CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors : Based on Articles Day 11

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. The interviewer asked me (a) / if I knew that Kalidas was the greater (b) / than any other poet (c) / No error (d)
  2. The reason we have not been able to pay income tax (a) / is due to fact (b) / that we did not receive pay on time (c) / No error (d)
  3. Even now when I see the spot (a) / I am reminded of an unique incident (b) / that took place several years ago (c) / No error (d)
  4. As soon as the teacher entered (a) / everyone fell (b) / in a silence (c) / No error (d)
  5. As he had taken only a few sips (a) there was still little water (b) / left in the glass (c) / No error (d)
  6. To perform this experiment (a) / drop little sugar (b) / into a glass of water (c) / No error (d)
  7. It is written in Gita (a) that God incarnates himself (b) / in times of trouble No error (d)
  8. Troy was taken by Greeks; (a) / this formed the basis of a story (b) / which has become famous (c) / No error (d)
  9. These facts make it very clear (a) / that he had hand in the murder (b) / though he still pleads innocence (c) / No error (d)
  10. A nationwide survey has brought up an (a) / interesting finding (b) / regarding infant mortality rate in India (c) / No error (d)
  11. The man (a) / cannot live (b) / by bread alone (c) / No error (d)
  12. I go to the bed (a) / at eight (b) / every night (c) / No error (d)
  13. Gangotri has special significance (a) / for the devout as it is considered as (b) / the abode of King Bhagirath who brought the Ganga down to the earth (c) / No error (d)
  14. The recent study has indicated that there (a) / is perceptible change in (b) / the attitudes of the people (c) / No error (d)
  15. The disclosure of the synopsis of Thakkar Commission report (a) / on the assassination of Mrs Indira Gandhi (b) / has raised several vital questions. (c) / No error (d)
  16. He was fascinated by insects (a) / and the more he studied their habits (b) / greater was his fascination (c) / No error (d)
  17. With little patience (a) / you will be able to (b) / cross this hurdle (c) / No error (d)
  18. He did not go (a) / to the city on foot (b) / he went there by the train (c) / No error (d)
  19. My friends insisted (a) / that I should see the movie (b) / from beginning to the end (c) / No error (d)
  20. Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society (a) / the optimist invents the aeroplane (b) / the pessimist parachute (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key with Explanation

  1. (b) Delete ‘the’ before ‘greater’
  2. (b) Add ‘the’ before ‘fact’
  3. (b) Replace ‘an’ by ‘a’
  4. (c) Delete ‘a’ before ‘silence’
  5. (b) Add ‘a’ before ‘little’
  6. (b) Add ‘a’ before ‘little’
  7. (a) Add ‘the’ before ‘Gita’
  8. (a) Add ‘the’ before ‘Greeks”
  9. (b) Add ‘a’ before ‘hand’
  10. (c) Add ‘the’ before ‘infant’
  11. (a) Delete ‘the’ before ‘man’
  12. (a) Delete ‘the’ before ‘bed’
  13. (a) Add ‘a’ before ‘special’
  14. (b) Add ‘a’ before ‘perceptible’
  15. (a) Add ‘the’ before ‘Thakkar’
  16. (c) Add ‘the’ before ‘greater’
  17. (a) Add ‘a’ before ‘little’
  18. (c) Delete ‘the’ before ‘train’
  19. (c) Add ‘the’ before ‘beginning’
  20. (c) Add ‘the’ before ‘parachute’.