Monday, July 7, 2014

Quiz on Spotting Errors in English for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam with Explanation


Dear readers, today we are providing you some important English questions on Spotting Error. The explanation is provided as well but try to solve them first. These kind of questions are often asked so it can be helpful for your in upcoming SSC CGL exams.

1. You Must either(a) /be regular with your studies(b) /and study for longer period before the examination (c)/No error(d)

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  • (c)Either__ or Neither__nor are correct forms of correlatives.Hence, or study for longer period should be used here.






2. The new Taxation rates(a) / announced by the government(b) /are bound to effect the export sector(c)/No error(d)
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  • (c) effect should be replaced with affect






3. He laid for half an hour unconscious (a) / until he was seen (b) / by a passing vehicle .(c)/ No error (d)
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  • (a) : ‘Lay’ in place of ‘laid’. ‘Lay’ is the past indefinite form of ‘lie’.







4. These days, job opportunities are not as better (a) / as thus used to be (b) / in the early 70's (c)/ No error
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  • (a) As__is used to compare two person or things so as better should be replaced with as good








5. When viewed with his point of view, the (a) / entire episode assumes(b) / a different colour altogether (c)/No error(d)
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  • (a)Here, there is preposition related error. Hence, When viewed from his point of view should be used








6. On many occassions (a)/ we did helped the poor  (b) / people by way of giving them food to eat and clothes to put on (c) / No error (d)
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  • (b) We did helped the poor should be replaced with we did help the poor







7. Unless it is accepted to both the parties, an(a) / arbitrator would be of no(b) / use to settle this dispute /No error(d)
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  • (a)Here unless it is accepted to both the parties should be replaced with unless it is accepted by both the parties.








8. Although the manager was keen on getting the work (a)/ done through sudhir yesterday (b)/ he tries to avoid it. (c) / No error (d)
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  • (c) : Here principal clause is in past tense. Hence, he tries to avoid it should be replaced with he tried to avoid it. 








9. The various consequences of (a) / the decision taken by the (b) /finance ministry was not foreseen by the bureaucrats. (c)/ No error (d)
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  • (c) : Noun + Preposition + Noun +.... In such sentences, verb is used according to the number of person of the noun that comes before the first preposition. Hence, was not foreseen should be replaced with were not foreseen.








10. I never considered him to be a person who would  (a) / go back on his promise and (b) / then do not even apologise. (c) / No error ( d)
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  • (c) : It is not proper to use do not here. Here, would serves the purpose of verb. Hence, then not even apologise should be used here.

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