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Try out our 'Spotting Errors in English Quiz' to improve your English grammar skills by precisely identifying mistakes in an engaging way. Enhancing your English grammar proficiency is crucial for effective communication. In this error detection quiz, you'll have the opportunity to sharpen your ability to spot grammatical errors accurately.
By participating in this quiz, you'll not only refine your grammar knowledge but also develop a keen eye for detecting errors in both written and spoken English.
Being able to pinpoint grammatical mistakes is a valuable skill that can benefit you in various personal and professional contexts. It Read morenot only helps you express yourself more clearly but also boosts your overall language proficiency. Challenge yourself with our 'Spotting Errors in English Quiz' and take a significant step toward becoming a confident and proficient English speaker and writer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A 1971 policy put in place by the American government not only put warnings on cigarette packets but also banning television advertisements of cigarettes.

    • A.

      Government

    • B.

      Packs

    • C.

      Banning

    • D.

      Advertisements

    Correct Answer
    C. Banning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "banning." The question is asking for an explanation of a specific  government policy from1971. According to the information given, these policies not only included putting warnings on cigarette packets but also involved banning television advertisements of cigarettes. This means that the government took action to prohibit the promotion of cigarettes through television commercials. “Banning” is currently in the present tense, but should be in the past tense and will become “banned”.

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  • 2. 

    The California Yard, which was California’s original campus, is still a huge attraction for students and visiting.

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      Original

    • C.

      Major

    • D.

      Visiting  

    Correct Answer
    D. Visiting  
    Explanation
     The word "visiting" is the correct answer because it is the only word that does not fit grammatically in the sentence. The sentence states that the California Yard is a huge attraction for students and visiting. The word "visiting" is an adjective that describes the type of people who are attracted to the California Yard, but is used as if it is a noun. The other words, "which," "original," and "major," do not make sense in the context of the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Either the minister or becomes hid secretary can help us with that problem

    • A.

      Either

    • B.

      Becomes

    • C.

      Her secretary

    • D.

      Help

    Correct Answer
    B. Becomes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "becomes" because it is the correct verb form to use after the subject "minister" in this sentence. The sentence is expressing a possibility or choice between two options: either the minister becomes her secretary or the minister helps with the problem.

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  • 4. 

    He not only cleared the exam but he also receiving the highest marks in the class

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      But also

    • C.

      Receiving

    • D.

      The highest marks

    Correct Answer
    C. Receiving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "receiving" because it completes the parallel structure in the sentence. The sentence is using the structure "not only...but also" to show that two things happened. The first part of the structure is "not only cleared the exam" and the second part is "receiving the highest marks in the class." The word "receiving" is the correct form of the verb to complete the second part of the structure.

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  • 5. 

    She married him neither for his cooking ability nor to clean the house.

    • A.

      Married

    • B.

      Neither

    • C.

      Nor

    • D.

      To clean the house  

    Correct Answer
    D. To clean the house  
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to clean the house". In the given sentence, the word "neither" is used to indicate that the reason for her marriage is not related to the ability to make good food. The word "nor" is used to introduce the second reason, which is "to clean the house". This implies that her decision to marry him was not influenced by his ability to clean the house either.

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  • 6. 

    She withdrew every penny not only from her account but from the saving accounts

    • A.

      Withdrew

    • B.

      Not only

    • C.

      From the account

    • D.

      But  

    Correct Answer
    D. But  
    Explanation
    The word "but" is used in this sentence to show a contrast between two actions. The first action is withdrawing every penny from her account, and the second action is withdrawing from the saving accounts. The word "but" indicates that these two actions are different or opposite in some way.

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  • 7. 

    Raven is an adventurous person who loves not only scuba diving but also goes paragliding.

    • A.

      Adventurous person

    • B.

      Who loves

    • C.

      But also

    • D.

      Goes paragliding  

    Correct Answer
    D. Goes paragliding  
    Explanation
    The answer "goes paragliding" is correct because it is not parallel with the format on the other side of the conjunction, “but”. The sentence should say, “not only scuba diving, but also paragliding”.

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  • 8. 

    The play that you saw last week was not only beautiful but also quite meaning

    • A.

      The play

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Delightful

    • D.

      Quite meaning  

    Correct Answer
    D. Quite meaning  
    Explanation
    The given answer "quite meaning" is the correct answer because it accurately completes the sentence and maintains the parallel structure with the previous adjective "beautiful". The phrase "quite meaning" adds to the description of the play, suggesting that it not only had aesthetic appeal but also had depth or significance.

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  • 9. 

    She regularly studies both in the day or in the night

    • A.

      Regularly

    • B.

      Studies

    • C.

      In the day

    • D.

      Or  

    Correct Answer
    D. Or  
    Explanation
    The word "or" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate that studying can be done either in the day or in the night. It shows that there is a choice between the two options and both are considered as regular study times.

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  • 10. 

    Neither the teachers or the students are willing to attend the class.

    • A.

      Or

    • B.

      The students

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      To attend

    Correct Answer
    A. Or
    Explanation
     The correct answer is "or" because it is used to present a choice or alternative between two options. In this sentence, "or" is used to connect the two clauses "Neither the teachers" and "the students are willing to attend the class." This conjunction indicates that either the teachers or the students are not willing to attend the class, suggesting that there is a lack of interest or motivation among both groups. “Neither” always needs to be paired with “nor” in sentences. 

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