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Spotting Error Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017


1. In the following question, a part of the sentence has/have error (s). Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.
It is important to support each other in a team so that the team will be successful whenever it comes to reaching its goals.
a. It is important to support each other in a
b. team so that the team will be
c. successful whenever it comes
d. to reaching its goals.
e. No Error

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A. It is important to support each other in a

Replace each other with one another, because Each other is used when there are two subjects and one another is used when there are more than two subjects.

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2.In the following question, a part of the sentence has/have error (s). Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.
The image of the United States have deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.
a. The image of the United States have deteriorated sharply
b. across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming
c. majority of people in other countries have no confidence in
d. his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.
e. No Error

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A. The image of the United States have deteriorated sharply

Replace have with has, because some nouns (collective noun) which are singular in form, but plural in meaning, as in this case United States, takes a plural verb in this case has.

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3.In the following question, a part of the sentence has/have error (s). Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.
Surely she must feel bitter about that fact, and yet neither her voice nor her expression give any indication that she felt animosity.
a. Surely she must feel bitter about
b. that fact, and yet neither her voice
c. nor her expression give any indication
d. that she felt animosity.
e. No Error

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C. nor her expression give any indication

Replace give with gave, as when two or more singular nouns/pronouns are joined by Or or Nor, they require a singular verb or helping verb, also as the sentence is expressing the past event, thus gave will be used.

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4.In the following question, a part of the sentence has/have error (s). Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.
The English Civil War of the mid-17th Century was part of a wider series in conflicts that spanned the entire British Isles, involving Scotland and Ireland as well as England.
a. The English Civil War of the mid-17th
b. Century was part of a wider series in conflicts
c. that spanned the entire British Isles,
d. involving Scotland and Ireland as well as England.
e. No Error

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B. Century was part of a wider series in conflicts

Replace in conflicts with of conflicts because series is a set or sequence of related things thus the preposition of always follows series to indicate to the things included in the series, making option (b) correct.

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5.In the following question, a part of the sentence has/have error (s). Find out which part of the sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is No error.
When prisoner Manjula Shetye went to Byculla jail officer Manisha Pokharkar’s room on Friday, allegedly to complain about two missing eggs and five missing pieces of bread, little did her fellow prisoners know that by the day end she would be dead.
a. When prisoner Manjula Shetye went to Byculla jail officer Manisha
b. Pokharkar’s room on Friday, allegedly to complain about two
c. missing eggs and five missing pieces of bread, little did her
d. fellow prisoners know that by the day end she would be dead.
e. No Error

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E. No Error

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6.In the question given below, a sentence, divided into three parts is given. One or more parts may be grammatically incorrect. Identify the incorrect part(s) from the given answer choices.
Imagine that you’re a country that, (I)/ like Spain today, recently see wages and prices (II)/ driven up by a housing boom, which than went bust. (III)
a. Only II
b. Both I & II
c. Both II & III
d. No correction required
e. None of the above

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C. Both II & III

In (I) imagine is correct as imagining is a present continuous, which is not coherent with the sentence.
In (II) replace see with saw, as the sentence is personifying a person as a country, where the bubble of housing boom has already bust.
In (III) replace than with then, as Then is commonly used to express a sense of time or what comes next or used to be, whereas Than is used to form comparisons between two things, which is not the case here.

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7.In the question given below, a sentence, divided into three parts is given. One or more parts may be grammatically incorrect. Identify the incorrect part(s) from the given answer choices.
Parental alienation syndrome is when one parents (I)/ is targeted for a campaign of hatred by the other parental (II)/ and uses the child as a vehicle for his or her hostile agenda. (III)
a. Both I & III
b. Both II & III
c. Both I & II
d. No correction required
e. None of the above

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C. Both I & II

In (I) replace parents with parent, as it is assisted by pronoun one, thus a single form will be used.
In (II) Replace for with the preposition with, as for is used to indicate the purpose of, whereas with is used to indicate the ‘relating to’

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8.In the question given below, a sentence, divided into three parts is given. One or more parts may be grammatically incorrect. Identify the incorrect part(s) from the given answer choices.
According to the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, women make (I)/ up just under half of the national workforce, but about 60 (II) percent of the minimum-wage workforce and 73 percent of tipped workers. (III)
a. Only I
b. Only II
c. Both II & III
d. No correction required
e. None of the above

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D. No correction required

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9.In the question given below, a sentence, divided into three parts is given. One or more parts may be grammatically incorrect. Identify the incorrect part(s) from the given answer choices.
Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere were (I)/ vastly more populous and sophistication than has been thought—an altogether (II)/ more salubrious place for live at the time than, say, Europe. (III)
a. Only III
b. Both I & III
c. Both II & III
d. No correction required
e. None of the above

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E. None of the above

In (I) the part talks about Western Hemisphere as a singular form thus should be followed by a singular verb was.
In (II) as suggested by populous (adjective), sophistication (noun) should be replaced with the adjective sophistication, in order to form parallelism.
In (III) replace for with the preposition to, in order to indicate the place to live in that time frame.

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10.In the question given below, a sentence, divided into three parts is given. One or more parts may be grammatically incorrect. Identify the incorrect part(s) from the given answer choices.
Julie had always felt that (I)/ she was missing out on a lot of fun (II)/ because of her clumsiness on the dance floor. (III)
a. Only II
b. Both I & III
c. Only III
d. No correction required
e. None of the above

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C. Only III

Replace since with because in (III), as because is a conjunction used to describe ‘for the reason that’, similar to because, but as it does not go with the preposition of, it can’t be used, whereas because is aptly used with of, to indicate on account of; by reason of.

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