Spotting Errors for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 06 June

Spotting Errors for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 06 June

Spotting Errors for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 06 June

Directions (1-10): 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. 1) It must be acknowledged / 2) that much of the task / 3) today of achievement of gender equity / 4) lies with us. / 5) No error

2. 1) The backgrounds are exuberantly filled in / 2) with flora, fauna, mountains, / 3) rolling clouds and over all that, / 4) there are marvellous foliage and flowers. / 5) No error

3. 1) Pleasingly written, this novel is / 2) a seminal study so packed / 3) with information and fresh ideas / 4) that one needs time to mull over and digest it. / 5) No error

4. 1) Indian capital is in the final stage / 2) of being frenetically refurbished and polished / 3) for display to sport competitors and spectators / 4) for the third largest sports event of the world. / 5) No error

5. 1) The Supreme Court has ruled that / 2) when a person provides labour or service to another / 3) for remuneration which is less than the minimum wage / 4) it falls under the ambit of forced labour. / 5) No error

6. 1) We have decided that we’ll continue / 2) developing our copper mine industry / 3) but on the other hand / 4) we shall diversify our production. / 5) No error

7. 1) One of his many / 2) good traits that / 3) comes to my mind / 4) is his modesty. / 5) No error

8. 1) The faster he completes / 2) the work given to him / 3) the larger / 4) would be his profit. / 5) No error

9. 1) When I am in New York, / 2) I often wear Indian cloths / 3) because they are / 4) so comfortable. / 5) No error

10. 1) At Oscar ceremony, / 2) Kathryn Bigelow became / 3) the first woman to win / 4) the award of Best Director. / 5) No error


ANSWERS:

1. 3
Replace ‘achievement of’ with ‘achieving’
2. 3
Replace ‘over all’ with ‘above all’
above all- More than anything else, as in
3. 5
4. 4
Replace ‘sport’ with ‘sports’
5. 4
Replace ‘under’ with ‘within’
within is used when you talk about the inside of the limits fixed or required by; not transgressing: within the law.
6. 2
Replace ‘mine’ with ‘mining’
7. 3
Replace ‘comes’ with ‘come’
Remember subject-verb agreement. “comes” will come as the subject is “one of the many traits” and not many traits.
8. 4
Replace ‘would’ with ‘will’
9. 2
Replace ‘cloths’ with clothes’
cloth is a piece of fabric, a material of fibers woven together. It is used to make clothes, which are pieces of cloth sewn together to wear on your body. Sometimes clothes are referred to as clothing, which dispenses with the sometimes troublesome plural noun.
The plural of cloth is cloths. And the plural of clothes is clothes. 
10. 4
Replace ‘of’ with ‘for’
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