Sunday, March 15, 2015

ENGLISH QUIZ ON ERROR SPOTTING FOR SSC EXAMS

ENGLISH QUIZ ON ERROR SPOTTING FOR SSC EXAMS

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 1.I found(A)/ the two first chapters of the book(B)/ particularly interesting.(C)/ No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note:Replace group of words "the two first chapters of the book" by "the first two chapters of the book". When cardinal and ordinal Adjectives are used before a Noun in a sentence, then we should use Ordinal Adjective first and then the Cardinal Adjective.

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 2.Bacon, the father of the English essay(A)/ had a thirst(B)/ of knowledge(C)/ No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option C
    Explanation:
    Note: Preposition "for" should be used with the word "thirst". Hence, replace "of knowledge" by "for knowledge".

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 3.The train had left(A)/ when he reached(B)/ the station(C)/ No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note:If two actions are completed in the past, then Past Perfect is used for the action completed earlier and Simple Past is used for the later action. Hence, replace "When he had reached" by "When he reached".

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 4.He said(A)/ that he will never(B)/ repeat the mistake(C)/ No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note:In Indirect statement, if Reporting Verb is in Past Tense, the Reported Speech will also be expressed in Past Tense. Hence, He said that he would never....will be the correct sentence.

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

  • 7.I wish I am(A)/ the richest person(B)/ in the whole wide world(C)/ No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option A
    Explanation:
    Note:To express wish, condition or supposition, plural verb is used with Singular Subject, which is called Subjunctive Mood of Verb. For example- I wish I were a Prince, I wish to be a prince--present time.

Spotting Error Quiz

  • 8.She is confident(A)/ to win the gold medal(B)/ this time(C)/ No error(D)

    1. (A)
    2. (B)
    3. (C)
    4. (D)
    Answer And Explanation
    Answer: Option B
    Explanation:
    Note: The word "confident" takes preposition "of". Hence, she is confident of winning....will be the correct sentence.

Spotting Error Quiz

Spotting Error Quiz


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