മത്സരത്തിലെ ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് – 30
Old Questions – 3 (Answers)
- (3) ‘Look!’ is an indicator. It leads us to a work in progress. Instead of
‘had climbing up’, ‘is climbing up’ should be used.
- (3) The antecedent of who is players. Hence who have played should
- (4) To emphasise a statement, we use, for example, did + go / do + go /
does + go. Hence, here, we have to use did + seem
- (4) to write should be followed by to finish not by in finish.
- Question : If a hotel is (1) / very expensive, it does not (2) / mean that its
(3) services is best (4) / No Error (5)
Answers : (4) its services are the best
or its service is fine.
- (3) the slowest job is correct.
- (4) Who ruled the country + who protected its national interest. Hence,
and also protected its…..should be used.
- (4) More better than should be replaced by much better than or better
- (1) birds + sings (incorrect)
birds sing (correct
- (1) In the eve of the election should be replaced by on the eve of the
- (4) Instead of clearing away, clearing up should be used.
- (1) Neither Alice nor Mary (correct)
- (4) a black shawl at work (correct)
a black shawl while working (correct)
- (3) have tried to justify (correct)
- (1) Jason sold his house (correct)
- (3) nothing better is enough.
or nothing much better
- (1) Most of the villages (correct)
- (2) The trainer revised his work thoroughly (correct)
- (4) On the country should be replaced by in the country.
- (4) Might be held up in traffic (correct)
or might be stuck in traffic
- (4) the building had already collapsed (correct)
- (4) disagreement with each other (correct)
- (1) The man who……… (correct)
- (1) Media is both singular and plural.
- (1) The courses (here incorrect)
the course (correct)
- (1) Compared to the other states (correct)
- (2) My friend has gifted me (correct)
- (4) Twice regularly (correct)
- (3) in cooking should be replaced by for cooking
- (3) and we had to give (correct)
- (2) to help you (correct)
- (3) was much higher than (correct)
- (3) we found that (correct)
- (2) Poor people is plural
Hence, poor people have no money
- (2) The course is for something (wrong)
The course is for someone (correct)
- (3) in the performance (correct)
- (2) As soon as I got my first salary (correct)
- (2) The principal introduced me (correct)
- (5) No error
- (2) Instead of buying books (correct)
- (1) By the times (wrong)
By the time (correct)
- (5) No error
- (4) Outside of the court room (wrong)
Outside the courtroom (correct)
- (4) the needs of her family and the demands of her job (correct)
- (3) Avoid as
I found the film very disappointing (correct)
- (5) No Error
- (3) not other than should be replaced by none other than
- (4) Five kilometres from the beach should be used
- (1) If you breaks (wrong)
If you break (correct) . You – second person – plural
- (3) I requested my friend to come
I requested my friend to shop.
Hence, I requested my friend to come and shop (correct)
- (2) The passage is so difficult that I am……. (correct)
- (2) Janet is determined to be successful OR Janet is determined to
- (1) I cannot be able to teach you (correct)
- (4) difficult to study the people (correct).
It is superfluous to use in
- (4) I asked my friend off the fan (correct)
- (3) but also reduction in working hours (correct)
- (2) to blame the teacher instead of to blame on the teacher.
- (2) I live very close by the railway station
- There appear to have a shortage……..
Appear is not used in progressive tense.
- A complaint against the doctor for his (her) negligence (correct)
Its is used for non-living things
- (2) My colleague informed her boss (correct)
- (5) No error
- (3) 19th century shows a past event. Hence, built instead of build should
- (2) Most criminals realize…. (correct)
Most criminals (plural). So, plural verb form – realize
- (4) Most people think they are (correct)
- (4) and deserves so (correct)
- (3) inspired by a meeting by chance….. (correct)
- (1) The earlier verb is wait
The later verb is took off (past simple)
So, the earlier should be a past perfect – had waited.
- (2) Daily prayer and meditation are (correct)
- (4) than selling them for a lesser price (correct)
- (1) The police made everyone leave……. (correct)
- (4) for the charity (correct)
- (3) When suddenly instead of that suddenly
- (1) The secretary ignored them for hours should be used
- (2) Father and son instead of the father and son
- (4) Which he carried across his neck (correct)
- (3) The sentence shows a true statement and refers to present time.
Hence, seemed is incorrect, seem should be used.
- (4) The event shows past time.
Hence, sat on a branch is incorrect.
- (3) He had the most beautiful car…. (correct)
- (5) No error
- (3) The couple worried about was whether (correct)
- (2) The king woke up earlier than usual to take a stroll….. (correct)
- (3) He contributed a lot of time and money to build a hospital……
- (1) All our zonal offices have received……. (correct)
- (2) Years of failure have sapped him (correct)
- (1) We have already written to the I.T. Department (correct)
- (2) In order to transfer branch licenses from one bank to….. (correct)
- (4) has started maintaining scanned copy of ……… (correct).
Scanned (past participle used as adjective)
- (4) bank notes detected in bank branches was high (correct)
- (2) India has the third largest number of …… (correct)
- (4) Various departments in organization function (correct)
Departments (plural) function (plural)
- (4) Who went abroad to study (correct)
- (3) as there are many orders (correct)
- (2) the proposal of building (correct)
- (3) Which shows that ……. (correct)