English Quiz 2017 – Error Correction and Fillers – Set 8

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Directions (Q. 1-5):
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic
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)
1. In the Babri Masjid case, there (1)/ are contradictory
opinions of many (2)/ historians that there was (3)/ no temple there at a time.
(4)/ No error (5).
2. This book is full of world’s most (1)/ inspiring epitomes
and thoughtful quotations (2)/ that surely will influence (3)/ life, career and
character of all ages and mood. (4)/ No error (5).
3. When I examine myself and my methods of thoughts, (1)/ I
came to the conclusion that (2)/ the gift of fantasy had meant more to me (3)/
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge (4)/ No error (5).
4. I studied the lives of great men and famous women (1)/
and I find that the men and women who got to the top were those who did (2)/
the jobs they had in hand with everything (3)/ they had of energy and
enthusiasm and hard work. (4)/ No error (5).
5. Remember, in the space of time, all successful(1)/people
have had to suffer many setbacks in life (2)/ but they do not (3)/ lose their
hearts easily. (4)/ No error (5).
Directions (Q. 6 – 10):
In each of these questions, two sentences (I) and (II) are given. Each sentence
has a blank in it. Five words 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are suggested, out of these only
one fits at both the places in the context of each sentence. The number of that
word is the answer.
6. I. We were on a hill, right on the ___ of town.
II. But underneath the humour there is an ___ of bitterness.
1) inside 2) edge 3) essence
4) epicenter 5) edifice
7. I. The weather grew ___, chilly and unpredictable.
II. It is a pity she has such a loud ___ voice.
1) pleasant 2) pricky 3) cold
4) harsh 5) soothing
8. I. They ___ arm in arm past the shop fronts.
II. He got fed up as bank staff __ over cashing him a
1) dawdled 2) daunted
3) darned 4) swayed
5) gestured
9. I. The ___ state actually lies somewhere between being
awake and being asleep.
II. His songs are often both ___ and pleasant.
1) telepathic 2) hypersensitive
3) hypnotic 4) lilting
5) hallucinogenic
10. I. He retired from professional chess because he had
lost the ___ for winning.
II. Mix the rest of the olive oil with the ___ and juice of
the lemon.
1) desire 2) test 3) energy

4) interest 5) zest
Answers will be update at 7.


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