Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 1

To turn over a new leaf


Options are :

  • To change completely oneís course of action
  • To shift attention to new problems after having studied the old ones througly
  • To cover up oneís faults by wearing new marks
  • To change the old habits and adopt new ones (Correct)

Answer :To change the old habits and adopt new ones

Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 1

To wrangle over an assís shadow


Options are :

  • To act in a foolish way
  • To quarrel over trifles (Correct)
  • To waste time on petty things
  • To do something funny

Answer :To quarrel over trifles

To take with a grain of salt


Options are :

  • To take with some reservation (Correct)
  • To take with total disbelief
  • To take hole heartedly
  • To take seriously

Answer :To take with some reservation

Hobsonís choice


Options are :

  • Feeling of insecurity
  • Accept or leave the offer (Correct)
  • Feeling of strength
  • Excellent choice

Answer :Accept or leave the offer

English Grammar Tests - From Beginner to Advanced Set 4

To take the bull by the horns


Options are :

  • To punish a person severely for his arrogance
  • To grapple courageously with a difficulty that lies in our way (Correct)
  • To handle it by fierce attack
  • To bypass the legal process and take action according to oneís own whims

Answer :To grapple courageously with a difficulty that lies in our way

To cast pearls before a swine


Options are :

  • To spend recklessly
  • To spend a lot of money on the upkeep of domestic hogs
  • To waste money over trifles
  • To offer to a person a thing which he cannot appreciate (Correct)

Answer :To offer to a person a thing which he cannot appreciate

To bring oneís eggs to a bad market


Options are :

  • To face a humiliating situation
  • To bring oneís commodities to a market where there is no demand for them
  • To show oneís talents before an audience which is incapable of appreciating them
  • To fail in oneís plans because one goes to the wrong people for help (Correct)

Answer :To fail in oneís plans because one goes to the wrong people for help

Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 9

To give/get the bird


Options are :

  • To get the awaited
  • To have good luck
  • To send away (Correct)
  • To get the impossible

Answer :To send away

Will oí the wisp


Options are :

  • Anything which eludes or deceives (Correct)
  • To act in a childish way
  • To act in a foolish way
  • To have desires unbacked by efforts

Answer :Anything which eludes or deceives

To fly off the handle


Options are :

  • To take off
  • To be indifferent
  • To dislocate
  • To lose oneís temper (Correct)

Answer :To lose oneís temper

Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 4

To keep the ball rolling


Options are :

  • To earn more and more
  • To work constantly
  • To keep the conversation going (Correct)
  • To make the best use of

Answer :To keep the conversation going

To have a brush with


Options are :

  • To start painting
  • To have good and pleasing terms
  • To be impressed
  • To have a slight encounter (Correct)

Answer :To have a slight encounter

Dog in the manger


Options are :

  • An undersized bull almost the shape of a dog
  • A dog that has no kennel of its own
  • A person who puts himself in difficulties on account of other people
  • A person who prevents others form enjoying something useless to himself (Correct)

Answer :A person who prevents others form enjoying something useless to himself

Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 9

Something up oneís sleeve


Options are :

  • A grand idea
  • A secret plan (Correct)
  • A profitable plan
  • Something important

Answer :A secret plan

To keep the wolf away from the door


Options are :

  • To keep away from extreme poverty (Correct)
  • To keep off any unwanted and undesirable person
  • To keep alive
  • To hold the difficulties and dangers in check

Answer :To keep away from extreme poverty

To take the wind out f anotherís sails


Options are :

  • To maneuver to mislead another on the high seas
  • To cause harm to another
  • To defeat the motives of another
  • To anticipate another and to gain advantage over him (Correct)

Answer :To anticipate another and to gain advantage over him

Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 6

To pros and cons


Options are :

  • For and against a thing (Correct)
  • Foul and fair
  • Good and evil
  • Former and latter

Answer :For and against a thing

A bull in a china shop


Options are :

  • A person who is very ugly but loves the beautiful things of life
  • A person who takes a sadistic delight in harming innocent people
  • A person who becomes too excited where no excitement is warranted
  • A person who is rough and clumsy where skill and care are required (Correct)

Answer :A person who is rough and clumsy where skill and care are required

Hard-pressed


Options are :

  • Bewildered
  • Insulted
  • In difficulties (Correct)
  • Hard discipline

Answer :In difficulties

English Grammar Tests - From Beginner to Advanced Set 16

To pour oil in troubled water


Options are :

  • To foment trouble
  • To add to the trouble
  • To instigate
  • To clam a quarrel with soothing words (Correct)

Answer :To clam a quarrel with soothing words

He has come up during the last five years.


Options are :

  • Fallen in rank
  • Risen in status (Correct)
  • Become proud
  • Become humble

Answer :Risen in status

Last evening I was held up at the meeting.


Options are :

  • Kept
  • Detained (Correct)
  • Delayed
  • Stopped

Answer :Detained

Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 3

Many people called on the minister when he was ill.


Options are :

  • Helped
  • Surrounded
  • Criticized
  • Visited (Correct)

Answer :Visited

The old man was cut to the quick when his rich son refused to recognize him.


Options are :

  • Irritated
  • Annoyed
  • Surprised
  • Hurt intensely (Correct)

Answer :Hurt intensely

Only strict laws make the evil of dowry die out.


Options are :

  • Drift
  • Disappear (Correct)
  • Decrease
  • Decay

Answer :Disappear

Complete English Common Errors Practice Test for all Exams Set 9

Over and above the household work, she works in a factory on a part time basis.


Options are :

  • Beside
  • In addition to (Correct)
  • In place of
  • Together with

Answer :In addition to

We should abstain from casting aspersions on the character of our colleagues.


Options are :

  • Passing critical remarks
  • Cracking silly jokes
  • Paying left handed compliments
  • Passing slanderous remarks (Correct)

Answer :Passing slanderous remarks

Over and above the household work, she works in a factory on a part-time basis.


Options are :

  • Together with
  • In place of
  • Beside (Correct)
  • In addition to

Answer :Beside

English Grammar Tests - From Beginner to Advanced Set 4

The staff has felt on edge over since they heard the rumor about retrenchment.


Options are :

  • Nervous (Correct)
  • Unhappy
  • Disheartened
  • Scared

Answer :Nervous

I stood up for him when everyone else was criticizing him.


Options are :

  • Tolerated him
  • Faced him boldly
  • Supported him energetically (Correct)
  • Opposed him insistently

Answer :Supported him energetically

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