Spotting Error For SBI PO : Set – 37

In the following questions, find out which part of a sentence has an error. The letter corresponding to that part is your answer. If there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No error’

1. The new facts he (a) / has discovered and the new (b) / arguments he has advanced (c) / has not changed my opinion. (d) / No error (e)

2. Ever since the government (a) / announced its new policy, (b) / the private institutions had (c) / run into bad weather. (d) / No error (e)

3. I spend six or seven years (a) / after high school (b) / trying to find a job (c) / but could not succeed in it (d) / No error (e)

4. As soon as the principle (a) / entered the school, (b) / all the students approached him (c) / and report the matter. (d) / No error (e)

5. Shobha asked the dealer (a) / the price (b) / of that bicycle and whether (c) / it is really made in Germany (d) / No error (e)

6. Sadhana was the one person (a) / who could somehow manage (b) / to working in that section (c) / for a long time (d) / No error (e)

7. While going (a) / through the report (b) / yesterday, I find (c) / several factual mistakes. (d) / No error (e)

8. When your father inquired (a) / about your marks (b) / you lied to him, (c) / have you not? (d) / No error (e)

9. The programme which (a) / came on television (b) / these days in the evenings (c) / is very interesting (d) / No error (e)

10. I have had to work (a) / at the fountain for almost (b) / ten hours before it could (c) / start functioning well (d) / No error (e)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (d) Use ‘have’ (plural) instead of ‘has’ (singular) as two things are referred to – ‘the new facts’ and ‘the new arguments’.

2. (c) It is ‘the private institutions have run …’ as the reference is to a condition that continues to be.

3. (a) The past tense of ‘spend’ should be used as ‘could’ in (d) refers to a past action.

4. (d) The past tense should be used throughout; so, ‘reported’.

5. (d) The past tense should be used throughout (‘it was really made in Germany’)

6. (c) The (c) part should read ‘to work in that section’.

7. (c) The past tense of ‘find’ should be used, as an action done in the past is stated.

8. (d) ‘Did you not’ should be the question tag (interrogative phrase).

9. (b) The present tense (‘comes’) should be used as ‘these days’ implies the present.

10. (a) ‘Have’ is unnecessary; ‘I had to work’ is the correct beginning.