Spotting Errors For SBI PO : Set – 40

       Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of the part with error as your answer. If you do not find any error in the sentence, select ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

1. The opposition leader tried (a) / to bolster his position (b) / with the voters by pressing (c) / corruption charges against rivals (d) / No error (e)

2. The recently imposed dress code (a) / in the university has enraged (b) / the students who will be going (c) / on strike since tomorrow (d) / No error (e)

3. Ever since he took over (a) / as the chief minister of the state (b) / rate for unemployment (c) / has drastically increased (d) / No error (e)

4. Although a brilliant writer (a) / an lying (b) / pessimism prevails in (c) / all her novels (d) / No error (e)

5. Changed social setting (a) / demands the schools to teach (b) moral and social values (c) / among with the academic skills (d) / No error

6. Human babies whose mothers (a) / have had the flu while pregnant may (b) / have a greater risk of developing (c) / schizophrenia lately in life (d) / No error (e)

7. Six women achievers, who continue (a) / to inspire the younger lot, were honoured (b) / with their contributions in their chosen fields (c) / on the occasion of women’s day (d) / No error (e)

8. All Indians know that they are (a) / superior in all respects not only to (b) / those unfortunately beings called foreigners, but (c) / also that they are superior to all other Indians. (d) / No error (e)

9. While the handsome actor was busy (a) / belting out one-liners, his (b) / graceful co-star was a (c) / complete imagery of woman power (d) / No error (e)

10. He is one of the first producers (a) / to actually take the much needed step (b) / against star putting up information about (c) / under production films on social networking websites (d) / No error (e)

Answer Key with Explanations:

1. (c) Use ‘among’ in place of ‘with’

2. (d) Use ‘from’ in place of ‘since’

3. (c) Use ‘of’ in place ‘for’

4. (b) Use ‘a’ in place ‘an’

5. (d) Use ‘along’ in place of ‘among’

6. (d) Use ‘later’ in place of ‘lately’

7. (c) Use ‘for’ in place of ‘with’

8. (c) Use ‘unfortunate’ in place of ‘unfortunately’

9. (e) No error

10. (a) Use ‘one of the earliest’ in place of ‘one of the first’