SSC CGL English Error Detection Quiz: 22 Feb

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Directions (1-15): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.

Q1. Several great battles (A)/ took place among (B)/ the British and the Americans. (C)/No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. For two things/people “between” should be used. Thus option B is correct.

 

Q2. The stream gurgled (A)/ contentedly as it (B)/ slowed to rounding the bend. (C)/No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. “To round” is the correct term. To express the intention “infinitive” should be used and “to round” will express the intention here. Thus option C is correct.

 

Q3. As Benjamin ran (A)/ next the street, he wondered (B)/ what he should buy. (C)/No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. “Next” should be replaced with “along”. Along the street means to go parallel to the street. Thus option B is correct.

 

Q4.”You didn’t answer my (A)/ question,” he said, (B)/ stepping to her. (C)/No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘Stepping towards her’ should be used.
Towards: “in the direction of”.

 

Q5. The taxes to be paid are still supposed to be calculated (A)/ by the authorities based on how much the sale price of a company’s (B)/ unlisted share exceeds than its fair market value. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Exceed: be greater in number or size than (a quantity, number, or other measurable thing).
Hence the usage of ‘than’ after ‘exceed’ is superfluous and needs to be removed.

 

Q6. The Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principals (A)/ supported by additional explanations and position papers that (B)/addresses changing journalistic practices.(C) No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘principals’ with ‘principles’.
Principle: a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior.
Principal: the most important or senior person in an organization or group.
Fitting in the context, ‘principle’ is the correct usage.

 

Q7. Hitler’s self-imposed dietary (A)/restrictions included abstinence (B)/ of alcohol and meat.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘of’ with ‘from’.
‘Abstinence from’ is the correct usage.

 

Q8. In October 1940, Gandhi, abandoning his original stand, decided to (A)/ launch limited civil disobedience campaign in which leading advocates (B)/of Indian independence were selected to participate one by one. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Add indefinite determiner ‘a’ before the singular countable subject ‘limited civil disobedience campaign’.

 

Q9. In the Ganges Delta many large rivers (A)/ come together, both merging and bifurcating (B)/ in a complicated network of channel. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘channel’ with ‘channels’. As not one but many channels will form a network.

 

Q10. In 1861, three years after the dissolution of the East India Company and the establishment of (A)/ Crown rule in India, the activity of archaeology on the subcontinent (B)/ became more formally organised with the founding of the Archaeological Survey of India. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. No Error

 

Q11. Megasthenes, a Greek ethnographer who visited India (A)/ during third century BCE when Mauryans ruled India (B)/described about the existence of canals in the Gangetic plain. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. The usage of ‘about’ after ‘described’ is superfluous. ‘Described the existence of canals’ is correct.

 

Q12. I know I will be (A)/ compelled to leave this house (B)/ this week, which will be very disadvantageous for me. (C) / No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘will’ with ‘shall’.
Because shall is used with first person if it is followed by ‘be obliged’, ‘be compelled’.

 

Q13. Whether you prefer a physical exchange for (A)/ cash and a digital process, there are myriad (B)/ ways to get money using gold. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘and’ with ‘or’. As ‘whether….or’ is the correct conjunction pair.

 

Q14. Sports persons are often unfairly judged on what they do (A)/ for few minutes on the event day, ignoring the hours of (B)/ drudgery of training that consumes their lives. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. No Error

 

Q15. The Manager warned his team members (A)/ that if they persist in their (B)/ obstructionist attitude they would be punished. (C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. As the main clause is in past tense then the subordinate clause should be in the past tense as well thus “persist” should be changed to “persisted”.
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