Error Spotting Questions for Bank Exams

DIRECTIONS: In each of these questions, a sentence has been divided into four parts and marked a. b, c and d. One of these parts contains a mistake in grammar Idiom or syntax. Identify that part and mark it as the answer.

1.

(a) The only persons in the theatre

(b) on that stormy night

(c) were the staff of the theatre

(d) and me.

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2.

(a) Sunita is more talkative than

(b) anybody in the class because

(c) he is not afraid of the teacher

(d) who is his own brother.

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3.

(a) There is only the banana

(b) and one apple in the refrigerator

(c) so let us go to the market

(d) and buy some more fruits.

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4.

(a) Like his brother who did not wear his helmet

(b) and was injured in the accident

(c) Rajan was always careful

(d) and wore his helmet without fail.

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5.

(a) We were not worried about being late

(b) since we knew that our other friends

(c) would have been caught in a worse traffic jam

(d) than us.

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6.

(a) The part of Madras that interested us the most

(b) were the beach and the museum

(c) which we recommend to all friends

(d) who plan to visit that city.

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7.

(a) Although Greek and Latin were

(b) of extreme important during their day

(c) they had become dead languages

(d) by the beginning of the fifteenth century.

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8.

(a) Amphibians are creatures which

(b) live equally effortlessly

(c) in water and land are found

(d) in all the continents of the world

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9.

(a) Near the pond was standing

(b) a dog, a donkey and a cow

(c) but when I threw a stone at them

(d) it was only the dog that ran away

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10.

(a) Psychiatrists claim that the dream process

(b) can offer insights into

(c) how the brain has worked, though

(d) it cannot be taken as the final evidence.

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11.

(a) Collecting money for the new school

(b) may not be very easy

(c) but if everyone does their best

(d) we can still reach the target.

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12.

(a) The chairman reviewed the many details

(b) connecting with the profitability

(c) of the Company and then decided that

(d) further expansion was not desirable.

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13.

(a) On entering the meeting hall

(b) loud cheers greeted the Prime Minister

(c) who acknowledged them with a smile

(d) and waved back happily at the gathering.

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14.

(a) I am sure that if you were me

(b) and had been talked to in a similar manner

(c) you would also have lost your temper

(d) and talked back as I did.

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15.

(a) He would not listen to us at all

(b) and it was quite apparent that

(c) he had other different sources of information

(d) than what we were relying on

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16.

(a) We were shown two houses yesterday

(b) by the broker who is helping us in this regard

(c) but we found that none of them was suitable

(d) for our specific requirements

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17.

(a) Although politicians may be dishonest

(b) in their professional life

(c) it is probably unfair to brand them

(d) as dishonest in their private dealings too.

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18.

(a) I had no particular fancy for tea

(b) or coffee; so, when given a choice

(c) I opted for a cold drink which

(d) I am fond of.

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19.

(a) If only I would have studied that one chapter

(b) just on the eve of the examination

(c) I could have answered all the questions

(d) and obtained over eighty percent marks.

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20.

(a) Despite all the threatening and cajoling

(b) the accused denied to disclose

(c) who his accomplices were

(d) in the bank robbery (theft of the bank’s cash).

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