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English Quiz (Error Detection ) SSC CGL and CPO 2016

English Quiz (Error Detection ) SSC CGL and CPO 2016_40.1

Directions (Q.1-10) : In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, your answer is (d) i.e. No error

1.
(a) The assassin was convicted
(b)  and ordered to be hung
(c)  even though the lawyer handled the case efficiently.
(d)  No Error
Ans- b 
Explanation: use ‘hanged’ in place of ‘hang’) 

2.
(a) Being unable to
(b) cope with the syllabus
(c) he discontinued the course.
(d) No Error
Ans- d
Explanation: the given sentence is grammatically correct. 

3.
(a) If I was told earlier
(b) I would have
(c) certainly helped you.
(d) No Error
Ans- a 
Explanation: use past perfect continuous tense verb ‘had been told’) 

4.
(a) Alms 
(b) are given
(c) to the poors.
(d) No Error
Ans- c
Explanation: use ‘poor’ in place of ‘poors’. “the poor” means ‘poor people’ already plural in form.  

5.
(a) Mrs. Pratap, being a good teacher
(b) she is selected
(c) for the national Award. 
(d) No Error
Ans- b 
Explanation: the use of pronoun ‘she’ is unnecessary. 

6.
(a) We have to
(b) insure that members
(c) fulfill the requirements.
(d) No Error
Ans-  b 
Explanation: use ‘ensure’ in place of ‘insure’. 

7.
(a) No sooner did the priest
(b) enter the temple
(c) when the people stood up.
(d) No Error
Ans-  c 
Explanation: use ‘than’ in place of ‘when’.

8.
(a) The type of qualities you acquire
(b) depend upon your company
(c) and so you associate yourselves with simple and good natured people
(d) No Error
Ans- b 
Explanation: use first form of the verb ‘depends’. 

9.
(a) The earth’s atmosphere
(b) comprises of
(c) numerous gases.
(d) No Error
Ans- b 
Explanation: we do not use preposition ‘of’ after comprise. 

10.
(a) He
(b) takes pain
(c) over his work.
(d) No Error
Ans- b 
Explanation: use ‘pains’ in place of ‘pain’.  


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