SBI PO Prelims 2017: Error Correction Quiz - Set 3


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims on Error Correction.


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 that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (e).

1. The manager (a)/together with his (b)/wife and daughter (c)/were drowned (d)/No error (e).

2. The car was (a)/ hired by (b) /the cheerleaders for (c)/ its picnic (d)/No error (e).

3. The mother as well (a)/ as the daughters were (b)/ mysteriously missing(c)/from the house (d)/ No Error (e).

4. The issues are (a)/complex that and (b)/has been obscured (c)/ by other factories (d)/ No error (e).

5. It is in 1991 (a)/that we first (b)/flew to(c)/ the United States (d)/ No error (e).


Find out the part which has an error in the following statements.


6. At a deeper level, the construction of lyrical text/ or poetic verse is intentional, constructed with/ the idea of ‘shabda brahman’ and imbued with tonal/ frequencies that direct the ears and minds of listeners.
(A) At a deeper level, the construction of lyrical text
(B) or poetic verse is intentional, constructed with
(C) the idea of ‘shabda brahman’ and imbued with tonal
(D) frequencies that direct the ears and minds of listeners
(E) no error


7.  While it is the professors who guide and/ shape quality and research of a PhD student,/ in University of Madras it is the bureaucracy/ which dictates when a candidate gets a final degree.
(A) While it is the professors who guide and
(B) shape quality and research of a PhD student,
(C) in University of Madras it is the bureaucracy
(D) which dictates when a candidate gets a final degree
(E) no error


8. For Israelis too, Prime minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’/ initiative provides welcome incentive and encouragement for Israeli/ businesses looking to scale their operations into a market with/ perhaps unparalleled production and consumption capabilities.
(A) For Israelis too, Prime minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’
(B) initiative provides welcome incentive and encouragement for Israeli
(C) businesses looking to scale their operations into a market with
(D) perhaps unparalleled production and consumption capabilities
(E) no error


9. The vanity of power today will disappear tomorrow;/ the leader of today may be thrown out of office/ tomorrow; a man swollen with pride of/ scholarship may become abnormal tomorrow.
(A) The vanity of power today will disappear tomorrow;
(B) the leader of today may be thrown out of office
(C) tomorrow; a man swollen with pride of
(D) scholarships may become abnormal tomorrow
(E) no error


10. Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential elections has spurred a rally in/ stocks and upped market based expectations of inflation as the president-elect/ is expecting to enact a host of tax cuts and boost infrastructure and defence/ spending that he says will jump start growth by 3.5% per year, on average.
(A) Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential elections has spurred a rally in
(B) stock and upped market based expectations of inflation as the president-elect
(C) is expecting to enact a host of tax cuts and boost infrastructure and defence
(D) spending that he says will jump start growth by 3.5% per year, on average
(E) no error



Answers & Solutions - Tap to show
1. d ‘Was’ in place of ‘were’.
2. d ‘Their’ in place of ‘its’.
3. b ‘Was’ in place of ‘were’.
4. c ‘Have’ in place of ‘has’
5. a’Was’ in place of ’is’.
6. e
7. c ‘at’ in place of ‘in’
8. c ‘scale up’ should be used
 9. c ‘the’ before ‘pride’
10. c ‘expected’ in place of ‘expecting’








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