4 Jun 2017

Important Practice English Questions on Error Spotting with Detailed Explanation for SBI PO/RBI Grade B/NICL AO & Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Practice English Questions on Error Spotting with Detailed Explanation for SBI PO/RBI Grade B/NICL AO & Upcoming Exams 2017
Important Practice English Questions on Error Spotting with Detailed Explanation for RBI Grade B/NICL AO & Upcoming Exams 2017:
Dear Readers, Here we have given the Important Practice English Questions on Error Spotting with Explanation for Upcoming RBI Grade B/IBPS PO/Clerk and All other Upcoming Competitive Exams 2017. Candidates those who are preparing for the examination can make use of it.


Directions (Q. 1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error 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 (e):-

1). As computers are able of handling(a)/ large amounts of data in a (b)/very short time, they(c)/ are well suited for word processing.(d)/No Error(e)

2). The calm ocean becomes(a)/ increasingly violent with(b)/ ferocious waves drive their(c)/ boat far off course.(d)/ No Error(e)

3). People scream in overwhelming happiness,(a)/ and children rush towards the(b)/ deck hoping for filling their(c)/ stomachs after days without food.(d)/ No Error(e)

4). To some, it is knowing that for all(a)/ of their hard work, their children and(b)/ grandchildren will have been(c)/ a much better life than they had.(d)/No Error(e)

5). With the passage of time (a)/ there has been a (b)/ continue technological advancement(c)/ in Indian cinema .(d)/No Error(e)

6). When money becomes scarce,(a)/ the addict  just has to(b)/ steal an amount to fulfill(c)/ his body's demand.(d)/No Error(e)

7). This effect of attitude on the individual(a)/ is a continuous process and(b)/ keeps molding the individual(c)/ for the best or the worse.(d)/No Error(e)

8). The problem of hunger in the(a)/ world is not due to inadequate(b)/ produce of food but(c)/ due to unequal distribution of it.(d)/ No Error(e)

9). As time passed, more and more(a)/ families have started living(b)/together for the sake of security(c)/ against barbarians and wild animals.(d)/ No Error(e)

10). In spite of their(a)/ best efforts, Bob could(b)/ not manage to(c)/ ease her suffering.(d)/ No Error(e)

Explanation With Answer Key:
1). As computers are able of handling(a)/ large amounts of data in a (b)/very short time, they(c)/ are well suited for word processing.(d)/No Error(e)
a)  As computers are able of handling
b)   large amounts of data in a
c)   very short time, they
d)   are well suited for word processing.
e)  No error
Explanation:- In this sentence, the word ‘able’ used here is inappropriate which do not go with the verb, hence, capable will be used.

2). The calm ocean becomes(a)/ increasingly violent with(b)/ ferocious waves drive their(c)/ boat far off course.(d)/ No Error(e)
a)   The calm ocean becomes
b)   increasingly violent with
c)  ferocious waves drive their
d)   boat far off course
e)   No Error
Explanation:- The verb ‘drive’ used in this part of sentence is incorrect tense, it should be in present continuous form ‘driving’.

3). People scream in overwhelming happiness,(a)/ and children rush towards the(b)/ deck hoping for filling their(c)/ stomachs after days without food.(d)/ No Error(e)
a)   People scream in overwhelming happiness
b)   and children rush towards the
c)  deck hoping for filling their
d)   stomachs after days without food
e)   No Error
Explanation:- In the following sentence, the verb used should be ‘to fill’ because it is in simple present tense, so the verb will be ‘fill’ and preposition ‘to’.

4). To some, it is knowing that for all(a)/ of their hard work, their children and(b)/ grandchildren will have been(c)/ a much better life than they had.(d)/No Error(e)
a)   To some, it is knowing that for all
b)   of their hard work, their children and
c)  grandchildren will have been
d)   a much better life than they had
e)   No Error
Explanation:- ‘will have been’ is inappropriate in this context, because here we are hoping for the future, so ‘will have’ will be used.

5). With the passage of time (a)/ there has been a (b)/ continue technological advancement(c)/ in Indian cinema.(d)/No Error(e)
a)   With the passage of time
b)   there has been a
c)  continue technological advancement
d)   in Indian cinema
e)   No Error
Explanation:- Here, the word ‘continue’ is incorrect, in its place ‘continuous’ will be used, because it is going on with the passage of time.

6). When money becomes scarce,(a)/ the addict  just has to(b)/ steal an amount to fulfill(c)/ his body's demand.(d)/No Error(e)
a)   When money becomes scarce
b)   the addict  just has to
c)  steal an amount to fulfill
d)   his body's demand
e)   No Error
Explanation:- In this sentence, the amount is not specific or defined, so ‘the’ will be used in the general context.

7). This effect of attitude on the individual(a)/ is a continuous process and(b)/ keeps molding the individual(c)/ for the best or the worse.(d)/No Error(e)
a)   This effect of attitude on the individual
b)   is a continuous process and
c)   keeps molding the individual
d)  for the best or the worse
e)   No Error
Explanation:- When we compare any situation, the comparative degree is used in the adjective, so ‘better’ will be used instead of ‘best’. Another reason is the other adjective is in second form ‘worse’.

8). The problem of hunger in the(a)/ world is not due to inadequate(b)/ produce of food but(c)/ due to unequal distribution of it.(d)/ No Error(e)
a)   The problem of hunger in the
b)   world is not due to inadequate
c)  produce of food but
d)   due to unequal distribution of it
e)   No Error
Explanation:- The word ‘produce’ is incorrect here, instead ‘production’ will be used.

9). As time passed, more and more(a)/ families have started living(b)/together for the sake of security(c)/ against barbarians and wild animals.(d)/ No Error(e)
a)   As time passed, more and more
b)  families have started living
c)   together for the sake of security
d)   against barbarians and wild animals
e)   No Error
Explanation:- The sentence is in past tense, so ‘ have’ will be eliminated.

10). In spite of their(a)/ best efforts, Bob could(b)/ not manage to(c)/ ease her suffering.(d)/No Error(e)
a)  In spite of their
b)   best efforts, Bob could
c)   not manage to
d)   ease her suffering
e)   No Error
Explanation:- In this part of the sentence, the person mentioned is only one, and pronoun used for him is ‘their’ which is incorrect, hence, ‘his’ will be used.

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