English Quiz :: General English Study Notes (Error Detection) For SSC CGL SSC CHSL Exams

Directions (1 to 10): Some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has error and mark the corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If there is no error, mark the corresponding to (D).

1. (A) Residents have planting the ornamental trees outside / (B) their homes and in lawns to /(C) add beauty and give their place a grand look. / (D) No error

2. (A) He said that the performance of the Indian team / (B) was satisfactory and that they learnt a lot from / (C) watching top seeded players through action at the grand slam. / (D) No error

3. (A) Watching the exponential talent of world tennis / (B) was the best things /(C) to happen to him. / (D) No error


4. (A) The meeting took place a day after / (B) the agency held a meeting with project contractors / (C) to evaluate steps to be taken to ensure that the buildings were not affected. /(D) No error

5. (A) The director explained / (B) the theme and the concept of / (C) the international folk festival. / (D) No error

6. (A) The fight among rival candidates between the medium / (B) of catchy slogans / (C) has started. / (D) No error

7. (A) The process revising figures of damage / (B) to get additional compensation / (C) has begun. / (D) No error

8. (A) Farmers who grow the crop /(B) are the worse hit, as the investment / (C) I hey make on a crop is huge as compared to the profit. / (D) No error

9. (A) While these schools have/ (13) a strong traditional hold, the reason for / (C) forming a consortium in India is to encourage cultural diversity for their institutes. / (D) No error

10. (A) The Government soon will make / (B) it mandatory for all private hospitals / (C) to notify infectious cases as soon as they are detected. / (D) No error

Answers with Explanation

1. (A); Change ‘planting’ into ‘planted’ because in present perfect tense’, 3rd form of verb is used after 
‘has/have’.

2. (C); Change ‘through’ into ‘in’.

3. (B); Change ‘things’ into thing’ because the main subject is exponential talent’, which is singular. So it is 
followed by singular verb’ and singular noun’.

4. (B); Change held’ into had held’. When ‘after’ is used in a sentence and two actions take place one after 
another then 1st action is in ‘past perfect tense’ and 2nd action is in ‘simple past tense’.

5. (B); Remove ‘the’ that is before ‘concept’ because there is only singular subject for which two nouns ‘theme’ 
and concept’ have been used.

6. (A); Change ‘ between’ into through’. With ‘medium’ we use ‘through’ not.‘Between.

7. (A); Change ‘revising’ into ‘to revise’ or ‘of revising’.

8. (C); Change ‘a crop’ into ‘the crop’. Here we are talking about a   definite crop’ so article ‘the’ is used.

9. (C); Change ‘for’ into ‘in’.


10. (A); Add ‘soon’ after will’. ‘Soon’ is an adverb and it will come near the that it qualifies.




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