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Rules for articles (A/An/The)

Rules for articles (A/An/The)

Rules for articles (A/An/The) with practice exercise.

An article is a word or a letter which is used before noun and tells about the certainty of that noun".

There are two types of articles :

(i) Indefinite articles: A, AN

(ii) Definite article: The

(i) A or AN is called the Indefinite Article because it mentions an indefinite person or thing.

Example:

(a)A boy means any boy.

(b) A teacher means any teacher.

For example, if I say, "Let's read the book," I mean a specific book. If I say, "Let's read a book," I mean any book rather than a specific book.

Rules to Use article "A/An"

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For an example-

An MLA .Although MLA begins with M but while we pronounce it the sound is of (?).You may also write in hindi and see it will be written as ?? ?? ? while checking out the first sound we find a vowel sound there so an will be used. Similar is the case with an MA degree, an SP, an LLB degree etc.

2. 'A' is used before some indefinite numbers.

Example:. (a) A lot of (b) a number of (c) a great deal of (d) a half of a large number of (e) a quarter of

3. ‘A’ can be used before some indefinite collective numbers.

Example:

(a) a team of (b) a gang of (c) a flock of (d) a herd of (e) a swarm of (f) a panel of (g) a bunch of

4.If an adjective is followed by a singular noun, we use ‘A’ before that adjective.

Example:

(a) Shravya is beautiful(Adjective) girl(noun)—wrong;

(b) Shravya is a beautiful girl —correct

5. 'A' is used instead of 'per".

(a) Petrol is sold at Rs. twenty-five a litre.

(b) Apples are sold at sixty rupees a kg.

6. To show the whole class of common noun we can use ‘A’ before a common noun.

Example: (a) A bird has two wings.

(b) A monkey have a tail.

Exception: But, common noun like Man and Woman used to represent the human race do not follow the above rule.

Example: (a) A man is mortal.—wrong

(b) Man is mortal. —correct

(c) Woman is more emotional than man. (correct)

7. Note that in English, the indefinite articles are used to indicate membership in a profession, nationality status, or religion.

(a)  I am a teacher.

(b)  Brian is an Irishman.

(c) Seiko is a practicing Buddhist.

(d) He is a doctor.

8. If we put article 'A’ before plural number the forthcoming noun becomes singular.

Example: (a) A five day match. (b) A ten mile walk. (c) A fifteen man committee.

Example: (a) Five days match. (b) Ten miles walk. (c) Fifteen men committee.

9. ‘A‘ is used before these words because they have the sound of consonant in their first letters.

Example: (a) A university. (b) A union. (c) A unique film.(d) A European. (e) A one-rupee note.  (f) A one-eyed person. (g) A one-act play. (h) A one-sided decision.

10.If  singular noun is placed after many, such, quite, rather, how etc., we use ‘A’ before that noun.

Example:

(a) I have never seen such girl in my life.—wrong;

I have never seen such a girl in my life.—correct

(b) Roma is quite dull girl.—wrong;

Roma is quite a dull girl.—correct

(c) It was such a silly statement.

11.If these words are used in singular, we use 'A' before them; Noise, Lie, Hole, Headache (words ending in ache), commotion etc.

Example:.

(a) The student makes noise in the class. —wrong.

The student makes a noise in the class.—correct

(b) Jonny always tells lie.—wrong;

Jonny always tells a lie.—correct

12. If the noun is modified by an adjective, the choice between a and an depends on the initial sound of the adjective that immediately follows the article:

(a) a broken egg  (b) an unusual problem (c) a European country

13. A/An is used in the following phrases.

In a minute, In a fix, in a hurry, in a nutshell, make a noise, make a foot, keep a secret, as a rule, at a stone's throw, a short while ago, at a loss, take a fancy to, taken an interest in, take a liking, a pity, tell a lie.

14. A/An is not used in the following phrases.

To lose heart, to set foot, to give ear, at home, last but not least, to catch fire, in hand, set on fire, by car/ bus etc, at last, by mistake, in danger, to take heart.

15. A/An is used before a word which is generally used as a verb but is being used as a noun in a sentence.

(a) We drink water. (Verb)

He purchased a drink. (Noun)

(b) People fight over small issues. (Verb)

We witnessed a fight in the market. (Noun)

16. In exclamatory sentences beginning with what if singular countable noun is used then a/an will be used before the noun.

(a) What a beautiful day!

(b) What a tough question!

17.An article (a/an) is not used after kind of, sort of, type of, variety of.

(a) What variety of a mango is this? (incorrect)

(b) What variety of mango is this? (correct)

18. A/An is used in the vague sense of ‘a certain’ as-

A Ravi Sharma is suspected by the police.

(Ravi Sharma is a proper noun so it should not take an article but here it is referring to a certain person Ravi Sharma whom we don’t know which means the sense is vague and not clear.)

19. A is used with certain numbers. Eg a hundred, a thousand, a million etc.

A is more common than one before thousand, million, billion etc.

(a) There were a hundred rupees to be paid.
20 A is used before half when half  ; when half follows a whole number.

1 ½ kilos -  one and a half kilos or a kilo and a half. Here one is seen as a whole number.

But ½  kg or half a kilo. No a is to be used before half.

21 Omit a/an before uncountable nouns, such as sugar, music, gold, silver etc.

22 The expressions "a few" and "a little" mean "some" and express the idea that you have more than expected.

Examples:

He always carries a few dollars in case of an emergency..

He had a little difficulty with his homework but he managed somehow.

She has a few friends who can help her move.

HOWEVER: The expressions "few" and "little" (without an article) mean "not much" and express the idea that you have less than expected. (It is negative)

Examples:

Unfortunately, I had little time to enjoy in Mt Abu because I had to work so much.

Sadly, he has met very few interesting people in his life.

They have little money, so their daughter cannot pay for her trip.

USAGE OF THE

RULE 1

THE is called a definite article. "Definite" means "specific". Use THE when talking about something which is already known to the listener or which has been previously mentioned, introduced, or discussed.

Examples: I have a cat. The cat is black.

There is a book in my backpack. The book is very heavy.

Do you know where I left the car keys? The listener knows which specific car keys you are talking about.

RULE 2

Use THE with superlatives such as "the best", "the biggest", "the most important", "the least interesting", etc.

Examples: This is the best day ever.

That is the most expensive hotel room I've ever heard of in my life.

He told the funniest story.

 

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RULE 3

English speakers often use THE plus a singular noun when they talk about or make generalizations about certain topics, including:

  1. animals (the leopard, the elephant, the lowland gorilla)
  2. inventions (the steam engine, the plane, the light bulb)
  3. currencies (the dollar, the euro, the yen)
  4. body parts (the head, the eye, the ear)

Examples:

The Wright brothers invented the aeroplane.

Right now, the euro is stronger than the dollar.

Madhu got poked in the eye.

RULE 4

Generally, articles are not used with the names of illnesses or diseases.

Examples: Dr Veena visits schools and universities to educate students on cancer.

Oncologists are doctors who specialize in treating cancer.

There are several medications that can be used to treat malaria.

Exceptions: There are some illnesses which require THE. Example -the measles, the flu, the mumps, the  plague.

MOREOVER: There are a few health conditions or illnesses which can be used with both A(AN) as well as THE and follow general article use. This category includes most aches, pains, growths, and attacks.

Examples- a cold , a heart attack , a stroke , a tumor / growth / etc., a sore throat / sore back/ sore foot / etc.

a headache / toothache / backache / etc.

Examples: John has a cold. The cold was very bad.

Madhu had a heart attack. The heart attack seriously weakened her heart.

Mam had a sore throat. The sore throat made it hard to talk.

RULE 5

If a direction (north, west, southeast, left, right) directly follows a verb, do not use an article with the direction.

Examples: We need to walk south.

They drove north all day.

At the stop sign, turn left and walk three blocks.

HOWEVER: If a direction follows a preposition, you must use THE.

Examples: Our house is in the north.

The grocery store is on the right.

MOREOVER: Use THE when referring to a place as special geographic or cultural region.

Examples: We love the South.

Have you ever visited the East?

The West has better national parks.

Note – Do not confuse names of places with directions. Example- West Bengal is the name of a place and not a direction.

RULE 6

Article the is not used before names of persons.

Example Ram has topped the class.

Ravi is my brother.

We can use a/an before the names of persons whom we do not know. When we know the person we do not use a/an.

Example- Indu wants to talk to you.( The speaker and listener both know Indu)

There is a Ravi on the line who wants to talk to you.( Instead of a , some can also be used. Here the listener and the speaker are not aware of who Ravi is)

Sometimes we compare a person to some historical or other well known personality for certain specific traits. In such sentences a/an will be used.

Example – He is a Sachin (Means he plays cricket very well)

He is a Vishwanathan Anand (Means he plays chess very well)

His younger brother is a Lakshman.( Means he is very devoted to his elder brother)

But sometimes we wish to be more specific.

He is a Sachin.( Just a simple comparison so use a only)

He is the Sachin of our school cricket team.( Here it is clearly mentioned that he is the Sachin of our school cricket team. It becomes definite so ‘The’ will be used before Sachin)

Exceptions

THE can be used with plural family names to refer to the family as a group if it is a powerful and well recognized family.

Examples:

The Gandhis are very powerful in Indian politics.

The Bachchans are originally from Allahabad.

My brother lives next door to the Ambanis.

RULE 7

THE can be combined with certain adjectives to refer to a group of people such as "the blind", "the elderly", "the rich", "the French", "the powerful ", etc.

Examples: He is elderly. (Adjective)

The organization helps the elderly. (Elderly people)

REMEMBER: This is especially important in situations where nationalities or ethnic groups and their languages might be confused. In such situations, THE is used to specify that we are talking about the nationality or ethnic group rather than the language.

Examples: I like French. (Language)

I like the French. (The French people)

RULE 8

Do not use THE with the names of most countries unless the name contains a word such as "States", "Kingdom", "Republic", "Emirates", "Union", "Coast", etc.

Examples: I love Italy.

Madhu used to live in Japan.

He lives in the United States.

RULE 9

Use THE with the names of:

  1. oceans
  2. seas
  3. coasts
  4. rivers
  5. swamps
  6. archipelagos
  7. collections of lakes (such as the Great Lakes)
  8. mountain chains
  9. deserts
  10. references on the globe (such as the Equator, the North Pole)
  11. geographic regions (such as the Northwest, the Middle East)
  12. bridges (except Tower Bridge)
  13. pagodas
  14. hotels
  15. theaters
  16. museums
  17. institutes
  18. skyscrapers
  19. The earth,the world, the Sun, the Moon,the rain
  20. extraordinary works of art or architecture (such as the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal)

Examples:

I would love to visit the North Pole.

Note : But if the name of a bridge, museum etc is after the name of a person or place we do not use the before it.

He met me at Lakshmi Bai Chowk.

I dropped him at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

I met him at the Mall road. (Here the road’s name is mall road which is not the name of a person so ‘The’ will be used.)

(Since the names of places have names of persons in them so article ‘The’will not be used.)

RULE 10

Do not use an article with:

  1. individual lakes
  2. individual islands
  3. beaches
  4. waterfalls
  5. individual mountains (Kanchenjunga)
  6. streets
  7. public squares
  8. hospitals
  9. stadiums
  10. malls
  11. parks
  12. churches
  13. temples
  14. universities
  15. colleges
  16. languages
  17. religions
  18. days of the week
  19. the months of the year
  20. holidays
  21. Names of meals
  22. Names of subjects
  23. Names of hobbies
  24. Names of games

HOWEVER: There are additional exceptions to some of the above categories. For example, THE is often used in the pattern "the ... of ...".

Examples: The University of Delhi

The Temple of Tirupati

The Cathedral of Goa

RULE 11

THE  is used in some time expressions such as:

in the morning

in the afternoon

in the evening

during the night

during the day

the day before yesterday

the day after tomorrow

the fall

the summer

Examples: We'll meet in the afternoon.

There was a small earthquake during the night.

Exception: In other time expressions, no article is used:

at night

at noon

at midnight

all day

all month

every month

every year

last night

last Friday

yesterday

tomorrow

Examples:

Did you sleep well last night?

I'll see you tomorrow.

We are meeting for lunch at noon.

RULE 12

When a thing or group of things is unique we use the article the before it.

Example-

The earth, the sky , the sun , the equator , the rainbow, the universe, the pole star, the north pole etc.

RULE 13

Before a noun which the speaker and the listener are both aware of .

Example-

Please pass me the knife.

Let us go to the park.

Open the book and do the exercise.

RULE 14

Before a noun which has become definite as a result of being mentioned for the second time.

Example –

His car hit against a wall. The scratches are still visible on the car. (The same car has been mentioned for the second time so it has become definite.)

RULE 15

Article the is used before ordinals.(First, second, third ,fourth …………etc are ordinals)

Example –

The fifth chapter is about ordinals.

The seventh table is reserved.

Note 1: If next or last is used before time expression such as month , Monday , June , year week etc we don’t use an article before them.

Note 2 : In some idioms and expressions we don’t use the before next and last.

RULE 16

The is used before names of political parties. Eg The Congress, The Bhartiya Janta Party, The Socialist Party.

RULE 17

The is used before names of religious books.

Example : The Ramayan , The Mahabharat, The Purana ,The Geeta etc.

RULE 18

The is used before the names of a museum/library/ theatre/club/ hotel/restaurant.

Example- The Apsara (theatre) ,The Grand Hotel, The British Library, The Lion’s club etc.

RULE 19

The is used before the names of newspapers.

Example-The Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Dainik Bhaskar etc.

RULE 20

The is used before words referring to physical environment.

Example- the fog, the rain, the sunshine, the countryside , the wind etc.

RULE 21

The is used before names of musical instruments .But when we refer to them as countable noun we use a/an.

Example – The flute is a wind instrument.

I can play the piano.

I want to buy a harmonium.

Rule 22

The is used before radio/television (t v). But when we refer to them as countable noun we use a/an. In case of television if there is watch or on before the word television/t v then we drop the. Example – I watch tv at night.

Where is the radio?
I left the radio on the shelf.

I want to buy a new tv.

Rule 23

The word same and whole are preceded by the.

Example : The whole milk turned sour.

This is the same jacket that you wore yesterday.

The whole class participated.

Rule 24

The is used before names of ships, aeroplanes and trains.

Example : The Rajdhani Express , The Shatabadi express, The Titanic etc.

Rule 25

Article the is used before names of dynasties , historical events , historical periods and empires.

Example : The Chola period, The Marathas, The Harappan Age, The first Battle Of Panipat, The French Revolution, The slave dynasty, The Rajputs etc.

Rule 26

The is used before names of Armed Forces.

Example : the CRPF,  the police , the BSF , the army, the navy, the air force.

Rule 27

The is used before names of government branches

Example :The judiciary, the legislature, the executive

Rule 28

The is used before the name of a part of body if it has a preposition before it.

  1.  She hit me ON THE cheek.
  2. He looked her IN THE eyes and told her that she was telling a lie.

Note-THE is not used in some idioms if they are formed of a PREPOSITION + PART OF THE BODY.

Examples : at hand; in hand; on foot; an eye for an eye.

Rule 29

If ALL OF, EITHER OF, NEITHER OF, EACH OF, MOST OF, SOME OF, BOTH OF, HALF OF ,

NONE OF, etc follow a noun, we use THE before that noun.

  1.  All of the students at Pinnacle come to give the test regularly on Sunday.
  2.  Some of the rice; half of the juice; none of the cement; most of the milk.

NOTE-: If BOTH is following a noun; it's optional to use THE before that noun.

Both the girls are good students. OR Both girls are good students.

Rule 30

Usage of ‘The’ in comparative form.

i) If 'OF THE TWO' is there after a comparative degree; we use THE before that comparative.

a) He is THE BETTER OF THE TWO students.

b) Hisar is THE cheaper OF THE TWO cities.

ii) If there is only one comparative in the sentence and it's following a singular countable noun, we use A/AN before that comparative.

a) He is A BETTER doctor in this field than Rajiv.

b) This is a cheaper version than that one.

OMISSION OF ‘THE’

1. Before abstract and other uncountable nouns except when they are used for a definite case.

Example-

1) Hard work leads to success. (hard work is an abstract noun)

2) The hard work of Sachin is well known in the cricketing world. (But here the hard work is definite-It is Sachin’s hard work)

3) Dedication is a rare quality.

4) The dedication of the Director at Pinnacle is unbelievable.

2. Omit the article The when used before material nouns when used in general sense

i) GOLD is a precious metal.

ii) We cannot live without water.

NOTE: But a material noun when is used in specific sense we use THE before it; e.g.

a) THE GOLD OF THIS ring is of the finest quality.

b) THE SUGAR I HAVE BOUGHT has been misplaced by someone.

3. Omit the before names of festivals

Christmas, Independence Day, New Year, Diwali, Easter.

4. If a noun or nouns are used after TYPE OF, KIND OF, SORT OF, VARIETY OF they are not preceded by THE.

5. After POST OF, RANK OF, POSITION OF, JOB OF the is not used before nouns.

Example: Post of head clerk , Position of a watchman, job of sweeper etc.

6. When any 'means of transport'  is preceded by BY, do not use the before the mode of transport.

Example: I will travel by the car.(Incorrect)

I will travel by car.(Correct)

7. In case of names of seasons THE is optional; means both are correct we can use the and may omit it also.

Example: In spring and in the spring are both correct.

8WORK and OFFICE

Work

The article THE is not used before WORK when WORK is used as a place of work.

I am going to the work.(Incorrect)

I am going to work.(Correct)

Office

The article THE is used before WORK when WORK is used as a place of work.

He is at/in THE OFFICE.

9HOME

The article THE is not used with HOME when HOME is not preceded or followed by a descriptive word/phrase.

  1.  He is at HOME right now so you can call him. (You see the word HOME here neither is preceded nor followed by a descriptive word)
  2. He went HOME. iii) I arrived HOME after dark.

NOTE-: But when HOME is preceded or followed by a descriptive word/phrase/clause, it is treated like any other noun.

They went to THEIR NEW HOME.
He arrived at his friend's HOME with a number of people.

Directions (1-100):In these questions , read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer, if there is no error, the answer is (D). (Ignore errors of Punctuation, if any.

Q1.In science the credit goes to a man(A) who convinces the world(B) not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.(C )No error(D)

Q2. It is only after(A) the war was over(B) that villagers realized how bad it was.(C) No error(D)

Q3. Of the two (A)choices this(B) is definitely better. (C) No error(D)

Q4. She is unfortunate enough(A) to lose few friends she made(B) during her stay in Mumbai. (C) No error(D)

Q5. There were a number (A) of pretty girls in the hall (B) but it was Roma who was a centre of attraction. (C) No error (D)

Q6. I have been(A) informed that Dr. Mahajan visits Delhi (B) the following month. (C) No error(D)

Q7. Shyamal is (A) the best artist (B) of that time but least recognized.(C) No error(D)

Q8. He said that he felt nervous(A) because his servant (B) had given him a very bad news(C) No error(D)

Q9. I don’t like that type of a man(A) who does nothing but(B) find out faults in others(C) No error(D)

Q10. He claims to be a mathematician (A) but in reality he(B) does not know even the A B C of math. (C) No error(D)

Q11. The remedy lies(A)in promoting values and democracy so as to combat(B)the oncoming brand of fascism(C) No error(D)

Q12. When the house was(A) set on the fire all the renters (B) started crying at the top of their voices(C) No error(D)

Q13. A first step in a rational solution(A) to any problem is the(B) recognition of the fact that a problem exists(C)No error(D)

Q14. Little knowledge(A) of computer that he possessed(B) proved to be a boon for him when he was helpless(C) No error(D)

Q15. You should not talk to (A) him he always remains in temper (B) these days(C) No error (D)

Q16. He boasts of having good knowledge (A)of mathematics but everybody (B) knows how good he is.(C) No error(D)

Q17. It was by a mistake(A) that she caught(B) her hand (C) No error(D)

Q18. The orders of the owner (A) may put the lives of(B) two thousand workers in a danger(C) No error(D)

Q19. I encouraged him(A) to take the heart in all adverse(B) situations and deserve to be called a real hero(C) No error(D)

Q20. It is not the failures(A) that have made him lose the heart but the lack of (B) emotional support(C) No error(D)

Q21. The most happy(A) marriage would be(B) a union of a deaf man to a blind woman(C) No error(D)

Q22. I told his brothers that they should(A) go to the school regularly (B) and do their home work sincerely(C) No error(D)

Q23. After returning (A) from the jail Raghu had(B) stopped all the criminal activities to lead a simple life(C) No error(D)

Q24. I was an atheist(A) but now –a –days I go to the temple (B) and offers prayers for hours(C) No error(D)

Q25. My uncle (A) forbade me to go to cinema(B) late at night(C) No error(D)

Q26. The fact that the compact car (A) is better than conventional (B) cars has been proved by its sales(C) No error (D)

Q27. There was little (A) water in the bottle and she gave it (B) to the baby when it started crying.(C) No error(D)

Q28. Ajay has (A) a very busy life (B) so he goes everywhere by a car.(C) No error (D)

Q29. Thanks to an insight(A) and persistence of the local doctor(B)hundred of victims have been able to resume a normal life(C)No error(D)

Q30. In a hour’s time (A) when he had finished the work(B) he got up and slipped out silently. (C) No error(D)

Q31. Ram uses(A) the mock –heroic style(B) to depict a violence(C) No error(D)

Q32. I am not wealthy so I (A) cannot afford to buy any (B) luxurious car.(C) No error(D)

Q33. We should be true (A) to our promise in order to earn(B) name and fame in the life(C) No error(D)

Q34. The base (A) of all the modern inventions (B) lies in the science.( C) No error(D)

Q35. Music is science (A) but singing is an art said the(B) music teacher(C) No error (D)

Q36. We should spend (A) a good part of the day(B) in out of door activities and games. (C) No error(D)

Q37. He should mix(A) his authority with little(B) of kindness and common sense (C) No error(D)

Q38. It is a pity(A) that the son of teacher should (B) indulge in stealing(C) No error(D)

Q39. It is the most important(A) thing which you need (B) to consider carefully(C) No error (D)

Q40. The Ganges is(A) one of the longest rivers(B) that are considered sacred in our country.(C) No error (D)

Q41. The Ganges(A) is for North India what Krishna(B)is for South India(C) No error(D)

Q42. Sajjan is a best student (A) in my school (B) at present (C). No error(D)

Q43. The tree in a forest must be properly (A) counted and proper entries (B) be made in the register(C) No error(D)

Q44. The teacher (A) asked the girls to return(B) to the hostel before the sunset (C) No error(D)

Q45. He found himself in a trouble(A) when he saw no (B) one outside the hospital.(C) No error(D)

Q46. My brother said(A)to us that he did not feel any need to (B) discuss the matter in the detail(C) No error(D)

Q47. In the conclusion(A) it may be safely assured that(B) the poet preaches some moral implicitly(C) No error(D)

Q48. All the staff(A) of this office hold the view(B) that Mr. Ram is a very wise and an intelligent officer(C) No error (D)

Q49. The man(A) is the only creature on earth (B) that is endowed with the power of speech(C) No error(D)

Q50. It is very tough (A) to count the number of (B) the creatures living on earth (C) No error(D)

Q51 It is a happiness(A)/ to finish(B)/ my revision.(C)/No error(D)

Q52 It took me almost a hour(A)/ to fill the form as it asked(B)/ for too many details(C)/No error (D)

Q53 Households across the state are either opting for a more modest lifestyle(A)/ or compromising on the nutritional value of their food(B)/ in efforts to adjust to the rising prices.(C)/No error(D)

Q54 MNCs show least regard(A)/ for the environment(B)/ as their sole motive is making profit.(C)/No error (D)

Q55 According to a study Japanese(A)/are the most engaged(B)/ in social net working sites.(C)/No error (D)

Q56 A traffic police of the city have made(A)/ elaborate plans to control and direct(B)/ the traffic during the festival season.(C)/No error(D)

Q57 Sometimes it is felt that policies of social justice(A)/ have reached dead end(B)/ due to widespread corruption in the system.(C)/No error (D)

Q58 The actor who plays patriot(A) in the film is known to be(B)/ a very patriotic person in actual life also.(C)/No error (D)

Q59 I live on a top floor(A)/of an old house in Rohini(B)/ with my aged mother.(C)/No error(D)

Q60 Headmaster (A)/has instructed (B)/the teachers to follow the rules of the school.(C)/No error

Q61 He is in (A)/bad mood as (B)/could not clear the exam.(C)/No error(D)

Q62 Having been deprived from their homes(A) in recent earthquake they (B) had no other option but to take shelter in a school.(C) No error (D)

Q63 The technician reminded us(A) where was temple (B)and even led us to the spot(C) No error.(D)

Q64 Women marked International Women's Day(A) around world with vibrant calls (B)for unity for advance sexual equality and women's rights.(C)No error (D)

Q65 Teachings of Confucius, (A) the ancient Chinese philosopher which mentions (B) the importance of scholarship, influenced many East Asian societies.(C) No error (D)

Q66 Obsession with education has spinned out of control,(A) putting children under stress(B) and families under pressure to pay expensive tuition fees.(C) No error(D)

Q67 You must either tell me (A) whole story or, at least (B)the first half of it. (C)No error. (D)

Q68 Fifth and final act (A) of Macbeth contains (B)the sleep walking scene. (C) No error. (D)

Q69 I know (A) a doctor (B)you are referring to (C)/No error (D)

Q70 We had a lot of difficulty (A) to find (B) the house. (C) No Error(D)

Q71 Teachers of various schools (A)/ met to discuss (B)/how to improve the standard of the English (C)/No Error. (D)

Q72 The first to arrive (A)/was the lucky recipients (B)/of a surprise gift. (C) /No Error. (D).

Q73 I told him (A)/that I enjoyed very much (B)/at the office. (C)/No error (D).

Q74 Even today (A)/ it is difficult to think (B)/ that men have walked on moon. /(C) No error. (D)

Q75 Adults suffering from the chicken pox (A)can develop (B)all kinds of complications (C) No error. (D)

Q76 The long-distance train (A)/ which met with accident (B)was carrying some armymen. / (C) No error. (D)

Q77 If the worst (A)/comes to worst, (B)/I will have to bid good-bye to my studies and join my family business. (C) /No error. (D)

Q78 She pretends as if she has (A)/never in her life, (B)/told a lies. (C)/No error.(D)

Q79 The principal wanted to know who had arrived (A)/earlier that day (B)/ cashier or the accountant (C)/No error.(D)

Q80 Members of the Opposition Party in the Parliament(A)/ shout upon the minister (B)/ if he makes a wrong statement (C)/. No error (D).

Q81 A milk (A)/ can provide protein(B)/ for nutritionally balanced diet. (C)/No error (D).

Q82 If you do not give (A)/ keys of the cupboard (B)/you will be shot (C)/. No error. (D)

Q83 There are billions of stars(A)/ in galaxy (B)/about which man is unaware.(C)/No error(D)

Q84 I went to bank (A)/to withdraw some money but (B) it was closed so early in the morning.(C)/No error(D)

Q85 Standing at (A)/ top of the hill, (B)/ the houses below were hardly visible. (C)/ No error (D)

Q86 A lot of scenes from film (A)/ were removed (B)/due to the censor board’s objection.(C)/No error(D)

Q87 Neither of two children (A)/ said their prayers (B)/ before going to bed. (C)/ No error (D).

Q88 Although he is university professor (A)/ and earns very well (B)/ he leads a very simple life.(C)/No error (D)

Q89 Judge in him (A)/ prevailed upon the father (B)/ and he sentenced his son to death. (C)/ No error (D).

Q90 All our efforts are directed(A)/ to bring about compromise(B)/ between the two parties.(C) / No error (D).

Q91 Until the world lasts, (A)/the earth will go (B)/ around sun.(C)/ No error.(D)

Q92 He was promoted(A)/ to the rank of(B)/ Colonel last month.(C)/No error(D)

Q93 The priest read Bible (A)/and blessed all the people (B) present in the church.(C)/ No error(D)

Q94 Shatabadi Express is (A)/an important train (B)/which is used by a lot of people in India.(C) No error(D)

Q95 The science has developed a lot (A) in the last fifty years and it has contributed (B) a lot to the development of mankind.(C) /No error (D)

Q96 Radhika is (A) prettier of (B) the two sisters. (C) No error (D)

Q97 She celebrated the Christmas (A)/ with her friends (B)/ in New York.(C)/No error (D)

Q98 You caught me by arm (A), dragged me and (B) threw me out of the room.(C)/No error (D)

Q99 The most widely (A)/read newspaper in Poona (B)/ is Times of India.(C)/No error(D)

Q100 I myself went (A)/ to finalize (B)/ the deal.(C)/No error (D)