English Quiz for Competitive Exam|Cloze Test and Error Detection – Part-19
English Quiz for Competitive Exam – Contains 5 Questions on Cloze Test and 5 Questions on Spot the Error.
In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.
The capital’s “airpocalypse”, the choking smog that descended on Beijing in the winter of 2012-13, galvanised public opinion and ….(1).. the government. The strange thing is, though, that information about air pollution—how extensive it is, how much damage it does—has long been sketchy, …(2)…. mostly on satellite data or computer models. Until now. …..(3)…. to the outcry, the government set up a national air-reporting system which now has almost 1,000 monitoring stations, pumping out hourly reports on six pollutants, including sulphur dioxide, ozone and (the main ….(4)… particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter, or PM2.5. These are tiny particles which lodge in the lungs and ….(5)…. respiratory disease.
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (e). (ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
Q6. The blind’s life (a)/ is really very miserable (b)/ because they can’t see (c)/ what happens around them. (d)/ No Error. (e)
Q7. A cell (a)/ is the smallest (b)/ identifiable unit of life and cannot be (c)/ seen with a naked eye. (d)/ No error (e).
Q8. It is true (a)/ that I met (b)/ the Chief Minister (c)/ at one of my friend’s houses. (d)/ No Error. (e)
Q9. She asked him (a)/ what it was that made him (b)/ so much stronger and braver (c)/ than any man (d)/. No error. (e)
Q10. The invention of the modern (a)/ gadgets like mobile phone, microwave, etc (b)/ have not been without any affect. (c)/concluded the new study.(d)/ No error. (e)
S1. (a) Use ‘‘the life of the blind’’ in place of “the blind’s life”.
S2. (d) Use ‘the’ in place of ‘a’.
S3. (d) Use “the house of one of my friends” instead of “at one of my friend’s houses”.
S4. (d) Use ‘other’ after ‘any’.
S5. (c) Use ‘has’ in place of have. Since, the subject in the given sentence is ‘invention’ which is singular hence verb used must also be singular.
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