Wednesday, December 2, 2015

English: Practice Set on Spotting Error based on Tenses for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO


Direction—(Q. Nos. 1-30) Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence,the number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5).

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  1.   I came to (1)/ know that (2)/ his father has died (3)/ three days ago. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  2. When you will find (1)/ out a solution (2)/ to this problem, (3)/ you will be awarded a prize. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  3. Before the alarm had stopped (1)/ ringing (2)/ Nisha had telephoned (3)/ the police. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  4. This is (1)/ the first time (2)/ that I see such (3)/ an interesting movie. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  5. Whenever he is coming (1)/ here, he brings (2)/ many (3)/ gifts for me. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  6.  Now-a-days (1)/ he teaches English (2)/ because the teacher of English. (3)/ has gone for a month’s leave. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  7.  ‘It is high time (1)/you are starting(2)/this business’ (3)/ said Ram to Mahesh. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  8.  I will let you know (1)/ as soon as I (2)/ will get (3)/ any news in this regard. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  9. When I will(1)/ cross fifty, my (2)/ wife will cross (3)/ forty five. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  10. The secret of his good health (1)/ lies in the fact (2)/ that he is getting up early (3)/ and goes to bed. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  11. The students sitting on the dais, (1)/ studied here (2)/ for three years, but (3)/ they have never created any problem. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  12. I am living (1)/ in this house (2)/since 1983. (3)/ No Error (4) 
  13. It is appearing to me (1)/ that you are (2)/ trying to destabilize (3)/ the present committee.(4)/No Error(5) 
  14. I have been knowing her (1)/ for many years (2)/ but I don’t know (3)/ where she works. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  15. If he would have done this (1)/ he would have done wrong (2)/ and would have deceived (3)/ many of his relatives. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  16. The victim tried to tells us (1)/ whathas happened (2)/but his words (3)/were not audible.(4)/No Error(5) 
  17. I want you to (1)/ pick up the box of eggs gently (2)/ and kept it in (3)/the corner carefully. (4)/No Error(5) 
  18. She came to (1)/ the party much (2)/ later than (3)/ I expect. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  19. I lived here (1)/ for five years, (2)/so Iknow about the (3)/ problems of this colony. (4)/ No Error (5) 
  20. The chairman had not taken (1)/ any decision until (2)/ he had studied (3)/ the case thoroughly. (4)/ No Error (5) 



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ANSWER WITH EXPLANATIONS 
  1.  (3)Replace ‘has died’ by ‘had died’. 
  2.  (1)Delete will. We should not use will after when in such sentences 
  3. (1)Replace ‘Had stopped’ by ‘stopped’. 
  4. (3)Replace ‘I see’ by I have seen. Present perfect tense is used in such constructions. 
  5. (1)This is a habitual act, use present indefinite. whenever he comes here.... 
  6. (2)Replace ‘he teaches’ by ‘he is teaching’. 
  7. (2)You started is the correct phrase. 
  8. (3)Replace ‘will get’ by ‘get’. 
  9. (3)Replace ‘I will cross’ by ‘I cross’. 
  10. (3)Replace ‘he is getting up’ by ‘he gets up’ a habitual act, use Present Indefinite. 
  11. (2)Replace ‘studied’ by have studied. 
  12.  (1)Replace ‘am’ by ‘have been’. 
  13. (1) Replace ‘It is appearing’ by ‘It appears’. 
  14. (1) Replace ‘I have been knowing’ by ‘I have known’ 
  15. (1) Replace ‘If he would have done this’ by ‘If he had done this’. 
  16.  (2) Replace ‘has happened’ by ‘had happened’. 
  17.  (3) Replace ‘kept it’ by ‘keep it’. 
  18.  (4) Replace ‘I expect’ by I had expected. 
  19.  (1) Replace ‘I lived’ by ‘I have lived’. 
  20. (1)Replace ‘The chairman had not taken’ by ‘The chairman did not take’. 

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