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SSC MTS General English – Spotting Errors – 2

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. (1) They agreed

(2) to repair the damage

(3) freely of charge

(4) No error

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Answer : (3) freely of charge


Explanation:


(3) The group of words free of charge means : without payment.


Look at the sentences :


Children under five travel free.


He travels free of charge.


EU citizen can now travel freely


between members states.


Hence, freely of charge should be replaced by free of charge


2. (1) When Darun heard the news that his father had been hospitalised

(2) he cancelled his trip

(3) and returned back to his village

(4) No error

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Answer : (3) and returned back to his village


Explanation :


(3) The word Return (verb)


means : come / go back from one


place to another.


Look at the sentence :


He waited a long time for me to return.


Hence, it is incorrect to use ‘back’ after the word ‘return’.


3. (1) The Governing Board

(2) comprises of

(3) several distinguished personalities

(4) No error

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Answer : (2) comprises of


Explanation:


(2) The word comprise (verb) means : consist of; to have somebody/something as parts or members.


Look at the sentences:


The collection comprises 400 paintings.


The committee is comprised of representatives from both the public and private sectors.


4. (1) My uncle does not spend

(2) so much money on that house

(3) unless he thinks of moving

(4) No error

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Answer : (1) My uncle does not spend


Explanation:


(1) The sentence shows condition. Hence, replace ‘My uncle does not spend by my uncle cannot spend or My uncle will not spend.


5. (1) Neither my sister nor my brothers

(2) are interested

(3) in moving to another house

(4) No error

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Answer : (4) No error


Explanation:


(4) No error


6. The whole country (1) / wa suffering by (2) / a financial crisis, (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (2) was suffering by


Explanation:


(2) Preposition from should following the word suffer


Look at the sentence :


Many companies are suffering from a shortage of skilled staff.


Hence, the whole country was suffering from…. will be the correct sentence.


7. I do not know where could he have gone (1) / so early (2) / in the morning (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (1) I do not know where could he have gone


Explanation:


(1) I do not known where he would / could have gone…… will be the correct sentence. In Indirect Speech, the Reported Speech will be in Assertive sentence.


8. I suggest that (1) / he goes (2) / to the doctor as soon as he returns from taking the examination. (3) / No error  (4)

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Answer : (2) he goes


Explanation:


(2) The sense of sentence is advisory. Hence, I suggest that he should go….. will be the correct usage.


9. The introduction of tea and coffee (1) / and such other beverages (2) / have not been without some effect. (3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (3) have not been without some effect


Explanation:


(3) The subject the introduction is singular. hnece, singular Verb should be used. Always remember : S-S, P-P. In other words, singular subject takes singular verb and plural subject takes plural verb.


Hence, “have not been without some effect” should be replaced by “has not been without some effect.”


10. In spite of the roadblock (1) / the guards allowed us (2) / enter the restricted area to search our friends.(3) / No error (4)

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Answer : (4) No error


Explanation:


(4) No error


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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