English Quiz for Competitive Exam(IBPS PO)|Error Detection – Part-22
English Quiz for Competitive Exam – Contains 10 Questions on Spot the Error and the topic is important for competitive exams like SSC, Railway, Banking and insurance exams. Try to attempt this quiz in a time bound manner not taking more than 5-7 minutes in solving it.
Directions (1 – 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic 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 (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)
Q1. She got (a)/ everything ready for all (b)/ of them long (c)/ before they arrived (d)/ No error (e)
Q2. The thief was caught (a)/ after he has (b)/ disposed of (c)/ the stolen items (d)/ No error (e)
Q3. Delhi’s water supply (a)/ system is certainly (b)/ as good as is expected (c)/ in a capital town (d)/ No error (e)
Q4. She says that (a)/ a two-miles walk (b)/ always keeps him (c)/ healthy and fresh (d)/ No error (e)
Q5. Seema took me to a hotel (a)/ and ordered for (b)/ two cups of coffee (c)/ which the waiter brought in no time (d)/ No error (e)
Q6. The first European (a)/ sailor to come to India (b)/ in modern times (c)/ was Vasco-di-Gama (d)/ No error (e)
Q7. When she was (a)/ under house arrest (b)/ she was debarred to send (c)/ a letter even to her husband (d)/ No error (e)
Q8. In spite of her insincerity (a)/ she was awarded (b)/ cent-percent marks (c)/ in science and english (d)/ No error (e)
Q9. Much to his fortune, (a)/ he married a girl who was (b)/ more tall and lovelier than (c)/ her elder sister. (d)/ No error (e)
Q10. She prefers intellectual to manual occupations, and (a)/ is not so fond for fancy work as many of the blind (b)/ children are; yet she (c)/ is eager to join them in whatever they are doing (d)/ No error (e).
Sol 1. (a); Use ‘we had got’ in place of ‘we got’.
Sol 2. (b); Use ‘had’ in place of ‘has’.
Sol 3. (e); No Error.
Sol 4. (b); Use ‘a two-mile walk’ in place of ‘a two-miles walk’.
Sol 5. (b); Don’t use ‘for’ after ordered because order is a transitive verb and ‘object’ comes straight after that.
Sol 6. (e); No Error.
Sol 7. (c); Use ‘from sending’ in place of ‘to send’.
Sol 8. (c); Use ‘hundred-percent’ in place of ‘cent- percent’.
Sol 9. (c); Use ‘taller’ in place of ‘more tall’.
Sol 10. (b); Use ‘of’ in place of ‘for’.
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