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SSC MTS General English – Spotting Errors – 10

In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is no error, your answer is (4) i.e. No error.

1. He is a university professor (1) / but of his three sons (2) / neither has any merit. (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (3) neither has any merit


Explanation :


(3) Neither is used for two things. For more than two thins, none should be used.


2. After knowing truth. (1) / they look the right decision (2) / in the matter. (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (1) After knowing truth


Explanation :


(1) After knowing the truth will be a correct usage.


3. It is time you (1) / decide on your next (2) / course of action. (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (2) decide on your next


Explanation:


(2) It is time / It is high time is followed by the clause in simple past that shows present time. Hence, decided on your next should be used.


4. He who has suffered most (1) / for the cause, (2) / let him speak. (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (3) let him speak


Explanation:


(3) Replace let him speak by should be allowed to speak.


5. A cup of coffee (1) / is an excellent complement (2) / to smoked salmon. (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (4) No error


Explanation:


(4) No error


6. When Anand reached the village (1) / he found that (2) / reports about him precceded him. (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (3) reports about him precceded him


Explanation :


(3) If two events happen in the past, then Past Perfect is used with the event that happens earlier.


Hence, reports about him had preceded him… should be used here.


7. Our success or our failure (1) / largely depend (2) / upon our actions. (3) / No error. (4)

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Answer : (2) largely depend


Explanation :


(2) Singular subjects connected with ‘or’ agree with singular verb. 


Hence, largely depends…..


should be used here.


8. The poor man (1) / poisoned him (2) / and his own children. (3) / No error. (4)

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Answer : (2) poisoned him


Explanation :


(2) Here, when we first flew….


should be used. To express time, we use ‘when’.


9. It was in 2006 (1) / that we first flew (2) / to the United states. (3) / No error. (4)

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Answer : (2) that we first flew


Explanation :


(2) Here, when we first flew….. should be used. To express time we use ‘when’.


10. The children’s dog (1) / slept quietly (2) / in their uncle’s house. (3) / No error. (4)

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Answer : (4) No error


Explanation :


(4) No error


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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