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August 28, 2016

English Language (Spotting Errors) Practice Tests with Explanations for IBPS POs & Clerks

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Directions (Q. No. 1 - 46) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if 11. any, will be in one part of the sen-tence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of  punctuation, if any)
  1. The minister never misses an opportunity (1) / to tell his aud-ience (2) / that many a man (3) / have been associated with this mission. (4) / No Error (5) 
  2. As monsoon failed this year (1) / drinking water will be supplied (2) / on (3) / alternative days. (4) / No error (5) 
  3. No sooner had he taken over the charge (1) / that the mischief ma-kers (2) / started (3) / their mischief. (4) / No error (5) 
  4. Having so long be without proper food and clothing (1) / I did not make (2) / a favourable impression (3) / on my teacher. (4) / No error (5) 
  5. When we asked where was his bicycle, (1) / he said that it was being repaired, (2) / and that it would take (3) / at least one week to set it right. (4) / No error (5) 
  6. Respectfully I beg to state (1) / 17. that I am (2) / suffering from fever (3) / for the past fortnight. (4) / No error (5) 
  7. There was such a noise (1) / and (2) / we could not (3) / hear our-selves. (4) / No error (5)
  8. If you work (1) / for eight hours a day (2) / then (3) / you will get through the examination. (4) / No error (5)
  9. There was a lump in her (1) / throat when she parted (2) / with her parents (3) / immediately after the marriage. (4) / No error (5) 
  10. When he opened (1) / the door last night (2) / the burglar hit him (3) / on his head with a club. (4) / No error (5) 
  11. Few people he comes (1) / into contact with every day (2) /axe not in any way (3) / capable of helping him. (4) / No error (5) 
  12. By the time he returns (1) / from America after undergoing (2) / 25. the required training (3) / many hospitals will spring up. (4) / No error (5) 
  13. Since I was hard pressed (1) / for 26. time, I decided to send a verbal message (2) / to my boss who was (3) / officially camping in Delhi. (4) / No error (5) 
  14. As he was dog-tired (1) / he slept off (2) / very early and woke up (3) /in the night. (4) / No error (5) 
  15. I hope that you are (1) / making a reference to Kiran (2) / who is working (3) / in State Bank of India. (4) / No error (5)
Answers with Explanations :
  1. 4; Many a must always be followed by a singular verb. have to be replaced by has
  2. 1; failed to be replaced by has failed.
  3. 2; No sooner always be followed by than. So, replace that with than
  4. 1; be to be replaced by been.
  5. 1; where his bicycle was
  6. 2; am to be replaced by "have been". Here, the action should be described in present perfect continuous.
  7. 2; and to be replaced by that. such always be followed by that.
  8. 3; Delete then. If never be followed by then.
  9. 3; with to be replaced by from.
  10. 5; No error
  11. 1; The few is the correct usage.
  12. 4; will spring up to be replaced by will have sprung up.
  13. 2; verbal to be replaced by oral.
  14. 4; in the night to be replaced by in the morning
  15. 1; I hope to be replaced by I think
Shared by Shravan Varma Gadhiraju
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