CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors : Based on Preposition Day 17

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 doctor referred the patient (a) / for the OPD (b) / without examining him (c) / No error (d)
  2. A man who always connives (a) / on the faults of his children (b) / is their worst enemy (c) / No error (d)
  3. I do not understand (a) / why (b) / he is so angry at me (c) / No error (d)
  4. I am hearing a lot (a) / about the problem (b) / of AIDS these days (c) / No error (d)
  5. Because of his innocence (a) / he can not distinguish (b) / a cheat for an honest person (c) / No error (d)
  6. After opening the door we entered (a) / into the room (b) / next to the kitchen (c) / No error (d)
  7. As the meeting was (a) / about to end (b) / he insisted to ask several questions (c) / No error (d)
  8. The watchman was kind enough (a) / to inform us about the conspiracy (b) / but declined to name the person behind it (c) / No error (d)
  9. The captain and his wife (a) / were invited for the cultural function (b) / at my home (c) / No error (d)
  10. The engineer came out to a novel solution (a) / which may even reduce (b) / daily energy consumption (c) / No error (d)
  11. On a holiday Madhu prefers (a) / reading than going (b) / out visiting friends (c) / No error (d)
  12. People who are (a) / averse with (b) / hard work generally do not succeed in life (c) / No error (d)
  13. Vishal is one year junior (a) / than (b) / Madan in our office (c) / No error (d)
  14. They walked (a) / besides (b) / each other in silence (c) / No error (d)
  15. Our Mathematics teacher often emphasizes (a) / on the need (b) / for a lot of practice (c) / No error (d)
  16. Please put away (a) / the candle before (b) / you leave (c) / No error (d)
  17. All the doctors were puzzled (a) / on the strange symptoms (b) / reported by the patient (c) / No error (d)
  18. Most of the Uttar Pradesh is (a) / an extremely fertile plain between (b) / which the river Ganga flows (c) / No error (d)
  19. The detective says that (a) / there is no chance for finding (b) / the person who worte these letters (c) / No error (d)
  20. In urban society the social circle is limited (a) / with the family but in the village (b) / it encompasses the entire village (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key with Explanation

  1. (b) Replace ‘for’ by ‘to’
  2. (b) Replace ‘on’ by ‘at’
  3. (c) Replace ‘at’ by ‘with’
  4. (b) Replace ‘about’ by ‘of’
  5. (c) Replace ‘for’ by ‘from’
  6. (d) No error
  7. (c) Replace ‘to ask’ by ‘on asking’
  8. (b) Replace ‘about’ by ‘of’
  9. (b) Replace ‘for’ by ‘to’
  10. (a) Replace ‘to’ by ‘by’
  11. (b) Replace ‘than’ by ‘to’
  12. (b) Replace ‘with’ by ‘to’
  13. (b) Replace ‘than’ by ‘to’
  14. (b) Replace ‘besides’ by ‘beside’
  15. (b) Delete ‘on’
  16. (a) Replace ‘away’ by ‘out’
  17. (b) Replace ‘on’ by ‘at’
  18. (b) Replace ‘between’ by ‘through’
  19. (b) Replace ‘for’ by ‘of’
  20. (b) Replace ‘with’ by ‘to’

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