English Quiz for Prelims Exam – Set 7 – Phrase Error

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Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) or (d) given below should
replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence
meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and
no correction is required mark (e) as the answer.
1. Men have been
how important the sun is to them
(a) Men have long known
(b) Men have to know long
(c) Men had long know
(d) Men have long know
(e) No correction required
2. I did not like his comments on my paper but I had no alternative
as I have agreed to keep quiet.
(a) I have to agree to keep quit
(b) I had agreed to keep quiet
(c) I had agreed for keeping quiet
(d) I have to agree for keeping quiet
(e) No correction required
3. Please do not give him any food if his temperature will rise.
(a) if his temperature rises
(b) if his temperature would rise
(c) if his temperature shall rise
(d) unless his temperature rises
(e) No correction required
4. It is only in the 1980s that a new kind of unity appeared among the capitalist powers.
(a) a kind of new unity appeared among
(b) the kind of new unity appeared among
(c) a new kind of unity appeared with
(d) a new kind of unity was appeared among
(e) No correction required
5. Change in agricultural growth and rural prices are determinations of important change in
rural poverty.
(a) important changes of determinations
(b) changes of important determinations
(c) important for determining of change
(d) important determinants of changes
(e) No correction required
6. It is easy to prove the guilt but not innocent of a person.
(a) guilty but not innocent
(b) guilt but not innocence
(c) guilty and not innocent
(d) guilt and not innocent
(e) No correction required
7. As a professional economist he had throughout preoccupied with the basic problems of Indian
(a) was throughout pre-occupied by
(b) is pre-occupied throughout by
(c) was throughout pre-occupied with
(d) had been pre-occupied throughout
(e) No correction required
8. Census reports in India have voice concerned over the declining trends in the sex ratio.
(a) voiced concern over the declining
(b) voiced concerned over the declining
(c) voice concerned by the declined
(d) voiced concern by the declined
(e) No correction required


  1. A
  2. B
  3. A
  4. E
  5. D
  6. B
  7. C
  8. A


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