Spotting Errors : Based on Articles- Set 9

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 road (a) / to famous monument (b) / passes through a forest (c) / No error (d)
  2. Our Housing Society comprises of (a) / six blocks and (b) / thirty three flats in an area of about thousand sq. metres (c) / No error (d)
  3. Now that she is living in her own flat, (a) / she cleans the windows (b) twice a week in the summer and once a week in the winter (c) / No error (d)
  4. With little imagination and enterprise (a) / the tournament could have been transformed (b) / into a major attraction (c) / No error (d)
  5. These display (a) / the (b) / remarkable variety (c) / No error (d)
  6. If you have faith in Almighty (a) everything will turn out (b) / to be all right (c) / No error (d)
  7. According to the Bible (a) / it is meek and humble (b) / who shall inherit the earth (c) / No error (d)
  8. I am not wealthy (a) / so I cannot afford (b) / to buy a expensive car (c) / No error (d)
  9. My father is (a) / in bad mood. (b) / today (c) / No error (d)
  10. On my request (a) / Lalit introduced me to his friend (b) / who is singer and a scientist. (c) / No error (d)
  11. This town isn’t very well known (a) / and there isn’t much to see (b) / so a few tourists come here (c) / No error (d)
  12. He took to (a) / reading times (b) / for better knowledge of the facts (c) / No error (d)
  13. The accelerating pace of life in our metropolitian city (a) / has had the tremendous effect (b) / on the culture and life-style of the people (c) / No error (d)
  14. Both the civilians (a) / and armymen (b) / joined the First World War (c) / No error (d)
  15. The school is (a) / within hundred yards (b) / from my house (c) / No error (d)
  16. The majority of the computer professionals recommends (a) / that effective measure (b) / should be taken against software piracy (c) / No error (d)
  17. The famous Dr. Chandra (a) / is only dentist (b) / in our village (c) / No error (d)
  18. This candidate lacks (a) / an experience (b) / otherwise he is well qualified (c) / No error (d)
  19. A person I met (a)/ in the theatre (b) / was the playwright himself (c) / No error (d)
  20. The war of Mahabharata (a) / is the full length illustration (b) / of a righteous war (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key with Explanation

  1. (b) Add ‘the’ before ‘famous’
  2. (c) Add ‘a’ before ‘thousand’
  3. (c) Delete ‘the’ before ‘summer’ and ‘winter’.
  4. (a) Add ‘a’ before ‘little’.
  5. (b) Replace ‘the’ by ‘a’.
  6. (a) Add ‘the’ before ‘Almighty’.
  7. (b) Add ‘the’ before ‘meek’
  8. (c) Replace ‘a’ by ‘an’
  9. (b) Add ‘a’ before ‘bad’
  10. (c) Add ‘a’ before ‘singer’
  11. (c) Delete ‘a’ before ‘few’
  12. (b) Add ‘the’ before ‘Times’
  13. (b) Replace ‘the’ by ‘a’
  14. (b) Add ‘the’ before ‘armymen’
  15. (b) Add ‘a’ before ‘hundred’
  16. (a) Replace ‘the’ by ‘a’ before ‘majority’
  17. (b) Add ‘the’ before ‘only’
  18. (b) Delete ‘an’ before ‘experience’
  19. (a) Replace ‘a’ by ‘the’
  20. (a) Add ‘the’ before ‘Mahabharata’

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