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Error Spotting Quiz for IBPS, SBI, RBI and other bank and Insurance Exams
Directions (1 – 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error. The error if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, mark (E) as the answer. Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.
1. Some serious issues lie with (1)/ the newly adopted technology in (2)/ the automobile sector that needs (3)/ to be examined sincerely. (4)/ No error (5)
2. The Council has not yet (1)/ fully examined the impact that (2)/ relaxing these guidelines (3)/ might have with the economy. (4)/ No error (5)
3. The predecessors along with the present (1)/ CEO of the bank was felicitated for their (2)/ contribution to the growth (3)/ of the bank last evening. (4)/ No error (5)
4. Of the two policies (1)/ that we reviewed back to back (2)/ the latter (3)/ is most interesting. (4)/ No error (5)
5. The managers did not (1)/ approve the new product idea (2)/ of the trainees as they were already (3)/ much displeased with them. (4)/ No error (5)
6. A meeting wherein (1)/ the concerns regarding demonetisation will be discussed, (2)/ will be attended by the CEO’s (3)/ of the leading banks of the country. (4)/ No error (5)
7. The hospitals should be penalized (1)/ because of the harassment they had caused (2)/ to the customers and the charges must be (3)/ dropped by they. (4)/ No error (5)
8. “Do you suppose that (1)/ the new policy of maintaining Rs 5000 in (2)/ urban accounts will have (3)/ many takers?, ” asked my friend. (4)/ No error (5)
9. Recently, the banks’ demands will have been (1)/ rejected by the government (2)/ on grounds of them (3)/ being unconstitutional. (4)/ No error (5)
10. The managing directors found (1)/ this reasons convincing enough (2)/to come to a solution (3)/ regarding the problem in the economy. (4)/ No error (5)
Answers with Explanations:
1. C) A plural subject always agrees with plural verb. Here ‘issues’ is a plural subject which should use the plural verb ‘need’. The determiner ‘some’ before it should not be seen as an indication of a singular subject. Therefore, error is in the third part of the sentence. 
2. D) Here it is proper to use preposition ‘on’ with the word ‘impact’. The impact of something is always ‘on’ something. ‘With’ is used to denote the instrument with which the action occurs. Here, no instrument is being talked about. Therefore, error is in the part 4 of the sentence and ‘with’ should be replaced with ‘on’.
3. B) When two or more subjects are joined by ‘as well as’ or ‘along with’ the verb agrees with the first subject in the number and person. Here since the subject is plural ‘the predecessors’, the verb ‘was’ must be replaced with ‘were’ in the second part of the sentence.
4. D) When we make a comparison of two things, the comparative degree is used and not the superlative degree. Therefore in the fourth part of the sentence ‘more’ should replace ‘most’.
5. D) The rule in grammar states that ‘very’ is used with participles acting as adjectives. Eg: He was very interested in my work. Here, ‘displeased’ is acting as a participle and thus should be preceded by ‘very’.
‘Much’ is used when we use the participle with a passive meaning. Eg: He was much loved by all.
Thus, the error is in the fourth part of the sentence. 
6. A) If the subject is talking about particular person, place, thing we use definite article before it. Here we are talking about a particular meeting which will be attended so we have to use the definite article ‘the’ before it. The error is in the first part of the sentence.
7. D) In the fourth part of the sentence the pronoun ‘they’ is the object. In such cases the pronoun ‘them’ in the objective form needs to be used. 
8. A) In the first part of the sentence the presence of the conjunction ‘that’ makes the sentence incorrect since it is in the direct speech and ‘that’ is used in the indirect speech. 
9. A) Here the error is in first part where the correct tense to be used is ‘present perfect’ tense to denote that the action has just completed. The use of future perfect tense is incorrect. The correct statement will be ‘Recently, the banks’ demands has been rejected..’
10. B) The error is in the second part of the sentence. Since the demonstrative pronoun ‘this’ is used with singular subjects, it should be ‘reason’. If plural ‘reasons’ is used, then the correct demonstrative pronoun to be used is ‘these’. Thus the error is in the second part of the sentence.