Spotting Error set- 26

Q1. (i) Sachin Tendulkar scored more than fifteen thousands runs.
(ii) The bright lamp gave much light.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A
Explanation
: (i) thousands=>thousand

Q2. (i) You will be promoted in the time of a year.
(ii) The fleet of ships moves at a uniform speed.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A
Explanation
: (i) You will be promoted in a year’s time. (Possessive is used with nouns denoting time.)

Q3. (i)He ran so fast that I could not overtake him.
(ii) He prides upon his patriotism.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: (ii) He prides himself upon his patriotism.

Q4. (i) I doubt that he will not turn up.
(ii) The quality of fruits were not satisfactory.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option C
Explanation
: (i) I doubt that he will turn up.
(ii) were=>was ; subject is quality.

Q5. (i) It was dark when the cannonading stopped all of a sudden.
(ii) He finished the work as the clock struck five.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option D

Q6. (i) The train just left the station.
(ii) It′s dull in our town since my playmates left.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A
Explanation
: (i) the train has just left the station. [present perfect tense to indicate activities that have completed in the immediate past.]

Q7. (i) The rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
(ii) The book is worth to read.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: The book is worth reading. [Is worth is followed by a gerund and not an infinitive.]

Q8. (i) His record this year is more commendable than last year.
(ii) Truth is that you cannot please all.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option C
Explanation
: (i) His record this year is more commendable than that last year.
(ii) Add the before truth.

Q9. (i) Shraddha is more intelligent than any of her sisters.
(ii) Every man makes mistakes sometimes.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option D

Q10. (i) Ritu is elder to her sister Rinki by five years.
(ii) As soon as he saw me he came up and spoke to me.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A
Explanation
: (i) elder to=>older than

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