Errors spotting in English Language for RBI Assistant Exam

error spotting

Directions :

In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has no error. if there is no mistake, the answer is "No error'.

1. After the alloted (a) / time was over (b) / they torn off all (c) / the papers which they had used (d) / No error (e)

2. Vipul was unhappy  (a) / because he would (b) /  not attend the marriage (c) / of his friend yesterday (d)/  No error (e) .

3. Sharad was entrusted with (a) /  the task of coordinating  yesterday's programme (b) /  but  due to certain difficulties (c)/  he does not  do it (d)/ No error (e).

4. The house with all its (a) / furniture and exotic  plants (b) /  were sold for Rs . 50,000 (c) / No error (d).

5. The number of people (a)/ aaplying  were so large (b)/ that the college had to (c) / stop issuing application forms (d) / No error (e).

6. The cabinet Minister and the  Prime Minister (a)/ was at airport (b) / to receive the foreign dignitary (c) / No error (d).

7.  The job is much worse than I expected (a) / If I  would have realised (b) / how awful it was going to be (c) /  I would not have accepted it (d) / No error (e).

8. Meerabai was sent away from her home (a) /  because she spend most of the time (b) / in the company of holy men (c) / No error (d).

9.  A group of friends (a) / want to visit (b) / the new plant as early as possible (c) / No error (d).


10. Unless you stop to make noise at once,(a)/  I will have no option but to (b) / bring the matter to the attention of the police (c)/ No error (d).

11. It was you (a) / I would not  have (b) / committed  this blunder (c)  / No error (d).

12.  Not one of the hunderds (a) / of striking workers (b) /  were allowed to go near the factory (c) / No error (d).

13. Children  visiting  the (a) / park are amused (b) /  by the monkeys (c) / play in the cages (d)/No error (e).

14. The man told to her (a) / that he had not brought his dog (b) / out for a walk as he was afraid that it would rain (c) / No error (d).

15. I am sure that (a) / neither the house nor its contents  (b) / is for sale ( c) / no error (d).


Solutions :

1.  Replace' torn' by 'tore'

2.  Replace 'would' by 'could'

3. Replace 'does' by 'could'

4. Replace 'were' by 'was'

5. Replace 'were' by 'was'  ( The number ....is singular)

6. Replace 'was' by 'were'

7. Replace 'would have'  by 'had'

8. Replace 'spend' by 'spent'  because it is being talked about the past.

9. Replace 'want' by 'wants' ( A group' is  singular)

10. Replace 'to make' by 'making'

11. Replace 'was' by 'were'

12. Replace  'were' by 'was'

13. Replace 'Play' by 'playing'

14. Remove 'to'

15. Replace 'is'  by 'are'
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