Spotting Error Set -46

Direction: In each of the question below two sentences are given. You have to identify which sentence contains error.

Q1. (i) I have worked in this office for six years, but I now work in a different office
(ii) Once upon a time a man owned a hen which laid every day a golden egg.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: (i) I have worked=> I had worked; The action of working had been completed in the past. Hence past perfect.

Q2. (i) We called upon Mr. Patel and he introduced us to his partner.

(ii) While playing cricket his both hands were injured and he was unable to write the test.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: (ii) Both should come before the determiner HIS; both his hands were injured

Q3. (i) By June next year, Ramesh will be working in the office for twenty years.
(ii) No sooner did the doctor enter the house then the patient died.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option C
Explanation
: (i) will be working=>will have worked; (future perfect)
(ii) then=>than; no sooner.. than

Q4. (i) The Prime Minister gave up the prizes to the winners at the end of the function.
(ii) Suresh is a better player than Raina and therefore he must take his place in the team.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: (i) gave up=> gave away

Q5. (i) He ran away, or they would have killed him.
(ii) He has lost all his teeth, consequently he cannot eat hard food.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option D
Explanation
: Both are error free.

Q6. (i) There’s Arijit Singh, whom they say is the best singer in the country.
(ii) You must hurry, or you will miss the train.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: (i) whom=>who

Q7. (i) His mother still trusted him though he had deceived her.
(ii) Beside Rohit and Shikhar, there were five more boys present in the class.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: (ii) Beside=> besides

Q8. (i) He was so learned that he seemed to know everything.
(ii) Shalini was unhappy about the results of the discussion she has with Shikha.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: (ii) she has with=> she had with.

Q9. (i) Anupama told her father that she was anxious to complete her studies as soon as possible.
(ii) I asked her to come to my home and she readily complied to my request.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: (ii) complied to=> complied with

Q10. (i) She would have lent me a pen, if she was knowing that I didn’t have one.
(ii) You may go when you have finished your work.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A
Explanation
: (i) was knowing=> had known

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