Spotting Error set- 25

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. Rise your (1) hands if you (2)/ are in support (3)/ of Yogi Adityanath. (4)
A) 1           B) 2          C) 3        D) 4             E) No Error

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: rise=>raise ;

Q2. The quality (1)/ of clothes (2)/ were not (3)/ satisfactory. (4)
A) 1          B) 2         C) 3           D) 4         E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Explanation
: were=>was; subject is quality so singular verb.

Q3. He never (1)/ has and (2)/ never will go (3)/ for a picnic. (3)
A) 1           B) 2           C) 3        D) 4         E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation
: Two auxiliaries can be used with one principal verb, only when the form of principal verb is appropriate to both the auxiliary. Here the principal verb is Go and the two auxiliary are has and will. Will go is correct but has go is not correct, has gone is correct so use has gone in second pasrt like: He never has gone and never will go for a picnic.

Q4. I shall be watching (1)/ television for (2)/ five hours when (3)/ you return. (4)
A) 1         B) 2          C) 3           D) 4            E) No Error

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: I shall have been watching; here future perfect continuous tense must be used.

Q5. It was force (1)/ of what you said (2)/ that made me (3)/ change my decision. (4)
A) 1        B) 2         C) 3         D) 4             E) No Error

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: The force.. A particular force is being talked about so use article the.

Q6. Any of (1)/ the two (2)/ movies can (3)/ be seen first. (4)
A) 1          B) 2            C) 3        D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: Any=>either; When the number of things are two, then either is used, not any.

Q7. A tourist (1)/ city has (2)/ many (3) worth seeing places. (4)
A) 1          B) 2           C) 3          D) 4          E) No Error

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 Option D
Explanation
: places worth seeing. [Worth seeing is an adjective phrase. An adjective phrase comes after the noun]

Q8. Footballer in him (1)/ could not resist (2)/ itself as soon as a (3)/ ball came into sight. (4)
A) 1          B) 2          C) 3          D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: The footballer. [The definite article is used before a common noun to give it the meaning of abstract noun.]

Q9. Sachin was (1)/ so young when (2)/ he started (3)/ playing international cricket. (4)
A) 1         B) 2           C) 3        D) 4          E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation
: so=>very;
So and Too as an adverb of degree must not be used absolutely.
Example: He is so rich. (This is wrong.) He is very rich. Is correct. OR He is so rich that he can buy an car. Is correct. Note the difference between the first and third statement. In sentence 1, So is used absolutely. So invalid.

Q10. The government must (1)/ go back on the drawing (2)/ board and review the whole issue of (3)/ youth training. (4)
A) 1         B) 2          C) 3          D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation
: Back to the drawing board – When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.

 

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