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Spotting Errors


Directions (Q. 1-10): 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, the answer is ‘5’. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1) The principal / 2) along with the / 3) students of his school / 4) have gone to Shimla. /5) No error
2. 1) He said a / 2) number of lies / 3) and then went / 4) without saying me good-bye. /5) No error
3. 1) Not only we saw / 2) the education / 3) minister / 4) but also the chief minister. /5) No error
4. 1) I came / 2) directly to my / 3) residence from / 4) the railway station. /5) No error
5. 1) I signed / 2) on the receiving / 3) in the morning / 4) but the pay has not been disbursed to me. /5) No error
6. 1) This is the / 2) same story / 3) which I heard / 4) from him yesterday. /5) No error
7. 1) It was difficult to / 2) get out because the street / 3) was full of people from / 4) one end to another. /5) No error
8. 1) It has been our custom / 2) from time immemorial to / 3) be hospitable to those / 4) who came to our doors. /5) No error
9. 1) In my opinion, / 2) pencil is always / 3) more preferable / 4) to pen for a child. /5) No error
10. 1) She doesn’t hardly / 2) know what / 3) happened / 4) yesterday. /5) No error



Answers:

  1. 4; ‘has gone to Shimla’
  2. 5
  3. 1; ‘We saw not only’
  4. 5
  5. 1; ‘receipt’
  6. 3; ‘that’
  7. 2; ‘get away because’
  8. 4; ‘who come to’
  9. 3; Remove ‘more’.
  10. 1; ‘Hardly does she’
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