Find the Error Questions for SSC CGL Tier 1 2019 | Error Detection Quiz for SSC CGL 2019 at Smartkeeda

Directions: The given sentence has been broken up into three different parts. The error, if any, will be in any one part of the sentence . Select the option which contains the part of the sentence which has an error (spelling, grammatical or contextual). If there is no error, choose option D.
Important for :
1
Not only has the Director (A) / made a good impression, but increased (B) / the motivation of the workers. (C) / No error (D)
» Explain it
B
The fragment B of the sentence is erroneous. The addition of 'but also' to the second clause would complete it.   

The correct sentence would be, "Not only has the Director made a good impression, but also increased the motivation of the workers."

Option B is hence the correct answer.
2
The antidote (A) / must be administered (B) / two times in a day. (C) / No error (D)
» Explain it
C
The fragment C of the sentence is erroneous as prepositions are not used in expressions such as 'two times a day', 'seventy miles an hour' and 'ten rupees a kilo'.

The correct sentence would be, "The antidote must be administered two times a day."

Option C is hence the correct answer.

3
Salman Rushdie is (A) / as talented writer (B) / as Graham Greene. (C) / No error (D)
» Explain it
B
The fragment B of the sentence is erroneous since when 'as' comes before the adjective, 'a/an' follows the adjective.   

Ex. Vikesh is as good a singer as Atif Aslam.

The correct sentence would be, "Salman Rushdie is as talented a writer as Graham Greene."

Option B is hence the correct answer.
4
Autumn is the driest season,  winter receives less precipitation (A) / than summer, yet the weather patterns in Switzerland (B) / are not in a stable climate pattern. (C) / No error (D)
» Explain it
D
There is no error in the sentence. Hence, the correct answer is option D.
5
Yesterday, the organising committee of the prestigious annual event (A) / apologize for putting the university and (B) / the Wharton School administration in an awkward position.(C) / No error (D)
» Explain it
B
As the sentence is in the past tense, the verb “apologize” in part B should be ‘apologized’.
 
Hence the correct answer is option B.