Spotting Errors for Bank and SSC

Directions (1- 5): in the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is no error. Your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

1.The newer type of automatic machines (1)/ wash (2)/ the clothes faster. (3)/ No error (4)

2.By the time (1)/ we got our tickets and entered the cinema theatre, (2)/ the show was already begun. (3)/ No error (4)
3.Each of the students in the computer class (1)/ has to type (2)/ their own research paper this semester. (3)/ No error (4)

4.The fact of me (1)/being a stranger (2)/ does not excuse his conduct. (3)/ No error (4)

5.The sea looks (1)/as if it has been (2)/ agitated by a storm. (3)/ No error (4)

6.Man needs (a) / security and leisure (b) / of free thinking. (c) / No error (d)

7.They walked (a) / besides each other (b) / in silence. (c) / No error (d)

8.Our Physics teacher (a) / often emphasises on (b) / the end for a lot of practice. (c) / No error (d)

9.Please put away (a) / the candle (b) / before you leave. (c) No error (d)

10.Most of the Andhra Pradesh (a) / is an extremely fertile plain (b) / between which the river Krishna flows. (c) / No error (d)

1.(1) It is not proper to use comparative Degree here.
Hence, “the new/latest type of automatic machines” will be correct usage.

2.(3) Here, Past Perfect should be used. Hence, “the show was already begun’ should be replaced by ‘the show had already begun”.


4.(1) Here, Objective Case should be replaced by Possessive Case. Hence, the fact of my being…… will be the correct sentence.

5.(2) ‘As if takes plural form of Verb, generally in Past Tense.
Hence, the sea looks as if it have/had been ……….. Will be correct sentence.

6. Option : c.Replace ‘of’ by ‘for’
7. Option :b. Replace ‘besides’ by ‘beside’
8. Option : b. Remove ‘on’
9. Option :a. The correct usage is ‘put out the candle’.
10. Option : c. Replace ‘between’ by ‘through’



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