Error Spotting Questions with Answers

DIRECTIONS : In the following 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) Owing to illness

(b) he was unable

(c) to go

(d) for his holiday

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2.           

(a) Pickpocketers are

(b) sometimes spotted

(c) by policemen

(d) at bus stops

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3.           

(a) His both hands

(b) have been injured

(c) so he

(d) cannot work

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4.           

(a) Several guests noticed Mr. Peter

(b) fall back

(c) in his chair

(d) and gasping for breath

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5.           

(a) The short story

(b) should not exceed

(c) more than

(d) two hundred words

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6.           

(a) If one reads the newspaper regularly

(b) you will be surprised at the improvement

(c) in your overall reading skills

(d) day by day

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7.           

(a) Preetam asked her sister

(b) why had she not gone to the school

(c) the previous day

(d) or applied for leave

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8.           

(a) In tropical climate, it is necessary

(b) that a person drink

(c) several cups of water daily

(d) if he wishes to remain healthy

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9.           

(a) Pollution effects more people

(b) today than it ever did in the past

(c) because more people live near industrial units

(d) and inhale noxious gases from the atmosphere

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10.         

(a) Sita claimed that she had

(b) not only gone to Delhi

(c) but also to Agra

(d) and had seen the Taj Mahal

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11.         

(a) The advertisement for the new detergent

(b) claimed that it was as effective

(c) if not more than

(d) washing soap in removing dirt from clothes

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12.         

(a) If you would have come earlier

(b) there would have been enough time

(c) for us to go to the movie

(d) which has been running to full-houses

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13.         

(a) Nalini found it difficult

(b) to manage single-handedly the three children

(c) who were always quarrelling

(d) between themselves

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14.         

(a) Did he say he will

(b) bring the book tomorrow?

(c) He has been promising so

(d) for the past seven days

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15.         

(a) The cost of food grains have increased

(b) so rapidly during the last two years

(c) that salaried classes find it difficult

(d) to save any part of their income

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16.         

(a) The train is unusually late today

(b) for it has been announced just now

(c) that it will arrive in a hour

(d) on platform number three

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17.         

(a) Fluosol is a transparency liquid

(b) that very much resembles water

(c) but in fact is twice

(d) as dense as water

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18.         

(a) Along the northern border of India

(b) is seen the Himalayas

(c) tall, mighty and majestic

(d) in their unique splendour

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19.         

(a) The next generation of commercial airplanes

(b) are expected to be faster

(c) less fuel-thirsty and

(d) more fully computerized than the present one

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20.         

(a) Each of the speakers whom I invited

(b) to participate in the debate

(c) has indicated their unwillingness

(d) because of the short notice

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