Wednesday, August 6, 2014

English Quiz on Spotting Error for SSC Exams with Explanation

Quiz on Spotting Errors

Quiz on Spotting Errors

  • 2.It is I(a) / who is to blame (b) / for this bad situation(c) / No Error(d)

    1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. d
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option b
    Explanation:
    Note: If the sentence has Subject and Relative pronoun(who, which, that), then verb agrees with Antecedent. A noun or pronoun which comes before Relative pronoun is called Antecedent. Therefore, who is to blame  should be replaced with who am to blame  as I is the Antecedent.

Quiz on Spotting Errors

  • 3. Gowri told me (a) / his name after (b) / he left (c) / No Error (d)

    1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. d
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note:If two actions happened in the past, it may be necessary to show which action happened earlier than the other. The action happened earlier is expressed in Past Perfect and the later action is expressed in Simple Past. Therefore he left should be replaced with he had left

Quiz on Spotting Errors

Quiz on Spotting Errors

Quiz on Spotting Errors

  • 6.Your success in the IAS examinations depends not only on (a)/ what papers you have selected(b) /but how you have written them(c)/ No Error (d)

    1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. d
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note:Some Conjunctions are used in pairs. Not Only.....but also is the correct correlative

Quiz on Spotting Errors

  • 7.Heave rain (a) / prevented us (b) / to go to the cinema (c) / No Error(d)

    1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. d
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note: To go to the cinema should be replaced with from going to the cinema .The word prevent is followed by the preposition from.

Quiz on Spotting Errors

Quiz on Spotting Errors

  • 9.If motorists do not observe the traffic regulations (a) / they will be stopped, ticketed (b)/ and have to pay a fine(c)/ No Error(d)

    1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. d
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option c
    Explanation:
    Note:And have to pay a fine should be replaced with and will be fined because the sense of sentence is in Passive Voice.

Quiz on Spotting Errors

  • 10. He asked (a) / supposing if he fails (b) / what he would do (c) / No Error(d)

    1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. d
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: Three common patterns with if  are in vogue which are often called the first, second and third conditional. First conditional - If + Present_________will + Infinite. ex- If we play tennis, I will win. Second Condition - If + Past_______would + Infinitive. ex- If we played tennis, i would win . Third Condition - If + Past perfect________would have + Past Participle .ex- If we had played tennis, i would have won. Therefore, Supposing if he fails should be replaced with if he failed

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