Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC

1)   Several prominent celebrities (1) / involved in the scandal (2) / are required to appear (3) / to the investigation committee.(4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 4

Explanation:
Replace ‘to’ with ‘before’

The correct expression to use should be ‘appear before,’ not ‘appear to’

The correct sentence should be: Several prominent celebrities involved in the scandal are required to appear before the investigation committee.


2)   Although the pain (1) / was behind (2) / his capacity (3) / yet he didn’t complain. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2

Explanation:
Replace ‘behind’ with ‘beyond’

‘Beyond’ conveys at or more than the limit or threshold.

The correct sentence should be: Although the pain was beyond his capacity yet he didn’t complain.


3)   Having come to Mumbai (1) / he had found that there (2) / was nothing pessimistic (3) / in people. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 4

Explanation:
Replace ‘in’ with ‘about’

The correct phrase to use should be ‘about people’

The correct sentence should be: Having come to Mumbai he had found that there was nothing pessimistic about people.


4)   He freed himself (1) / from the burglar’s hold (2) /and ran on (3) / the road.(4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 3

Explanation:
Replace ‘on’ with ‘across’

The correct expression should be ‘across the road’

The correct sentence should be: He freed himself from the burglar’s hold and ran across the road.


5)   Most of the UP (1) / is a fertile plain (2) / between which (3) / the river Ganga flows. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 3

Explanation:
Replace ‘between’ with ‘through’

The correct preposition to use should be ‘through’ i.e. ‘plain through which the river Ganga flows’

The correct sentence should be: Most of the UP is a fertile plain through which the river Ganga flows.


6)   After opening the door (1) / we entered into (2) / the room (3) / next to the balcony. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2

Explanation:
Remove ‘into’

The verb ‘enter’ does not take preposition ‘into’

The correct expression should be ‘entered the room’

The correct sentence should be: After opening the door we entered the room next to the balcony.


7)   Children always (1) / quarrel above (2) / petty issues. (3) / No Error (4)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 3

Explanation:
Replace ‘above’ with ‘over’

‘Above’ means higher from’

Here, the correct preposition to be used should be ‘quarrel over’

The correct sentence should be: Children always quarrel over petty issues.

Use of Over, Above

Above means ‘higher from’

e.g. He’s above stealing.

For explanation, see the sentence above.

They flew above the clouds.

‘Over’ is used in the following ways:

  • In the sense of ‘beyond’

    She cannot get over her disappointment.

  • In the sense of ‘above’

    At noon, sun is over our heads.

  • In the sense of ’superiority’

    God over all blesses for ever more.

  • In the sense of ‘conclusion’
    It is all over with them.


8)   They will put on (1) / a note in this (2) / regard for (3) / your consideration. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1

Explanation:
Replace ‘on’ with ‘up’

The correct expression should be ‘put up’

The correct sentence should be: They will put up a note in this regard for your consideration.


9)   She knows very well (1) / what is expected from her (2) / but she is unable (3) / to perform. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2

Explanation:
Replace ‘from’ with ‘of’

‘Of’ shows cause, source, quality, separation, possession etc.

The correct expression should be ‘expected of her’

The correct sentence should be: She knows very well what is expected of her but she is unable to perform.

Use of By, Off, Of, Till

Till means upto or not earlier than.

By means not later than.

Off shows separation at a near distance, and detached condition.

Of shows cause, source, quality, separation, contents, possession, apposition, point of reference, space in time etc.

Example:

He shall work till 5 a.m.

By this time tomorrow, I’ll have finished the project.

Use of ‘Of’

Mohan died of cancer. (cause)

That pen is made of gold. (source)

He presented me a bottle of wine. (contents)

She was deprived of her purse. (separation)

She came back within an hour of appointed time. (space in time)

My house is off the road. (separated from the main road by a short distance)

The glass fell off the table. (detached)


10)   The top-ranking candidates (1) / will be appointed in (2) / senior jobs (3) / in Banks. (4) / No Error (5)
- Published on 21 Feb 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 2

Explanation:
Replace ‘in’ with ‘to’

The correct expression should be ‘appointed to’

The correct sentence should be: The top-ranking candidates will be appointed to senior jobs in Banks.

Use of In, Into, To

‘In’ expresses Rest or Motion inside anything.

‘Into’ expresses Motion towards the inside of anything or change from one medium to another.

‘To’ denotes motion from one place to another.

Example: The girls are in the room.

Translate this passage from English into Hindi.
Every evening she goes to the Church.


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