Spotting Errors For SBI PO : Set – 10

1. On Sunday, when his sons (a) / Rob and John was home, (b) / they all gathered (c) / in the living room (d) / no error (e)

2. The Audit committee of the Board (a) / has been constituted (b) / by the Board of Directors (c) / as per the instructions of the Reserve Bank of India (d) / no error (e)

3. Proper care was taken (a) / for the maintenance of accounting records (b) / as per accordance with (c) / the provisions of applicable laws (d) / no error (e)

4. Know he was dying (a) / Morrie visited (b) / his study every Tuesday with Mitch (c) / just as they used to do back in college (d) / no error (e)

5. We are planning (a) / to set up a training college (b) / to train our marketing team (c) / for effective marketing of our products (d) / no error (e)

6. Nobody knew (a) / where I spend my day (b) / and nobody really (c) / seemed to care (d) / no error (e)

7. My father has (a) / always had a curious habit (b) / of consulting astrologers (c) / which I could never understand (d) / no error (e)

8. I stopped at Aurangabad (a) / from where I make excursions (b) / to the Ajanta Caves (c) / and the temple at Ellora (d) / no error (e)

9. I shall go to Australia (a) / for higher studies (b) / if you like it or not (c) / no error (d)

10. They refused (a) / staying in that hotel (b) / as it was too crowded (c) / no error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (b) As we are talking about two persons, joined by ‘and’, the plural verb ‘were’ should be used.

2. (e) No error

3. (c) It should be either ‘as per the provisions of applicable laws’ or ‘in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws’.

4. (a) ‘Knowing’ instead of ‘know’ is correct.

5. (e) No error.

6. (b) Past perfect tense form of the verb__ ‘had spent’ __ should be used. At the time that nobody knew, the other action __that of spending my day __ had already happened.

7. (e) No error.

8. (b) The past tense verb __ ‘made’ __ should be used for verb conformity.

9. (c) ‘Whether’ should replace ‘if’. ‘Whether you like it or not’ implies ‘irrespective of’ __ that is, the action of going has already been decided upon. ‘If’, when used, makes the meaning of the sentence ambiguous. ‘Whether…or not’ is accepted usage; ‘If … or not’ is a construction that is not used.

10. (b) Correct usage is ‘to stay’ and not ‘staying’. The ‘to-infinitive’ here functions as an adverb and qualifies the verb, ‘refused’.

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