Spotting Error Set – 5

In each of the following sentences, find if any part of the sentence (1), (2), (3) or (4) contains error. If there is no error mark E) as you answer.

Q1. I saw (1)/ him before(2)/ he stopped(3)/ his car.(4)
A) 1         B) 2           C) 3           D) 4         E) No error

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 Option 1
Correction: 
saw- had seen

Q2. It is(1)/ time we (2)/ should have done (3)/ something useful. (4)
A) 1       B) 2          C) 3         D) 4        E) No error

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 Option 3
Correction: 
should have done- did. We use past tense with phrases like – ‘it’s time, it’s high time’.

Q3. You should (1)/ keep yourself (2)/ away from (3)/ bad boys.(4)
A) 1        B) 2          C) 3            D) 4          E) No error

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 Option 2
Correction: 
remove ‘yourself’. ‘keep’ does not take reflexive pronoun after it.

Q4. If a business has (1)/ a turnover of less than Rs. 2 crore, (2)/ it is not require to (3)/ maintain books of account.(4)
A) 1        B) 2         C) 3           D) 4          E) No error

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 Option 3
Correction: 
require- required

Q5. He went (1)/ for the lunch (2)/ at 1 P.M. and (3)/ then returned. (4)
A) 1      B) 2          C) 3       D) 4        E) No error

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 Option 2
Correction: 
remove ‘the’. Names of meals do not take any article.

Q6. We disposed (1)/ off our (2)/ old furniture before (3)/ moving to Mumbai.(4)
A) 1        B) 2           C) 3            D) 4             E) No error

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 Option 2
Correction: 
off – of . With dispose of is used

Q7. A permanent tribunal to adjudicate (1)/ river water disputes (2)/ between states will undoubtedly be a vast improvement(3) / over the present system.(4)
A) 1       B) 2         C) 3            D) 4           E) No error

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 Option 5

Q8. Water, sanitation and hygiene sectors (1)/ are being concurrent subjects,(2) / policies have been formulated(3) /by the government.(4)
A) 1         B) 2         C) 3          D) 4         E) No error

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 Option 2
Correction: 
remove ‘are’

Q9. Some will argue that (1)/demonetisation is great (2)/ but is disruptive, and that (3)/ the corruption cesspool will be back.(4)
A) 1      B) 2          C) 3       D) 4          E) No error

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 Option 3
Correction: 
remove ‘is’

Q10. Amongst the four parameters (1)/ that influence policy robustness identification (2)/of barriers has been (3) / the Achilles heel. (4)
A) 1          B) 2         C) 3         D) 4         E) No error

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 Option 5

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