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Most Expected Spotting Errors for All Govt.job Exams 2019 [Series Part 2]

By Basant Singhal|Spotting Error Best Questions | 01 Jan 2019

Most Expected Spotting Error Questions

for All Govt.job Exams 2019

[Series Part 2]

 

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[Most Useful for SSC CGL, SSC CPO, SSC STENO and All

Other SSC, Banking and Govt. Job Exams]

 

With Answers and Detailed Explanation

 

Hi Friends,

 

In this series part 2, I have compiled and explained some more

Most Expected and Most Recurring Spotting Error Questions

for various competitive and govt.job exams such as Bank PO,

SSC, NDA, CDS, MAT, CAT etc.

 

The format that I have followed in this series is -

‘Sample Incorrect Sentence’ written in RED, ‘Explanation’ written

 in BLACK and finally the ‘Correct Sentence’ written in GREEN   

 

Hopefully, you will not only like it but also find it useful for

your exam preparation and overall English improvement.

 

 

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Here we go…      

 

1. The star cricketer recently visit an orphanage in Bhopal, fueling speculation that he is planning to adopt a baby.

 

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Explanation – We use ‘recently’ either in past simple tense or in present perfect tense. He has already visited an orphanage that is

 

why people are speculating that he is probably planning to

adopt a baby.

 

Hence, 

  

1. The star cricketer recently visited an orphanage in Bhopal, fueling speculation that he is planning to adopt a baby.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

2. More than half the food products targeted at babies have

high sugar content and are excessive sweet.

 

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 Explanation – Food products have a high sugar content and they

 

are sweet, but how sweet? They are too much sweet or or you can

 say ‘excessively sweet’. 

 

Sweet is an adjective here and adjectives are modified by adverbs.   

Hence, 

  

2. More than half the food products targeted at babies have

high sugar content and are excessively sweet.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

      

3.  Shyam will go to foreign for higher studies next year.

 

Explanation –  Go to where?  Foreign.

 

But ‘foreign’ is not a name of a place. You can write either

 

a foreign university or a foreign country.

 

Prepositions are followed by a noun or a pronoun.

 

The word ‘foreign’ is an adjective and you cannot put an adjective after a preposition ‘to’.

 

The word ‘abroad’ is an adverb and it can be correctly placed after

 

the verb ‘go’ thus you can say -  go abroad.        

 

Hence, 

 

 3.  Shyam will go abroad for higher studies next year.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

4. A rich jeweler was shoot dead by two unidentified jacket-clad

men while taking an evening walk near his house.

 

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Explanation –  This seems like a case of attack.

 

But who was attacked?

 

A rich jeweler or jacket-clad men?

 

A rich jeweler, right?

 

So, here a rich jeweler is ‘receiving’ the action, and

not doing the action.

 

When the ‘subject’ in any sentence receives an 

 

action, it is written in passive voice.

 

The correct passive voice construction here will be -  

‘was shot dead’          

 

Hence, 

 

 

4. A rich jeweler was shot dead by two unidentified jacket-clad

men while taking an evening walk near his house.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

5. The woodcutter in the forest fell some one hundred trees in a day. 

 

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Explanation – ‘Fall’ means to come down; ‘Fell’ means cause something to come down. The correct verb forms of these two

 verbs are - 

 

Fall (girna in hindi)            Fell             Fallen

Fell (giraana in hindi)         Felled        Felled

 

The woodcutter cut and cause the trees to fall down. So,

Here, you have to use the 2nd form of the verb ‘Fell’ and

 

it is ‘Felled’.  

 

Hence, 

 

 

5. The woodcutter in the forest felled some one hundred trees

that day. 

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

6. I was earlier posted in Australia and it took me quite a

long to time to accustom to the Australian food.  

 

Explanation – ‘To get accustomed’ means ‘to get used to’ something. Either you accustom yourself to something, or you get accustomed to something.

 

Hence, 

 

6. I was earlier posted in Australia and it took me quite a long

 

 time to accustom myself to the Australian food.   

 

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

7. He is deeply concern about the environmental issues and plans to take some measures to reduce the pollution caused by manufacturing plants and industries.

 

Explanation – ‘He is deeply concerned’ is a passive voice construction.

 

And in all the passive voice constructions, we use V3.

 

So, it should be ‘concerned’ and not ‘concern’.          

 

Hence,

 

7. He is deeply concerned about the environmental issues and

plans to take some measures to reduce the pollution caused by manufacturing plants and industries.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

8. In the present guidelines, the bank is requires to obtain

an Aadhar card from any person who wishes to open a saving account. 

 

 Explanation - This sentence has the same error as in the previous one.

 

Either you say the bank requires (active voice) or you can say bank is required (passive voice). 

 

Bank requires means the bank needs.

 

Bank is required means bank has been made responsible

and bound to follow it as a rule.   

 

Hence, 

              

8. In the present guidelines, the bank is required to obtain an Aadhar card from any person who wishes to open a saving account. 

  

               

NEXT QUESTION…

 

9.  My wife does not usually wear jewelry but at the party

last week she wore beautiful ring. 

 

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Explanation -  She wore what? Ring, right?

 

What kind of ring?  A beautiful one.

 

 

Ring is a countable noun. 

 

Hence, 

 

9. My wife does not usually wear jewelry but at the party

last week she wore a beautiful ring. 

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

10. My mother is one of the best mothers that has ever

lived on this planet.

 

Explanation – ‘That’ here is a Relative Pronoun that is connected

 

with its ‘Antecedent’ ‘mothers’.  Mothers is a plural word, So, it should follow a plural verb ‘Have’.

 

Hence, 

 

                       

10. My mother is one of the best mothers that have ever lived

on this planet.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

11.  You, Ajay and I have already completed our MBA last year.

 

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Explanation –  ‘Last Year’ is a ‘Past Phrase’ and must not be

 

combined with the Present ‘have’.

 

Hence, 

 

 

11.  You, Ajay and I completed our MBA last year.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

12. On his return from Australia, he joined an MNC as a

General Manager.  

 

Explanation -  ‘On his return’ is the correct phrase.

 

Hence,  

 

12. On his return from Australia, he joined an MNC

as a General Manager. 

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

13. Dress in black, many students from the Delhi University took part in a protest march in the city on Sunday as part of a campaign against domestic violence. 

 

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Explanation –  Students were protesting.

 But what was their 'state' of physical appearance?

 

Well,

They were ‘dressed’  

 

‘Dressed’ is a Past Participle here indicating some

 

kind of 'state'. 

 

Hence, 

     

 

13. Dressed in black, many students from the Delhi University took part in a protest march in the city on Sunday as part of a campaign against domestic violence. 

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

14. The Home Minister recently stated that air pollution from vehicles and factories is reducing life expectancy in the country

in an average of six months.

 

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Explanation –  ‘On an average’ is the correct phrase.

 

Hence, 

 

14. The Home Minister recently stated that air pollution from vehicles and factories is reducing life expectancy in the country on an average of six months.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

15. The high court on Monday banned plying of diesel-run auto rickshaws including gypsies in the tiger sanctuaries on immediate effect.        

 

Explanation –   ‘with immediate effect’ is the correct phrase.

 

Hence, 

 

15. The supreme court on Monday banned plying of diesel-run auto rickshaws including gypsies in the tiger sanctuaries with immediate effect.        

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

16. The angry at being left out of the foreign trip program is quite noticeable among employees of the organization.

 

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Explanation – What is noticeable in the employees?

 

The answer can only be a ‘noun’.

 

And if you convert angry into a noun, it is ‘anger’.

‘Angry’ is an adjective; ‘anger’ is a noun.

 

Hence, 

  

16. The anger at being left out of the foreign trip program is quite noticeable among employees of the organisation.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

 17. If all go well, the final examination scheduled for next week

is all set to be entirely free from irritating power cuts and frequent disruptions.

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Explanation – ‘All’ means ‘everything’ and ‘everything’ is singular.

 

Hence, 

  

17. If all goes well, the final examination scheduled for next week

 is all set to be entirely free from irritating power cuts and frequent disruptions.

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

18. Most birds sing only in day light one notable exceptional being

 the Nightingale.    

 

Explanation – Most birds sing in day light and there is only one exception to this.

 

Hence, 

 

18. Most birds sing only in day light one notable exception being

 the Nightingale.    

 

NEXT QUESTION…

 

19. The view of the manufacturing and tourist industries is that

the economy of the country is looking up.               

 

Explanation –  Here we are speaking of two separate industries. i.e the manufacturing and the tourist industries. They are not the same industries but two different industries. So, ‘the’ should be used twice before each industry.  

 

Hence, 

 

 19. The view of the manufacturing and the tourist industries

is that the economy of the country is looking up.

 

 NEXT QUESTION…

 

20. Reema’s parents were willing to let her marry the

boy of her liking as he seemed to belong to decent family.

 

Explanation – ‘Family’ is a countable noun. So, write ‘a decent family’ in place of ‘decent family’.     

 

Hence, 

 

20. Reema’s parents were willing to let her marry the boy

of her liking as he seemed to belong to a decent family.

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That's it in this series part 2! 

I will see you in the next part.

Cheers!

 

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