CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors Day 23

1. We build the roof (a) / with a steep slope (b) / so that the rain water could (c) /slide off easily (d) /no error (e)

2. My brother had (a) / just come from abroad and (b) / he seems to have (c) / enjoyed his trip very much (d) / no error (e)

3. If I had realized (a) / what a bad teacher you are, (b) / I would not have come (c) / to you for any guidance (d) / no error (e)

4. He put his hand (a) / into his pocket and was (b) / astonished when he found (c) / that his wallet is not there (d) / no error (e)

5. I am sorry to disappoint you (a) / but I cannot let you (b) / have any more money (c) / till the end of this month (d) / no error (e)

6. As I reached the hospital, (a) / I had found a great rush of visitors (b) / whose relatives had been admitted there (c) / for one or the other ailment (d) / no error (e)

7. One should study the history (a) / of his country because it alone can satisfy (b) / one’s natural curiosity to know (c) / what happened in the past (d) / no error (e)

8. It is interesting to note (a) / that the greatest lines in poetry are simple (b) / and yet there is with them some quality (c) / which makes them outstandingly great (d) / no error (e)

9. In order to make human life happy, (a) / man should live (b) / as for as possible (c) / in perfect harmony with nature (d) / no error (e)

10. You have heard (a) / Of Socrates, I suppose; (b) / undoubtedly he was one (c) / of the greatest man of the world (d) / no error (e)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (a) As ‘could’ is the past tense form of ‘can’ , ‘build’ should be changed to ‘built’. Alternatively, ‘build’ can be retained while ‘could’ is changed to ‘can’.

2. (a) The present perfect tense should be used (‘has’ just come) and not the past perfect (‘had’ just come) in order to maintain tense uniformity.

3. (b) It should be the past tense verb ‘were’ and not ‘are’ because the action referred to is already over.

4. (d) The past tense verb ‘was’ should replace ‘is’ for tense uniformity (past tense).

5. (e) No error

6. (b) Use of past perfect tense (‘had found’) is wrong. When he reached the hospital, he ‘found’ (not ‘had found’) a lot of visitors whose relatives had already been admitted in the hospital.

7. (b) As ‘one’ is being used as the pronoun in the sentence, it should be ‘one’s’ country and not ‘his’ country.

8. (c) The correct preposition should be used. ‘In’ should replace ‘with’.

9. (e) No error.

10. (d) ‘One of the greatest men’ is correct. That is, he is one to be counted among the greatest men of the world.


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