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Error questions based on subject verb agreement for ssc

Error questions based on subject-verb agreement for ssc

Compilation of important error spotting /error detection questions based on subject-verb agreement for SSC(CGL, CPO, CHSL) , BANK(IBPS  SBI  RBI) and other exams.  

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OK now let’s talk about verb. Now that we have learnt the important rules of verb in our previous post,  we are ready to slay some questions from this topic. Let’s start.. 

Compilation of important error spotting /error detection questions based on Verb for SSC(CGL, CPO, CHSL) , BANK(IBPS  SBI  RBI), and other exams.  

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1) None but they (1)/ are responsible (2)/ for this act(3)/ no error

2) Many a students (1)/  participated (2)/ in the competition (3) / no error

3) Shivangi never (1)/ has and never will allow (2)/ her brother to join army (3)/ no error

4) So honestly she worked (1)/ that she was (2)/ promoted by her boss (3)/ no error

5) Not only will shivangi (1)/  come here but also (2)/ she will stay (3)/ no error 

6) My brother like the other members (1)/ of my family were left shelterless (2)/ as a result of flood in the city (3)/ no error


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7) More than one student (1)/  has not come to (2)/  the class (3)/ no error

8) More students than (1)/ one were (2)/ absent yesterday (3)/ no error

9) Two thirds of (1)/  the books has been sold (2)/  in the very first year of its launch. (3)/ no error

10) It were the students (1)/  who wanted the teacher (2)/ to declare holiday today (3)/ no error

11) No student (1)/ and no teacher (2)/ was present (3) /no error 



12) I made my (1)/ friend wrote (2)/ a letter in blue ink (3)/ no error  

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13) I would rather (1)/ you help (2) my sister (3)/ no error

14) I had (1)/ rather (2)/  you stayed with me (3)/ no error 

15) We had better (1)/ to leave early if (2)/ we want to reach the examination hall on time (3)/ no error 

16) You had better (1)/  study hard if (2)/  you want to pass the examination (3)/ no error 

17) I helped (1)/ my friend solve (2)/ this puzzle (3)/ no error

18) If you scored the 99.99 percentile (1)/ in the exam, you would better (2) / the current record (3)/ which was set back in the year 2009.(4) / no error

19) I think he will not be able to (1)/ achieve greater (2)/ heights in his life(3)/ no error

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Solution :


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1) The given sentence is absolutely correct. 
🔹Tip – If the subject used after ‘none but’ is singular,  it takes singular verb and  if the subject is plural then it will take a plural verb


2)  ‘Many a’ takes a singular subject and a singular verb. 


3)
add ‘allowed’ after ‘has’

🔹Note – In a compound sentence both auxiliary verbs and principal verbs should be mentioned separately if they differ in number, form, or voice. In such cases, one verb can’t act for both the clauses.


4) ‘did she work’ instead of ‘she worked’
🔹Note – When a sentence is is introduced by an adverb, the inverted form of the verb is used in this case.


5) ‘will she’ instead of ‘she will’


6) was instead of were.
🔹Note – when two subjects are connected by as well as/like/unlike /besides/ and not / together with etc, the verb agrees with the first subject.


7) no error
🔹Tip – ‘ more than one ‘ takes a singular noun and a singular verb.


8) no error
‘More.. than one’ takes a plural verb. 


9) have in place of has
🔸Handy tip –  one third ✔️
One thirds ❌


But if it’s more than one in the numerator like two, three etc then 
           Two third  ❌      Two thirds✔️
           Three fourth ❌    three fourths✔️ 


If it’s followed by plural countable noun then plural verb is used and when its followed by singular countable noun or uncountable noun then the singular verb is used.


For example
Two thirds of the book is easy to understand .✔️
Two thirds of the book has been sold. ❌
Two thirds of the books have been sold. ✔️

10) ‘was’ instead of ‘were’
11)no error
12) ‘write’ in place of wrote


13) ‘helped’ in place of help
🔹Note – Would rather/had rather is followed by a clause in subjunctive mood. So v2 will be used.
For a better understanding of subjunctive mood of a few verbs, go through ⬇️
💯Understand the subjunctive mood of a verb


14) The sentence is absolutely correct. Refer to the explanation of question 13th. 

15) omit ‘to’ 
🔹Note – ‘Had better’ is used to give advice or to tell people what to do. The meaning is present or future not past. Always use ‘had’ before better not have. With had better, we use the bare infinitive. 


16) No error


17 ) The sentence is absolutely correct. 
🔹Note – Help, bid, let, make are causative verbs because they cause something else to happen. When they are used in the active voice, they (except let) are followed by bare infinitive (v1). But when they are used in a passive voice they are followed by an infinitive (to +v1). 
Example – I made my friend solve the puzzle. ✔️
My friend was made to solve the puzzle. ✔️

18) No error

🔹Note – Here the word better is conditional of the word ‘to better’ which means to improve or to do better than someone else. 

19) When negative ideas are introduced in a noun clause with the verbs ( Imagine, think, believe, suppose)   in the principal clause, it is advisable to make the principal clause in negative. 

I think she will not pass the examination. (not preferable) 
I don’t think she will pass the examination. (more correct) ✔️
Note – This rule doesn’t apply to ‘hope’. 
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Hope the post serves you. Have a great time ahead. 

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