Sunday, June 5, 2016

English Quiz : Spotting Error Questions for Upcoming Exam Set -1



In these questions, some of the sentences have errors and some are correct as they are. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, write (d) as the answer.

1. A free press is not a privilege (a) / but the organic necessity (b) / in a free society (c) / No error (d)


2. Where he (a) / to see you, (b) / he would have been surprised. (c) / No error. (d)

3. The number of marks carried by each questions (a) / are indicated (b) / at the end of the question. (c) / No error (d)


4. It is tme (a) / we did something (b) / to stop road accidents (c) / No error. (d)


5. An animal (a) / can be just as unhappy in a vast area (b) / or in a small one. (c) / No error (d)


6. This is an excellent site (a) / for a stadium (b) / and which we should like to acquire (c) / No error (d)


7. If you absent from (a) / college your name is likely (b) / to be struck off the rolls (c) / No error (d)


8. When I lived in England (a) / it was natural for me (b) / to speak a lot of English. (c) / No error (d)


9. Neither he is (a) / nor his wife is (b) / coming. (c)/ No error (d).


10. Can you (a) / repair my watch (b) / until Tuesday? (c) / No error (d)


11. This picture (a) / is the best (b) / of the two (c) / No error (d)


12. The drawing room was a mess (a) / with all the furnitures (b) / scattered in total disarrar (c) / No error (d)


13. No sooner did (a) / the doctor enter the house (b) / then the patient died. (c) / No error (d)


14. As I prefer coffee than tea (a) / my friends always take the trouble (b) / to get me a cup of coffee, whenever I visit them. (c) No error (d)


15. I did ask him (a) / where you were (b) / but he didn't tell me (c) / No error (d)


16. Those who are excessively careful (a) / for their health (b) / are not generally healthy. (c) No error (d)


17. There has been (a) / little change in the patient's condition (b) / since he was moved to a special ward in the hospital. (c) / No error (d)


18. Once we have agreed on (a) / the fundamentals, there will hardly be (b) / anything left to discuss about. (c) / No error (d)


19. They cook meals, (a) / lay the table and wash up, (b) / clean the house and mend the clothes. (c) / No error (d)


20. I will wait for you (a) / at the office (b) until you will finish your work. (c) / No error (d)



Answer With Detailed Explanation: 

1. (b) Replace ‘the’ by ‘an’
2. (a) The correct form is ‘If he were to .....’
3. (b) Replace ‘are by ‘is’
4. (d) No error
5. (c) Replace ‘or’ by ‘as’
6. (c) Replace ‘should’ by ‘would’
7. (a) Add ‘yourself’ afer ‘absent’
8. (d) No error
9. (a) Remove ‘is’
10. (c) Replace ‘until’ by ‘by’
11. (b) Replace 'the best' by 'better'
12. (b) Replace 'furnitures' by 'furniture'
13. (c) Replace 'then' by 'than'
14. (a) Replace 'than' by 'to'
15. (b) Replace 'where you were' by 'where he was'
16. (b) Replace 'for' by 'of'
17. (d) No error
18. (c) Remove 'to discuss'
19. (d) No error
20. (c) Remove 'will'