CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors Day 22

1. Naturalisation is the (a) / process by which (b) / a immigrant becomes a citizen (c) / of his new country (d) / no error (e)

2. He is neither in (a) / favour of arms race (b) / or in favour of (c) / simple nuclear disarmament (d) / no error (e)

3. One solutions is to (a) / avoid the impasse altogether, (b) / by taking a (c) / slightly different route (d) / no error (e)

4. A high fat diet (a) / not only increase the risks (b) / of heart ailments (c) / however also that of other disorders (d) / no error (e)

5. When two vowel (a) / sounds occur in direct succession, (b) / the transition between them (c) / is often difficult to make (d) / no error (e)

6. Whenever we have a puncture, (a) / she just sits in the car (b) / and reads a book (c) / while I changed the wheel (d) / no error (e)

7. Ganesh, who has been (a) /driving all day, (b) / was extremely tired (c) / and wanted to stop (d) / no error (e)

8. Scarcely had we (a) / alighted from the train (b) / than it began (c) / to rain cats and dogs (d) / no error (e)

9. I was surprised to find that (a) / the computer was out of order (b) / and enquired if any one of them (c) / have used it recently (d) / no error (e)

10. Prof. Kulkarni, who is on the (a) / staff of our college since 1990, (b) / is not only an excellent teacher (c) / but also a great humanitarian (d) / no error (e)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (c) ‘Immigrant’ starts with a vowel. So it should be preceded by ‘an’.

2. (c) It should be ‘nor’, and not ‘or’ ‘Neither… nor’ form correlative or corresponsive conjunctions. The first part of the conjunction pair complements the other part.

3. (a) A singular noun is required to follow ‘One’. ‘One solution’ is the correct form.

4. (d) ‘But also’ should replace ‘however also’ as ‘not only’ is used earlier in the sentence. ‘Not only … but also’ occurs as a pair (correlative or corresponsive conjunctions).

5. (c) Transition is made ‘from’ (not ‘between’) one ‘to’ the other.

6. (d) The present tense form of the verb should be used throughout the sentence: ‘change’ and not ‘changed’.

7. (a) Past perfect continuous tense should be used instead of present perfect continuous tense__ ‘had been driving’ should replace ‘has been driving’.

8. (c) ‘Scarcely’ is followed by ‘when’ and not ‘than’.

9. (d) Past perfect tense (‘had used’) and not present perfect is to be used here. This is because the second action (that of someone using the computer) had finished when the first occurred (when I was surprised to find the computer not working and enquired).

10. (a) The correct verb form will be ‘has been’, not ‘is’.

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