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Sentence Correction Practice Questions

Sentence Correction Practice Questions section has all the important types of questions that you require to ace this section. A sentence is the basic unit of language. A sentence is a group of words that have a syntax and convey a certain meaning. A complete knowledge of a sentence and its structure is necessary to spot any error in the sentence and vice versa. As questions on sentence correction are very frequent in several competitive exams, we will cover such questions here in this section. There are many types of errors that can occur in a sentence. The Correct Sentences Practice Questions will try to cover most of them, giving you a headstart against the competition.

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Sentence Correction Practice Questions

Type I

Directions: In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. If there is no mistake, the answer is “no error”.

Q1: The road (a) / to famous monument (b) / passes through a forest (c) / No error (d).

Q2: Our housing society comprises of (a) / six blocks and (b) / thirty-three flats in an (c) / area of about thousand square metres. (d) / No error (e).

Q3: Now that she is living in her own flat, (a) / she cleans the windows, (b) / twice a week in the summer and once a week in the winter. (c)/ No error (d).

Q4: With little imagination and enterprise, (a)/ the tournament could have been transformed (b) / into a major attraction (c) / No error (d).

Q5: These display (a) / the (b) / remarkable variety. (c) / No error (d).        [N.D.A.]

Q6: If you have faith in Almighty (a) / everything will turn out (b) / to be all right. (c) / No error (d).

Q7: According to the Bible (a)/ it is meek and humble (b) / who shall inherit the earth. (c) / No error (d).

Q8: I am not wealthy, (a)/ so I can not afford (b) / to buy a expensive car. (c) / No error (d).

Q9: Sunita opened a almirah (a) / full of books (b)/ and took one of them (c) / for reading. (d) / No error (e).    (B.S.R.B 1992)

Q10: Most people would have (a) / attended the union meeting (b) / if they had (c) / had longer notice of it. (d) / No error (e)

Q11: My father is (a) / in bad mood (b0 / today. (c)  No error (d).


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Q1: (b), Q2: (d), Q3: (c), Q4: 9a), Q5: (b), Q6: (a), Q7: (b), Q8: (c), Q9: (a), Q10: (d), Q11: (b).

Type II

Directions: The following sentences may contain errors in grammar, usage, diction (choice of words) or idiom. No sentence contains more than one error. You will find that the error if there is none, is italicised and numbered. Assume that all other elements of the sentences are correct and cannot be changed. If there is an error, select the italicised part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. The number of that italicised part is your answer. If there is no mistake, the answer is “No error”.

Q1: The brand proposition now therefore had to be (1) / that Keo Karpin Antiseptic Cream is more effective (2) / because it penetrates deep down (being light and non-sticky) and works from within (3) / (because of its ayurvedic ingredients) to keep skin blemish, free and helps cope with cuts, nicks, burns and nappy rash. No error (4).     [MBA]

Q2: It is argued that if the income of capitalists is taxed sufficiently (1) / by putting a ceiling to (2) / the maximum income of capitalists and by introducing legislation for the welfare of labourers and by freezing prices, the aims of socialism will be realised (3) / No error (4).

Q3: The average student, devoid of (1) / good accommodation or atmosphere for study at home, utilises public libraries for (2)/ a great advantage to himself (3) / No error (4).

Q4: Whereas Gandhi appealed to (1) / the good sense of the human nature and sought after bringing out (2) / the kinder elements in the capitalists and other selfish individuals, Nehru believed in a legally regulated way of disciplining (3) / the selfish elements in society. No error (4).

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Q1: (1), Q2: (2), Q3: (2), Q4: (2).

Type III

Directions: In each sentence below, four words/ groups of words which are labelled (a), (b), (c), and (d) have been printed in bold type. One of which may be either inappropriate in the context of the sentence or wrongly spelt. If all the four are appropriate and also correctly spelt, mark ‘All correct’ as the answer.

Q1: The exhistence (a) / and attributes (b) / of the colonial (c) / army were decisive (d) / to the outbreak of Civil War. All correct (e).

Q2: The success of a man (a) / in business (b) / depends over (c) / his attention to small things (d) / All correct (e).

Q3: No country (a) / can isolate (b) / itself from international (c) / politics (d) / All correct (e).

Q4: He appears (a) / to be unreasonably (b) / anxious (c) / about solving his neighbour’s (d) / problem. All correct (e).

Q5: A very important secret of (a) / the art of writing (b) / biographies (c) / is that the secondary characters must be deleneated (d) / with the same care as the central figure. All correct. (e)

Q6: The peculiar (a) / dress he wears (b) / gave him a comical (c) / appearance (d) / All correct (e).

Q7: If a country is to prosper, (a) / it must produce goods both for domestic (b) / consumption (c) / and for imports abroad (d) / All correct (e).

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Q1: (a), Q2: (c), Q3: 9a), Q4: (d), Q5: (d), Q6: (b), Q7: (d).

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  1. Garima says:

    Please provide some more phrasal verbs

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