English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 231

Directions(1-10): Some parts of the sentence have errors and some are correct. Find out which part has an error and mark that part as your answer. If there are no errors, mark ‘No error’ as your answer.

  1. She has often difficulty (1)/ in understanding the road maps (2)/ and reaching the destinations (3)/ on time. (4)/ No error (5)

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    Option A
    The error lies in part 1 of the sentence where the adverb ‘often’ has been placed incorrectly.

     

  2. The fact that makes the art (1)/ gallery unique is that each one (2)/ of the drawings are different (3)/ and has different themes.(4)/ No error (5)
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    Option C
    The error lies in part 3 of the sentence where the plural verb ‘are’ is incorrect and needs to be replaced with ‘is’ to make the sentence grammatically correct.
    Since ‘each’ has been used here the verb needs to be singular.

     

  3. You’ll be (1)/ under hot water (2)/ if your parents find out (3)/ that you sneaked out last night.(4)/ No error (5)
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    Option B
    The error lies in the second part of the sentence. ‘Under’ is the wrong preposition, the correct one is ‘in’. The phrase ‘in hot water’ means ‘in trouble or disgrace.’

     

  4. Anita’s ability to code and hack (1) at such great speed were a (2) topic of discussion (3) in the office every day. (4) No error
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    Option B
    There is an error in the subject-verb agreement of the sentence.
    The subject of the sentence is ‘Anita’s ability to code and hack’ is singular and thus the verb too should singular.

     

  5. No sooner (1) I had finished the meal, (2) than I started (3) feeling sick. (4) No error (5)
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    Option B
    No sooner–than is a phrase of ‘soon’ used to convey that the second event mentioned happens immediately after the first.

     

  6. She had (1)/ to go on (2)/ for a casting (3)/ audition today.(4)/ No error (5)
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    Option B
    The error is in the second part of the sentence.
    The preposition ‘on’ is wrong. The right adverb to be used after ‘go’ is ‘in’.

     

  7. I have never done such kind (1)/ of a job so I am in a disadvantage (2)/ when it comes to selling these (3)/ products in the streets. (4)/ No error (5)
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    Option B
    The error lies in part 2 of the sentence where a wrong preposition ‘in’ has been used and needs to be replaced with ‘at’ to make the sentence grammatically correct.

     

  8. When she parted (1)/ with her sister (2)/ she had tears (3)/ in her eyes. (4)/ No error (5)
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    Option B
    Here the sentence talks about separation between two sisters. So to express the separation, ‘from’ is the correct preposition to use and not ‘with’ which is used to express togetherness. ‘

     

  9. I have been looking (1)/ for my keys (2)/ for an hour now but (3)/ I failed in finding them so far. (4) No error (5)
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    Option D
    The person is still looking for the keys after having searched for an hour and hasn’t found them yet. Thus we need to use present perfect tense here. The error is in 4, it should be ‘I have failed in finding them so far’.

     

  10. As much as I admire him for his talent (1) and endeavor to achieve success (2) I cannot forgive him for being so (3) rude to the not so well to do ones. (4) No error (5)
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    Option A
    The error lies in part 1 as the phrase ‘as much as’ needs to be replaced with ‘much as I’.

     

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