Crack IBPS PO : Spotting Errors :

Based on Adjective – Set 7

Direction: (Q. Nos 1-20): The sentence given below, have three parts, indicated by (a), (b) and (c). read each sentence to find out whether there is an error. If you find an error in any part [(a), (b) or (c)] of a sentence, indicate your response by blackening the letter related to that part in the answer sheet provided. If a sentence has no error, indicate by blacking the part (d), which stands for ‘No error’. (Ignore the error of punctuation, if any)

  1. There were (a) / no less than fifty persons (b) / present in the room (c) / No error (d)
  2. Few remarks (a) / that he made were (b) / offensive to my friend (c) / No error (d)
  3. It is a (a) / worth watching documentary (b) / & you must not miss it (c) / No error (d)
  4. Of all the students (a) / Rita was less worried (b) / when the date for the annual examination was announced (c) / No error (d)
  5. Even the most perfect person (a) / in the world is said to have erred (b) / when there was time to perform (c) / No error (d)
  6. The meeting was postponed (a) / because only a few number of persons (b) / were present there (c) / No error (d)
  7. In the opinion of everyone (a) / she is wiser (b) / than beautiful (c) / No error (d)
  8. The tiger is (a) / as swift as (b) / any animal (c) / No error (d)
  9. He had to cut a sorry figure (a) / when he realised that he had (b) / no any many in his purse (c) / No error (d)
  10. Of the three ministers (a) / which do you think (b) / is going to prove more successful (c) / No error (d)
  11. Neither she is intelligent (a) / nor hard working (b) / and still she expects to secure first class (c) / No error (d)
  12. I requested him (a) / to lend me few books (b) / that might help me in my studies (c) / No error (d)
  13. Your essay (a) / should not exceed more than (b) / hundred words (c) / No error (d)
  14. He is the tallest (a) / than anybody (b) / in the school (c) / No error (d)
  15. I was surprised (a) / to see her speak (b) / with somewhat anger (c) / No error (d)
  16. My brother is elder (a) / than me although (b) / he looks younger (c) / No error (d)
  17. Could you (a) / give me any money (b) / to buy food? (c) / No error (d)
  18. Privatisation offers the most ideal situation (a) / for consumers because private sector (b) / is very conscious of quality (c) / No error (d)
  19. Little care on your part (a) / would have made you (b) / more successful than your friend (c) / No error (d)
  20. He is as intelligent if not more intelligent (a) / than his brother who has qualified (b) / for this post (c) / No error (d)


Answer Key with Explanation

  1. (b) Replace ‘less than’ by ‘fewer than’
  2. (a) Add ‘a’ before ‘few’
  3. (b) Replace ‘worth watching documentary’ by ‘documentary worth watching’
  4. (b) Replace ‘less’ by ‘least’
  5. (a) Delete ‘most’
  6. (b) Replace ‘few’ by ‘small’
  7. (b) Replace ‘wiser’ by ‘more wise’
  8. (c) Add ‘other’ before ‘animal’
  9. (c) Delete ‘any’
  10. (c) Replace ‘more’ by most’
  11. (a) Replace ‘Neither she is intelligent’ by ‘she is neither intelligent’.
  12. (b) Add ‘a’ before ‘few’.
  13. (b) Delete ‘more than’.
  14. (b) Replace ‘than anybody’ by ‘of all’.
  15. (c) Replace ‘somewhat’ by ‘some’.
  16. (b) Replace ‘than’ by ’to’.
  17. (b) Replace ‘any’ by ‘some’.
  18. (a) Delete ‘most’
  19. (a) Add ‘a’ before ‘little’.
  20. (a) Add ‘as’ after ‘as intelligent’.

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