CRACK IBPS PO : Spotting Errors Day 40

Directions 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. The party chief made it a point to state that (a) / the prime minister and the union home minister should also come (b) / and see what his party men had seen (c) / No error (d)

2. Myself and Gopalan (a) / will take care of (b) / the function on Sunday (c) / No error (d)

3. The widely publicised manifesto (a) / of the new party (b) / is not much different than ours (c) / No error (d)

4. My brother (a) / has ordered (b) / for a new book. (c) / No error (d)

5. This watch (a) / is superior and (b) / more expensive than that (c) / No error (d)

6. The doctor (a) / attended to the patient (b) / very quietly (c) / No error (d)

7. It is the duty of every right thinking citizen (a) / to try and make the whole world (b) / a happier place to live (c) / No error (d)

8. I do not understand (a) / why he is (b) / so angry at me. (c) / No error (d)

9. The venue of the examination (a) / is one mile further up (b) / the hill (c) / No error (d)

10. After opening the door (a) / we entered into the room (b) / next to the kitchen (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (d) No error.

2. (a) ‘Gopalan and I’ and not ‘myself and Gopalan’. The pronoun is part of the compound subject and therefore should be in the subjective case-‘I’ and not ‘myself’.

3. (c) A thing is different ‘from’ another and not different ‘than’ another.

4. (c) One ‘orders a new book’, not orders ‘for’ it.

5. (b) When two adjectives are used and they take different prepositions, both the prepositions must be used. So with ‘superior’, there has to be a ‘to’ _‘superior to’ and more ‘expensive than’.

6. (d) No error

7. (c) The preposition ‘in’ has to be placed at the end. ‘Live’ cannot stand alone as the last word; the sentence should end with ‘live in’ (‘live in’ or ‘reside in’ a happier place, not ‘live’ a happier place)

8. (c) ‘Angry with’ is the correct usage. ‘Angry at’ will apply if the anger is at some situation, such as a delay or dereliction of duty.

9. (b) It should be ‘farther’ (comparative of ‘far’ meaning ‘to or at a greater distance’) and not ‘further’ (meaning ‘at a greater distance’; ‘in addition’) here. This is because the notion of distance is more prominent in the given sentence.

10. (b) One enters ‘another’ room; not ‘into another’ room. ‘Enter’ itself means ‘go in’ or ‘come in’ so ‘into’ is not necessary here.

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