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April 30, 2014

Spotting Errors in English Sentences : Exercises with Answers - Set 1


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Read each sentence and find out whether there is any grammatical 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', i.e., No error.

Note : Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any

I have been traveling by local trains (1) /since last several years (2) / but had never experienced (3) / such a horrible situation as this. (4) / No error. (5)

I found this ring (1) / as I dug in the (2)/ garden. It looks very old (3) I wonder who it belonged to. (4) / No error (5).

India today (1) / stands at crucial (2) / crossroads with its history as (3) / an independent nation (4). No error (5).

By April next year (1)/ I will have been
(2)/ working in this office (3)/ for twenty years. (4) / No error (5).

He was having (1) / a bath when the (2) / phone rang. Very unwillingly he (3)/ got out of the bath and went to answer it(4)/ . No error (5).

By the time he gets back (1) / from his holidays (2)/ the milkman has left (3)/ twenty one bottles of milk (4)/ outside his door. No error (5).

Have you heard the news ? (1)/ Mukesh and Malati are (2)/ engaged. That is not new, I (3)/ know it for ages (4)/ No error (5).

Ganesh is not only involved in (1)/ organizing conferences and seminars (2)/ but also in conducting (3)/ adult literacy programmes. (4)/ No error (5).

When I heard his knock (1)/ I went to the door (2)/ and opened it. (3)/ but i was not recognize him. (4) / No error (5).

If I would have realized (1) / what a bad shape our library is in (2)/ I would have done something (3)/ to arrest the deterioration. (4)/ No error (5).

We admired the way (1)/ he had completed all his work (2)/ and appreciating the method (3)/ adopted by him. (4)/ No error (5).

Our neighbors had repeated (1)/ the same illogical sequence of activities (2)/ if we had not brought the (3)/ facts to their notice. (4)/ No error (5).

Not only the judges acquitted (1)/ him for all the charges (2)/ leveled against him but, (3)/ also commended all his actions. (4)/ No error (5).

Due to certain inevitable circumstances (1)/ the scheduled programme had to be (2)/ postponed indefinite, (3)/ but the members could not be informed. (4)/ No error (5).

Honesty and integrity are (1)/ the qualities which cannot be (2)/ done away with (3)/ and hence assume a lot of importance. (4)/ No error (5).

Our system of assigning (1)/ different jobs to different people (2)/ should be based on their (3)/ strengths and weaknesses. (4)/ No error (5).

In a very harsh tone. (1)/ he shouted at his servants (2)/ and told them that (3)/ he does not need their services. (4)/ No error (5).

Reasonable ambition, if supported (1)/ at persistent efforts, (2)/ is likely to yield (3)/ the desired results. (4)/ No error (5).

Even after worked in the office (1)/ for as many as fifteen years. (2)/ he still does not understand (3)/ the basic objectives of the work. (4)/ No error (5).

Why some people don't get (1)/ what they deserve (2)/ and why others get what they don't deserve (3)/ is a matter decided by luck. (4)/ No error (5).

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  1. Excellent post. Thank you.

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    Update it
    Happy Reading...:P

  3. sir,

    The spot the error questions are amazing kindly provide more examples like this, I am week in English, provide lots of Exercise in different topics in English

  4. thanks. plz provide more material for English

  5. As always great work. Thank you so much.

  6. Thnx..plz provide lot of exercise n rules for English section.

    1. Do send me ur id...I will try to send to English rules.!

  7. Very useful ...keep posting..

  8. pls provide rule in english

  9. pls provide more exersise with rules as well txs in advance

  10. Guys i make many mistakes in spot error questions..... plz suggest how to improve it??

  11. Leave error question


  13. Sir,

    If possible...then kindly provide explanation also......

  14. Thanks for the post


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