Error Spotting/Find the 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'.
My grandfather used (A) / to go (B) / for a walk (C) / every morning. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
The sentence is absolutely correct and thus has no error in it.

Option E is hence the correct answer.

If tomorrow is (A) / declared a holiday, (B) / we shall go (C) / to a picnic. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
Here, for a picnic should be used.

Hence, option A is correct.

The CBI court sentenced four people, including a government servant, to (A) / four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment (B) / for illegally procuring contracts from Delhi Jal Board (C) / caused a huge loss to the exchequer. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
Replace ‘caused’ with ‘causing’.
Like 'including' and 'procuring', 'causing' is used here as a preent participle.

Hence, option D is correct.
The USA is aiming at (A) / double its bilateral trade (B) / with India (C) / by 2015. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
Replace ‘double’ with ‘doubling’ in fragment B.
We use a gerund (verb+ing form) after certain verbs/phrases that are followed by appropriate prepositions; desirous of, keen on, aimt at, hesitate in, etc.

Option B is hence the correct answer.
The growing cooperation between India and UK (A) / has been manifested (B) / in all walks of life, (C) / be it history, politics, culture or language. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
Place ‘the’ before ‘UK’.

We place the definite article 'the' before proper nouns when they refer to the names of descriptive names of countries such as the USA, the UAE, etc.

Hence, option A is correct.