Crack IBPS PO : Spotting Errors :

Based on Verbs- Day 6

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. During freedom struggle (a) / many a patriot (b) / were filled with patriotism (c) / No error (d)
  2. There are a dozen (a) / of Geography books lying in the shelf of my personal library (b) / and you can use them whenever you like (c) / No error (d)
  3. The number of amendments to our constitution (a) / have been very large (b) / during the last fifty years of independence (c) / No error (d)
  4. Just to the North of India (a) / is the Himalayas (b) / that were once impregnable (c) / No error (d)
  5. She disappeared (a) / and found dead (b) / near a well outside the village (c) / No error (d)
  6. I had been (a) / to Delhi last week (b) / to visit my friends (c) / No error (d)
  7. Either she or you (a) / is to blame (b) / for the mismanagement of the domestic affairs (c) / No error (d)
  8. It were the children (a) / that caused a lot of problem to their parents (b) / during long bus journey (c) / No error (d)
  9. He will be likely (a) / to leave for the United States (b) / last years to visit his brother (c) / No error (d)
  10. The soldiers along with the commander (a) / was court-martialled (b) / for defying the orders (c) / No error (d)
  11. The rest (a) / of the students is (b) / still working (c) / No error (d)
  12. No one in this world (a) / can be able to do work (b) / continuously for ten hours (c) / No error (d)
  13. The period of twenty-five years (a) / have passed (b) / and still he is without a job (c) / No error (d)
  14. People have a right to criticise (a) / but at the same time each of them (b) / have to remember his duty also (c) No error (d)
  15. The child picked up (a) / a burned paper (b) / from the street (c) / No error (d)
  16. The teacher was angry (a) / when he found that (b) / you are not there (c) / No error (d)
  17. I would like you (a) / to complete this assignment (b) / before you will leave for Mumbai (c) / No error (d)
  18. One of his many (a) / good traits that come to my mind (b) / was his modesty (c) / No error (d)
  19. When the dentist came in (a) / my tooth was stopped aching (b) / out of fear that I might lose my tooth (c) / No error (d)
  20. The chief idea of very common type of traveller (a) / is to see as many objects of interest (b) / as he possibly could (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key with Explanation

  1. (c) Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’
  2. (a) Replace ‘are’ by ‘is’
  3. (b) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’
  4. (b) Replace ‘is’ by ‘are’
  5. (b) Add ‘was’ after ‘and’
  6. (a) Replace ‘had been’ by ‘went’
  7. (a) Replace ‘she or you’ by ‘you or she’
  8. (a) Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’
  9. (a) Replace ‘will be’ by ‘was’
  10. (b) Replace ‘was’ by ‘were’
  11. (b) Replace ‘is’ by ‘are’
  12. (b) Replace ‘can be’ by ‘is’
  13. (b) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’
  14. (c) Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’
  15. (b) Replace ‘burned’ by ‘burnt’
  16. (c) Replace ‘are’ by ‘were’
  17. (c) Delete ‘will’
  18. (c) Replace ‘was’ by ‘is’.
  19. (b) Replace ‘was’ by ‘had’
  20. (c) Replace ‘could’ by ‘can’


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