
1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
5)5
Answer : 2
Explanation :
The ‘careful’ is an adjective which should be replaced by ‘carefully’ which is an adverb to make the sentence grammatically correct. So option 2 is the correct answer. 
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Q7.
Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical/idiomatic/spelling mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (5).

The government (1) of any country always should (2) make public sanitation (3) an important part of its agenda. (4) No error (5)
1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
5)5
Answer : 2
Explanation : 'Always' being an adverb has to come after the modal verb 'should'. Thus the correct sentence is - 'The government of any country should always make public sanitation an important part of its agenda. '
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Q8.
Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical/idiomatic/spelling mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (5). 

The bed and breakfast (1)/ were very charming (2)/ so we decided (3)/ to stay there for the rest of the holiday. (4)/ No Error (5)

1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
Answer : 2
Explanation : It is use a plural verb with two or more subjects when they are connected by ‘and’. However, this is not the case here. In this case, ‘bed and breakfast’, is a compound noun that refers to a single thing. So we need to use the singular verb ‘was’ instead of ‘were’. Thus the error is in part 2 of the sentence and the correct sentence is “The bed and breakfast was very charming so we decided to stay there for the rest of the holiday.”
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Q9.
Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical/idiomatic/spelling mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (5). 

Neither(1)/ the teacher nor (2)/the class monitors (3)/ was present in the class room (4)/ No Error (5)

1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
5)5
Answer : 4
Explanation :
When two different subjects are joined by nor/or and are of different numbers the verb should be plural and should follow the subject that is near to the verb which is 'monitors' in this sentence. Hence the verb should be 'were' not 'was'. Thus the error is in option 4.
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Q10.
Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical/idiomatic/spelling mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (5). 

Lotus are (1)/ the name of the (2)/ new hotel in New Delhi (3)/ that opened last week. (4)/ No error (5)

1) 1 2) 2
3) 3 4) 4
5)5
Answer : 1
Explanation : Though the word ‘Lotus’ is in plural form, since it is the name of a new hotel, it must be in singular form. Hence the verb to be used is ‘is’ to agree with the subject. Thus the error is in the first part of the sentence.
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