English Mania: Error Correction (Part 2)

Dear Readers,
Today we are presenting you some important Error Correction in English Mania Session. From this session you may got similar questions in your upcoming banking and insurance exams. Try to solve it.

English Mania: Error Correction

Directions (Q.1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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 the errors of punctuation, if any.

1. While going though (1)/ the enquiry report (2)/ yesterday I find (3)/ several specific mistakes. (4)/ No error (5).

2. If the principal is good (1)/ the students (2)/ will respond (3)/ positively to them. (4)/ No error (5).

3. By the time (1)/ he reached (2)/ his house it was (3)/ not hardly eight. (4)/ No error (5).

4. It has been observed that (1)/ many good projects (2)/ suffer of shortage of (3)/ funds and other resources. (4)/ No error (5).

5. Wars are (1)/probably the (2)/ last refuge of (3)/ failed politicians. (4)/ No errors (5).

6. Neither the teacher nor the guard (1)/ were aware of (2)/ the arrangements made (3)/ for the examination. (4)/ No error (5).

7. How to tackle the problem (1)/ is the main concerning (2)/ of the organizers (3)/ at the moment (4)/ No error (5).

8. One of my best friend (1)/ is both a scientist (2)/ and writer (3)/ of repute (4)/ No error (5).

9. No sooner the bus arrived (1)/ than there was (2)/ a mad rush of passengers (3)/ to board it (4)/ No error (5).

10. One of the orators (1)/ are knowledgeable (2)/ and good at (3)/ handling the listeners (4)/ No error (5).

Answer & Solution

1. 3; the sentence is in past tense, so it should be ‘found’ in place of ‘find’.
2. 4; there is mention of only one teacher, so replace ‘them’ with ‘him’ or ‘her’.
3. 4; remove ‘not’.
4. 3; it should be ‘suffer from’ in place of ‘suffer of’.
5. 5; No error.
6. 2; replace ‘were’ with ‘was’.
7. 2; replace ‘concern’ with ‘concerning’.
8. 1; It is one friend out of several friends, so it should be ‘friends’ in place of ‘friend’.
9. 1; ‘No sooner’ is followed by ‘did’ or ‘had’.
[Rule: No sooner did I V1 than S + V2 or No sooner had I V3 than S + V2]
10. 2; out of the several orators only one is being mentioned, so it should be ‘is’ in place of ‘are’.

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