New Pattern Error Spotting For SBI Clerk 2018- I

Directions: In the given sentences some words are bold which are correct except that you need to find out which part of the sentence is contextually and grammatically wrong:

1. Seven of the fatalities was in Havana, whose decaying historic buildings were no match for the force of the storm
a. Seven of the fatalities
b. Was in Havana, whose
c. Historic buildings were
d. For the force of the storm
e. No error

2. María Estela Pedroso, who knew the brothers, said she had tried to convince the authorities to relocate her for over a decade.
a. María Estela Pedroso, who
b. Knew the brothers,
c. Had tried to convince
d. To relocate her for over a decade.
e. No error

3. The government last year changed the expenditure classification to revenue and capital expenditure from the earlier classification of plan and non-plan expenditure.
a. The government last year changed
b. classification to revenue and
c. capital expenditure from the
d. classification of plan and non-plan expenditure.
e. No error

4. The finance ministry has started the budget-making exercise for the fiscal year starting 1 April with the release of the budget circular in September containing the timelines of submission of information by various departments.
a. The finance ministry has started the
b. for the fiscal year starting 1 April with
c. the budget circular in September containing the timelines
d. of submission of information by various departments.
e. No error

5. The government has not decided on frame a new Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, as recommended by the N.K. Singh committee.
a. The government has not
b. decided on frame a new
c. and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, as
d. recommended by the N.K. Singh committee.
e. No error

6. Talking on other projects of Indo-Russia cooperation, Chemezov said apart from the Ka-226, the two sides have an enterprise that has been working for a long time producing cruise missiles Brahmos.
a. Talking on other projects of Indo-Russia cooperation,
b. apart from the Ka-226, the two sides have an
c. enterprise that has been working for
d. producing cruise missiles Brahmos.
e. No error

7. Federer had had surgery for the first time in his career in his left knee in February and after the Wimbledon setback, he did not finish the season, missing the US Open and the Rio Olympics.
a. Federer had had surgery for the first time
b. in his left knee in February and after
c. the Wimbledon setback he did not
d. missing the US Open and the Rio Olympics.
e. No error

8. Many people thought Roger Federer’s Grand Slam-winning days were behind him, but he defied his age and conventional logic to seal his 18th major title in the Australian Open on Sunday.
a. Many people thought Roger Federer’s Grand Slam
b. were behind him, but he defied his age
c. and conventional logic to seal
d. in the Australian Open on Sunday.
e. No error.

9. Airports Authority of India (AAI) will raise its capital expenditure by 25% in the fiscal year starting 1 April to expand existing airports and builds hangars for hundreds of planes that airlines are ordering.
a. Airports Authority of India (AAI) will raise its
b. by 25% in the fiscal year starting 1 April to expand
c. and builds hangars for hundreds of
d. of planes that airlines are ordering.
e. No error

10. Machines of the size of a portable room cooler has been installed outside washrooms of Kolkata airport to allow passengers to report the cleanliness of washrooms by pressing one of the two buttons.
a. Machines of the size of a portable
b. has been installed outside washrooms of Kolkata airport
c.to report the cleanliness of washrooms by
d. pressing one of the two buttons.
No error

Answers & Explanation

  1. Solution: b) were will be used instead of was because the subject is in plural form.
  2. Solution: c) had been trying will be used instead of had tried past perfect tense is used in the sentence which started in the past and continued for some time in the past. In the sentence, she had been trying to convince the authorities for a decade. So it continued for some time.
  3. Solution: e) no error 
  4. Solution: d) for will be used instead of ‘of’
  5. Solution: b) framing will be used instead of frame.
  6. Solution: a) talking about is a correct usage.
  7. Solution: b) on his left knee will be used.
  8. Solution: d) at will be used instead of in. At is used if the specific position or specific point of time is given.
  9. Solution: e) no error
  10. Solution: b) have been installed will be used instead of has been installed.

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