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SSC English Free practice set: Spotting Errors (Set-3)

In all eleven SSC exams, you will get 2-3 questions probably under English Language section. In this article, we have presented a series of 20 questions based on error spotting with answers. So, Go through them and solve each one of them-

Nov 6, 2017 17:47 IST
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In Error Spotting, you are given a sentence comprised of four parts with the respective options a, b, c, and d. you have to figure out that part, which is faulty grammatically and syntactically. Error spotting is a very important and unavoidable topic in SSC exams. In all eleven SSC exams, you will get 2-3 questions probably under English Language section.

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In this article, we have presented a series of 20 questions based on error spotting with answers. So, Go through them and solve each one of them-

SSC English Free questions: Spotting Error

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Directions: In each questions read each sentence to find out the whether there is any error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. Ignore the errors of punctuations if any.

Q1. Judge in him (1)/ prevailed upon the father (2)/ and he sentenced his son to death (3)/ No error (4)

(a) Judge in him

(b) prevailed upon the father

(c) and he sentenced his son to death

(d)No error

Q2. Nine-tenths(1)/ of the pillar (2)/ have rotted away(3)/No error (4)

(a) Nine-tenths

(b)of the pillar

(c) have rotted away

(d) No error

Q3. One major reason (1)/ for the popularity of television is (2)/ that most people like to stay at

home (3)/No error (4)

(a) One major reason

(b) for the popularity of television is

(c) that most people like to stay at home

(d)No error

Q4. Our efforts are (1)/ aimed to bring about (2) / a reconciliation (3)/No error (4)

(a) Our efforts are

(b) aimed to bring about

(c) a reconciliation

(d)No error

Q5. Three conditions (1)/critical for growing (2)/ plants are soil temperature chemical balance or amount of moisture (3)/ No error (4)

(a) Three conditions

(b) critical for growing

(c) plants are soil temperature chemical balance or

amount of moisture

(d)No error

Q6. If I had lots of money (1)/ I d give some to anybody (2)/who asked for it (3)/No error (4)

(a) If I had lots of money

(b) I d give some to anybody

(c) who asked for it

(d)No error

Q7. The old man felled (1)/some of the trees in the garden (2)/with hardly no effort at all(3)/ No error (4)

(a) The old man felled

(b) some of the trees in the garden

(c) with hardly no effort at all

(d)No error

Q8. Until the world lasts (1)/the earth will go (2)/ round the sun(3)/ No error(4)

(a) Until the world lasts

(b) the earth will go

(c) round the sun

(d)No error

Q9. I go to the temple (1)/as often as(2)/I find time(3)/ No error(4)

(a) I go to the temple

(b) as often as

(c) I find time

(d)No error

Q10. A few tiles on Skylab(1) were the only equipments (2)/ that failed to perform well in outer space(3)/ No error (4)

(a) A few tiles on Skylab

(b) were the only equipments

(c) that failed to perform well in outer space

(d) No error

Q11. I don’t (1)/ want to (2)/ loose it(3)/ No error (4)

(a) I don’t

(b) want to

(c) loose it

(d)No error

Q12. Do not (1)/get panicked (2)/ in emergencies (3)/ No error (4)

(a) Do not

(b) get panicked

(c) in emergencies

(d)No error

Q13. Sometimes (1)/ I get angry (2)/ on her (3)/ No error (4)

(a) Sometimes

(b) I get angry

(c) on her

(d)No error

Q14. I use (1)/ to go out (2)/ to work earlier (3)/ No error (4)

(a) I use

(b) to go out

(c) to work earlier

(d)No error

Q15. The teacher (1)/ has took (2) / the responsibility (3)/ No error (4)

(a) The teacher

(b) has took

(c) the responsibility

(d)No error

Q16. He walks (1)/ as if the earth (2)/ belongs to him (3)/ No error (4)

(a) He walks

(b) as if the earth

(c) belongs to him

(d)No error

Q17. The clerk was (1)/ not intimidated by (2)/ his boss bullying (3)/ No error (4)

(a) The clerk was

(b) not intimidated by

(c) his boss s bullying

(d)No error

Q18. This misogynist hates (1)/ all mother-in-laws (2)/ lady-doctors and house maids (3)/ No error (4)

(a) This misogynist hates

(b) all mother-in-laws

(c) lady-doctors and house maids

(d)No error

Q19. How to solve the problems (1)/ is the main concern of the organizers (2)/ at the moment (3)/ No error (4)

(a) How to solve the problems

(b) is the main concern of the organizers

(c) at the moment

(d)No error

Q20. We requested the watchman(1)/ to clean up the basement(2)/ so that the children might have

enough space to play (3)/ No error (4)

(a) We requested the watchman

(b) to clean up the basement

(c) so that the children might have enough space to play

(d)No error

Answer Key

1

a

11

c

2

c

12

b

3

c

13

c

4

b

14

a

5

c

15

b

6

d

16

c

7

c

17

d

8

d

18

b

9

a

19

a

10

b

20

a

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