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English Quiz On Error Spotting Questions Day 2 Bag


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Find out which part of the sentence has an error.(2/9/2017)

  1. A chill wind blew (1) / and icy fingers of death (2) /crept up my spine. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). A chill wind blew and icy fingers of death creep into my spine.

 

  1. Such rules (1) / do not apply to (2) / you and I. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). Such rules do not apply to you and me.

 

  1. The river (1) / has overflown (2) / its banks. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (2). The river has overflowed its banks.

 

  1. IIM Calcutta’s MBA program (1) / is regarded (2) / as the ×nest in the country. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (4). No error.

 

  1. One of the most (1) / widely spread (2) / bad habit is the use of tobacco. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). One of the most widely spread bad habits is the use of tobacco.

 

  1. He feels his troubles (1) / as much or (2) / even more than they. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). He feels his troubles (1) / as much or (2) / even more than him.

 

  1. I like reading (1) / more than (2) / to play. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). I like reading more than to playing.

 

  1. The old lady swooned (1) / but was soon (2) / restored at senses. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). The old lady swooned but was soon restored to senses.

 

  1. I shall have to (1) / withdraw from my savings (2) / to buy a new car. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (2). I shall have to withdraw my savings to buy a new car.

 

  1. The whole block of boats (1) / including two shops were (2) / destroyed in fire. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (2). The whole block of boats including two shops was destroyed in fire.

 

  1. The new device (1) / aims at eliminating (2) / the risk of short – circuiting. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). The new device aims at eliminating the risk of short – circuit.

 

  1. I wish to heartily (1) / congratulate you for (2) / your astounding success. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (2). I wish to heartily congratulate you on your astounding success.

 

  1. The visitor took the vacant seat (1) / next from mine (2) / one of the many huge sofas in the room. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (2). The visitor took the vacant seat next to mine one of the many huge sofas in the room.

 

  1. He was (1) / a learnt man among lords, (2) / and a lord among learned men. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (2). He was a learned man among lords, and a lord among learned men.

 

  1. With our great annoyance (1) / we found the ground (2) / filled with broken glasses. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (1). To our great annoyance we found the ground filled with broken glasses.

 

  1. The priest emphasized (1) / that it is the duty (2) / of all Christians to love each other. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (3). The priest emphasized that it is the duty of all Christians to love one another.

 

  1. The pond is flooded (1) / with water because it is raining (2) / continuously for the last three days. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (2). The pond is flooded with water because it has been raining continuously for the last three days.

 

  1. Scaling the high wall, (1) / a vast expanse of greenery (2) / reaching up to the horizon was seen. (3) / No error(4)

 

Answer – (1). While scaling the high wall, a vast expanse of greenery reaching up to the horizon was seen.

 

  1. Any of the two (1) / roads leads / (2) to the station. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer- (1). Instead of ‘Any’ use Neither or Either

 

  1. This is the boy (1) / who I think had won (2) / the gold medal in the dance competition. (3) / No error (4)

 

Answer – (4). No error.

 

  1. With sale of branded or premium petrol becoming almost nil (1) / due to high duties (2) / a government appointed panel has recommended (3) / slashing excise duty to make them at par regular level. (4) / No error (5)

 

Answer – (4). With sale of branded or premium petrol becoming almost nil due to high duties a government appointed panel has recommended slashing excise duty to make it at par regular fuel.

 

  1. Police officers have refused to divulge on identity of the bystander (1) / who is the only eyewitness to the crime (2) / but have said that the investigation team would explore (3) / if he could be a witness in the case. (4) / No error (5)

 

Answer – (1). Police officers have refused to divulge the identity of the bystander who is the only eyewitness to the crime but have said that the investigation team would explore if he could be a witness in the case.

 

  1. Attributing rise in inflation partly for withholding of food stocks by traders (1) / the minister said that (2) / he was committed (3) / to easing this supply side bottleneck. (4) / No error (5)

 

Answer – (1). Attributing rise in inflation partly to withholding of food stocks by traders the minister said that he was committed to easing this supply side bottleneck.

 

24.HIinddeia’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker (1) / is again in the race to acquire (2) / stake in Swedish company (3) / which is a premium car maker. (4) / No error (5)

 

Answer – (4). India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker is again in the race to acquire stake in Swedish company which is a premier car maker.

 

25.She had to learn that (1) / her wishes did not (2) / take precedence (3) / with other people’s needs. (4) / No error (5)

 

Answer – (4). She had to learn that her wishes did not take precedence over other people’s needs.

 

26 . He asked her that (a)/ whether she knew (b)/ what had happened last week when she was on leave. (c)/ No error

 

-Explanation (a) Delete “that”. That is not used after asked such sentences.

 

  1. Until you do not go to the station (a)/ to receive him (a)/ I can hardly feel at ease. (c)/ No error (d)/

 

-Explanation (a) Delete “do not”. Do not is not used with until.

 

  1. I did not know where they were going (a)/ nor could I understand (b)/ why had they left so soon. (c)/ No error (d)

 

-Explanation (c) Replace “why had they” with “why they had”.

 

  1. The boss reminded them of the old saying (a)/ that honesty was the best policy (b)/ and told them that they had better be honest in their work. (c)/ No error (d)

 

-Explanation (b) Write “is” in place of “was”.

 

  1. The distinguished visitor said that he had great pleasure to be with us for some time (a)/ and that the pleasure was all the greater (b)/ because his visit afforded him an opportunity to study the working of an institution of such eminence as ours. (c)/ No error (d)

 

-Explanation (c) Add “that of” before “ours”.

 

  1. Please convey (a)/ my best wishes (b)/ back to your parents. (c)/ No error (d)

 

-Explanation (c) Remove back.

 

  1. The call of the seas (a)/ have always (b)/ found an echo in me. (c)/ No error (d)

 

-Explanation (b) Use “has” in place of “have”.

 

  1. Hardly, I had left home for Mumbai (a)/ when my son who is settled in Kolkata arrived (b)/ without any prior information. (c)/ No error (d)

 

Explanation (a) Replace “hardly I had” with “hardly had I”.

 

  1. Now, it can be easily said (a)/ that the population of this city is greater (b)/ than any other city in India. (c)/ No error (d)

 

Explanation (c) Add “that of‘ after” than”.

 

  1. It is difficult to explain (a)/ why did Rajagopalachari resigned (b)/ from the Congress in 1940. (c)/ No error (d)

 

Explanation (b) Write “resign” in place of “resigned”.

 

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