Sentence Correction Practice Test 2


Question No: 1

Violin maestro Joel, who presided over the event and presented the awards, will say that practice is a must for any musician.

  1. who presided over the event and presented the awards, will say
  2. who presided over the event and presented the awards, say
  3. who presided over the event and presented the awards, said
  4. who presided over the event and presented the awards, to be said
  5. who presided over the event and presented the awards, saying

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the verb-time agreement. There are two verbs of past tense preceding the main verb, which also must be in the same tense in order to give a sound meaning. Option A proposes a future tense (will say). Option B proposes a present verb (say). Option D proposes a passive form of infinitive verb (to be said). Option E proposes a gerund (saying) that is inappropriate. Option C proposes a verb of past tense (said) that is absolutely suitable; hence, option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 2

The union should have a library and a recording room, an institute to train youngsters, and offer pension to old musicians in need.

  1. library and a recording room, an institute to train youngsters, and offer pension to old musicians
  2. library, a recording room and an institute to train youngsters, and offer pension to old musicians
  3. library and a recording room, and an institute to train youngsters, and offer pension to old musicians
  4. library, a recording room, an institute to train youngsters, and offer pension to old musicians
  5. library, a recording room, an institute to train youngsters, offer pension to old musicians

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of parallelism. When there are some different ideas are discussed; they are united with a comma (,) and the last one should be preceded by a conjunction (and). Option D is correct by using the conjunction (and) in the place where it is required (a recording room, an institute to train youngsters, and offer pension to old musicians) than before all ideas as in the other options, which is an incorrect way of writing; hence option D is the correct answer.

Question No: 3

Some of the perpetrators even foulmouth the voters and asked them to leave.

  1. even foulmouth the voters and asked them to leave.
  2. even foulmouthed the voters and asked them to leave.
  3. even foul mouth the voters and asked them to leave.
  4. even will foulmouth the voters and asked them to leave.
  5. even may be foulmouthed the voters and asked them to leave.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the verb-time agreement. There cannot be two different tense pattern used in a single sentence. Option B only has verbs in same tense, being used in the sentence (foulmouthed the voters and asked) whereas other options have different tenses (foulmouth/ will foulmouth/ may be foulmouthed) in a single sentence; hence, option B is the correct answer.

Question No: 4

They snatched the ballot papers and threw them along the narrow lane when the school is located, in full view of the public.

  1. narrow lane when the school is located
  2. narrow lane where the school is located
  3. narrow lane what the school is located
  4. narrow lane how the school is located
  5. narrow lane which the school is located

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of conjunction. The subordinate clause denotes a place that needs a conjunction that refers place, as it is in the option B (where) that exactly refers the place. Other options use conjunctions (when/what/how/which) those do not refer the place as option B; hence, it is correct answer.

Question No: 5

A four-year-old girl had a fatal end, she allegedly drowned in a small pond here on Monday.

  1. A four-year-old girl had a fatal end, she allegedly drowned in a small pond
  2. A four-year-old girl had a fatal end, as she allegedly drowned in a small pond
  3. A four-year-old girl had a fatal end, when she allegedly drowned in a small pond
  4. A four-year-old girl had a fatal end, and allegedly drowned in a small pond
  5. A four-year-old girl had a fatal end, but allegedly drowned in a small pond

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error by missing a conjunction that should denote the time when it happened. Option A lacks the conjunction. Option B uses (as) a conjunction that is used in comparison. Option D uses a conjunction (and) that is used to connect two ideas of the same temperament. Option D uses (but) a conjunction that is used between two different ideas in justification. Option C uses an appropriate conjunction (when) that refers the time; hence, option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 6

The campaign is focusing on awareness and prevention as many as early detection and treatment.

  1. awareness and prevention as many as early detection
  2. awareness and prevention as much as early detection
  3. awareness and prevention as more as early detection
  4. awareness and prevention as most as early detection
  5. awareness and prevention as early detection

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in using an adjective (many) that is used for countable nouns where an adjective (much) that can be used for uncountable nouns is needed. Option B has an appropriate adjective (awareness and prevention as much as early detection) that is used for uncountable nouns while other options suggest inappropriate adjectives (many/ more/most) and irregular form of inappropriate adjectives; hence, option B is the correct answer.

Question No: 7

He said address basic issues of sustainable food security and livelihood, and engaging with international economy and economic situations will also have to be considered.

  1. He said address basic issues of sustainable food security
  2. He said to address basic issues of sustainable food security
  3. He said addressing basic issues of sustainable food security
  4. He said addressed basic issues of sustainable food security
  5. He said to addressing basic issues of sustainable food security

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error by using a noun form in the place of a continuous verb, which can be in the gerund form (addressing) referring the continuous tense. Option A uses a noun form (address). Option B uses a form of infinitive verb (to address). Option D uses a participle form of verb (addressed). Option E uses unnecessary preposition before the gerund (to addressing). Option C is correct by using a gerund (addressing) form that is appropriate.

Question No: 8

In a highly competitive business environment of today companies spend large amounts of money on marketing to increase their customer base and sadly they do not make efforts to increase employee happiness or satisfaction.

  1. to increase their customer base and sadly they do
  2. to increase their customer base, for sadly they do
  3. to increase their customer base ,but sadly they do
  4. to increase their customer base ,sadly they do
  5. to increase their customer base, that sadly they do

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error by using an inappropriate conjunction in the place of connecting two contrast ideas. Option A uses (and) a conjunction that is used to connect two similar sentences. Option B uses a conjunction (for) that is used when referring the reason for an incident or any reason. Option D has no conjunction. Option E uses (that) a conjunction that is common but it is inappropriate here. Option C uses a conjunction (but) that is used to connect two contrast ideas; hence option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 9

Companies often overlook the fact that their success lay in the happiness of their employees.

  1. that their success lay in the happiness of
  2. that their success laid in the happiness of
  3. that their success will lay in the happiness of
  4. that their success lies in the happiness of
  5. that their success lying in the happiness of

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the subject-verb agreement. In this sentence the (success) subject is an abstract noun which needs a singular verb, and since the preceding verb is in the present tense the verb that follows must also be in the same tense as it is in the option D (that their success lies in the happiness). The other options use unsuitable verb forms ( lay/ laid/will lay/ lying); hence option D is the correct answer.

Question No: 10

Many organizations never attempt to find out their employers enjoy and derive satisfaction from their work.

  1. Many organizations never attempt to find out their
  2. Much organizations never attempt to find out their
  3. More organizations never attempt to find out their
  4. most organizations never attempt to find out their
  5. many of organizations never attempt to find out their

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

This sentence has no error but the options show a series of errors in the use of adjectives. The noun (organizations) is a countable noun so an adjective (many) that is used for countable nouns must be used as it is in the option A (Many organizations), whereas others are all wrong by suggesting inappropriate adjectives (much/more/most). Option D uses a irrelevant preposition before the noun (many of organization) that makes it wrong. Option A is the correct answer.

Question No:11

A positive environment leads to great employee satisfaction whereas negative one mars employee performance.

  1. leads to great employee satisfaction whereas negative
  2. leads to greater employee satisfaction whereas negative
  3. leads to greatest employee satisfaction whereas negative
  4. leads to grater employee satisfaction whereas negative
  5. leads to be great employee satisfaction whereas negative

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of adjective form. When referring to a quality of something the comparative form of the adjective is used as it is (greater) in the option B. other options use positive form (great) or superlative (greatest), or some other forms of adjective ‘great’, which is inappropriate. Option D uses a different noun (grate) that is inappropriate; hence, option B is the correct answer.

Question No: 12

Open communication lines between the employer and employee is equally important.

  1. lines between the employer and employee is equally
  2. lines between the employer and employee was equally
  3. lines between the employer and employee has equally
  4. lines between the employer and employee are equally
  5. lines between the employer and employee have equally

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the subject-verb agreement. When there is a plural noun as a subject, a plural form of the verb should be used as it is in the option D (are). The other options use either singular verb or an inappropriate auxiliary verb (is/ was/ has). Option E uses a main verb (have) that is inappropriate. Option D is the correct answer.

Question No: 13

The management should identify the factors that motivated employees to come for work and help them in achieving their goals.

  1. that motivated employees to come for
  2. that motivating employees to come for
  3. that motivate employees to come for
  4. that to motivate employees to come for
  5. that will motivate employees to come for

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of subject-verb agreement. The sentence starts with a tone of command and one of the subordinate verb (help) appears in the present tense so the preceding verb must also needs to be in the same tense (motivate) as it is in the option C. the other options are all using inappropriate forms of the verb (motivated – past tense/ motivating - gerund/ to motivate – infinitive verb/ will motivate – future tense). Option C is the correct answer.

Question No: 14

The first priority of any organization should be to make employees happy and customer satisfaction naturally follow.

  1. customer satisfaction naturally follow.
  2. customer satisfaction will naturally follow.
  3. customer satisfaction is naturally follow.
  4. customer satisfaction are naturally follow.
  5. customer satisfaction to naturally follow

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the subordinate verb (follow), which needs to be either future tense or a present tense singular verb, if it has to become correct. Option A uses a plural verb (follow) in the place of a singular verb. Options C and D use inappropriate auxiliary verbs those to be used in a continuous tense (is/ are naturally follow). Option E uses a preposition (to) in the place of an auxiliary verb. Option B uses an auxiliary verb (will naturally follow) that is used for a future tense, which is more appropriate to the sentence; hence option B is the correct answer.

Question No: 15

If you are part of the team and if the attitude of another member is affecting the quality of your work, do not hesitate to initiate action in them.

  1. do not hesitate to initiate action in them.
  2. do not hesitate to initiate action on them.
  3. do not hesitate to initiate action upon them.
  4. do not hesitate to initiate action against them.
  5. do not hesitate to initiate action for them.

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This sentence has an error in the use of inappropriate preposition. The notion of the sentence suggests something to be done against a person so the preposition (against) will be suitable to the sentence. Option D uses the appropriate preposition that is suitable to the context, whereas others use inappropriate prepositions (in/ on/ upon/for them). Option D is the correct answer.








































































































































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