English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 181

Directions(1-10): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  1. The club has lost / a lot of business / because of poor / maintained facilities. / No error
    The club has lost
    a lot of business
    because of poor
    maintained facilities.
    No error
    Option C
    Change ‘poor’ to ‘poorly’, as an adverb is needed for the adjective, i.e, maintained.

     

  2. The principle that/ a pen is mightier / then a sword / was known to early Greeks. / No error
    The principle that
    a pen is mightier
    then a sword
    was known to early Greeks.
    No error
    Option C
    Change ‘then’ to ‘than’, as the sentence is showing comparison here.

     

  3. Having managed the / team of two / years, he knew / his players well. / No error
    Having managed the
    team of two
    years, he knew
    his players well.
    No error
    Option B
    Replace ‘of’ with ‘for’, as it shows a time duration.

     

  4. I have finally managed / to convince my parents / to allow myself / to study abroad. / No error
    I have finally managed
    to convince my parents
    to allow myself
    to study abroad.
    No error
    Option C
    Replace ‘myself’ with ‘me’.

     

  5. Our team has spent / the night entirely / awake trying to decide / what strategy to adopt./ No error
    Our team has spent
    the night entirely
    awake trying to decide
    what strategy to adopt.
    No error
    Option B
    Replace ‘the night entirely’ with ‘the entire night’ .

     

  6. If you decide to hold / the function in Kolkata / not much of us / will be able to attend./ No error
    If you decide to hold
    the function in Kolkata
    not much of us
    will be able to attend.
    No error
    Option C
    Replace ‘much’ with ‘many’ , as subject is countable.

     

  7. Majority of the banks / today uses technology / to reach out to those / living in rural areas./ No error
    Majority of the banks
    today uses technology
    to reach out to those
    living in rural areas.
    No error
    Option B
    Replace ‘uses’ with ‘use’, as Subject is in plural, i.e, Majority.

     

  8. There is a / tax benefit for / the income of / senior citizens./ No error
    There is a
    tax benefit for
    the income of
    senior citizens.
    No error
    Option B
    Replace ‘for’ with ‘on’.

    Benefit+on+something

     

  9. He was a / well-known economist / who usual wrote / for international journals./ No error
    He was a
    well-known economist
    who usual wrote
    for international journals.
    No error
    Option C
    Replace ‘usual’ with ‘usually’, as the sentence needs an adverb before verb, i.e, wrote.

     

  10. His proposal had / to be send to / the President of the company / for her approval./ No error
    His proposal had
    to be send to
    the President of the company
    for her approval.
    No error
    Option B
    Replace ‘send’ with ‘sent’ , as the sentence is in Passive voice.

     


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