Find the Error/Error Spotting Quiz for IBPS Clerk and SBI Clerk 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
I would always (A) / cherished the fond (B) / memories of (C) / our association. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
B
Replace cherished by cherish. ‘Would’ is followed by V1.

Hence, option B is corrrect.

2
We all remember tales of how (A) / our grandparents’ generation crossed rivers, walked long distances (B) / and braved unsafe paths to reach schools. Sadly, a disconcertingly large number of children of this generation (C) / also faces the same grim reality. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
A singular or a plural verb with the nouns in the following cases is used according to the sense which they convey.
 
Number
1. A large number of boys were absent on account of bad weather. (Correct)
2. The number of admissions have gradually fallen off. (Use ‘has’)

Similarly in the given sentence we have to use 'face' instead of 'faces' to make it a grammatically correct sentence.

Hence, the option D is correct.
 
3
She insists (A) / you stay (B) / until her husband (C) / comes home. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
B
‘You stay’ should be replaced with ‘you on staying’, because ‘insist’ is always followed by preposition ‘on’. For example,

Ex. She will insist on getting up early and playing her radio very loud.

Hence, option B is correct.
 
4
It took me (A) / almost a hour (B) / to fill the (C) / application form. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
B
‘Almost a hour’ should be replaced with ‘almost an hour’ because  the first letter ‘h’ of the word 'hour' is Pronounced with vowel-sound.

Ex. 
Ram is a honest boy. (wrong) (Vowel sound)
Ram is an honest boy. (right) (Vowel sound)

Hence, option B is correct.

 
5
I asked the salesman (A) / if I could exchange (B) / the faulty camera (C) / with another one. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
‘Another’ is an indefinite determiner which means an additional person or thing. The use of ‘one’ after it is superfluous.

Hence, option D is correct.