Spotting Error Quiz

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Welcome to Spotting Error Quiz in kvclasses.com. Here we are creating question sample in Spotting Errors Section, which is common for all the IBPS/SBI/RRB/LIC/SSC CGL/LDC exam and other competitive exams.

Directions (1-10) : In these questions, 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 (4). (Ignore errors of Punctuation, if any.)

1. You must either (1)/ be regular with your studies (2)/ and study for longer period before the examination. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 3

Explanation:

or will replace and because –either – or, neither-nor are correct forms of Correlative Conjunctions, used for showing the relationship between two things or two terms that are different from each other. and (Conj.) is used for showing the relationship between two things/situations that exist together.

Look at the examples given below:

Either he could not come or he did not want to.

I’m going to buy either a scooter or a motorcycle.

Do it slowly and carefully.

She came in and took her coat off.

2. The new taxation rates (1)/ announced by the government (2)/ are bound to effect the export sector. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 3

Explanation:

affect will replace effect because –effect (Verb) means to make something happen; to bring about affect (Verb) means to produce a change in somebody/ something

Look at the examples given below:

These changes will give us the power to effect change.

Your opinion will not affect my decision.

Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar.

The report shows the effect (Noun) of noise on people in the factories.

3. These days, job opportunities are not as better (1)/ as they used to be (2)/ in the early 70’s. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 1

Explanation:

good will replace better because -the pattern used with as — as (Adv.) is as follows :

as + Adj. (in Positive Degree) ‘+ as

good → Positive Degree (no comparison is made)

better → Comparative Degree (two things are compared)

best → Superlative Degree (more than two things are compared)

as — as → for used for expressing similarity between one person/thing and another.

Look at the examples given below:

Shyam is as rich as Ram.

He does not play as well as his sister.

4. When viewed with his point of view, the (1) / entire episode assumes (2)/ a different colour altogether. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 1

Explanation:

from will replace with because –from (Prep.) is used for showing somebody’s point of view from one’s point of view means as far as one is concerned

Look at the examples given below:

From a financial point of view the project was a disaster.

From my point of view, the party was a complete success.

5. On many occasions (1)/ we did helped the poor (2)/ people by way of giving them food to eat and clothes to put on. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 2

Explanation:

help will replace helped because -do/does/did (Aux. V.) is used when no other Aux. V. is Present, to emphasize what you are saying.

The pattern used with do/does/did is as follows:

do/does/did + Main Verb (Base form) did + help (Base form) of help (Verb) will be used.

Look at the examples given below:

He does look tired.

She did at least write to say thank you.

I do want to be sure.

6. Unless it is accepted to both the parties, an (1)/ arbitrator would be of no (2)/ use to settle this dispute. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 1

Explanation:

acceptable will replace accepted/by will replace to because –accepted (Verb) means to agree/approve of something acceptable (Adj.) means agreed/approved by most people in a society; agreeable; capable of being accepted

Look at the examples given below:

The princess accepted the offer. (Active Voice)

The offer was accepted by the princess. (Passive Voice)

The offer was acceptable to the princess.

Hence, acceptable to/accepted by will be used.

7. Although the manager was keen on getting the work (1)/ done through Sudhir yesterday, (2)/ he tries to avoid it (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 3

Explanation:

tried will replace tries because -The Principal clause is in Past Tense and the sentence expresses a past action.

Look at the examples given below:

The teacher told us that he would take us for a picnic next day.

My father gave me the book which I wanted.

8. The various consequences of(1)/ the decision taken by the (2)/ finance ministry was not foreseen by the bureaucrats. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Were will replace was because –The various consequences (Main Subject) is in Plural. Hence, the Verb will also be in Plural as a Verb agrees with its Subject in Number.

Singular Subject -+ Singular Verb (Main Verb + S)

Plural Subject → Plural Verb (Main Verb without S)

Look at the examples given below:

The number of volunteers                  grows

 ↓                                                          ↓

Singular Subject                                   Singular Verb

each year.

A number of people                            grow

  ↓                                                ↓

Plural Subject                                       Plural Verb

tomatoes each summer.

9. I never considered him to be a person who would (1)/ go back on his promise and (2)/ then do not even apologise. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 3

Explanation:

do (Aux. V.) will not be used because -Each clause has to be structured in a way that is a complete sentence on its own. Look at the structure below:

I never considered him to be a person who would go back on his promise. (Sentence 1)

I never considered him to be a person who would not even apologize. (Sentence II)

Combining the two sentences –would do not even apologize is incorrect.

10. Having finished at school (1)/ Raghu thought/ of going to Bombay in (2)/ search some job. (3)/ No error (4)

Answer: 3

Explanation:

of (Prep.) will be used after search because-in search of (Idiom) means looking for

Look at the examples given below:

They went to California in search of gold.

She went into the kitchen in search of a drink.

 

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