Hello and welcome to exampundit . So here is a set of Spotting Error Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims VI.
Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part will be the answer. If there is no error, mark (5) as your answer. (Ignore punctuation errors if any.)
1. I went to(1)/ the library to get (2)/ as many information(3)/as I could.(4)/ No Error (5)
2. It wasn't until (1)/ she saw the smirk (2)/ on his face that Anny noticed (3)/ he was just putting her leg. (4)/ No Error (5)
3. Both of the (1)/ bicycles (2)/ in the garage (3)/ is broken. (4)/ No Error (5)
4. Few of (1)/ the suggestions (2)/ sounds (3)/ reasonable to me. (4)/ No Error (5)
5. The soccer player (1)/ was ejected because (2)/ he had done something (3)/ that was without the rules. (4)/ No Error (5)
6. She's the kind (1)/ of girl who knows (2)/ everything about (3)/ everyone. (4) / No Error (5)
7. Ramesh is (1)/ as tall if not, (2)/ taller (3)/ than Mahesh. (4)/ No Error (5)
8. Look, it's (1)/ nearly midnight. (2)/ It's almost time (3)/ we went. (4)/ No Error (5)
9. Medicine should (1)/not be placed (2)/ with in reach (3)/ of small children. (4)/ No Error (5)
10. You should (1)/ not do it (2)/ because it is (3)/ almost the rules.(4)/ No Error (5)
- (3) I went to the library to get as much information as I could. The word information is an uncountable noun and should be used with much not with many.
- (4) 'Pulling your leg' is an idiomatic expression which means just joking.
- (4) The subject "both" is always plural.
- (3) The correct response is 'sound'. The subject, "few," is always plural, so we can't have an -s ending on the verb.
- (4) The correct preposition to be used in this sentence is 'against'.
- (2) The correct construction should be 'as tall as'.
- (3) 'About time' is the correct usage.
- (3) 'Within' should be used as a single word.
- (4) 'Against the rules' is the right usage.
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