Error Correction Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims

Hello and welcome to exampundit .Here is a set of English Quiz based on Error Correction for Tomorrow’s IBPS CLERK PRELIMS 2016.

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it.
The error,
if any, will be in one
part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error,
answer is (e). (Ignore errors of
punctuation, if any)
1. As you know (a)/ by my visiting ‘ card (b)/ I am now (c)/
in Mumbai (d)/ No error (e).

Solutions -No error 
2. With a fresh coat (a)/of paint (b)/ the school can (c)/
look much nice (d)/ No error (e)

Solutions – ‘Look much nice’ should be replaced with ‘look very nice’.It should should be noted that very is  used to modify Adjectives and past participles used as Adjectives.
For example,
 I am very hungry. (Adjective)
 I am very interested in music.
            Past Participle


3. I asked the salesman (a)/ If I could exchange (b)/ the
faulty camera (c)/with another one (d)/ No error (e)

Solutions – Another’ is an indefinite determiner which means an additional person or thing. The use of ‘one’ after it is superfluous.
4. It took me (a)/almost a hour (b)/ to fill the (c)/
application form (d)/ No error (e)

Solutions –  ‘Almost a hour’ should be replaced with ‘almost an hour’ because ‘h’ of hour is Pronounced with vowel-sound.
 For example, Ram is a honest man. (x)
                            Vowel sound
                   Ram is an honest man. (✓)
                         Vowel sound
5. She insists! (a) / you stay (b) / until her husband (c)/
comes home (d)/ No error (e)

Solutions – ‘You stay’ should be replaced with “you on staying’, because ‘insist is always followed by preposition ‘on’. For
She will insist on getting up early and playing her radio very loud
6. I don’t understand (a)/how she could (b)/ treat him (c)/
so bad (d)/ No error (e)

Solutions -‘So bad’ should be replaced with ‘so badly’. Bad is an adjective and its Adverbial form is badly.
 For example,
The accident damaged his car bad.(x)
          ↓           ↓
        Verb   Adjective
The accident damaged his car badly.(✓)
          ↓            ↓

         Verb        Adverb 
7. At any arrival (a)/ in Delhi (b)/ I went straight (c) /
to the nearest ‘hospital. (d)/ No error (e)

Solutions – As soon as I  Arrived
8. It is more better (a)/ if one of the parents (b) / stays
at home (c) / to look after the children (d)/ No error (e)

Solutions – ‘It is more better’ should be replaced with ‘it is better’. The use of double comparatives is wrong. For example.
He is more better than Ram. (x)
He is better than Ram. (✓)
He is much better than Ram. (✓)

9. These reports have (a)/deterred some (b)/ women to have (c)/
the operation (d) / No error (e)

Solutions – The word ‘deter’ is followed by preposition ‘from’. Therefore, ‘women from having’ is the correct use.
For example,
What is the best way to deter young people from taking up smoking ? 

10. I answered (a)/ the questions (b) / as best as (c)/ I
could (d)/ No error/ (e)

Solutions – ‘As best as’ should be replaced with ‘as best’. The idiom ‘as best one can’ means not perfectly but as well as one is able to. For example, the facilities were not ideal but we managed as best we could. 

11. This laboratory of physics is (1)/ not only equipped with
(2)/ all state-of-the-art instruments (3)/ but also with outstanding
physicists. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions – It should be “equipped not only with” instead of “not only equipped with”. 
12. No method of making (1)/ other people agree to (2)/ your view-point
is (3)/ as effective as this method. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions – Here, as we are comparing two methods for a single purpose, the sentence should start as — ‘No other method’. 
13. I was pretty sure that (1)/ he would support my views (2)/
for changing the age-old (3)/ and static structure of our organisation. (4)/ No
error (5)

Solutions – Views should always be followed by ‘on’ instead of ‘for’. 
14. I did not like his (1)/ comments on my paper (2)/ but I
had no alternative (3)/ as I had agreed to keep quiet. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions – Delete ‘I’. 
15. The report is candid in admitting (1)/ that the
investment by the government (2)/ in health and family planning (3)/ have been
eroded considerably. (4)/ No error (5)

Solutions –  It should be ‘has been’ instead of ‘have been’

Other Sets:

  1. Set 2
  2. Set 1

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