Mission CGL Mains 2015 : Error Detection Quiz Part – 2

Directions (1 to 20) : Some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has error and answer the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If there is no error, give the answer corresponding to (D).
1.Two months of political (A) / unrest ended in July (B) / of the formation of a new government.(C)/ No error (D)

2.The country is(A)/the largest producer(B)/and export of food.(C)/No error(D)

3.The economy,traditionally dependent(A)/on forestry,is now dominated(B)/of mining.(C)/No error(D)

4.The year 1998 were(A)/marked by(B)/economic chaos.(C)/No error(D)

5.The Nobel Peace Prize is (A)/ awarded every year in Oslo(B)/ at December (C) / No error (D)

6.The entire area in (A)/ the north and west is (B)/covered by great mountain ranges.(C)/ No error (D)

7.There are going (A)/ to be numerous (B)/ challenges of him.(C)/ No error (D)

8.The scandal is blowing (A)/ into horrendous proportions;(B)/there is an urgent need to come to grip with the situation double quick. (C)/ No error (D)

9.This has been identified (A)/ by the anti-national(B)/force as the soft underbelly of India. (C)/ No error (D)

10.The low intensity war between (A)/ the two countries has led (B) / to the loss of hundreds oflives in a short span of time. (C)/ No error (D)

11.Ten kilometres beyond (A) / that village was seen two Negroes (B) / along with a few Americans and Australian merchants. (C) / No error (D).

12.The secretary and trustee (A) / were not present at today’s meeting which was very important (B) / for all the staff members (C) / No error (D).

13.Most of the money allocated for the beautification of Delhi (A) / for the Commonwealth Games (B) / were misused and embezzled. (C)/No error (D).

14.The minister along with (A) / his officials have been a warm (B) / welcome by the party workers. (C)/ No error (D).

15.An ability to work under pressure (A) / and to find a creative solution of any sort of problem (B) / belong to the realm of fantasy and is heard of only in fairy tales or tales of magic, (C) / No           error (D).

16.The number of the accidents(A)/are increasing day by day so it has become obligatory(B)/to educate people and teach them the importance of safe driving. (C) / No error (D).

17.You gave me an apple and two-thirds(A)/of that apple was bruised(B)/badly, so I put them in the dustbin.(C)/No error(D|.

18.The confused and over confident mathematician tried to prove(A)/that five and five are(B)/not ten and he tried to prove it but we proved him wrong. (C) / No error (D).

19.Bargaining with the shopkeepers(A)/was her(B)/special expertise.(C)/No error(D).

20.Never we have seen(A)/such wide variety of books(B)/as I have seen in this library.(C)/No error (D).

Answers Key……
1.(C);Change ‘of’ into ‘by’
2.(C);Change ‘export’ into ‘exporter’
3.(C);Change ‘of’ into ‘by
4.(A);Change ‘were’ into ‘was’. ‘Year 1998’ is a singular subject. Hence it will take singular verb.
5.(C);Change ‘at’  into ‘in’. ‘In’ is used with months’.
6.(B);Add ‘the ‘ before ‘west’. Article ‘the’ comes before the names of directions.
7.(C);Change of into before’
8.(C);Change ‘quick’ into ‘quickly’. Here adverb is needed.
9.(C);Change ‘force’ into ‘forces’. Here we are talking about more than one gang.’
10.(D);
11.(B);Change ‘was’ into ‘were’. Here the subject is plural (two Negroes along with a few Americans and Australian merchants). Hence plural verb will be used.
12.(B);Change ‘were’ into ‘was’. ‘The secretary and trustee’ is a singular subject with two posts.
13.(C);Change ‘were’ into ‘was’. Money is an un countable noun. Hence it will take singular verb.
14.(B);Change ‘have’ into ‘has’. When ‘along with’ joins two subjects, the verb agrees with the 1st subject.
15.(C);Change ‘belong’ into ‘belongs’. Ability is a singular subject and hence will take into singular verb.
16.(B);Change ‘are’ into ‘is’. The number of takes singular verb.
17.(C);Change ‘them’ into ‘it’. Singular pronoun ‘it’ will be used for singular noun ‘apple’.
18.(D);
19.(C);Remove ‘special’. The word special’ becomes superfluous with ‘expertise’
20.(A);Put ‘have’ before ‘we’. Negative introduc¬tory sentences are followed by inversion.

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