Spotting Errors : Based on Pronouns – Set 3

Direction: (Q. Nos 1-20): The sentence given below, have three parts, indicated by (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out whether there is an error. If you find an error in any part [(a), (b) or (c)] of a sentence, indicate your response by blackening the letter related to that part in the answer sheet provided. If a sentence has no error, indicate this by blacking the part (d), which stands for ‘No error’. (Ignore the error of punctuation, if any)

  1. The master did not know (a) / who of the servants (b) / broke the glass (c) / No error (d)
  2. The ruling party stood (a) / for implementation of the bill (b) / and was ready to stake their political existence (c) / No error (d)
  3. Wherever they go (a) / the Indians easily adapt to (b) / local circumstances (c) / No error (d)
  4. He is not one of those (a) / who will help everybody (b) / whom he meets (c) / No error (d)
  5. It is not easy for anyone to command (a) / respect from both one’s friends as well as critics (b) / as Dr. Neil did for his integrity and honesty (c) / No error (d)
  6. Mahatma Gandhi taught us (a) / that one should respect (b) / the religions of others as much as his own (c) / No error (d)
  7. He, You and I (a) / shall manage (b) / this problem together (c) / No error (d)
  8. Was it him (a) / who got injured (b) in an accident this morning (c) / No error (d)
  9. As soon as he (a) / saw his mother (b) / he ran to her and embraced (c) / No error (d)
  10. Due to me being a newcomer (a) / I was unable to get a house (b) / suitable for my wife and me. (c)/ No error (d)
  11. The audience (a) / are requested (b) / to be in its seats (c) / No error (d)
  12. A scientist must follow (a) / his hunches and his data (b) / wherever it may lead (c) / No error (d)
  13. I am used to (a) / many guests everyday (b) / but there was none today (c) / No error (d)
  14. The number of vehicles (a) / playing on this road (b) / is more than on the main road (c) / No error (d)
  15. Being a destitute (a) / I admitted him (b) / to an old people’s home (c) / No error (d)
  16. One should make (a) / his best efforts if one wishes to achieve (b) / success in this organization (c) / No error (d)
  17. May I (a) / know who you want (b) / to see please (c) / No error (d)
  18. Our is the only country (a) / in the world that can boast of (b) / unity in diversity (c) / No error (d)
  19. Last summer he went (a) / to his uncle’s village (b) / and enjoyed very much (c) / No error (d)
  20. If I were him (a) / I would have taught (b) / those cheats a lesson (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key with Explanation

  1. (b) Replace ‘who’ by ‘which’
  2. (c) Replace ‘their’ by ‘its’
  3. (b) Add ‘themselves’ after ‘adapt’
  4. (c) Replace ‘he meets’ by they meet’
  5. (b) Add ‘one’s’ before ‘critics’
  6. (c) Replace ‘his’ by ‘one’s’
  7. (a) Replace ‘He, you and I’ by ‘You, he and I’
  8. (a) Replace ‘him’ by ‘he’
  9. (c) Add ‘her’ after ‘embraced’
  10. (a) Replace ‘Due to me’ by ‘Because of my’
  11. (c) Replace ‘its’ by ‘their’
  12. (c) Replace ‘it’ by ‘they’
  13. (c) Replace ‘was’ by ‘were’
  14. (c) Add ‘that’ after ‘than’
  15. (a) Add ‘he’ before ‘being’
  16. (b) Replace ‘his’ by ‘one’s’
  17. (b) Replace ‘who’ by ‘whom’
  18. (a) Replace ‘our’ by ‘ours’
  19. (c) Add ‘himself’ after ‘enjoyed’
  20. (a) Replace ‘him’ by ‘he’


Sentence Rearrangement