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English Mania: Error Correction (Part 1)

Published on Friday, January 29, 2016
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. A glance focused at our past (a)/would show that tolerance (b)/ had been the hallmark (c)/ of our religious tradition. (d)/ No error. (e)

2. Since religious identities (a)/ have assumed political colour, (b)/ religion has been no longer (c)/ a matter of personal faith. (d)/ No error. (e)

3. While on the one hand (a)/ India has advanced in science and technology, (b)/ on the second millions are suffering (c)/ for what of proper food, clothing and shelter. (d)/ No error. (e)

4. When talking of books, (a)/ I am always reminded of (b)/ my youngest brother (c)/ who died a few years earlier. (d)/ No error. (e)

5. He fell into love with a girl (a)/ and was much exercised (b)/ over what he should give (c)/ her on her birthday. (d)/ No error. (e)

6. It is the time we had revised (a)/ our attitudes to governance (b)/ in developing countries (c)/ and transition economies. (d)/ No error. (e)

7. He hardly had (a)/ collected the papers (b)/ on his desk when (c)/ the door brust open. (d)/ No error. (e)

8. Had he fared (a)/ much better in the exam (b)/ he would have (c)/ got a better job. (d)/ No error. (e)

9. He criticized (a)/ the government for (b)/ failing in halting (c)/ economic deadline. (d)/ No error. (e)

10. He lost his leg (a)/ when he was ten (b)/ but learnt to (c)/ overcome his handcap. (d)/ No error. (e)


1. a; Delete the word “focused”.
2. c; It should be “is” in place of “has been”.
3. c; “On the one hand” will always be followed by “on the other”, so replace “second’ with “other”.
4. d; It should be “a few years ago” in place of “a few years earlier”.
5. a; The right phrase is “to fall in love”, so replace “into” with “in”.
6. a; Remove “had”.
7. a; Change the order of “hardly had” as “had hardly”.
8. b; Remove “much’.
9. c; Replace “in halting” with “to halt”.
10. e; No error.

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