Saturday, 7 November 2015

IBPS PO Clerk English Quiz - 5 : Expected Questions: Spotting Errors (IBPS PO, IBPS RRB and IBPS Clerk)

Directions (1-10): In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, your answer is (d), i.e., No error.

1) Be smart (a)/ not only (b) / in dress and also in action. (c) / No error (d)
2) You should (a) / never carry tales (b) / or told ill of others. (c) / No error (d)
3) He drank once (a)/ more (b) / as he were feeling thirsty. (c) / No error (d)
4) We looks (a) / into the water (b) / and are frightened at the sight. (c) / No error (d)
5) The master (a) / did not know (b) / who of the servants broke the jug. (c) / No error (d)
6) Radha came (a)/ to the meeting (b) / much later than I expect (c) / No error (d)
7) Deepa and I (a) are good friends and we often meet (b) / each other. (c) / No error (d)
8) One of them (a) / forget to take (b)/ their bag from the school. (c) / No error (d)
9) He was loyal (a) / and do (b) / good service in the war. (c) / No error (d)
10) She complain (a)/ that her watch does not show (b)/ right time. (c) / No error (d)

Answer key:
1.c               2.c               3.c               4.a               5.c
6.c               7.d               8.c               9.b               10.a

EXPLANATION
1) Replace `and` by `but`, as `not only …… but also` is the correct form of correlative.

2) Replace `told` by `tell` as `should` is followed by `V1`.
Look at the sentence:
You should never harm others

V1
Or disturb your parents.

V1

3) Replace were by was as, the subject is in third person singular number.

4) Replace `looks` by `look` because subject `we` is in first person plural number.

5) Replace `who` by `which` because `which` is used for choice / option.
Look at the sentence:
Which of you has broken the mirror?

6) Replace `expect` by `expected` because `Radha came` is in past Indefinite tense.

7) No error

8) Replace `their` by `his` as the subject is `one` which is in singular which number.
Look at the sentence:
One of them has done his work.

Subject

9) Replace do by did as the sentence shows past time.

10) Replace `complain` by `complains` as the subject `she` is in third person, singular number which will take singular verb.

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