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Directions (1-10) : In the

following questions, some parts of the

sentences have errors and some are

correct. Find out which part of a

sentence has an error. The number

of that part is the answer. If a sentence

is free from error, your answer is No

error.

(SSC Section Officer (Audit)

Exam. 1997)

 

  1. You must either (1)/ be regular

with your studies (2)/ and study

for longer period before the examination.

(3)/ No error (4)

 

  1. The new taxation rates (1)/ announced

by the government (2)/

are bound to effect the export

sector. (3)/ No error (4)

 

  1. These days, job opportunities are

not as better (1)/ as they used to

be (2)/ in the early 70’s. (3)/ No

error (4)

 

  1. When viewed with his point of

view, the (1) / entire episode assumes

(2)/ a different colour altogether.

(3)/ No error (4)

 

  1. On many occasions (1)/ we did

helped the poor (2)/ people by

way of giving them food to eat

and clothes to put on. (3)/ No

error (4)

 

  1. Unless it is accepted to both the

parties, an (1)/ arbitrator would

be of no (2)/ use to settle this dispute.

(3)/ No error (4)

 

  1. Although the manager was keen

on getting the work (1)/ done

through Sudhir yesterday, (2)/ he

tries to avoid it (3)/ No error (4)

 

  1. The various consequences of(1)/

the decision taken by the (2)/ finance

ministry was not foreseen by

the bureaucrats. (3)/ No error (4)

 

  1. I never considered him to be a

person who would (1)/ go back

on his promise and (2)/ then do

not even apologise. (3)/ No error (4)

 

  1. Having finished at school (1)/

Raghu thought/ of going to

Bombay in (2)/ search some job.

(3)/ No error (4)

 

Solution :-

Note : The meanings and parts of speech given are

according to the context of the sentence.

 

  1. (3) or will replace and because –

either – or, neither-nor are correct forms of Correlative

Conjunctions, used for showing the relationship

between two things or two terms that are different

from each other.

and (Conj.) is used for showing the relationship

between two things/situations that exist together.

Look at the examples given below :

Either he could not come or he did not want to.

I’m going to buy either a scooter or a motorcycle.

Do it slowly and carefully.

She came in and took her coat off.

Hence, or study for longer period before the

examination is the right usage.

 

  1. (3) affect will replace effect because –

effect (Verb) : to make something happen; to bring

about

affect (Verb) : to produce a change in somebody/

something

Look at the examples given below :

These changes will give us the power to effect change.

Your opinion will not affect my decision.

Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar.

The report shows the effect (Noun) of noise on people

in the factories.

Hence, are bound to affect the export sector is the

right usage

 

  1. (1) good will replace better because –

the pattern used with as — as (Adv.) is as follows :

as + Adj. (in Positive Degree) + as

good ® Positive Degree (no comparison is made)

better ® Comparative Degree (two things are

compared)

best ® Superlative Degree (more than two things are

compared)

as — as ® used for expressing similarity between one

person/thing and another.

Look at the examples given below :

Shyam is as rich as Ram.

He does not play as well as his sister.

Hence, These days, job opportunities are not as good

is the right usage

 

  1. (1) from will replace with because –

from (Prep.) is used for showing somebody’s point of

view

from one’s point of view : as far as one is concerned

Look at the examples given below :

From a financial point of view the project was a disaster.

From my point of view, the party was a complete

success.

Hence, when viewed from his point of view, the is

the right usage

 

  1. (2) help will replace helped because –

do/does/did (Aux. V.) is used when no other Aux. V.

is Present, to emphasize what you are saying.

The pattern used with do/does/did is as follows :

do/does/did + Main Verb (Base form) did + help

(Base form) of help (Verb) will be used.

Look at the examples given below :

He does look tired.

She did at least write to say thank you.

I do want to be sure.

Hence, we did help the poor is the right usage

 

  1. (1) acceptable will replace accepted/by will replace

to because –

accepted (Verb) : to agree/approve of something

acceptable (Adj.) : agreed/approved by most people

in a society; agreeable; capable of being accepted

Look at the examples given below :

The princess accepted the offer. (Active Voice)

The offer was accepted by the princess. (Passive Voice)

The offer was acceptable to the princess.

Hence, acceptable to/accepted by will be used.

Hence, Unless it is accepted by/ acceptable to both

the parties, an is the right usage

 

  1. (3) tried will replace tries because –

The Principal clause is in Past Tense and the sentence

expresses a past action.

Look at the examples given below :

The teacher told us that he would take us for a picnic

next day.

My father gave me the book which I wanted.

Hence, he tried to avoid it is the right usage

 

  1. (3) were will replace was because –

The various consequences (Main Subject) is in Plural.

Hence, the Verb will also be in Plural as a Verb agrees

with its Subject in Number.

Singular Subject ® Singular Verb (Main Verb + S)

Plural Subject ® Plural Verb (Main Verb without S)

Look at the examples given below :

The number of volunteers grows

¯ ¯

Singular Subject Singular Verb

each year.

A number of people grow

¯                           ¯

Plural Subject Plural Verb

tomatoes each summer.

Hence, finance ministry were not foreseen by the

bureaucrats is the right usage.

 

  1. (3) do (Aux. V.) will not be used because –

Each clause has to be structured in a way that is a

complete sentence on its own.

Look at the structure below :

I never considered him to be a person who would go

back on his promise. (Sentence I)

I never considered him to be a person who would not

even apologize. (Sentence II)

Combining the two sentences –

I never considered him to be person who would go

back on his promise and not even apologise.

Hence, not even apologise is the right usage.

Use of –

would do not even apologize is incorrect.

 

  1. (3) of (Prep.) will be used after search because

in search of (Idiom) : looking for

Look at the examples given below :

They went to California in search of gold.

She went into the kitchen in search of a drink.

Hence, in search of some job is the right usage

 

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