Spotting Errors MCQ for IPBS PO / Clerk

Spotting Errors MCQ for IPBS PO / Clerk

Q. Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic 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. If anyone happens (a)/ to call while I (b)/ 3) am out, please ask them (c)/ to leave a message for me (d)/ No error (e)

2. These kind of shoes (a)/ seem to be expensive (b)/ but they are relatively (c)/ easy to care for (d)/ No error (e)

3. He has had (a)/ an active career (b)/ writing poetry and (c)/ reporting for a newspaper. (d)/ No error (e)

4. She held something (a)/ at her side (b)/ which was hiding (c)/ by the folds of her dress. (d)/ No error (e)

5. Whomever (a)/ we think deserve (b)/ the award will (c)/ certainly get it. (d)/ No error (e)

6. It would be a great advantage (a)/ if industrial management took long (b)/ hard look at (c)/ the information provided. (d)/ No error (e)

7. My friend, being unwilling to attend (a)/ the court at an early hour (b)/ of the morning, sent a letter explaining (c)/ why could he not obey. (d)/ No error (e)

8. A twelve-year-old boy (a)/ was caught at the (b)/ railway platform (c)/ this morning. (d)/ No error (e)

9. Though my brother (a)/ spent a lot of money on my education (b)/ he refused to give (c)/ myself any pocket money. (d)/ No error (e)

10. Rahul’s new office is close (a)/ to his residence (b)/ so he would not longer (c)/ have to travel by bus. (d)/ No error (e)

ANSWERS with Explanation –
  1. c ‘please ask him’
  1. a ‘these kinds of shoes’ (This kind of thing or that kind of thing is made plural with the phrases these kinds of things or those kinds of things)
  1. e
  1. c ‘which was hidden’
  1. a ‘whoever’
  1. b ‘took a long’
  1. d 
  1. e 
  1. d ; Replace ‘myself’ by ‘me’.
  1. c ; “No longer” in place of “not longer”
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