Spotting Errors in English for Bank Exam Quiz for IBPS Clerk, SBI Clerk, LIC AAO, RBI Assistant Exams

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Directions: In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.
1
Once appointed by the President, (A)/the council of ministers (B)/as responsible (C)/to the house. (D)/No error (E)
» Explain it
C
Change ‘are’ to ‘is’ because the subject ‘council of ministers’ is considered as one unit.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
2
The time has come for policy makers (A) / in India to understand the damage (B) / which is caused as a result of (C) / a vast gap in perception and reality. (D)/No error (E)
» Explain it
C
Change ‘is’ to ‘has been’ to correct the error of tense to indicate that the damage has been done in present perfect.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
3
The perception of security (A)/held by the power elites (B)/tend to ignore the basic reality that (C)/contradictions of civil society have grown since nuclear explosion. (D)/No error (E)
» Explain it
C
Change ‘tend’ to ‘tends’ to correct the error of subject verb agreement. Because the subject ‘the perception of security’ is expressing one or singular idea.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
4
Since two days, (A)/I have not taken (B)/the breakfast (C)/but dinner. (D)/No error (E)
» Explain it
C
Delete ‘the’ before breakfast. Because before ‘meal’ article is not used except for a particular purpose.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
5
Any coalition (A)/which contains Miss Jayalalitha as a major ally (B)/and Ms. Mamta as a minor partner (C)/do not need outside support. (D)/No error (E)
» Explain it
D
Change ‘do not’ to ‘does not’ to correct the error in subject-verb agreement. Because the subject is ‘Any coalition’ (singular).

Hence, option D is correct.