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Spotting Error Quiz With Explanation Part - II

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 solutions. If you like it let us know, you can also ask for detailed solutions of questions that are bothering you.

Find out which part of a sentence has an error.
1.Two hours have passed (1)/ since (2)/ he had fallen asleep. (3) / No error(4)

2.Having broken down (1)/ the driver sent the car (2)/ to the garage. (3)/ No error (4)

3.He is one of those writers (1) / who has won acclaim (2)/ the world over. (3)/ No error (4).

4.The mason will not (1)/ do the work (2)/ except give the order. (3)/ No error (4)

5.When students are ill (1) / they find that they have a lot of work (2)/ to catch up when they return. (3)/ No error (4)

6.Scarcely did I reach the airport. (1)/ nervous and tense, than the plane took of .(2)/ leaving me stranded in an alien place. (3) / No error (4)

7.The power to (1)/ distinguish between differences (2)/ is the basis of science and art. (3)/ No error (4).

8.I have (1)/ seen her only once (2)/ but I’m liking her a lot. (3)/ No error (4)

9.I told him (1)/ that we enjoyed very much (2) / at the party. (3)/ No error (4)

10.John is working very hardly (1)/ as the examinations (2)/ are fast approaching. (3) / No error(4)


11. You must either (1) / be regular with your studies (2) / and study for longer period before the examination. (3) / No error (4)

12.The new taxation rates (1) / announced by the government (2) / are bound to effect the export sector. (c) / No error (d)

13.The various consequences of (1) / the decision taken by the (2) / finance ministry was not foreseen by the bureaucrats. (3) / No error (d)

14.I never considered him to be a person who would (1) / go back on his promise and (2) / then do not even apologise. (3) / No error (4)

15. Having finished at school (1) / Raghu thought of going to Bombay in (2) / search of some job. (3) / No error (4)

ANSWERS OF EXPLANATIONS:

1.(3)
Explanation: ‘He fell asleep’ will be the correct usage.

2.(2)

3.(2)

Explanation
When ‘one of is used in the sentence, the Noun/ Pronoun coming after ‘of’ should be considered as antecedent and verb is used accordingly
For example
She is one of those who does not accept this view - wrong.
She is one of those who do not accept this view - correct
Hence, ‘who have won acclaim’ is correct usage.


4.(3)
Explanation
‘Rather’ should be used instead of except


5.(3)
Explanation
The word ‘return’ should be replaced with ‘recover’ to make a sense.

6.(2)
Explanation
‘Scarcely _____ when/ before’ is the correct form of correlative used as conjunction. Hence, than should be replaced with when.


7.(2)
The power to distinguish is the basis of science and art is the correct sentence. The use of ‘distinguish between differences’ is superfluous

8.(3)
Explanation
‘I like her a lot’ is the correct usage, as ‘like’ is a verb of emotion and is not normally used in the continuous form.

9.(2)
Explanation
‘That we had enjoyed very much’ will be correct usage.


10.(1)
‘John is working very hard’ is correct usage, as hardly means scarcely, rarely. The work ‘hard’ (Adverb) means with great effort.


11.(3)
Explanation
 Replace ‘and’ with ‘or’. According to grammar rule ‘or’ is used with ‘either’.

12. (3)
Explanation
Replace ‘effect’ with ‘affect’. Because “effect’ is noun and “affect” is verb.

13.(3)
Explanation
Use ‘were’ in place of was, because subject is in ‘consequences’ which is in plural form.

14.(3)
Explanation
Remove ‘do’ because there is next verb in sentence should be according to verb comes after ‘and’ or ‘but’.

15. (1)
Explanation
No need to use ‘at’ in sentence to make it meaningful.

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