Spotting Error Set -52

Direction: In each of the question given below. You have to identify the error.

Q1.South Africa captain AB de Villiers insists his team remains (1)/ confident to do well in the Champions Trophy (2)/ despite a dramatic series defeat at the hands of England (3)/ going into the big event beginning tomorrow. (4)
A) 1         B) 2           C) 3          D) 4        E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation
: confident to do well=> confident of doing well [confident is followed by of]

Q2. These measures have (1)/ been taken with (2)/ a view to increase (3)/ the company’s profits. (4)
A) 1         B) 2           C) 3           D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Explanation
: increase=> increasing [with a view to is followed by V1+ing]

Q3. You can’t avoid to do (1)/ your homework, (2)/ so you might as well (3)/ get started now. (4)
A) 1        B) 2           C) 3            D) 4            E) No Error

Answers

 Option A
Explanation
: to do=> doing ; [avoid is followed by V1+ing]

Q4. I shall scarcely be (1)/ able to avail of (2)/ your hospitality, gentlemen, (3)/ it is already time for me to go. (4)
A) 1              B) 2            C) 3             D) 4            E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation
: reflexive pronoun should be used after avail. So use avail myself of

Q5. Would you please (1)/ order for bread (2)/ and butter for (3)/ all of us.(4)
A) 1               B) 2              C) 3            D) 4              E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation
: remove for after orde;

Q6. There is a Sumerian proverb (1)/ which states that if you lie, (2)/ and then tell the truth, (3)/ the truth will be considered as a lie. (4)
A) 1              B) 2            C) 3              D) 4             E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Explanation
: remove as; [don’t use as after considered ]

Q7. Chelsea like to play on the counter, (1)/ and do not mind to soak up (2)/ pressure in order to break quickly (3)/ when the chance arises. (4)
A) 1           B) 2             C) 3             D) 4              E) No Error

Answers

 Option B
Explanation
: to soak=> soaking [mind should be followed by gerund]

Q8. He called to one (1)/ of his officers and bade (2)/ him to sit down and write a (3)/ short order for him. (4)
A) 1            B) 2               C) 3               D) 4                E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Explanation
: remove to; [use plain infinitive(V1) after bade; remove to]

 

Q9. There were too many (1)/ managers in the department, (2)/ so the director decided to (3)/ let some of them to go. (4)
A) 1            B) 2             C) 3             D) 4               E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Explanation
: Remove to; let some of them go; [Let is followed by V1 and not to + V1]

Q10. After the hue and cry over anti-Romeo squads (1)/ and crackdown on illegal slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh, (2)/ the latest focus of attention has become (3)/ law and order in the state. (4)
A) 1               B) 2              C) 3             D) 4            E) No Error

Answers

 Option E
Explanation
: No Error

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.