New Pattern English (Find the Error/Error Spotting) Quizzes for SBI PO 2019 and IBPS PO 2019 Exams | Find the Error Questions PDF at Smartkeeda

Directions: In the questions given below, a statement has been divided into 5 parts with one or more parts containing an error (grammatical and contextual). You are required to choose the part/parts which do not have an error and are contextually and grammatically correct.
1
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (A) / is of the opinion that the Indian Team (B) / should play more practice matches (C) / in any foreign tour in order to get (D) / the desired success on the foreign soil. (E)
» Explain it
E
There is no error in any part of the sentence and therefore, no correction is required in any part of the sentence.

This makes Option E the correct choice among the given options.
 
2
The Supreme Court has made (A) / strict guidelines regarding (B) / sexually harassment in the workplace (C) / for women and all have (D) / to comply by it without fail. (E)
» Explain it
D
In fragment C of the sentence, sexually harassment cannot be used since it is not correct to use an adverb to modify a noun in English grammar but a noun can only be modified with the help of an adjective in a statement. It should have been sexual harassment in the given part of the sentence.

In fragment E of the sentence, comply by is not the correct usage of appropriate preposition after the verb comply. It should have been comply with which implies everybody has to obey the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court of India.

All the other parts of sentence are correct and have no error.

The correct sentence would be: The Supreme Court has made strict guidelines regarding sexual harassment in the workplace for women and all have to comply with the it without fail.

This makes option D the correct choice among the given options. 
3
I can clearly understand (A)/ that it is nothing else (B) / than his ego that is (C) / preventing him to attend (D)  / the funeral of his estranged father. (E)
» Explain it
C
In fragment C of the given statement, than has been used incorrectly since nothing else / else should be followed by ‘but’ and not ‘than’.

In fragment D of the sentence, preventing somebody can be only from doing something. Therefore, preventing is always followed by from + -ing form of the verb. The correct usage would have been preventing him from attending in this part of the sentence.

All the others parts are correct and no error is there in all these parts.

The correct sentence would be: I can clearly understand that it is nothing else but his ego that is preventing him from attending the funeral of his estranged father.

This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
4
The cost of living in Mumbai (A) / is more than the cost of living (B) / in any other city in India (C) / but still Mumbai is one of the (D) / most populous city in the country. (E)
» Explain it
C
In fragment B of the sentence, cost of living should not be used and instead of that, that should be used since in case there is comparison between two things, the same thing is not repeated in the sentence twice but in the second instant, it is replaced by that in the singular number and those in the plural number.

In the fragment E of the sentence, there is error since one of the……. should be followed by only plural nouns and not singular noun as has been used in this sentence. Here, most populous city should be replaced by one of the most populous cities in the country.

All the other fragments of the sentence have no error and are correct.

The correct sentence would be: The cost of living in Mumbai is more than that in any other city in India but still Mumbai is one of the most populous cities in the country.

This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.
5
It is very important to understand (A) / that being an IAS Officer, he needs (B) / to be a honest person and should take decisions (C) / for the best interests of the citizens (D) / under his jurisdiction. (E)
» Explain it
C
The error lies in the fragment C of the statement since honest should always be preceded by the article an and not a as used in the sentence. This is because of the word honest starts with a vowel sound and any vowel sound will take the article an before it. All the other fragments are correct since they do not have any error in them.

The correct sentence would be: It is very important to understand that being an IAS Officer, he needs to be an honest person and should take decisions for the best interests of the citizens under his jurisdiction.

This makes option C the correct choice among the given options.