English: Error Spotting Set 5

In each of the following sentences, find if any part of the sentence (1), (2), (3) or (4) contains error. If there is no error mark E) as you answer.

  1. I saw (1)/ him before(2)/ he stopped(3)/ his car.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 1
    Correction:

    saw- had seen
  2. It is(1)/ time we (2)/ should have done (3)/ something useful. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 3
    Correction:

    should have done- did. We use past tense with phrases like – ‘it’s time, it’s high time’.
  3. You should (1)/ keep yourself (2)/ away from (3)/ bad boys.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 2
    Correction:

    remove ‘yourself’. ‘keep’ does not take reflexive pronoun after it.
  4. If a business has (1)/ a turnover of less than Rs. 2 crore, (2)/ it is not require to (3)/ maintain books of account.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 3
    Correction:

    require- required
  5. He went (1)/ for the lunch (2)/ at 1 P.M. and (3)/ then returned. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 2
    Correction:

    remove ‘the’. Names of meals do not take any article.
  6. We disposed (1)/ off our (2)/ old furniture before (3)/ moving to Mumbai.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 2
    Correction:

    off – of . With dispose of is used
  7. A permanent tribunal to adjudicate (1)/ river water disputes (2)/ between states will undoubtedly be a vast improvement(3) / over the present system.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 5
  8. Water, sanitation and hygiene sectors (1)/ are being concurrent subjects,(2) / policies have been formulated(3) /by the government.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 2
    Correction:

    remove ‘are’
  9. Some will argue that (1)/demonetisation is great (2)/ but is disruptive, and that (3)/ the corruption cesspool will be back.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 3
    Correction:

    remove ‘is’
  10. Amongst the four parameters (1)/ that influence policy robustness identification (2)/of barriers has been (3) / the Achilles heel. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option 5

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