Find the Error/Spotting Error Quiz for Bank and Insurance 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
According to a report quoting investigators, (A) / the shooter called the emergency helpline number 911 (B) / and pledged allegiance to Islamic State chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (C) / before starting a carnage. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
Replace 'a carmage' with 'the carnage' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

We use 'the' to refer to something which has already been mentioned or is under discussion. 

Ex. I was walking past Mr. Agarwal's Bakery when I decided to go into the bakery to get some bread.

Hence, option D is correct.

 
2
Mr. Modi was in Mexico on the last leg of his five-nations tour, and his visits to both Mexico and (A) / Switzerland, which also announced its support, were aimed at (B) / garnering backing for entry to the NSG, given that (C) / both countries (C) / have held strong positions on non-proliferation in the past. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
A
The noun phrase 'five-nations tour' has to be replaced by 'five-nation tour' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

When a number and noun are combined to modify a noun, no plural form is used in the modifier.  Modifiers rarely take the plural form.
Ex. It is a five-step ladder.
Ex. It is a one-step program.
Ex. It was a two-hundred-page book.
Ex. It was a five-minute workout.
Ex. It was a ten-day job.
Ex. I would like to subscribe to twelve-month plan at Smartkeeda.

Hence, option A is correct.
 
3
Though I had been (A) / his friend for quite a long time, (B) / I refused to help him (C) / because his ill nature. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
‘Because of’ is the correct idiomatic form.

Hence, option D is correct.

4
The gap between interest rates (A) / on five-year government bonds (B) / and on corporate bonds of the same maturity (C) / have widened. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
Replace ‘have’ with ‘has’.

Hance, optioin D is correct.

5
That boy possess (A) / three beautiful pens (B) / but he would not (C) / show them to any one. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
A
‘That boy possesses’ is the correct usage, as the verb must agree with its subject in number and person.

Hence, option A is correct.