Spotting Errors For SBI PO : Set – 34

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. Sheela has scored a first class (a) / in her final exams (b) / isn’t it? (c) / No error (d)

2. Wearing extremely fashionable clothes (a) / and surrounded by photographers and pressmen (b) / she swept up to the microphone (c) / No error (d)

3. The long-awaited moment at the came (a) / and we set out for the station (b) / as merry a band of children as I have ever seen before or since (c) / No error (d)

4. It is an established fact that the transcendental American poets and philosophers (a) / who lived in the later half of the nineteenth century (b) / were more influenced by Indian philosophy, in particular by Upanishadic philosophy (c) / No error (d)

5. The cause of earthquakes (a) / is the heat in the (b) / earth interior. (c) / No error (d)

6. Tell me the name of (a) / country where every citizen is law-abiding (b) / and no trouble is there (c) / No error (d)

7. As poor as they are (a) / they never refuse to donate, they have (b) / for any noble cause (c) / No error (d)

8. My friend is the kind of person (a) / who will face up (b) / to the most demanding tasks (c) / No error (d)

9. The wheat (a) / this year is (b) / finer than last year (c) / No error (d)

10. I have (a) / to usually reach (b) / the office by 9.30 A.M (c) / No error (d)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (c) Remember the rules for question tags. Replace isn’t it?’ with ‘hasn’t she’.

2. (d) No error. One meaning of sweep (past tense = swept) is to ‘move with dignity’.

3. (a) It should be ‘came at last’.

4. (b) It should be ‘latter’ half, meaning, the second half.

5. (c) The idea conveyed is, ‘the interior of the earth’. So it should be ‘the earth’s ‘interior’.

6. (c) The last part of the sentence should read ‘and’ there is no trouble ‘.

7. (b) It should be ‘they never refuse to donate what they have’ or ‘they never refuse to donate’ in (b) part of the sentence.

8. (c) It should be ‘to the most demanding of tasks’ (the preposition is necessary).

9. (c) As we are comparing the wheat produce in the two years, it should be ‘last year’s’ (that is, last year’s wheat) at the end. Otherwise we would be comparing dissimilar things __ wheat and year.

10. (c) The article ‘the’ before ‘office’ is incorrect. The use of the definite article is redundant here.