CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors DAY 38

1. You can get (a) / all the informations you want (b) / in this book (c) / No error (d)

2. My brother-in-laws (a) / who live in Bombay (b) / have come to stay with us (c) / No error (d)

3. If a man diligently seeks to come into the contact (a) / with the best that has been thought and said in this world, (b) / he will become simple and selfless (c) / No error (d)

4. Students should not take part (a) / in party politics and political demonstrations (b) / as they interfere in serious study (c) / No error (d)

5. Satyajit Ray, who conceived, co-authored (a) / and directed a number of good films, was (b) / one of India’s most talented film-maker (c) / No error (d)

6. I have done my best (a) / the whole thing now is (b) / in the laps of the Gods (c) / No error (d)

7. Interviews for (a) / the posts of lectures (b) / will begin from Monday (c) / No error (d)

8. The interviewer asked the candidate (a) / to what district (b) / he came from (c) / No error (d)

9. Wherever they go, (a) / Indians easily adapt to (b) / local circumstances (c) / No error (d)

10. The scientist must follow (a) / his hunches and his data (b) / wherever it may lead (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (b) ‘Informations’ is wrong. It is always ‘information’ and this word carries a singular verb (is, was, etc.)

2. (a) The plural of ‘brother-in-law’ is ‘brother-in-law’. When a compound noun is written as two or more separate words with hyphen (s), the first part is generally made plural; other examples: passers-by, editors-in-chief, runners-up.

3. (a) Article ‘the’ is wrongly placed before ‘contact’. No specific ‘contact’ is being referred to here. A general fact or situation is being stated. Correct usage is ‘come into contact with’; no ‘a’ or ‘the’ before ‘contact’ when it is used after ‘into’.

4. (c) Incorrect preposition is used. The preposition after ‘interfere’ here should be ‘with’

5. (c) Satyajit Ray was one of India’s most talented ‘film-makers’. That is, he was one out of the many talented ‘film-makers’.

6. (c) We generally refer to something as being in the ‘hands’ of another, not ‘laps’, to mean that the matter is under that person’s control.

7. (b) The ‘post’ is only one___ that of lecturer. But the interviews will be many. (b) should read ‘the post of lecturer.

8. (b) It should be ‘which district he came from’ Remove ‘to’.

9. (b) ‘Indians easily adapt themselves to’. The reflexive pronoun ‘themselves’ is necessary after the verb here.

10. (c) As the sentence refers to his ‘hunches’ and ‘data’, a plural pronoun should be used (‘they’)

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