SBI PO Prelims 2017: Error Correction Quiz – Set 6

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims on Error Correction.

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in
the underlined parts. The error can be grammatical/spelling/phrase not
appropriate in the given sentence. Mark the part with the error and if there is
no error, mark (e).
1. While neither dark matter (a)/ or dark
energy has  (b)/been observed or
through experiments, (c) / major efforts are on to detect or
these around the world (d)/ No error (e).
2. It is suspected to be one (a)/ of the three cub
which were(b)/  apparently desperate and searching
for their
mother (c)/ that had been missing since the last few days
and were starving (d)/ No error (e).
3. My math homework (a)/ last night was (b)/ a
piece of cake
! (c)/ I finished it ten minutes (d)/ No error (e).
4. The building use to house (a)/ a power loom, which
(b)/ moved a year ago after (c)/ the corporation had declared
the building dangerous
(d)/ No error (e).
5. They were constantly using (a)/their existing
to support (b)/the ever-growing knowledge(c)/ at
Mechanics (d)/ No error (e).
Read each sentence given below and
find out whether there is an error in it. The error if any will be one of the
parts of the sentence which are marked as 1 , 2, 3 and 4. If there is no error,
the answer will be (5) i.e. No error. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any)
6. After finishing (1)/ his speech
(2)/ the audience was invited (3)/to ask questions (4)/. No error (5)/
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
E) 5
7. The little child (1)/was sitting
closely (2)/beside (3)/his teacher (4)/. No error (5)
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
E) 5
8. Built on 230 acres (1)/the
palace of Udaipur (2)/is one of the (3)/showplaces of Rajasthan (4)/. No error
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
E) 5
9. Tonight (1)/ I am going to check
(2)/that Sanjeev (3)/will do his homework correctly (4)/. No error (5)
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
E) 5
10. Due to the house (1)/ sparkled
with flames (2)/the fireman used the water (3)/to extinguish the fire (4)/. No
error (5)
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
E) 5

Kunal – 9/10

Answers & Solutions – Tap to show

  1. (b) ‘Nor dark’ in place of ‘or dark’
  2. (b) ’ the three cubs’ in place of ‘ the three cub’
  3. (d) Finished it “in” ten minutes. 
  4. (a)’Building used to’ in place of building use to’.
  5. (d) ‘Of’ in place of ‘at’.
  6. (e) No error
  7. (b) Use ‘close’ in place of closely here
  8. (e) No error
  9. (d) This sentence talks about the person ensuring that Sanjeev does his work correctly. For personal plans or predictions, we use “going to” with the simple present tense.
  10. (a) Use “as” in place of due to, “Due to” is followed by a noun.

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