Error spotting practice questions for SBI PO 2017

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Error spotting practice questions for SBI PO 2017
Directions (1 – 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number f that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (d). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
1. I shall write (a) / to you (b) / when I shall reach Bangalore (c) / No error (d)
2. One of these days (a) / I will be going to (b) / confront you with incontrovertible evidence (c) / No error (d)
3. The article (a) / should not exceed (b) / more than five hundred words (c) / No error (d)
4. He was honourably (a) / acquitted from (b) / the charge (c) / No error (d)
5. If I knew (a) / that my friend had planned to visit the town that day, (b) / I would have made his stay comfortable. (c) / No error (d)
6. Neither the famine (a) / or the subsequent fire (b) / was able to destroy the spirit of the people. (c) / No error (d)
7. No sooner did I open the door (a) / when the rain, heavy and stormy, rushed in, (b) / making us shiver from head to foot (c) / No error (d)
8. I do not understand (a) / why he is (b) / so angry at me. (c) / No error (d)
9. Mr. Sunil Pawar, our representative (a) / he will attend the meeting (b) / on our behalf (c) / No error (d)
10. After opening the door (a) / we entered into the room (b) / next to the kitchen (c) / No error (d)
1. (c) ‘Shall’ is redundant in the last part of the conditional sentence.
2. (b) ‘I am going to’ is the correct phrase.
3. (c) ‘Exceed’ makes the phrase ‘more than’ redundant. The sentence should read as ‘The article should not exceed five hundred words.’ It would also be correct to say. ‘The article should not be more than five hundred words’.
4. (b) One is acquitted ‘of’ a charge, not ‘from’.
5. (a) ‘If I had known’ is the correct beginning. ‘I would have made his stay comfortable’ bears reference to some time that has gone; ‘If I had known’ goes farther back than that time (so past perfect tense is to be used).
6. (b) With ‘neither’ it is ‘nor’ that must be used; with ‘either’, it should be ‘or’. The pairs ‘neither…. nor’ and ‘either … or’ serve as correlative conjunctions.
7. (b) ‘No sooner’ should be followed by ‘than’ and not ‘when’. The pair ‘no sooner… than’ is a subordinate conjunction of time. It indicates that the second event occurs immediately after the first one.
8. (c) ‘Angry with’ is the correct usage. ‘Angry at’ will apply if the anger is at some situation, such as a delay or dereliction of duty.
9. (b) The ‘he’ in the second part of the sentence is not needed as the subject­- Mr Sunil Pawar-is already mentioned.
10. (b) One enters ‘another’ room; not ‘into another’ room. ‘Enter’ itself means ‘go in’ or ‘come in’ so ‘into’ is not necessary here.