Wednesday, June 10, 2015

English Quiz on Spotting Error for All SSC Exams with Complete Explanation

Direction(1-20): In the following questions, some of the sentences have error 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, the answer is (4).


  1. He assured to his boss (1) / that he had no plans (2) / to leave the company. (3)/ No error (4)
  2. The company reports (1)/ that the demand for their computers (2) / are growing everyday. (3)/ No error (4)
  3. When I saw the dress, (1) / I knew it was exactly (2)/ what I had looked for. (3)/ No error (4)
  4. I promise (1)/ I call you (2) / as soon as I get home. (3) / No error (4)
  5. I am afraid (1)/ I did a mistake (2) / in the calculation. (3)/ No error (4)
  6. The number of applications has risen (1) / this year by (2) / as many as 50% (3) / No error (4)
  7. I was driving under the bridge, (1)/ as a football (2)/ hit my window (3)/ No error (4)
  8. I I would know (1)/ what you wanted (2) / I would help you. (3)/ No error (4)
  9. No source of energy is so cheap (1)/ as solar energy (2)/ in the present age of energy crisis. (3)/ No error(4)
  10. Last year (1)/ she was married with (2) / a businessman in Australia (3)/ No error (4)
  11. The students could not understand (1)/ why the teacher was (2)/ angry upon them. (3)/ No error (4)
  12. This book (1)/ is quite different than (2) / the previous one. (3)/ No error (4)
  13. That day when they brought her back for the last time, (1)/ there was many old-timers (2)/ who were shocked and fearful. (3)/ No error (4).
  14. Though the project is in its infancy, (1) / it is a progress (2)/ by the day. (3)/ No error (4).
  15. Gowri told me (1)/ his name after (2)/ he left. (3)/ No error (4)
  16. Opportunities like these (1)/ are not offered (2)/ on everyday. (3) / No error (4)
  17. I am completed (1)/ a course (2) / in Spanish. (3) / No error (4)
  18. The briefing (1)/ will be held (2) / between 2 P.M to 3 P.M. (3) / No error (4)
  19. He is empowered (1)/ to act independently(2) / in routine matters. (3) / No error (4)
  20. Unless you do not meet (1) / all the requirements (2)/ you application will be rejected. (3)/ No error (4).





Answers with Complete Explanation
  1. (1) Preposition "to" should not be used with the word reassured. 
  2. (3) Here demand is singular. Hence, is growing everyday ---- should be used.
  3. (3) Here, what I had been looking for/ What I was looking for   ----should be used.
  4. (3) Here, Simple Future i.e I will call you -------should be used.
  5. (2) Make a mistake is a correct Idiomatic expression. Hence, I made a mistake should be used.
  6. (4) No error
  7. (3) Here, hit the window of my car etc./ head  ----should be used
  8. (1) Replace If I would know by If I knew
  9. (1) Here, No source of energy is as cheap as should be used.
  10. (2) Here, she was married to ----should be used
  11. (3) Here, the word angry will take preposition "with".
  12. (2) The word Different takes the preposition "from".
  13. (2) Here, there were many old-timers(plural)---should be used.
  14. (2) Here, Present Continuous i.e it is progressing----should be used.
  15. (3) If two events happen in the past, the event happening earlier is expressed in Past Perfect. Hence, he had left---should be used.
  16. (3) Here, everyday should be used. The use of preposition "on" is superfluous.
  17. (1) Here, Present Perfect i.e., I have completed------should be used.
  18. (3)Here, between 2 P.M and 3 P.M should be used.
  19. (4) No error
  20. (1) The sense of "unless" is negative. Hence, unless you meet ------should be used.

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