By admin 9 September 2020
The Staff Selection Commission is scheduled to publish the official notification for the 2020 Combined Graduate Level Examination on 15th September. Over 20 lakh students are expected to appear in this highly competitive exam which has seen the final cutoff scores increasing with each passing year. The language section of the exam lays a lot of stress on testing a candidate’s understanding of English grammar.
Being the Centre for the Best SSC Coaching Classes in Delhi / NCR, Vidya Guru Institute prepares its students for all the challenging questions that the Commission may put up in the CGL exam. The latest endeavor in this regard is the Sentence Error Quiz that our subject matter experts have provided below. Make sure you attempt all the questions. Going through the explanations is a must because it will help you correct any possible mistake.
Sentence Error Spotting Quiz
Directions (For the 25 items given below): Each question in this quiz has a sentence which has 3 parts labeled (a), (b) and (c). Read each sentence to find out if there is an error in any part and indicate your answer against the corresponding letter i.e. (a) or (b) or (c). If you find no error, your answer should be indicated as (d).
Question 1. The old man (a) / has ordered for (b) / some pancakes and sandwiches. (c) / No error (d)
Question 2. After you will (a) / return from Paris, (b) / we will come to see you. (c) / No error (d)
Question 3. My fiancé is (a) / working in this institute (b) / for the last nine months. (c) / No error (d)
Question 4. Stronger men should (a) / be prohibited (b) / to take advantage of weaker men. (c) / No error (d)
Question 5. These days, many a player (a) / is disturbed (b) / because of emotional stress. (c) / No error (d)
Question 6. She was (a) / a right candidate (b) / for the job. (c) / No error (d)
Question 7. Rachel is an intelligent girl (a) / and has a (b) / childish grace. (c) / No error (d)
Question 8. Since March 20, 2019, (a) / a lock-out was declared in (b) / the mill. (c) / No error (d)
Question 9. When my uncle was unwell, (a) / I went to the nursing home (b) / on alternative weekends. (c) / No error (d)
Question 10. The attractive (a) / surrounding of the place (b) / enthralled my friend. (c) / No error (d)
Question 11. As no help was available (a) /she carried (b) / all her luggages herself. (c) / No error (d)
Question 12. She was not able (a) / to cope up with (b) / the requirements of the job. (c) / No error (d)
Question 13. Lasik has become (a) / a vital tool (b) / for any complicated eyes surgery. (c) / No error (d)
Question 14. We take immense pleasure (a) / in welcome you (b) / to our neighbourhood. (c) / No error (d)
Question 15. It is highly conceited (a) / for him to think that (b) / he will succeed every time. (c) / No error (d)
Question 16. Either Noah or (a) / his brothers has (b) / committed this mistake. (c) / No error (d)
Question 17. He as well as (a) / his cousins have (b) / played for the country. (c) / No error (d)
Question 18. Mr. Mark is still (a) / considered as the best male (b) / actor by some film experts. (c) / No error (d)
Question 19. Agatha has been pursuing a (a) / financial accounting programme (b) / in my college from one year. (c) / No error (d)
Question 20. We shall strive to be (a) / on time, but do not be anxious (b) / if we shall be late. (c) / No error (d)
Question 21. The new tablet (a) / is superior than (b) / an average laptop. (c) / No error (d)
Question 22. Now-a-days music (a) / albums generally comprise of (b) / 9 or 10 tracks of around 4 minutes each. (c) / No error (d)
Question 23. Jack, Jill and Jenny are old (a) / friends, but they seldom (b) / agree with each other. (c) / No error (d)
Question 24. India was repeatedly attacked (a) / by foreign invaders (b) / between 1600 AD to 1800 AD. (c) / No error (d)
Question 25. John’s mother (a) / does not approve of (b) / him mountain biking. (c) / No error (d)
Answers and Explanations
1. (B) The correct sentence is: The old man has ordered some pancakes and sandwiches. We can’t put a preposition after “Order” because it is a transitive verb.
2. (A) The correct sentence is: After you return from Paris, we will come to see you. The conditional clause starting from “after” should be written in the present tense.
3. (A) The correct sentence is: My fiancé has been working in this institute for the last nine months.
4. (C) The correct sentence is: Stronger men should be prohibited from taking advantage of weaker men.
5. (D) These days, many a player is disturbed because of emotional stress. The sentence has no error. Because “Many a” is a singular construction, a singular verb should come after it, not a plural one.
6. (B) The correct sentence is: She was the right candidate for the job.
7. (C) The correct sentence is: Rachel is an intelligent girl and has a childlike grace. “Childish” has a negative connotation.
8. (A) The correct sentence is: On March 20, 2019, a lock-out was declared in the mill. The sentence is in simple past tense.
9. (C) The correct sentence is: When my uncle was unwell, I went to the nursing home on alternate weekends.
10. (B) The correct sentence is: The attractive surroundings of the place enthralled my friend. Surroundings or environs must be in plural form.
11. (C) The correct sentence is: As no help was available, she carried all her luggage herself. Luggage is an uncountable noun and does not have a plural form.
12. (B) The correct sentence is: She was not able to cope with the requirements of the job. “Cope up with” and “Cope up” are grammatically incorrect constructions.
13. (C) The correct sentence is: Lasik has become a vital tool for any complicated eye surgery. “Eyes surgery” is an incorrect construction because adjectives are generally written in a singular form.
14. (B) The correct sentence is: We take immense pleasure in welcoming you to our neighborhood. “In welcome you” is a faulty construction.
15. (B) The correct sentence is: It is highly conceited of him to think that he will succeed every time.
16. (B) The correct sentence is: Either Noah or his brothers have committed this mistake. In case of “either-or” constructions, the proximity principle is applicable. Here, the verb follows the 2nd subject i.e his brothers. So, the correct usage will be “have committed”.
17. (B) The correct sentence is: He as well as his cousins has played for the country. Replace “have played” with “has played” because when 2 subjects are joined using a phrase like “as well as”, the verb follows the 1st subject.
18. (B) The correct sentence is: Mr. Mark is still considered the best male actor by some film experts. “Considered as” is a faulty construction. “As” can’t be placed after considered.
19. (C) The correct sentence is: Agatha has been pursuing a financial accounting programme in my college for one year. “From one year” isn’t correct because in the present perfect continuous tense “for” and not “from” is used showing duration.
20. (C) The correct sentence is: We shall strive to be on time, but do not be anxious if we are late. “We shall be late” is incorrect because a conditional clause, starting with if, can’t be written in the future tense.
21. (B) The correct sentence is: The new tablet is superior to an average laptop. In the case of superior, comparison will be made by “to” and not “than”
22. (B) The correct sentence is: Now-a-days music albums generally comprise 9 or 10 tracks of around 4 minutes each. After comprises “of” is not used.
23. (C) The correct sentence is: Jack, Jill and Jenny are old friends, but they seldom agree with one another. There are 3 persons mentioned in this sentence. The reciprocal pronoun for more than two persons is “one another” and not “each other”.
24. (C) The correct sentence is: India was repeatedly attacked by foreign invaders between Between 1600 AD and 1800 AD. “Between 1600 AD to 1800 AD” is a faulty construction. The correct pair of correlative conjunctions is “between & and”, not “between & to”.
25. (C) The correct sentence is: John’s mother does not approve of his mountain biking. Biking is a gerund and before every gerund, the possessive case is used i.e “his” and not “him”.
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