Spotting Error for Bank and SSC Exams

English Quiz

English Quiz- Spotting Error for Bank and SSC Exams

Direction (1-5): Find out the error in the given sentences. If there is no error mark your answer as (5).


1. The carpenter, who was looking for (1)/ a job since his mother (2)/ died, was told that (3)/ he will be interviewed in an hour. (4)/ No error. (5)

2. The reason why men (1)/ who worked in factories (2)/ are more likely to suffer from lung diseases (3)/ like asthma has been unraveled by a recent survey. (4)/ No error. (5)

3. The monthly expenditure costs company (1)/ about .25% of the total profit (2)/ what is almost equal to (3)/ the amount spent on the welfare schemes for the employees. (4)/ No error. (5)

4. Despite all our efforts (1)/ we have seen a sharp (2)/ decrease in the number of people (3)/ just before the launch of the scheme. (4)/ No error (5).

5. NGOs has started (1)/ a road side drama campaign (2)/ against the employment of children (3)/ below the age of 14. (4)/ No error. (5)

6. 1) If we are indeed a democracy /2) then politicians would do well /3) to remember that tolerance and free speech /4) is the hallmark of democracy. /5) No error

7. 1) These efforts will help bring /2) the people of the two countries /3) closer together paving the way /4) for greater people-to-people contact. /5) No error

8. 1) Not only commerce undergraduates /2) though engineers and science graduates /3) also seem to be eager /4) to flow with the management stream. /5) No error

9. 1) If India was to become a developed country /2) this sectional imbalance has /3) to be corrected which is /4) possible by improving the quality of education. /5) No error

10. 1) There are ways and measures /2) to be followed if we /3) really mean to enhancing agricultural /4) growth in the years to come. /5) No error

Answers
1. (4) Replace "will" with "would".
2. (2) Replace worked with works
3. (3) Substitute "which" for "what"
4. (5) No Error
5. (1) Replace has with have.
6. 4; Replace ‘is’ with ‘are’.
7. 5
8. 2; Replace ‘though’ with ‘but’.
9. 1; It should be ‘were’ in place of ‘was’.
10. 3; It should be ‘enhance’ in place of ‘enhancing’.

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