English : Error Spotting for SBI PO Set 26 (New Pattern)

Some important New Pattern Error Detection Question for SBI PO Prelims, NIACL Assistant, RBI, LIC, IPPB, RRB and other related exams. Spotting Errors English Bank PO.

Direction: In each of the question below two statements are given. You have to find which statement(s) contains error and choose the answer from the provided options accordingly.

  1. (i) Sachin Tendulkar scored more than fifteen thousands runs.
    (ii) The bright lamp gave much light.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : (i) thousands=>thousand
  2. (i) You will be promoted in the time of a year.
    (ii) The fleet of ships moves at a uniform speed.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : (i) You will be promoted in a year’s time. (Possessive is used with nouns denoting time.)
  3. (i)He ran so fast that I could not overtake him.
    (ii) He prides upon his patriotism.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : (ii) He prides himself upon his patriotism.
  4. (i) I doubt that he will not turn up.
    (ii) The quality of fruits were not satisfactory.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : (i) I doubt that he will turn up.
    (ii) were=>was ; subject is quality.
  5. (i) It was dark when the cannonading stopped all of a sudden.
    (ii) He finished the work as the clock struck five.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
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    Option D
  6. (i) The train just left the station.
    (ii) It′s dull in our town since my playmates left.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : (i) the train has just left the station. [present perfect tense to indicate activities that have completed in the immediate past.]
  7. (i) The rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
    (ii) The book is worth to read.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The book is worth reading. [Is worth is followed by a gerund and not an infinitive.]
  8. (i) His record this year is more commendable than last year.
    (ii) Truth is that you cannot please all.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : (i) His record this year is more commendable than that last year.
    (ii) Add the before truth.
  9. (i) Shraddha is more intelligent than any of her sisters.
    (ii) Every man makes mistakes sometimes.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
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    Option D
  10. (i) Ritu is elder to her sister Rinki by five years.
    (ii) As soon as he saw me he came up and spoke to me.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : (i) elder to=>older than

 

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