Important Error Spotting Tips with Exercise Questions & Explanation

Important Error Spotting Tips with Exercise Questions and Explanations:

Dear Aspirants, Here we are going to discuss the Important Error Spotting Tips with Exercise Questions based on usage of NOUN. Error Spotting is one of the most important topics that come under the English section for most of the competitive exams. It plays a vital role and occupies a unique position in IBPS & SBI exams. Mostly the bank exam consists of a separate section for the English language. It is necessary to score well in the English section to get qualified for the provisional allotment. So candidates have to prepare well in that and score good marks in order to grab the success among the rich competition environment.

Even though they are experts in aptitude and reasoning ability, aspirants may end up in twists during the real exam scenario. But getting skill in English is a smart work to score good marks in the examination. In your exam preparation point of view, here we have given you the important error spotting tips with exercise questions and explanations.  Candidates who are preparing for upcoming IBPS RRB/PO/Clerk Exams 2021 and all other competitive exams can use Important Error Spotting Tips.

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Noun
NOUN:
The noun is a naming word. It refers to person, place, things, or animals.
Eg: Vaibhav, Chennai, pen, cow…..with this noun is classified into 5 types in major.
PROPER NOUN is the name of a particular person or place.
Eg: George, Banaras …
COMMON NOUNis the name of a group of persons or things.
Eg: Boy, town,….
COLLECTIVE NOUN is the name of a group or collection of similar persons, animals, or things.
Eg: a Group of boys, a fleet of soldiers,…
ABSTRACT NOUN is the name of a quality that persons or things have, action they take, or state they find themselves in.  You cannot touch it but can feel it.
Eg: Honesty, happiness, music, freedom.
MATERIAL NOUN: These are raw materials or objects, existing in nature.
Eg: iron, stones, furniture….
MASCULINE: A noun that denotes male sex.
Eg: boy, bull, dog
FEMININE: A noun that denotes female sex.
Eg: girl, cow, bitch
COMMON: A noun that denotes either a male or a female.
Eg: servant, child, student
NEUTER: It denotes lifeless things.
Eg: pen, pencil, books,…
Ways of forming feminine nouns
By using different words:
Masculine
Feminine
Bachelor
Maid/spinster
Dog
 Bitch
Bull
Cow
Drone
 Bee
By adding a syllable ‘-ess’…
Lion
Lioness
Heir
Heiress
Peer
Peeress
Poet
Poetess
Host
Hostess
 
By adding ‘-ess’ after dropping the vowel ending.
Executor
Executrix
Master
Mistress
Tempter
Temptress
Abbot
Abbess
Signor
Signora
By adding a word suffix or prefix
He-goat
She-goat
Bull-calf
Cow-calf
Peacock
Peahen
Milkman
Milkmaid
Grandfather
grandmother
SINGULAR: It denotes only one thing or person.
Eg: boy, pen
PLURAL: It denotes more than one.
Eg: boys, girls…
Adding ‘s’ to plural form:
Pen
Pens
Girl
Girls
Pencil
Pencils
Dwarf
Dwarfs
Chief
Chiefs
Adding ‘es’ to plural form for the words ending with’s, ss, sh, ch,x’
Bus
Buses
Glass
Glasses
Bush
Bushes
Bench
Benches
Box
Boxes
Adding ‘es’ by removing ‘y’
Baby
Babies
story
Stories
City
Cities
Army
Armies
Lady
Ladies
Pony
ponies
Adding ‘ies’ by removing ‘f, fe’
Wife
Wives
Shelf
Shelves
Loaf
Loaves
Thief
Thieves
Wolf
wolves
Complete change of words
Child
Children
Man
 Men
Woman
Women
Analysis
Analyses
Memorandum
memoranda
Plurals for phrases:
Mother in law
Mothers in law
Father in law
Fathers in law
Inspector general
Inspectors general
Attorney general
Attorneys general
Brother in law
brothers in law
RULES FOR NOUNS:
  • Some nouns are used only in the plural form.

Eg: Scissors, spectacles,…

  • Some nouns are used only in the singular

Eg: civics, mathematics, news…

  • Some nouns have the singular and plural alike

Eg: sheep, deer, swine, cod

  • Abstract nouns and Material nouns are not used in the plural.

Eg: charity, kindness, copper,…

Note: When they are used in the plural, the meaning changes, and they become common nouns.

  • Proper nouns are always written with capital letters at the beginning.

Eg: Delhi

  • A collective noun usually takes a singular verb and is substituted by singular by a singular pronoun.

Eg: The jury has given its decision.

  • A collective noun takes plural a plural verb when the noun gives the meaning of representing the members individually.

Eg: The jury was divided in their decision.

  • A material noun and abstract noun do not take articles.

Eg: Cotton is a cash crop.

  • Collective nouns, even when they denote living beings, are considered of the neuter gender.

Eg: Debi had a herd of cows. He kept a herdsman to look after it.

  • Young children, infants, and the lower animals are referred to as neuter gender.

Eg: The baby loves its toys.

  • Objects without life are considered as of
  1. Masculine gender- if the object gives the sense of strength and violence.

Eg: sun,summer,winter,time,death…

  1. Feminine gender – – if the object gives the sense of beauty, gentleness,and gracefulness.

Eg: Earth, moon, spring, nature….

  • Pair, dozen, score, gross, hundred, thousand,etc,..(units of counting) when used after numbers remain their singular form.

Eg: My friend has two dozen apples.

  • Abstract noun and material noun are not used in plural form.

Eg: Care of the old is necessary.

  • Use correct form for abstract nouns.

Eg: young-youth, honest-honesty.

  • Check spelling errors if any.
  • Collective noun follows must take a singular verb. (Phrase with noun must be in plural)

Eg: A bunch of bananas has become expensive.

  • Proper doesn’t take articles before it but when it is taken in comparison , it does.

Dear Aspirants, Below we have given some exercise questions which may consist of errors (based on NOUN), check whether the statement has an error or not if any given your answers in the below comment section.

EXERCISE QUESTIONS:

  1. The parliament is divided on the bill.
  2. His brother committed thiefhood in his house.
  3. He wears glass to aid his short sighted eye.
  4. The same board is used chess as well as draught.
  5. Take care of the vixen because they are wily creatures.
  6. The Indians are a religious-minded people.
  7. Time passes in its chariot majestically.
  8. The practices of the lawyers vary from those of the doctors.
  9. The bright lamps gave much lights.
  10. Devi is Anand of our chess class.
  11. You will be promoted in the time of a year.
  12. The cup’s base was rounded.
  13. The Earth treats us as his children, not strangers.
  14. The fleet of ships moves at a uniform speed.
  15. Queen Elizabeth is the monarchess of England.
  16. Aurangzeb’s religious bigotism caused severe harm to the Mughal empire.
  17. The tin is a precious metal.
  18. The milkwoman said that she would not supply milk on holidays.
  19. The team camped at Namkum. They followed a rigorous routine.
  20. Who will win if there is a contest between the dwarves and the giants?
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