CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors Day 39

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number f that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (d). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. There is no question (a) / of my failing (b) / in the examination (c) / No error (d)

2. As he was a destitute (a) / I admitted him (b) / to an old people’s home (c) / No error (d)

3. May I (a) / know who you want (b) / to see please (c) / No error (d)

4. Last summer, he went (a) / to his uncle’s village (b) / and enjoyed very much (c) / No error (d)

5. If I were him, (a) / I would have taught (b) / those cheats a lesson. (c) / No error (d)

6. He could not plan his strategy (a) / until he knew (b) / whom his opponents could be (c) / No error (d)

7. Being a very (a) / hot day, I (b) / remained indoors (c) / No error (d)

8. In spite of the doctor’s stern warning (a) / he continued taking (b) / sugar in his tea (c) / No error (d)

9. Mr. Sunil Pawar, our representative (a) / he will attend the meeting (b) / on our behalf (c) / No error (d)

10. It is not difficult to believe that a man (a) / who has lived in this city for a long time (b) / he will never feel at home anywhere else in the world. (c) /No error (d)

Answer Key with Explanations:

1. (d) No error

2. (b) The part should read ‘I got him admitted’.

3. (b) ‘Whom’, which is in the objective case, should replace ‘who’ which is in the subjective case. ‘Whom’ is the object of the verb here (want to see ‘whom’?)

4. (c) The verb ‘enjoyed’ needs an object. Here we need to put ‘himself’ after the verb ‘enjoyed’.

5. (a) The first part of the sentence is incorrect; it should be ‘If I had been him’ as we are referring to a past action-one that has been completed.

6. (c) ‘Who’ is correct and not ‘whom’. Who refers to the subject (the persons who were the opponents).

7. (a) ‘Being’ should be replaced by ‘As it was’. When we use participial phrase, the noun which it governs must be placed next to it. ‘Being a hot day’ seems to lack a noun modify, as it cannot refer to ‘I’. It is case of a dangling modifier. So the sentence construction is wrong. We can also write (a) as ‘It being a very hot day’.

8. (d) No error.

9. (b) The ‘he’ in the second part of the sentence is not needed as the subject­- Mr Sunil Pawar-is already mentioned.

10. (c) ‘He’ in the third part of the sentence should be deleted. ‘A man’ is the subject, so there is no need to add ‘he’ later.