Error detection Practice Questions

Error Detection Question Bank for ssc cgl:

DIRECTIONS In these questions, some of the
sentences have errors and some are correct as they are. Find
out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free
from error, write (d) as the answer.

1. A free press is not a privilege (a) / but the organic necessity
(b) / in a free society (c) / No error (d)

2. Where he (a) / to see you, (b) / he would have been surprised.
(c) / No error. (d)

3. The number of marks carried by each questions (a) / are
indicated (b) / at the end of the question. (c) / No error (d)

4. It is tme (a) / we did something (b) / to stop road accidents
(c) / No error. (d)

5. An animal (a) / can be just as unhappy in a vast area (b) / or
in a small one. (c) / No error (d)

6. This is an excellent site (a) / for a stadium (b) / and which we
should like to acquire (c) / No error (d)

7. If you absent from (a) / college your name is likely (b) / to
be struck off the rolls (c) / No error (d)

8. When I lived in England (a) / it was natural for me (b) / to
speak a lot of English. (c) / No error (d)

9. Neither he is (a) / nor his wife is (b) / coming. (c)/ No error (d).

10. Can you (a) / repair my watch (b) / until Tuesday? (c) / No
error (d)

11. This picture (a) / is the best (b) / of the two (c) / No error (d)

12. The drawing room was a mess (a) / with all the furnitures (b)
/ scattered in total disarrar (c) / No error (d)

13. No sooner did (a) / the doctor enter the house (b) / then the
patient died. (c) / No error (d)

14. As I prefer coffee than tea (a) / my friends always take the
trouble (b) / to get me a cup of coffee, whenever I visit them.
(c) No error (d)

15. I did ask him (a) / where you were (b) / but he didn't tell me
(c) / No error (d)

16. Those who are excessively careful (a) / for their health (b) /
are not generally healthy. (c) No error (d)

17. There has been (a) / little change in the patient's condition
(b) / since he was moved to a special ward in the hospital.
(c) / No error (d)

18. Once we have agreed on (a) / the fundamentals, there will
hardly be (b) / anything left to discuss about. (c) / No error

19. They cook meals, (a) / lay the table and wash up, (b) / clean
the house and mend the clothes. (c) / No error (d)

20. I will wait for you (a) / at the office (b) until you will finish
your work. (c) / No error (d)

21. The gap between what he preaches (a) and what he
practises is too wide (b) / to accept by any sensible person.
(c) / No error(d)

22. The king was embarrassed (a) / to find evidences (b) / against
his own queen. (c) / No error (d)

23. While flying over India (a) / we had glimpses of the two
sources of her culture (b) / Ganges and Himalayas. (c) No
error (d)

24. They begged him (a) / not to go (b) yet he was determined.
(c) / No error (d)

25. I don't remember having met him before, (a) / although the
voice sounds (b) rather familiar to me. (c) / No error (d)

26. A lot of travel delay is caused (a) / due to the inefficiency
and, lack of good management (b) / on behalf of the railways.
(c) /No error (d)

27. The manager called the clerk and said whether (a) / he was in
the habit of (b) / sleeping at home as well. (c) / No error (d)

28. The crew were on board (a) / and they soon busied
themselves (b) / in preparing to meet the storm. (c) / No
error (d)

29. The statement made by the writer (a) / appears to be
incorrect (b) / as Gandhiji was not born in Ahmedabad. (c) /
No error (d)

30. With the advancement of winter, (a) / the days grow shorter
(b) / while the nights grow longer. (c) / No error (d)

31. Amar introduced me (a) / to his friend (b) / who is a scientist
and an engineer. (c) / No error (d)

32. Students should work (a) / hard in order to (b) / build their
carrier. (c) / No error (d)

33. There is still (a) / little tea (b) left in the cup. (e) / No error (d)

34. I will spend (a) / my remaining life (b) in the village. (e) / No
error (d)

35. The future of food companies (a) /seems quite secure(b) /
owed to ever-growing demand(c) / No error (d).

36. The vaccine (a) / when hit the Indian market (b) / is dogged
by controversy (c) / No error (d)

37. His son (a) / is working (b) / very hardly (c) / No error (d)

38. Do you know that it was I (a) / who has done (b) / this piece
of beautiful work (c) / No error (d)

39. The company has ordered (a) / some (b) / new equipments
(c) / No error

40. If you had told me (a)/ I would have helped you (b) / solve
the problem (c) / No error (d)

41. The Arabian Nights(a) / are indeed (b)/ an interesting book
(c)/ No error (d)

42. He (a)/ loved her (b)/ dispite of himself (c)/ No error (d)

43. Of all the models (a)/ Sessica is (b)/ the more good -looking
on (c)/ No error (d)

44. When I went there (a)/ Charles is playing (b)/ a game of
chess (c)/ No error (d).

45. Mohans' eyes (a)/ reflect a hope (b)/ for a better future in
Microsoft.(c)/ No error (d).

46. He went to Mumbai (a)/ with a view (b)/ to secure a job. (c)/
No error (d).

47. The Headmaster with all his senior teachers (a)/ have come
(b)/ to attend the meeting. (c)/ No error (d).

48. The teacher said that (a)/ the building adjacent with his
house (b)/ needed repairs. (c)/ No error (d).

49. Grapes (a)/ cannot gathered (b)/ from thistles. (c)/ No error (d).

50. Air pollution, together with littering, (a)/ are causing many
problems (b)/ in our cities. (c)/ No error (d).

51. The accused refused (a)/ to answer to the policeman (b)/ on
duty. (c)/ No error (d).

52. What is (a)/ the use of me (b)/ attending the session? (c)/
No error (d).

53. We met our prospective employer (a)/ for a briefing session
(b)/ in the Taj Hotel. (c)/ No error (d).

54. Because of the severe snow storm and the road blocks, (a)/
the air force dropped food and (b)/ medical supplies close
to the city. (c)/ No error (d).

55. If I would have realised (a)/ what a bad shape our library is
in (b)/ I would have done something, to arrest the
deterioration. (c)/ No error (d).

56. He has been (a)/ enhanced in position (b)/ as result of his
diligence and integrity. (c)/ No error (d).

57. It is I (a)/ who is responsible (b)/ for the delary. (c)/ No error

58. There is only one cure (a)/ to the evils which newly (b)/
acquired freedom produces and that cure in freedom. (c)/
No error (d).
59. He flew (a)/ over extensively (b)/ the Pacific last winter (c)/
No error (d).

60. In 1906 a earthquake (a)/ destroyed much (b)/ of San
Francisco (c)/ No error (d).

61. His parents does not (a)/ approve of (b)/ his business (c)/
No error (d).

62. The college library is (a)/ not only equipped with (b)/ very good
books but also with the latest journals (c)/ No error (d).

63. The lovers walked (a)/ besides each other (b)/ in silence (c)/
No error (d).

64. Men are wanted (a)/ for the army (b)/ and the navy, and the
air force, (c)/ No error (d).

Answer Key With Detailed Explanation: 

1. (b) Replace ‘the’ by ‘an’
2. (a) The correct form is ‘If he were to .....’
3. (b) Replace ‘are by ‘is’
4. (d) No error
5. (c) Replace ‘or’ by ‘as’
6. (c) Replace ‘should’ by ‘would’
7. (a) Add ‘yourself’ afer ‘absent’
8. (d) No error
9. (a) Remove ‘is’
10. (c) Replace ‘until’ by ‘by’
11. (b) Replace 'the best' by 'better'
12. (b) Replace 'furnitures' by 'furniture'
13. (c) Replace 'then' by 'than'
14. (a) Replace 'than' by 'to'
15. (b) Replace 'where you were' by 'where he was'
16. (b) Replace 'for' by 'of'
17. (d) No error
18. (c) Remove 'to discuss'
19. (d) No error
20. (c) Remove 'will'
21. (c) Replace 'to accept' by 'to be accepted'
22. (b) Replace 'evidences' by 'evidence'
23. (c) Add 'the' before 'Ganges' and 'Himalayas'
24. (d) No error
25. (b) Replace 'although' by 'though'
26. (c) Replace ‘on hehalf’ by ‘on the part of ‘behave’ means ‘in place of someone’
27. (a) replace ‘said’ by ‘asked’
28. (a) Replace ‘meet’ by ‘face’
29. (d) No error
30. . (a) Replace ‘advancement’ by ‘advent’
31. . (c) The correct form is ‘who is both a scientist and an engineer’ or ‘who is a scientist as well as an engineer’
32. (c) Replace 'carrier' by 'career' 'Carries' is something that carries
33. (b) a little
34. (b) Replace 'my remaining life' by 'the rest of my life'
35. (c) Owing to (preposition) means : Because of “hence owing to ever growing demand” should be used here
36. (c) “Was dogged by controversy” should be used.
37. (c) ‘very hard’ should be used
38. (b) “who have done” should be used
39. (c) The word equipment is uncountable noun hence “equipment” should be used in place of “equipments.”
40. (a) ‘Told’ should be replaced as ‘asked’
41. (b) “The Arabian Nights” name of book and is singular hence “ is indeed should be used in place of “are indeed”
42. (c) “despite himself” should be used because despite of himself is improper word.
43. (c) more than one degree can not be used for single subjects.
44. (b) “Charles was playing” because events shows past time.
45. (b) Here Mohan's eyes reflect means that it was Mohan's habit which is not the case. Hence, it should be as Mohan's eyes reflected .....
46. (c) With a view to (doing) something because you are planning to do something in the future. Ex: We bought the house with a view to retiring there.
47. (b) 'has come' is the correct option because the verb will agree with the first subject.
48. (b) adjacent always takes the preposition 'to'.
49. (b) Grapes cannot be the subject of the sentence; hence it should be 'Grapes cannot be gathered......'
50. (b) ‘are’ is replaced by ‘is’
51. (b) Remove ‘to’ before the policeman
52. (b) ‘me’ is replaced by ‘myself’
53. (c) ‘in’ is replaced by ‘at’
54. (d) No error
55. (a) Part 'a' of the statement is wrong. It will be as 'If I had The Past perfect tense suits here and it denotesthe sentence to be in Active voice.
56. (b) Part 'b' of the statement is wrong. The word 'enhanced' given here is wrong. The correct word that will suit the statement is 'topper'. Correct application of word enriches the meaning of the sentence.
57. (b) Part 'b' of the sentence is wrong. The correct form of sentence is 'It is I am who should be responsible for the delay'.
58. (b) Part 'b' of the sentence is wrong. The preposition 'of' is missing in that part. 'Of' is applicable after the word 'evils'.
59. (b) Part 'b' of the sentence is wrong. It will be arranged as 'over extensively'. In the part 'B' 'extensively over' is denoting wrong application of words which is acting as a breach to the meaning of the sentence.
60. (a) In 1906 an earthquake destroyed much of San Francisco. Instead of 'a' before earthquake, article 'an' should be used because it is followed by a vowel letter.
61. (a) His parents don't approve of his business. In English, don't is used when speaking in the first and second person plural and singular and the third person plural ("I," "you," "we," and "they").Doesn't, on the other hand, is used when speaking in the third person singular only ("he," "she," and "it").
62. (d) No error.
63. (b) The lovers walked beside each other in silence. (the preposition besides means in addition to, whereas beside means next to)
64. (c) Men are wanted for the army, the navy and the air force. When joining two or more grammatically similar expressions, and is used followed in the end and commas are used to distinguish the other expressions.
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