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Spotting Errors in English Language

Here are some Practice Exercises of Spotting Errors Section of the Bank Exams English Paper.

Read Each Sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake / error / in it. The error if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of the part with error as your answer. If there is No Error, Mark (5).

  1. We are yet starting (1) / offering this facility to (2) / our customers as we are (3) / awaiting approval from the Board. (4) / No error (5).
  2. The Chairmen of all large (1) / public sector banks met with (2) / senior RBI officials to give its (3) / suggestions about implementing the new policy. (4) / No error (5).
  3. They have not fully considered (1) / the impact that relaxing (2) / these guidelines is likely (3)/ to have with the economy (4) / No error (5)
  4. Had this notification (1) / been amended earlier, (2) / we could have stopped (3) / the transfer of funds. (4) / No error (5)
  5. There are many insurance (1) / disputes nowadays because of (2) / most people do not fully (3) / understand the terms and conditions of their policies (4) / No error (5)
  6. India demonstrates its supremacy (1) / in space when it successfully (2) / launched its third satellite (3) / into orbit yesterday. (4) / No error (5)
  7. India needs a value education system (1) / who will inculcate values (2) / among the students and (3) / enrich their personalities. (4) / No error (5)
  8. Driven by the desire to save trees (1) / residents of locality (2) / has started using solar appliances (3) / for their everyday needs. (4) / No error (5)
  9. A large number of unmanned aircrafts (1) / being used by the military (2) / are suspected of having (3) / unsafe radio links. (4) / no error (5)
  10. Recent survey shows that (1) / 35 million children in the age group of (2) / 6 to 10 years have never (3) / attended no primary school. (4) / No error (5)
  11. Coal mines constitute (1) / a major percentage of the (2) / sources which cause damage (3) / on the environment. (4) / No error (5)
  12. A man who has been (1) / accused of fraud in (2) / an earlier job he will never be (3)/ welcome in any other organization. (4) / No error (5)
  13. Worried about the continuing violence in the city (1)/ much students are set to migrate (2) / to other cities (3) / for higher education (4)/ No error (5)
  14. Many organizations have been offering (1) / attractive incentives to (2)/ their employees in an attempt (3)/ to boosting employee retention. (4) / No error (5)
  15. Some genuine issues exist (1) / with the newly adopted (2) / system and needs to (3) / be examined seriously. (4) / No error (5)

ANSWERS:

  1. Error is in (1). Replace we are yet starting by we are yet to start.
  2. Error is in (3). Replace its by their.
  3. Error is in (4). Replace to have with the economy by to have on the economy.
  4. No error
  5. Error is in (2). Replace disputes now a days because of by disputes now a days because. It is superfluous to use preposition of as subordinate clause follows.
  6. Error is in (1). The sentence shows past event. So simple past should be used. India demonstrated its supremacy is correct.
  7. Error is in (2). Replace relative pronoun who by which because non-living thing has been used.
  8. Error is in (1). Replace Driven by the desire to save trees by Being driven by the desire to save trees.
  9. No error
  10. Error is in (4). Here never is in negative. So, attended any primary school is correct.
  11. Error is in (4). Damage takes preposition to. So, replace on the environment by to environment.
  12. Error is in (3). Here he (pronoun) is superfluous. So remove he.
  13. Error is in (2). The word students is a countable noun. So much students are set by many students are set.
  14. Error is in (4). Replace to boosting employee retention by to boost employee retention.
  15. Error is in (3). Plural subject takes plural verb. So system and need to should be

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