Spotting Errors For SBI PO : Set – 24

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. It is not possible for me (a) / to exchange the goods (b) / once the sale has been completed (c) / No error (d)

2. To transport goods (a) / by sea is cheaper (b) / than land (c) / No error (d)

3. It is easy to see that (a) / a lawyer’s demeanour in court (b) / may be prejudicial against the interests of his client (c) / No error (d)

4. He was honourably (a) / acquitted from (b) / the charge (c) / No error (d)

5. Mr. Smith was accused for murder (a) / but the court found him not guilty (b) / and acquitted him (c) / No error (d)

6. Considering about these facts (a) / the principal has offered (b) / him a seat (b) / No error (d)

7. When you have (a) / read these books (b) / please return them to me (c) / No error (d)

8. We never buy any jam from the shops (a) / because my wife makes all our jam from the fruit in our garden (b) / and it tastes much better than the jam from the shops, we think (c) / No error (d)

9. You will be tired of writing (a) / at the time you (b) / finish your research (c) / No error (d)

10. He (a) / came across (b) / with a beggar (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (a) The future tense is to be used in the first part: ‘it will not be possible….’

2. (c) The latter part of the sentence should be ‘than to transport them by land’, as we are comparing the cost of transporting via sea and the cost of transporting by land (and not comparing ‘transporting goods by sea’ and ‘land’).

3. (c) The correct preposition is to be used here __ prejudicial ‘to’ someone’s interests and not ‘against’.

4. (b) One is acquitted ‘of’ a charge, not ‘from’.

5. (a) The correct preposition is to be used here: ‘accused of murder’ and not ‘accused for murder’

6. (a) The preposition ‘about’ meaning ‘concerning’ should not be used here as the word ‘considering’ itself conveys the meaning of ‘concerning’ or ‘regarding’.

7. (d) No error

8. (b) ‘Fruits’ would be correct. ‘Fruit’ also gives the meaning of ‘result’, as in fruit of labour, it may be ambiguous to use simply ‘fruit’ here.

9. (b) ‘By the time’ should replace ‘at the time’.

10. (c) In ‘across with’, two prepositions are placed together and this is a wrong usage. ‘Came across a beggar’ is the correct expression.