common errors mcq Model Questions & Answers, Practice Test for ibps clerk prelims 2024

Directions:

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is no error, mark (e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

Question :1

If you think that (a)/ during that Holi festival (b)/ we are allowed a little freedom, (c)/ you are mistaken. (d)/ No error (e)

Answer: (b)

The reference is not to any particular Holi festival, but Holi festival in general. 'That' should be replaced by 'the'.

Question :2

The main difficulty was (a)/ the barriers which were standing (b)/ at the centre (c)/ of the crossroads. (d)/ No error (e)

Answer: (e)

No error.

Question :3

In spite of her craving (a)/ for hot food and soft drinks, (b)/ Sushila abstained with (c)/ them for a long duration. (d)/ No error (e)

Answer: (c)

Incorrect preposition is used. We abstain 'from' something.

Question :4

He promised (a)/ to quickly come (b)/ the next time (c)/ I called. (d)/ No error (e)

Answer: (b)

'Quickly' is an adverb and must follow the verb 'come'.

Question :5

If the monsoon is delayed (a)/ or is insufficient, there is (b)/ inevitable failure of the (c)/ crops, causing a famine. (d)/ No error (e)

Answer: (b)

'There will be', that is, future tense, should be used as we are talking of something that may happen in future.

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