PROBLEMS

TYPE 1

A) Directions for the questions: Choose the 5 words which complete each sentence

1. The … shocking.

(the, news, are, murders, was, were, about )

2. The ……

(taxes, has, are, everybody’s, government, did, increased)

3. English and …… subjects.

(Important, school, are, was, is, very, mathematics)

4. ……. accommodation.

(Wants, much, costs, nobody, leave,  to, this)

5. ….… about the new rules.

(For,  is, are, asking,  asks, information, everybody)

 

B) Direction of Question: Identify the correct sentence or sentence. Check grammar, usage, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.

 

  1. When storm clouds start to form sagacious leaders deal with them before things get out of hand.
  2. Each of the fifty floors in the office building was a labyrinth of dark corridors and arrow passageways.
  3. The review of the new book was so vitriolic that we all wondered whether the reviewer had some personal grudge against the author.
  4. Ashmit made a few desultory attempts to start a business, but nothing came of them.

 

  1. A only              2. A, D
  2. B, C, D             4. C, D

 

C) Directions for the question: Fill in the blanks with appropriate conjunctions.

Is Rita your sister _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ your cousin?

  1. And
  2. But
  3. Or
  4. Because

 

D) Directions for the question: In the sentence given below, replace the underlined phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (4) i.e. “No correction required” as the answer.

The woman to who I sold my house was a criminal.

  1. to that I sold
  2.  to which I sell
  3. to whom I sold
  4. No correction required

 

TYPE 2

INFOSYS QUESTIONS

A) Direction: Choose the correct sentence/sentences

  1. I was surprised that, when given the news, Jack called you and she before anyone else.

A)Jack called you and she before anyone else.

B) you and she were called before anyone else by Jack.

C) Jack called you and her before anyone else.

D) Jack called, before anyone else, you and she.

E) her and you were called by Jack before anyone else.

 

  1. Finally rescued from the streets, the shelter provides the dogs with food and routine exercise.

A) the shelter provides the dogs with food and routine exercise.

B) the shelter provides food and routine exercise to the dogs.

C) food and routine exercise is provided to the dogs in the shelter.

D) the dogs are provided with food and routine exercise in the shelter.

the dogs, with food and routine exercise, provide in the shelter.

 

B)Direction: Identify the incorrect sentence/sentences

A. When I finally climbed off the boat,I fell nearly into the harbour.

B. My left leg was soaked to my thigh.

C. One of my shoes sank in the sea

D. I stumbled and took a splinter in my knee.

1) ONLY A

2) ONLY C

3) C AND D

4) A AND D

5)A AND B

 

C) Direction: Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘E’. (Including the errors of punctuation, if any).

A. Nitin’s nephew, who lives

B. in Bangalore, is eager to travel to

C. Delhi to have

D. a glimpse of the capital.

E. No error.

 

D) Directions In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

1.

A) I did not know what to make of you.

B) Because you’d lived in India, I associate you more with my parents than with me.

C) And yet you were unlike my cousins in Calcutta, who seem so innocent and obedient when I visited them.

D) You were not curious about me in the least.

E) Although you did make effort to meet me.

(1) A only (2) A and B (3) A and E (4) D only (5) A and D

 

2.

A) In 1849, a poor Bavarian imigrant named Levi Strauss

B) landed in San Francisco, California,

C) at the invitation of his brother-in-law David Stern

D) owner of dry goods business.

E) This dry goods business would later become known as Levi Strauss & Company.

(1) B only (2) B and C (3) A and B (4) A only (5) A, B and D

 

3.

A) In response to the allegations and condemnation pouring in,

B) Nike implemented comprehensive changes in their labour policy.

C) Perhaps sensing the rising tide of global labour concerns,

D) from the public would become a prominent media issue,

E) Nike sought to be a industry leader in employee relations.

(1) D and E (2) D only (3) A and E (4) A and D (5) B, C and E

 

TYPE 3

 

A) Directions for the question: Read each sentence to find if there is any grammatical error in it. If there is any error, it will be only one part of the sentence. The number or alphabet of that part is your answer.(Disregard punctuation errors if any)

A.The major (1) / along with (2) / his soldiers (3) / were killed in the field (4) / no error (5).

B. In this way nuclear fission (1) / or the splitting (2) / of the atom (3) / have been achieved (4) / no error (5).

 

B) Directions for Question: One of the four sentences given in each question is grammatically wrong . Find the incorrect sentence.

  1. Our followers are but a handful.
  2. Neither he nor I was there.
  3. Many a glorious deeds were done.
  4. Everyone of the boys loves to ride.

 

C) Directions for Questions: Choose the correct alternative for the underlined part of sentence.

A.  I would like to thank whoever it was that wrote that piece of music: it has given me so much pleasure.

  1. I would like to thank whoever it was that wrote that piece of music:
  2. I would like to thank whomever it was that has written that piece of music:
  3. I would like to thank whomever it might be that wrote that piece of music:
  4. Whoever it was that wrote that piece of music, I would like to thank because
  5. I would like to thank whoever it was that wrote that piece of music,

 

B.  Between you and I, I doubt that he will come

  1. and I, I doubt that he will come.
  2. and I, I doubt that he would come.
  3. and me, I doubt that he will come
  4. and me, I doubt that he would come.
  5. and me, I doubt whether he will be coming.

D) Directions for Questions: Identify which part of the sentence has error and mark it as answer

A

  1. A number of trainees who
  2. take this course every year find
  3. that their
  4. knowledge of mathematics is inadequate.
  5. No error

 

B

  1. For a successful career as
  2. a beautician, one
  3. must be prepared to dissemble:
  4. you must not tell your client the unvarnished truth about his or her appearance.
  5. No error

ANSWERS

TYPE 1

A)Direction: Choose the 5 words which complete each sentence

  1. The news about the murderers was shocking.
  2. The government has increased everybody’s taxes.
  3. English and Mathematics are very important school subjects.
  4. Nobody wants to leave this accommodation.
  5. Everybody is asking for information about the new rules

 

B)Direction of Question: Identify the correct sentence or sentence. Check grammar, usage, mechanics, redundancy, punctuation, spelling and style elements.

1. A only

Punctuation: When + dependent clause+ marker(,)  Subject + independent clause + Before + dependent clause.

 

C) Directions for the question: Fill in the blanks with appropriate conjunctions.

3. Or

Either sister or cousin?

 

D) Directions for the question: In the sentence given below, replace the underlined phrase to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (4) i.e. “No correction required” as the answer.

  1. The woman to whom sold my house was a criminal.

 

TYPE 2 

 

A) Direction: Choose the correct sentence/sentences

1.C. Jack called you and her before anyone else.

2.D. the dogs are provided with food and routine exercise in the shelter

 

B) Direction: Identify the incorrect sentence/sentences

5) A AND B

Explanation for the phrase: Sentence A must read ‘nearly fell’ not ‘fell nearly’ because the adverb ‘nearly’ qualifies ‘fell’. Sentence B must be….soaked up to my thigh-‘upto’ means ‘as far as’ here.

 

C) Direction: Read the each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is ‘E’. (Including the errors of punctuation, if any)

No error. (E)

 

D) Directions In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

  1. (5) A and D
  2. B only
  3. (4) A and D

 

TYPE 3

A) Directions for the question: Read each sentence to find if there is any grammatical error in it. If there is any error, it will be only one part of the sentence. The number or alphabet of that part is your answer.(Disregard punctuation errors if any)

A. The major (1) / along with (2) / his soldiers (3) /was killed in the field (4) Subject Verb Agreement

B. In this way nuclear fission (1) / or the splitting (2) / of the atom (3) /has been achieved (4)  / Subject Verb Agreement

 

B)Directions for Question: One of the four sentences given in each question is grammatically wrong. Find the incorrect sentence.

  1. Many a glorious deeds was done

 

C) Directions for Questions: Choose the correct alternative for the underlined part of sentence.

 A 1. I would like to thank whoever it was that wrote that piece of music:

Whoever/whomever: I would like to thank the person who wrote that piece of music

Colon: followed by another subject, correct.

Hence, B, C, D (because- incorrect), and E eliminated. Answer 1

 

B Between whom? Doubt is for future or past context?

Answer: 3 Between you and me, I doubt that he will come.(future context)

 

D) Directions for Questions: Identify which part of the sentence has error and mark it as answer

A

  1. A number of trainees who – a relative pronoun correct
  2. take this course every year find – subject is a number plural, find as verb plural correct
  3. that their – subject plural, parallel pronoun plural correct
  4. knowledge of mathematics is inadequate. – what is inadequate, knowledge- singular, correct
  5. No error is the answer

 

B

  1. For a successful career as –correct
  2. a beautician,one – general incorrect, the subject is you- incorrect answer
  3. must be prepared to dissemble: -colon followed by subject and verb or clause correct.
  4. you must not tell your client the unvarnished truth about his or her appearance-correct parallel pronoun for the client.
  5. No error