Spotting Errors for bank examsEnglish error spotting in bank test:In almost all bank exams, English section contains 5 questions on "spotting error".Most of the candidates find it difficult to answer these questions.You can easily Score five out of five from this section if you are ready to study some important rules of usage of nouns,pronouns,verbs,articles,adverbs,adjective,preposition,conjunctions etc..
Use of Articles,Nouns,Pronouns –Some important rules
English language common errors-Practice questions:
Ans.Change ‘have’ to ‘has’. ‘Many a’ is always followed by a singular noun and a singular verb.
2.I have/two sister-in-laws/whose husbands /are settled in dubai.
Ans:Replace ‘sister-in-laws’ by ‘sisters-in-law’.
3.In my youth I used to visit Sharma’s and Chawla’s company.
Ans: Delete S’ from Sharma’s -rule 11
4.This girl /wrote an essay/so well that/her teacher was exceedingly pleased with her.
Ans:Substitute ‘an’ by ‘the’ before ‘essay’.The sentence lays emphasis on ‘essay’.
5.Different/authorities defines/intelligence in/different ways.
Ans:Change ‘defines’ to ‘define’ to make it agree with plural noun ‘authorities’.
6.Everyone of the students/has brought/his/identity card.
Ans:Where the number is limited or is implied to be limted ‘each one’ will be a better usage than ‘every one’.
7.India is /one of the leading /film producing country /in the world.
Ans:Change ‘country’ to ‘countries’.The word ‘countries’ has not been used for ‘India’ but for countries which produces films and out of which India is one.
8.Let you and I /ponder over the basic/ question that students/do not get good guidance.
Ans:Subtitute ‘I’ by ‘me’.’Let’ is always followed by objective form of pronoun.
9.None of two girls/ who were present/there appeared to be inclined / to listen to sane advice.
Ans:’ Substitute’ none by ‘neither’.’None’ is used in reference to more than two.In reference to two ,’neither’ is used.
10.None of us were /really very happy/when the guests/ got entry into the house.
Ans:Replace ‘were’ by ‘was’.’None’ takes a singular verb.But when ‘none’ is used alone,it takes plural verb.Eg:None are doing as bad as….
11.He didn’t do anything;/he fed himself /on the /labours of others.
Ans:Delete ‘himself’ after fed.See rule9.
12.’Paradise lost’ is / one of the world’s epics/which have carved out immortal /niches in the literary history of the world.
Ans: Add ‘the’ before ‘Paradise lost’.See rule2.
13.The man and his horse/which you saw /on the road yesterday /are dead.
Ans:Change ‘which’ to ‘that’ .Relative pronoun referring to man and animal together is ‘that’ instead of which.
14.There were /ten women passengers in/ the cabin; they quarrelled with each other/ over sitting space .
Ans:Change ‘each other’ to ‘one another’ .’Each other’ is used in reference to two; in reference to more than two ‘one another’ is used.
15.Rahul, the proprietor /and the manager/of the firm, was deeply loved /by his employees.
Ans:Delete ‘the’ before ‘manager’.When two singular subjects refer to the same person,only first one should be preceded by article.
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