Spotting Errors For SBI PO : Set – 30

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. I will spend (a) / my remaining life (b) / in the village (c) / No error (d)

2. Experience has taught me (a) / not to ignore any man, high or row (b) / not to ignore anything, great or small (c) / No error (d)

3. You are the man (a) / who is held (b) / in high esteem by everybody (c) / No error (d)

4. Can I lend (a) / your pencil (b) / for a minute please? (c) / No error (d)

5. One of the members (a) / expressed doubt if (b) / the minister was an atheist (c) / No error (d)

6. We did the job (a) / as good as we could; (b) / however, it did not turn out to be satisfactory (c) / No error (d)

7. Women are now working (a) / in every fields (b) / like teaching, medicine, law, business, etc. (c) / No error (d)

8. He was not only involved (a) / in her kidnapping (b) / but also in her murder (c) / No error (d)

9. You will come (a) / to my party tomorrow, (b) / isn’t it? (c) / No error (d)

10. I can’t (a) / afford to pay (b) / that much for it (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (b) ‘My remaining life’ is not formally correct. It should be ‘the remaining part of my life’.

2. (d) No error

3. (d) No error

4. (a) ‘Borrow’ (with the sense of ‘take’) should be used instead of ‘lend (with the sense of ‘give’)

5. (b) ‘If’ is incorrect; it should be replaced by ‘as to whether’.

6. (b) ‘As best’ (or ‘well’) as we could’ is the correct expression.

7. (b) ‘Field’ (singular) is the correct word. It means, here, ‘area’ or ‘activity’.

8. (a) ‘He was involved not only’ should be the first part of the sentence, as ‘involved’ (verb) is shared by both parts of the sentence __ one beginning with ‘not only’ and the other with ‘but also’.

9. (c) The wrong question tag s used at the end. It should be ‘won’t you’ and not ‘isn’t it’.

10. (d) No error