IBPS Clerk 2015- Practice English Questions (Spotting Errors )

Dear IBPS Clerk 2015 Aspirants practice English questions set Spotting Errors for  IBPS Clerk Exam. Try to solve these Spotting Errors and share time taken to solve these Spotting Errors and share your attempt.

English Questions- phrase replacement


In English section for IBPS Clerk 2015- Comprehension, Cloze test, Fill in the Blanks , rearrangement, spotting errors play important role in preliminary exam.

Directions : 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 ‘e’ (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

1. The chief idea of (a)/ very common type of traveller (b)/ is to see as many objects of (c)/ interest as he possibly could.(d)/ No error (e)

2. The demand of the workers’s union (a)/ that the dismissed employees (b)/ to be reinstated, has been (c)/ accepted by the management. (d)/ No error (e)

3. When he went out (a)/ he left the radio on (b)/ so that his parents shall think (c)/ that he was still in the house. (d)/ No error (e)

4. The foremost criterion of selection we adopted (a)/ were the number of years of training (b)/ a dancer had received (c)/ under a particular guru. (d)/ No error (e)

5. I can’t understand why (a)/ he did not told me (b)/ the reason (c)/ for his absence. (d)/ No error (e).

6. He very promptly (a)/ withdraw the remarks (b)/ made by him on (c)/ my office note. (d)/ No error (e)

7. He would not return (a)/ the money that (b)/ he borrowed,(c)/ will he? (d)/ No error (e)

8. The chief idea of (a)/ very common type of traveller (b)/ is to see as many objects of interest (c)/ as he possibly could. (d)/ No error (e)

9. Ordinarily, when in (a)/ difficulty Ruchi prefers (b)/ keeping her counsel than running (c)/ about taking advice. (d)/ No error (e)

10. The future is (a)/ yet to come but (b)/ you have a right (c)/ to shape it. (d)/ No error (e)

11. I finished my work (a)/ before we reached his place (b)/ with great difficulty (c)/ because of heavy traffic. (d)/ No error (e)

12. If I knew (a)/ that my friend had planned to (b)/ visit the town today, I would have (c)/ made his stay comfortable. (d)/ No error (e)

13. More widely popular (a)/ than the hunting of (b)/ deer or fox were (c)/ the pursuit of the hare. (d)/ No error (e)

14. The Committee Chief warned (a)/ the party members that if they persist (b)/ in their obstructionist attitude (c)/ they would be suspended. (d)/ No error (e)

15. On hearing the news over (a)/ the radio that India has (b)/ won the hockey match, (c)/ I jumped with joy. (d)/ No error (e)

Directions : 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 ‘5’ (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).

1. Many animals and plants live in water (1) / but not in the same kind of water (2) / because not all water is the same. (3) / Sea water, for instance, contains a lot of salt, fresh water contains very little (4) / No error (5)

2. A sparrow has made a nest in Kesho’s house (1) / and had laid eggs. Both Kesho and his sister Shyama (2) / watched the nest for hours every day (3) / even meal times were forgotten. (4) / No error (5)

3. A skillful advertiser may be able to create (1) / practically a monopoly for himself (2) / not because his product is superior to (3) / but because he has succeeded in inducing people to believe that it is.(4) / No error (5)

4. Whatever may be the origin of speech (1) / we can be certain that man did not began (2) / to feel the need to speak (3) / until he began to live in communities (4) / No error (5)

5. Each animal of the same species (1) / looks for the same sort of food (2) / Also, there may be other animals of different species (3) / competing with the same food (4) / No error (5)


Answers
1. d; Replace ‘could’ with ‘can’
2. c; Remove ‘to’
3. e; No error
4. b; Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’
5. b; Replace ‘told’ with ‘tell’
6. b; Replace ‘withdraw’ with ‘withdrew’
7. d; Replace ‘will’ with ‘would’
8. d; Replace ‘could’ with ‘can’
9. c; Replace “than” with “to”
10. a; Replace ‘is’ with ‘has’
11. a; Replace ‘finished’ with ‘had finished’
12. e; No error
13. c; Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’
14. b; Replace ‘persist’ with ‘persisted’
15. b; Replace ‘has’ with ‘had’
16. 5
17. 1; ‘has’ should be replaced by ‘had’.
18. 2; ‘for’ should be replaced by ‘of’.
19. 2; “began” should be replaced with “begin”
20. 4; ‘with’ should be replaced by ‘for’.



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