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Spotting Error Quiz Part - III Specially For SSC Exam

 Hello Readers,
As you know that Spotting Error types question is an important part of competitive examinations and seldom any book provide you the detailed solution. So we have decided to provide you the previous year questions of spotting error along with the Explanation. If you like it let us know, you can also ask for detailed solutions of questions that are bothering you.

1.    The newer type of automatic machines (1)/ wash (2)/ the clothes faster. (3)/ No error(4)
2.    By the time (1) / we got our tickets and entered the cinema theatre, (2)/ the show was already begun.(3)/ No error(4)
3.    Each of the students in the computer class (1)/ has to type (2)/ their own research paper this semester. (3)/ No error (4)

4.    The fact of me (1)/ being a stranger (2)/ does not excuse his conduct. (3)/ No error (4)
5.    The sea looks (1) / as if it has been (2) / agitated by a storm. (3) / No error (4)
6.    I found (1)/ the two first chapters of the book (2) / particularly interesting. (3) / No error (4)
7.    Bacon, the father of the English essay (1) / had a thirst (2) / of knowledge. (3) / No error (4)
8.    The train had left (1) / when he had reached (2) / the station. (3) / No error (4)
9.    He said (1) / that he will never (2) / repeat the mistake. (3) / No error(4)
10. I am able (1) / to cope up with (2) / all these difficulties. (3) / No error(4)
11. The principal of equal justice (1)/ for all is one of the cornerstones of our (2)/ democratic way of life. (3)/ No error. (4)
12. The trust has succeeded (1)/ admirably in raising money for (2)/ its future programmes. (3)/ No error. (4)
13. Honesty, integrity and being intelligent (1)/ are the qualities which we look for when (2)/ we interview applicants. (3)/ No error. (4)
14. In order to save petrol, (1)/ motorists must have to be very cautious (2)/ while driving along the highways (3)/ No error. (4)
15. If the by-stander had not been (1) / familiar with first-aid techniques, (2)/ the driver which had met with the accident would have died.(3)/ No error. (4)


ANSWER WITH EXPLANATION :
1.    (1)
Explanation: It is not proper to use comparative Degree here.
Hence, “ the new/ latest type of automatic machines” will be correct usage.
2.    (3)
Explanation:  Here past Perfect should be used. Hence, “the show was already begun” should be replaced by “the show had already begun”.
3.    (4) No error
4.    (1)
Explanation: Here, Objective Case should be replaced by Possessive Case, Hence, the fact of my being …..
will be the correct sentence.
5.    (2)
Explanation: “As if takes plural form of Verb, generally in Past Tense, Hence, the sea looks as if it have/ had been ….. will be correct sentence.
6.    (2)
Explanation: Replace group of words ‘the two first chapters of the book’ by ‘the first two chapters of the book’.
When cardinal and ordinal Adjectives are used before a Noun in a sentence, then we should use Ordinal Adjective first and then the Cardinal Adjective.
Look at the sentences:
I have read the three first chapters - (Wrong)
I have read the first three chapters - (Correct)
7.    (3)
Explanation: Preposition “for” should be used with the word “thirst”. Hence replace “of knowledge” by “for knowledge”.
8.    (2)
Explanation: If two actions are completed in the past, then Past Perfect is used for the action completed earlier and Simple Past is used for the later action.
Look at the sentences:
The train had started before I reached the station.
I had done my exercise when she came to see me.
Hence, replace “when he had reached” by “when he reached.”
9.    (2)
Explanation:  In direct statement, if Reporting verb is in Past Tense, the Reported Speech will also be expressed in Past Tense.
Hence, He said that he would never … will be correct sentence.
10. (2)
Explanation:  The use of “up” with “cope” is superfluous; hence, ‘to cope with” will be the correct usage.
Look at the sentences:
He was not able to cope with the stresses and strains of the job.
Desert plants are adapted to cope with extreme heat.
11.  (1) Should be: - The Principle of equal justice.
12.  (3) Should be: - its future Programme.
13.  (1) Should be: - Honesty, integrity and intelligence.
14.  (2) Should be: - motorists have to  or motorists must be
15.  (3) Should: - The driver who had met

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