Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SSC CGL Quiz on Spotting Errors in English

Direction:: 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 (D)

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 1.Banks were developed to keep people's money safe(A) / and to make it available (B) / when they need it.(C) / Nor error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note:"and to make it available" should be replaced with "and make it available".

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 2.Based on the newspaper reports,(A) / we can conclude that (B) / many accidents caused by reckless driving(C) / No error (D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note: The sentence should be in Passive voice. Hence, "many accidents are caused by reckless driving" will be a correct sentence.

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 4.The strain of all(A)/ the difficulties and vexations and anxieties(B) / are more than he could bear(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note:The subject of the sentence is "strain" which is singular and it will take singular verb. Hence "are more than he could bear" should be replaced by " was more than he could bear". Notably, the sense of the sentence is in Past Tense.

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 5.In the background they could hear John laughing and joking loudly(A)  / John was the life and soul of any party(B) / and he was cracking a joke every few minutes(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: The group of words, "John was the life and soul of any party" should be replaced by "John was the life and soul of the party". Here the word "any" generalises the sense.

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 9.He has read four plays(A) / written by Shakespeare(B) / by the end of his vacation(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option A
    Explanation:
    Note:To denote a job completed in the past, we use simple Past Tense. Hence, He read four plays will be a correct sentence.

Spotting Error Quiz

  • The officer (A) / is angry on the clerk(B) / for not attending to the work(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note:We use preposition "With" or "At" with the word "Angry". Hence, "The officer is angry with the clerk......." will be the correct usage.

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