Spotting Errors For SBI PO : Set – 44

     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 poll contestants approached (a) / the commission complaining that the hoardings (b) / violated the code of conduct (c) / and influenced public perception (d) / No error (e)

2. The country has (a) / adequate laws but problems (b) / arise when these are not (c) / implemented in letter and spirit (d) / No error (e)

3. The Management feels that (a) / the employees of the organization are (b) / non-productive, and do not want (c) / to work hard (d) / No error (e)

4. As far the issue of land encroachment (a) / in villages is concerned, people will (b) / have to make a start from their villages by (c) / sensitizing and educating the villagers about this issue (d) / No error (e)

5. Arranging such a large amount (a) / of funds now will be a problem why (b) / banks are usually not open (c) / so early in the morning (d) / No error (e)

6. He had telephoned yesterday to (a) / ask how much of the youth (b) / who attend our classes would be (c) / interested in working for a textile company (d) / No error (e)

7. Though he has promoted to (a) / the bank’s board as a director (b) / he continues to carry out (c) / all his current responsibilities (d) / No error (e)

8. The Board’s decision has provided (a) / employees with the opportunity (b) / to acquire up to 100 (c) / shares by the company (d) / No error (e)

9. If the manufacturing sector continues (a) / to grow at the same rate for (b) / the next few months, I think it (c) / has a high growth rate this year (d) / No error (e)

10. The government is working (a) / out a new system to compensate (b) / those companies to sell (c) / products below the market price (d) / No error (e)

Answer Key With Explanations:

1. (e) No error

2. (e) No error

3. (e) No error

4. (a) Use ‘as far as’ in place of ‘as far’

5. (b) Use ‘is the problem’ in place of ‘now will be a problem’

6. (b) Use ‘many’ in place of ‘much of the’. ‘Youth’ can be counted. Therefore use ‘many’, in place of ‘much

7. (a) It should be ‘he has been promoted’, in place of ‘he has promoted’, because it is in passive form.

8. (d) Use ‘of’ in place of ‘by’

9. (d) Use ‘has a high growth rate’ is incorrect

10. (c) Use ‘who sell’ in place of ‘to sell’