Monday, December 15, 2014

Quiz on Spotting Errors for SSC CGL Exam

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.You must either(A) / be regular with your studies(B) / and study for longer period before the examination.(C) / Nor error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note:"Either.....or" is the correct form of correlative. Hence "or study for longer..." will be correct usage.

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 3.The author supported his(A) / arguments with the finding of a (B) / recently conclude research study(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note:The use of word Study is superfluous. The word research means: serious study.

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.The supervisor noticed that(A)  / one of the employees were(B) / involved in unfair activities outside the office(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: Replace were by was. One of/ Each of / Either of / Neither of are followed by Plural Noun or Pronoun but singular verb. For example- One of these girls is very beautiful.

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 8.He is so lazy(A)/ that he takes a(B) /large number of time to complete such a small piece of work(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note: Time is an uncountable Noun. Hence, replace a large number of time by very much time/ Plenty of time

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz

  • She had offered  (A) / a temporary assignment but(B) / she turned it down saying that she would accept only a permanent one(C) / No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option A
    Explanation:
    Note:Passive voice should be used . Hence replace she had offered  by she had been offered.

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