English : Error Spotting for SBI PO Set 25

Some important Error Detection Question with explanation for SBI PO Prelims, SBI PO, RBI, LIC, IPPB, RRB and other related exams. Spotting Errors English Bank PO.

  1. Rise your (1) hands if you (2)/ are in support (3)/ of Yogi Adityanath. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : rise=>raise ;
  2. The quality (1)/ of clothes (2)/ were not (3)/ satisfactory. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : were=>was; subject is quality so singular verb.
  3. He never (1)/ has and (2)/ never will go (3)/ for a picnic. (3)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : Two auxiliaries can be used with one principal verb, only when the form of principal verb is appropriate to both the auxiliary. Here the principal verb is Go and the two auxiliary are has and will. Will go is correct but has go is not correct, has gone is correct so use has gone in second pasrt like: He never has gone and never will go for a picnic.
  4. I shall be watching (1)/ television for (2)/ five hours when (3)/ you return. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : I shall have been watching; here future perfect continuous tense must be used.
  5. It was force (1)/ of what you said (2)/ that made me (3)/ change my decision. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : The force.. A particular force is being talked about so use article the.
  6. Any of (1)/ the two (2)/ movies can (3)/ be seen first. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : Any=>either; When the number of things are two, then either is used, not any.
  7. A tourist (1)/ city has (2)/ many (3) worth seeing places. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : places worth seeing. [Worth seeing is an adjective phrase. An adjective phrase comes after the noun]
  8. Footballer in him (1)/ could not resist (2)/ itself as soon as a (3)/ ball came into sight. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : The footballer. [The definite article is used before a common noun to give it the meaning of abstract noun.]
  9. Sachin was (1)/ so young when (2)/ he started (3)/ playing international cricket. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : so=>very;
    So and Too as an adverb of degree must not be used absolutely.
    Example: He is so rich. (This is wrong.) He is very rich. Is correct. OR He is so rich that he can buy an car. Is correct. Note the difference between the first and third statement. In sentence 1, So is used absolutely. So invalid.
  10. The government must (1)/ go back on the drawing (2)/ board and review the whole issue of (3)/ youth training. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : Back to the drawing board – When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.

 

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