# Recent questions tagged english-grammar

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Consider the following sentences: The number of candidates who appear for the $\text{GATE}$ examination is staggering. A number of candidates from my class are appearing for the $\text{GATE}$ examination. The number of candidates who appear for the $\text{GATE}$ examination are staggering. A number of candidates ... $\text{(i) and (iii)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iii)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iv)}$
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Consider the following sentences: After his surgery, Raja hardly could walk. After his surgery, Raja could barely walk. After his surgery, Raja barely could walk. After his surgery, Raja could hardly walk. Which of the above sentences are grammatically $\text{CORRECT}$? $\text{(i) and (ii)}$ $\text{(i) and (iii)}$ $\text{(iii) and (iv)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iv)}$
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While I agree _____ his proposal this time, I do not often agree ______ him. to, with with, to with, with to, to
Jofra Archer, the England fast bowler, is _______than accurate. more fast faster less fast more faster
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Once the team of analysis identify the problem, we ____ in a better position to comment on the issue. Which of the following choices CANNOT fill the given blank? will be were to be are going to be might be
____I permitted him to leave, I wouldn’t have had any problem with him being absent, ____ I? Had, wouldn’t Have, would Had, would Have, wouldn’t
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Choose the grammatically INCORRECT sentence: They gave us the money back less the service charges of Three Hundred rupees. This country's expenditure is not less than that of Bangladesh. The committee initially asked for a funding of Fifty Lakh rupees, but later settled for a lesser sum. This country's expenditure on educational reforms is very less.
"Going by the _____ that many hands make light work, the school ____ involved all the students in the task." The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are principle, principal principal, principle principle, principle principal, principal
The ways in which this game can be played _________ potentially infinite. is is being are are being
He was one of my best _______ and I felt his loss ________. friend, keenly friends, keen friend, keener friends, keenly
Based on the given statements, select the appropriate option with respect to grammar and usage. Statements The height of Mr. X is $6$ feet. The height of Mr. Y is $5$ feet. Mr. X is longer than Mr. Y. Mr. X is more elongated than Mr. Y. Mr. X is taller than Mr. Y. Mr. X is lengthier than Mr. Y.
The policeman asked the victim of a theft, “What did you __________?” loose lose loss louse
Which of the following is CORRECT with respect to grammar and usage? Mount Everest is ____________. the highest peak in the world highest peak in the world one of highest peak in the world one of the highest peak in the world
Select the option in place of underlined parts of sentence. Increased productivity necessary reflects greater efforts made by the employees. Increase in productivity necessary Increase productivity is necessary Increase in productivity necessarily No improvement required
Choose the statement where underlined word is used correctly When the teacher eludes to different authors, he is being elusive. When the thief keeps eluding the police, he is being elusive. Matters that are difficult to understand, identify or remember are allusive. Mirages can be allusive, but a better way to express them is illusory.
Fill the blank with the correct idiom/phrase. That boy from the town was ______________________ in the sleepy village. dog out of heard sheep from the heap fish out of water bird from the flock
Ram and Shyam shared a secret and promised to each other that it would remain between them. Ram expressed himself in one of the following ways a given in the choices below. Identify the correct way as per standard English. It would remain between you and me. It would remain between I and you. It would remain between you and I. It would remain between me.
Choose the correct verb to fill in the blank below: Let us _____ introvert alternate atheist altruist
In the following sentence certain parts are underlined and marked P,Q and R.One of the parts may contain certain error or may not be acceptable in standard written communication.select the part containing an error.choose D as your answer if there is no error. ... $P$ $Q$ $R$ no error