Sunday, June 5, 2016

English Quiz : Spotting Error Questions for Upcoming Exam Set -2

1. The gap between what he preaches (a) and what he practices is too wide (b) / to accept by any sensible person. (c) / No error(d)

2. The king was embarrassed (a) / to find evidences (b) / against his own queen. (c) / No error (d)

3. While flying over India (a) / we had glimpses of the two sources of her culture (b) / Ganges and Himalayas. (c) No error (d)

4. They begged him (a) / not to go (b) yet he was determined. (c) / No error (d)

5. I don't remember having met him before, (a) / although the voice sounds (b) rather familiar to me. (c) / No error (d)

6. A lot of travel delay is caused (a) / due to the inefficiency and, lack of good management (b) / on behalf of the railways. (c) /No error (d)

7. The manager called the clerk and said whether (a) / he was in the habit of (b) / sleeping at home as well. (c) / No error (d)

8. The crew were on board (a) / and they soon busied themselves (b) / in preparing to meet the storm. (c) / No error (d)

9. The statement made by the writer (a) / appears to be incorrect (b) / as Gandhiji was not born in Ahmedabad. (c) / No error (d)

10. With the advancement of winter, (a) / the days grow shorter (b) / while the nights grow longer. (c) / No error (d)

11. Amar introduced me (a) / to his friend (b) / who is a scientist and an engineer. (c) / No error (d)

12. Students should work (a) / hard in order to (b) / build their carrier. (c) / No error (d)

13. There is still (a) / little tea (b) left in the cup. (e) / No error (d)

14. I will spend (a) / my remaining life (b) in the village. (e) / No error (d)

15. The future of food companies (a) /seems quite secure(b) / owed to ever-growing demand(c) / No error (d).

16. The vaccine (a) / when hit the Indian market (b) / is dogged by controversy (c) / No error (d)

17. His son (a) / is working (b) / very hardly (c) / No error (d)

18. Do you know that it was I (a) / who has done (b) / this piece of beautiful work (c) / No error (d)

19. The company has ordered (a) / some (b) / new equipments (c) / No error

20. If you had told me (a)/ I would have helped you (b) / solve the problem (c) / No error (d)

Answers With Detail Explanation :

1. (c) Replace 'to accept' by 'to be accepted'
2. (b) Replace 'evidences' by 'evidence'
3. (c) Add 'the' before 'Ganges' and 'Himalayas'
4. (d) No error
5. (b) Replace 'although' by 'though'
6. (c) Replace ‘on hehalf’ by ‘on the part of ‘behave’ means ‘in place of someone’
7. (a) replace ‘said’ by ‘asked’
8. (a) Replace ‘meet’ by ‘face’
9. (d) No error
10. . (a) Replace ‘advancement’ by ‘advent’
11. . (c) The correct form is ‘who is both a scientist and an engineer’ or ‘who is a scientist as well as an engineer’
12. (c) Replace 'carrier' by 'career' 'Carries' is something that carries
13. (b) a little
14. (b) Replace 'my remaining life' by 'the rest of my life'
15. (c) Owing to (preposition) means : Because of “hence owing to ever growing demand” should be used here
16. (c) “Was dogged by controversy” should be used.
17. (c) ‘very hard’ should be used
18. (b) “who have done” should be used
19. (c) The word equipment is uncountable noun hence “equipment” should be used in place of “equipments.”
20. (a) ‘Told’ should be replaced as ‘asked’