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Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 1

Row upon /a/ row of white /b/ marble /c/ look beautiful /d/ No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 1

Row upon row of white marble 'looks' beautiful.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 2

My sister (a) / has read (b) / pages after pages (c) / of the Bible (d) /. No error (e)

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 2

Replace 'pages after pages' by 'page after page'. 

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 3

His boss /a/ admires him /b/ a lot as he /c/ takes pain over his work /d/. No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 3

Most English idioms obey tense agreement, and “take (great) pains” is one of them. The expression most often is used with ‘great’ in it. Moreover, the ‘take’ will have to change for the tense of the sentence. Hence, the sentence should be:

His boss admires him a lot as he 'took' great pain over his work.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 4

The manager /a/ put forward /b/ a number of criterions /c/ for the post /d/. No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 4

The plural of criterion is criteria. Hence, in place of criterions, criteria should be used.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 5

The beautiful /a/ surrounding of /b/ the place /c/ enchanted me /d/. No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 5

Replace surrounding by surroundings. The area around a place is known as surroundings.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 6

The room stinks /a/ of foul smell as /b/ the dustbin lid /c/ is broken /d/. No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 6

the room stinks of foul smell as 'lid of the dustbin' is open.
 

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 7

Jack makes sure /a/ that whenever /b/ he goes to Delhi /c/ he stays in five stars hotels /d/. No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 7

Five-stars can never be in plural. Hence, Five star should be used in the sentence.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 8

When he was /a/ standing at the top /b/ of the hill a strong /c/ breeze blew his hat off /d/. No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 8

The breeze is always gentle, it cannot be strong. So it should be strong wind instead of breeze.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 9

One of his firmest belief /a/ among the Hindus /b/ is that karma affects life /c/ and also the life after death. /d/ No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 9

The noun that comes after 'one of the' must be plural. Hence, 'One of the firmest beliefs' is the correct form.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 10

The police /a/ has received information /b/ that can help them /c/ solve the triple murder case./d/ No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 10

Information cannot be pluralised as it is an uncountable noun. To pluralise it use 'a piece of information' instead.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 11

As the company /a/ has got new tender, /b/ it ordered /c/ some new equipments /d/  No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 11

'equipment' should be used instead of 'equipments'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 12

The sheafs of /a/ the wheat plants were /b/ too heavy for the weak farmer /c/ to carry them on his head./d/ No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 12

The plural form of 'sheaf' is 'sheaves'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 13

Janet was /a/ advised to take /b/ two spoonful of the /c/ cough syrup three times a day./d/ No error /e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 13

The spoonful is compound word, in the plural form 's' is connected with it i.e. spoonfuls.
So, spoonfuls should be used.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 14

We should make /a/ sure that wherever /b/ flood hits alms is sent /c/ to the poor and needy. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 14

'Alms are sent' is the correct form since, 'alms' is plural.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 15

Sharks and lampreys are not true fish because their skeletons are made of cartilage rather than bone.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 15

Bone is a noun. True (A) is an adjective modifying the noun fish. Because (B) is a conjunction. Their (C) is a plural possessive third-person pronoun modifying the noun skeletons.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 16

You are among those /a/ man who earned name /b/ and fame not by /c/ chance but by hardwork. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 16

The plural form of 'man' will be used with 'those'. 

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 17

Children are playing /a/ and making mischiefs /b/ as their holidays /c/ have started. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 17

'Mischief' is an uncountable noun. It has no plural form.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 18

The Population /a/ of India is divided /b/ into two classes/c/ haves and haves not. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 18

The correct phrase is 'haves and have-nots'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 19

Envy strikes /a/ a woman when she /b/ sees her husband /c/ talking to another woman. /d/  No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 19

'Jealousy’ is the fear to lose the person/thing that we have. However, Envy means ‘resentful desire of something possessed by someone else’. Hence, jealousy will have the right usage here.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 20

All her sister - in - laws /a/ are very friendly and cooperative /b/ so she does not miss /c/ her real sisters at all. /d/ No error/e/.   

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 20

Correct plural is Sisters-In-Law

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 21

She is not leaving /a/ Meerut tomorrow as /b/ order for her transfer /c/ have been cancelled. /d/  No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 21

'Orders' should be used instead of 'order'. Hence, the sentence should be:

She is not leaving Meerut tomorrow as orders for her transfer have been cancelled.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 22

I would /a/ like you to meet /b/ my cousin brother who has /c/ just returned from the United States of America. /d/  No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 22

As per the Standard English conventions, brother should not be used after cousin. Hence, it should be omitted in this sentence. 

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 23

The hills of /a/ Uttar Pradesh abound /b/ in beautiful spectacles and /c/ visitors are attracted to it every year. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 23

'Spectacles' should be replaced with 'spectacle' as it does not have a plural form.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 24

I gave him /a/ a two rupees note /b/ for keeping /c/ in my closet. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 24

The correct form is 'two rupee note'. No '-s' is added in case of adjectives that go before the noun.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 25

The house /a/ is made of brick /b/ and stone and /c/ not of marbles. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 25

Man-made material nouns like brick, stone and marble are used in the singular form. Hence, it should be 'marble' instead of 'marbles'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 26

Harivansh Rai Bachan /a/ is Amitabh’s /b/ and Ajitabh’s /c/ father. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 26

It should be Amitabh and Ajitabh's father. Hence, an apostrophe isn't required for Amitabh.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 27

Sia and Ria have /a/ a notorious distinction /b/ of always being /c/ at cross-purpose. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 27

The verb mentioned in the sentence is in plural form, following to it, the word 'purpose' will be in plural form as well.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 28

The juggler displayed an /a/ extensive show of his /b/ jugglery that /c/ looker-ons were totally awe-struck.  /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 28

The word 'looker-ons' should be replaced with 'looker - on'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 29

Once all the children /a/ deposited the said amount,/b/ the proceed was sent /c/ to the higher authorities for a final check. /d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 29

The proceed should be replaced with 'the proceeds' as it is the gramatically correct term to be used.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 30

The team was invited /a/ to the award show to /b/ grace the occasion /c/ with their wives./d/ No error/e/.

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 30

The correct sentence should have ‘ team members’.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 31

I don’t think it /a/ is your house it /b/ is somebody’s /c/ else. /d/ No error. /e/

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 31

'Somebody else's' should be used instead of 'somebody's else'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 32

Ration has run out /a/ and the District /b/ Magistrate has been /c/ informed. /d/ No error. /e/

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 32

'Ration' is not used as a mass noun; it's always a countable noun. Thus, it should be rations have run out.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 33

The Committee is divided /a/ over this issue of his appointment /b/ and this has resulted in much /c/ rancor among its members. /d/ No error. /e/

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 33

Here even though the committee is a  collective noun, it has to be taken unlike one,replacing the 'is' with 'are', since here the committee refers to the committee members who are not functioning as a single unit as they have a difference of opinion among them.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 34

 One of the problem (A)/ with you (B)/ is that you do not (C)/ come in time. (D)/ No Error (E)

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 34

The plural form of problem should be used in the sentence.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 35

The majority likes /a/ reading sensational /b/ stories and watching /c/ western movies./d/ No error. /e/

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 35

'Majority' is a plural noun and we use verb with '-s/-es' only with singular nouns. Hence, the word 'likes' should be replaced with 'like'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 36

He said that (A)/ he always kept in his pocket (B)/ a bundle of one hundred (C)/ rupees notes. (D)/ No Error (E)

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 36

Nouns expressing number are used in singular with numerical adjectives. Hence, it should be 'one hundred rupee notes'.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 37

Commander’s-in-chief /a/ orders arrived late /b/ and the forces had /c/ to retreat./d/  No error /e/

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 37

It should just be Commanders not 'Commander's'

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 38

A pair of /a/ spectacles have /b/ been found in /c/ the library. /d/ No error. /e/

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 38

When regarded as a pair, a singular verb should be used. Hence, the sentence should be:

A pair of spectacles has been found in the library.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 39

You can buy (a) / the scissors (b) / that is (c) / sharp. (d) / No error. (e)

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 39

Scissors is singular in form and plural in meaning, therefore, it requires a plural pronoun and verb in the given sentence. Scissors is one of those words that does not have a singular number. From the given options, we need to find words that are plural to agree with scissors. 

Therefore, the sentence should be:

You can buy the scissors that are sharp.

Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 40

Honesty is the best policy. (Which word is an abstract noun?)

Detailed Solution for Test: Nouns- 1 - Question 40

The word 'honesty' functions as an abstract noun, as it is intangible and refers to an idea. 

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