Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are creating question sample in Spotting Errors, which is BASED ON IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams.
Directions: In the questions below, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark that as your answer. If a sentence is free from error, choose the “No Error” option.
- 1.A feasibility survey has now
2.been completed in India to establish
3.a network of felicitate contacts
4.between small and medium enterprises.
5.No errorAnswer – 3.a network of felicitate contacts
The correct usage would be, ‘a network to facilitate contacts’.
- 1.Privatization generally represents
2.an ideological response
3.to the perceived problems
4.in the public sector.
5.No errorAnswer – 5.No error
- 1.The Indian government’s choice
2.of the EEC as a partner
3.stem from the fact that the community
4.is the most important market for India.
5.No errorAnswer – 3.stem from the fact that the community
‘The Indian Government’s choice’ is a singular noun and should have a singular verb ‘stems’. Stem (verb) – originate or be caused by
- 1.A person who earns a
2.few thousand rupees
3.and decides to save
4.most of it must be a miser.
5.No errorAnswer – 5.No error
- 1.Had you been in my
2.position, you were definitely
3.shown your displeasure
4.at the turn of events.
Answer: 2Answer – 2.position, you were definitely
This is a case of Conditional Sentence. The first part uses Past Perfect Tense – ‘Had you been’; so the other clause must be ‘you would have’. Hence the error is in 2.
- 1.have been postponing calling
2.on my friend in the hospital,
3.but I am planning
4.I would go there tomorrow.
5.No errorAnswer – 4.I would go there tomorrow.
The correct usage is ‘planning to go there’
- 1.This has slowed the progress
2.of reforms in many countries
3.because the choice of either of the extreme
4.positions inevitably invite criticism.
5.No errorAnswer – 4.positions inevitably invite criticism.
The noun ‘choice’ is singular and should be followedby a singular verb ‘invites’.
- 1.Allan Border was a great batsman who
2.having scored more than 10000
3.runs in career, he then decided
4.to call it a day.
5.No errorAnswer – 3.runs in career, he then decided
Use of ‘he’ is redundant here. We already have a subject ‘who’ for the verb ‘decided’,so ‘he then’ is wrongly used here.The sentence should be ‘……….10000 runs in career, decided to call it a day’.
Call it a day – decide or agree to stop doing something
- 1.In the history of mankind
2.it has always been
3.minority which have been
4.able to change the world.
5.No errorAnswer – 3.minority which have been
Here minorities are being treated as a specific groupand should therefore be preceded by article ‘the’.
- 1.Management education is
2.becoming highly sought after
3.by aspiring ambitious students
4.because of high demand in the job market.
5.No errorAnswer – 3.by aspiring ambitious students
‘Aspiring’ cannot be used as an adjective for studentshere, as those who are studying management arealready students.