Spotting Errors For SBI PO : Set – 23

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. As the party was going (a) / we noticed Mr Roy fall back (b) / in his chair, gasping for breath. (c) / No error (d)

2. This kind of behaviour (a) / has not been seen here (b) / since the last four years. (c) / No error (d)

3. I am vexed (a) / at him about what (b) / he has done. (c) / No error (d)

4. Young children should not sit close (a) / to the TV set (b) / as it affects on their eyes

(c) / No error (d)

5. When the teachers are on strike (a) / and a notice to this effect is pasted on the college gate, (b) / there is no sense to go there. (c) / No error (d)

6. A large-scale exchange of nuclear weapons (a) / will produce unprecedented amounts of radiation (b) / that can penetrate into the biological tissue. (c) / No error (d)

7. My uncle frequently goes to abroad (a) / on business (b) / by air. (c) / No error (d)

8. Our laxity in duty (a) / increases with our (b) / aversion for work (c) / No error (d)

9. Our Mathematics teacher (a) / often emphasises on (b) / the need for a lot of practice (c) / No error (d)

10. Children often (a) / quarrel on (b) / petty issues (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (a) ‘Going on’ meaning proceeding, is the correct expression in place of ‘going’.

2. (c) ‘In’ or ‘for’ should be used in place of ‘since’. ‘Since’ is generally used in this sense to indicate a specific time­­­___ ‘since yesterday’.

3. (b) One is vexed ‘with’ another or a thing.

4. (c) ‘Affects’ itself means ‘has an impact on’ or ‘influences’. ‘Affects on’ is wrong usage. Remove ‘on’.

5. (c) ‘To go there’ is incorrect; ‘in going there’ is to be used in this sentence.

6. (c) ‘Penetrate’ itself means ‘pierce through’ or ‘find a way into’ or ‘enter’. The verb does not take ‘into’ or any preposition after it.

7. (a) ‘Goes’ (verb) will not carry the preposition ‘to’ here. ‘Goes abroad’ is sufficient for ‘abroad’ itself means ‘in or to another country’.

8. (d) No error

9. (d) No error

10. (b) ‘Quarrel over’ is correct and not ‘quarrel on’. ‘Quarrel about’ something is also correct.