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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

SPOT THE ERROR Q & A for Practice

Directions : Read each sentence and 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, the answer is ‘5’ i.e. no error, (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1. I have been travelling by local /2. trains since last several years/ 3. but had never experienced/ 4. such a horrible situation as this /5. No error

2. 1. I found this ring as/2. I dug in the /3. garden. It looks very old/ 4. I wonder who it belonged to/ 5. No error

3. 1. India today stands at crucial/ 2. crossroads /3. with its history as/4. an independent nation/5. No error

4. 1. By April next year/2. I will have/3. been working in this office/4. for twenty years/ 5. No error

5. 1. He was having a bath when the/ 2. phone rang Very unwillingly he/3.got out of the bath and went to/4. answer it./5. No error

6. 1. By the time he gets back/ 2. from his holidays /3. the milkman has left/ 4. twenty one bottles of milk/5. outside his door./No error

7. 1. Have you heard the news?/ 2. Mukesh and Malati are/ 3.engaged. That is not new, I/ 4.know it for ages/ 5. No error

8. 1. Ganesh is not only involved in/2.organising conferences and seminars/3. but also in conducting/ 4. adult literacy programmes/5. No
error.

9. 1. When I heard his knock/2. I went to the door/ 3. and opened it./4. but I was not recognise him. /5.No error.

10. 1. If I would have realised/2. what a bad shape our library is in /3. I would have done something / 4. to arrest the deterioration /5. No error

11. 1. We admired the way/ 2. he had completed all his work/ 3. and appreciating the method / 4. adopted by him / 45. No error

12. 1. Out neighbours had repeated / 2. the same illogical sequence of activities / 3. if we had not brought the / 4. facts to their notice / 5. No error

13. 1. Not only the judges acquitted / 2. him of all the charges / 3. levelled against him but, / 4. also commended all his actions / No error.

14. 1. Due to certain inevitable circumstances / 2. the scheduled programme had to be / 3. postponed indefinite / 4. but the members could not be
informed / 5. No error.

15. 1. Honesty and integrity are / 2. the qualities which cannot be / 3.done away with / 4. and hence assume a lot of importance / 5. No error.

Answers :
1. 2. Part ‘2’ should be “for the last several years”.
2. 4. Part ‘4’ should be “I wonder whom it belonged to”.
3. 2. Part ‘2’ should be “at the crucial crossroads”.
4. 2. Part ‘2’ should be “I shall have been”.
5. 5. Part ‘5’ “No error”.
6. 3. Part ‘3’ should be “the milkman will have left”.
7. 3. Part ‘3’ should be “that is not news or that is no news”.
8. 1. Part ‘1’ should be “Ganesh is involved not only”.
9. 4. Part ‘4’ should be “but I did not recognise him”.
10. 1. Part ‘1’ should be “If I had realised”.
11. 3. Part ‘3’ should be “and appreciated the method”.
12. 1. Part ‘1’ should be “Our neighbours would have repeated”.
13. 1. Part ‘1’ should be “The judges not only acquitted”.
14. 3. Part ‘3’ should be “postponed indefinetely”
15. 4. Part ‘4’ should be “and hence they assume a lot of importance “’

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