DR. ANUSHKA VIDHI MAHAVIDYALAYA - LAW COLLEGE UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
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ENGLISH QUIZ FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2017

ENGLISH QUIZ

 

1. In a democratic society every (A)/ voter has a (B)/ responsibility to cast their vote (C)/ in the election process. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 1. In a democratic society every voter has a responsibility to cast his vote in the election process.

Explanation: Singular pronoun every requires a singular referrent his or her

 

2. If the employees would have (A)/ succeeded in their attempt (B)/ they would have (C)/ achieved a good target. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 2. If the employees had succeeded in their attempt they would have achieved a good target.

Explanation: Conditional perfect (would have) is not used for something that did not happen in the past. Instead past perfect (had) is used.

 

3. The question is (A)/ so complicated that (B)/ it could not be solved (C)/ immediately. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 3. The question is so complicated that it cannot be solved immediately.

Explanation: The tense of the first part (is - present tense) does not match the second part (could not - past tense). The sentence "The question was so complicated that it could not be solved immediately" is also correct.

 

4. Unless he does not discipline (A)/ himself and tries hard (B)/ he will not learn (C)/ anything.(D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 4. Unless he  disciplines himself and tries hard he will not learn.

Explanation: Use of negative with unless is incorrect.

 

5. Despite of having (A)/ an exceptionally bright career record (B)/ she could not get (C)/ whatever she deserved. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 5. Despite having an exceptionally bright career record she could not get whatever she deserved.

Explanation: Use of of with despite is incorrect.

 

6.Hari alongwith his father (A)/ are going to Ambala (B)/ for purchasing some (C)/ books for his studies. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 6. Hari alongwith his father is going to Ambala for purchasing some books for his studies.

Explanation: Prepositional phrases like 'along with', 'as well as' do not change the number of the subject. In this case the subject Hari is singular.

 

7. When the plane landed (A)/ he found that (B)/ one of the wings (C)/ is damaged by a shell. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 7. When the plane landed he found that one of the wings had been damaged by a shell.

Explanation: The past perfect (had been) is used when we are already discussing the past and want to refer back to an earlier period in time.

 

8. She will not be (A)/ happy unless her friends (B)/ do not help her (C)/ in the examination. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 8. She will not be happy unless her friends  help her in the examination.

Explanation: Use of negative with unless is incorrect.

 

9. None of the two (A)/ sisters loves the (B)/ other due to (C)/ some misunderstandings. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 9. Neither of the two sisters loves the other due to some misunderstandings.

Explanation: Neither is used when referring to two items.

 

10. He will not (A)/ heave a sigh of relief (B)/ unless he will qualify (C)/ in the written test. (D)/ No error (E)/

Correct: 10. He will not heave a sigh of relief unless he qualifies in the written test..

Explanation: Simple present is used with future constructions.

 

 

 

 

 


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