CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors Day 36

1. According to the Bible (a) / it is meek and humble (b) / who shall inherit the earth (c) / no error (d)

2. The house is (a) / within a hundred yards (b) / from my house (c) / no error (d)

3. Now that she is living in her own flat, (a) / she cleans the windows (b) / twice a week in the summer had once a week in the winter (c) / no error (d)

4. This town isn’t very well known (a) / and there isn’t much to see, (b) / so a few tourists come here (c) /no error (d)

5. A person I met (a) / in the theatre (b) / was the playwright himself (c) / no error (d)

6. The famous Dr. Chandra (a) / is only dentist (b) / in our village (c) / no error (d)

7. The accelerating pace of life in our metropolitan city (a) / has had the tremendous effect (b) / on the culture and lifestyle of the people (c) / no error (d)

8. My father is (a) / in bad mood (b) / today (c) / no error (d)

9. The reason we have not been able to pay income tax (a) / is due to fact (b) / that we did not receive pay on time (c) / no error (d)

10. To perform his experiment, (a) / drop little sugar (b) / into a glass of water (c) / no error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (b) Both ‘meek’ and ‘humble’ should be preceded by the article ‘the’. ‘The meek’ would mean people who are meek and ‘the humble’ would refer to people who are humble.

2. (c) The right preposition is ‘of’, not ‘from’.

3. (c) ‘The’ should not be used before ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ in this sentence as no specific ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ are referred to. It is correct to say ‘Now that … twice a week in summer and once a week in winter’.

4. (c) In the context of the meaning of the sentence, ‘few’ meaning ‘practically none’ should replace ‘a few’ (‘not many’).

5. (a) At the beginning of the sentence, the article should be ‘the’, as a particular person is being referred to.

6. (b) The article ‘the’ should be inserted before ‘only dentist’ as we are referring to a particular person who is ‘the’ only dentist in the village.

7. (b) The article ‘a’, not ‘the’, should be used before ‘tremendous effect’. If ‘tremendous effect’ is followed by ‘of…’, ‘the’ would be suitable.

8. (b) A person is in ‘a’ bad mood.

9. (b) with ‘the reason’, ‘due to’ is redundant. The (b) part should read ‘is the fact’ or simply ‘is’.

10. (b) It should be ‘a little’ which means ‘at least some’. It has a positive meaning. ‘Little’ means ‘hardly any’. It conveys a negative meaning and makes no sense in this context.

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