Spot Error Set asked in IBPS PO Pre Exam

spot errors
Directions: In the following exercise, each sentence is divided into four parts, i.e. (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these parts contains an error. Pick out the part that has and error. If the sentence is free from error, then your answer will be (5).

1. (1) At no circumstances/ (2) should you/ (3) lend him/ (4) any money. / (5) No error

2. (1) I deny the/ (2) allegation that/ (3) less people/ (4) are buying our books./ (5) No error

3. (1) I think/ (2) she sang/ (3) very well./ (4) Isn't it? / (5) No error.

4. (1) She reads all/ (2) the time/; (3) she prefers/ (4) to read than to  write./ (5) No error

5. (1) I shall not go into all the depressing details/; (2) suffice it to/ (3) say the whole affair/ (4)  was an utter disaster. / (5) No error.

6. (1) He had been writing/ (2) the article for/ (3) two hours, (4) but he still/ had not finished./ (5)  No error

7. (1) Hardly did I sit/ (2) on the chair/ (3) when there was an/ (4) explosion outside the house./ (5)  No error

8. (1) A little/ (2) did I realise how/ (3)  cleverly/  (4)  I had been derived./ (5)  No error

9. (1) I would have/ (2) come sooner if/ (3) I knew/ (4) they were here./ (5)  No error

10. (1) India is/ (2) one of the/ (3) leading rice producing/ (4) country in the world./ (5) No error

Answers

1. (1); under no circumstances
2. (3); less number of people 
3. (4); Didn't she?
4. (4); reading to writing
5. (3); say that the whole affair
6. (1); he has been writing
7. (1); hardly had I sat 
8. (1); Little
9. (3); I had known 
10. (4); countries in the world 

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