Monday, 4 July 2016

English Quiz on Error Detection for SBI PO & SSC CGL 2016

Directions (1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence the number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1)Amnesty International released a detailed report, / 2)asserting that the Union government has often refused / 3)to prosecute the Army or paramilitary personnel / 4)accused of human rights misuses. / 5) No error
1)Amnesty International released a detailed report
2)asserting that the Union government has often refused
3)to prosecute the Army or paramilitary personnel
4)accused of human rights misuses.
5)No Error

2. 1) By upholding the State government’s appeal, / 2)the Supreme Court criticised / 3)the attitude of the single judge / 4) who wrote the judgements. / 5) No error
1)By upholding the State government’s appeal
2)the Supreme Court criticised
3)the attitude of the single judge
4)who wrote the judgements
5)No Error

3. 1)Joining worldwide efforts to squeeze terror finances,  / 2)India has announced a ban on trade / 3)with the Islamic state and the al-Nusra Front / 4)and other groups associated with the al-Qaeda. / 5) No error
1)Joining worldwide efforts to squeeze terror finances
2)India has announced a ban on trade
3)with the Islamic state and the al-Nusra Front
4)and other groups associated with the al-Qaeda
5)No Error

4. 1)There is no doubt that some people are selfish / 2)and greedy, but there / 3)are lot of more people in the world / 4)who are selfless and generous. / 5) No error
1)There is no doubt that some people are selfish
2)and greedy, but there
3)are lot of more people in the world
4)who are selfless and generous.
5)No Error

5. 1)many dangerous chemicals which caused the depletion of the ozone layer / 2)are now being boycotted by people / 3)throughout the world and manufacturers are being / 4)forced to look after alternatives. / 5) No error
1)many dangerous chemicals which caused the depletion of the ozone layer
2)are now being boycotted by people
3)throughout the world and manufacturers are being
4)forced to look after alternatives
5)No Error

6.  1)After the crash strapped corporation /2)expressed its inability to provide funds /3)for various developmental works, the office bearers of the civic body started /4)lobbying at special financial and from state governments. /5) No error
1) After the crash strapped corporation.
2)expressed its inability to provide funds
3)for various developmental works, the office bearers of the civic body started
4)lobbying at special financial and from state governments
5)No error

7. 1)Three things are /2)essential for a start-up to succeed, /3)a product that is in demand, /4)a good team and as well a minimum expenditure./5) No error
1)Three things are
2)essential for a start-up to succeed,
3)a product that is in demand,
4) a good team and as well a minimum expenditure.
5)No error

8. 1)we all have at /2)some point of time in our lives /3)wondered if we are actually /4)being too nice to someone./5) No error
1)We all have at
2)some point of time in our lives
3)wondered if we are actually
4)being too nice to someone.
5)No error

9. 1)Anticipating a foggy winter, /2)the railway authorities have /3)decided to /4)cancel thirty trains./5) No error
1)Anticipating a foggy winter,
2)the railway authorities have
3)decided to
4)cancel thirty trains.
5)No error

10. 1)New business today /2)are increasing focusing on /3)introducing various perks and motivation programmes /4)to help retain employees./5) No error
1)New business today
2)are increasing focusing on
3)introducing various perks and motivation programmes
4)to help retain employees.
5)No error

Answers:
1: 5, Replace ‘misuses’ with ‘abuses’
2: 1, Delete ‘By’
3: 5,
4: 3, insert ‘a’ before ‘lot’
5: 4, Replace ‘after’ with ‘for’
6: 4, Correction-”lobbying state governments and special financial agencies”
7: 4, Delete “as well”
8: 1, It should read “we have all at “
9: 5,
10:2, Substitute “increasing” with “incresingly”

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