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SSC previous year error detection part 2

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SSC previous year Error Detection ; Part 2 of the 100 Most Important Error Detection Questions asked in SSC Exams  (with detailed solution) 


The post contains 50 Most important error detection questions( with detailed solution) asked in SSC  exams.
We have handpicked 100 very important questions which have already been asked in SSC CGL CPO CHSL exams in the last three years and have provided detailed solution of these question to help you tackle similar questions. This is part 2 of the ‘100 most important previous year ERROR DETECTION QUESTIONS of SSC exams (with detailed solution)’  
Hence, these questions are very important if you are targeting SSC CGL/CPO/CHSL exam. 
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Part 2 of the 100 Most Important Error Detection Questions asked in SSC Exams  (with detailed solution) 


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 No sooner did the sun rise (1)/ when we resumed the journey (2)/ after having a hasty breakfast. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL  2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 2
If the second event occurs immediately after the first, we can express that idea using the structure – no sooner………than.
Example – No sooner did the thief see the police than he ran away. Replace ‘when’ with ‘than’ in part (2)

My elder son deals with (1)/ spare parts and manages (2)/ his bread and butter. (3)/ No Error (4). (SSC CGL 2017) 

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 1
Deal with something means to handle something 
Example –Nobody knows how to deal with him.
Whereas deal in sth means to do business specially buying and selling.
Example – Himanshu deals in imported cars.
In part (1) replace preposition ‘with’ with in. 


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 Sneha was accused for murder of her husband (1)/ but the court found her (2)/ not guilty and acquitted her. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL  2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 1
Accuse (of) means charge (someone) with an offence or crime.
Example – Himesh was accused of murder and sent for trail.
In part (1 replace) preposition for by preposition of

 If you had (1)/ told me earlier (2)/ I will help you. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 3
 Type 3 conditional – If + past perfect (If this thing had happened) perfect conditional or perfect continuous conditional ( that thing would have happened).
Example -If you had worked harder, you would have passed the exam.
Replace “will help you” with “ would have helped you”in part (3)
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Her mother is (1)/ angry and (2)/ indifferent to me. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL  2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 2
 Every verb used in a sentence should be followed by separate prepositions. Word angry is followed by preposition with – Angry with somebody,
Example – Sheetal is angry with me for a long time. 

She has not been (1)/ to the restaurant (2)/ much late. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 3
 Of late refers to an event or state of affairs that happened or began to exist a short time ago / recently 
Example – We haven’t spoken to each other of late.
Replace much late by of late.

 My brother finds it difficult (1)/ to pass away the time (2)/ at our grandparent’s house. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL  2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 2 
Pass away – cease, die (He passed away at the age of eighty-four.) ,
pass – spend, live. (We played chess to pass the time.)
The correct uses should be to pass the time in part (2)

No sooner had he finished (1)/ his morning walk (2)/ when it began to rain. (3)/ No Error (4). (SSC CGL 2017) 

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 3
 Conjunction “no sooner……….than “ is used for saying that something happens immediately after something else.
Example – No sooner had I got up from bed, than I took a bath.
In this sentence Replace when by than in part (3)

On Sundays (1)/ I prefer reading (2)/ than going out visiting my friends. (3)/ No Error (4). 

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 3
 verb “prefer” is normally used with “to” instead of “than”.
Example –
I prefer part-time jobs to full-time jobs.
She prefers coffee to tea.
Replace than with to in part (3)

Rohit is two year (1)/ junior than Mukesh (2)/ in the office. (3)/ No Error (4). 

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 2
Adjectives – inferior, superior, junior, senior, anterior, posterior and prior are followed by to, not than.
Example – My shop is superior to yours.
 She is junior to me.
Replace than with to in part (2). 
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In spite of the doctor’s stern warning (1)/ Latika continued taking (2)/ sugars in her milk. (3)/ No Error (4). 

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 3
Uncountable nouns have no plurals, and cannot normally be used with a/an. Sugar is an uncountable noun.
Replace sugars by sugar in part (3)

Ritika decided to get up early (1)/ to wear a nice dress (2)/ and visit her aunt. (3)/ No Error (4)[SSC CGL 2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 3
To visit somebody/something -to go to see a person or a place for a period of time.
Subject Ritika decided to get up, to wear and to visit .
The correct uses should be and to visit her aunt in part (3)

The student asked me if (1)/ I knew that Kalidas was the greater (2)/ than any other poet. (3)/ No Error (4). 

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 2
 Than any other is used in comparative degree and generally definite article ‘the’ is not used with comparative degree.
Comparative: Shivangi is taller than any other girl in the class.(without definite article ‘the’)
Superlative: Shivangi is the tallest girl in the class. (with definite article ‘the’), Use ‘greater’ instead of ‘the greater’

If it would (1)/ rains, they will (2)/not come. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 2017]

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 1
This is Conditional sentence type 1 structure – if clause in” simple present “+ main clause “will-future or (Modal + infinitive)”
Example – If you study hard, you will pass the exam.
The correct sentence should be If it rains ,they will not come .

 Myself and Roshni (1)/ will take care of (2)/ the event on Sunday. (3)/ No Error (4). 

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 1
 The –self pronouns are called reflexive . Myself shouldn’t be used unless there’s an I previously in the same sentence.
Example -I consider myself fortunate enough to get this project.
The correct uses should be “ I ,myself and Rohini “ in part (1)


Little knowledge of playing volleyball (1)/ that she possessed proved to be (2)/helpful at the time of inaugural match. (3)/ No Error (4)

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Solution: 1
little – Almost not (negative)
a little – the same as “a small amount of” (positive)
the little – not much and it is used with something definite.


Me and my wife (A) / were at home (B) / last night. (C) / No
Error (D). 
Options:
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
 The subject of the sentence should be in nominative case (subjective case)i.e. “I and my wife”

Essay writing is an art (A) / that requires many planning (B) /on the part of the writer. (C) / No Error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: B
Many is used for countable noun whereas much is used for uncountable, here in this sentence the word planning is uncountable ,replace many by much

I used (A)/ a pair of black trousers (B) / for a week (C)/ No error (D)

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
 For habitual action / general facts simple present tense is used , the correct uses should be “I use”

He has made a mistake (A)/ of which (B) / I am certain (C) / No
error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: D
no error

He was not allowed (A) / for the teacher (B) / to read in a low voice (C) / no error (D). [SSC CGL 2016]

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: B
As the given sentence is in passive voice use “by” agent (for)

The tour (A) / of the campus (B) / was so good (C) / No Error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
The intensifier so in the main clause is followed by that + result clause. As in this sentence there is no result clause ,the correct uses should be “was very good”.

He is a saint (A) / and as such (B) / must be respected (C) / No Error (D). [SSC CGL 2016]

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: D
no error ,as such means 

Neither the Captain (A) / nor his men are (B) / afraid of fighting (C) / No Error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: D
no error. When the two subjects are joined by “not only……but also, neither…….nor, either…..or “ the verb should be according to the nearest subject.

Each child (A) / was given a (B) / red beautiful balloon. (C) / No error (D).

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
when two qualitative adjectives are used for the same noun the following order should be followed :-
Size –adjective of general description- age- shape- colour- origin- material- purpose.
In this sentence adjective of general description “beautiful” should come before colour “red”. The correct uses should be a beautiful red balloon.

She has had the best medical facilities available (A) / but she will not be cured (B) / unless she does not have a strong desire to live (C) / No error (D). [SSC CGL 2016]

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
Do not use other negative word in the clause starting with unless or until. Unless refers to condition whereas until refers to time .Here in this sentence part (C) should be “unless she has a strong desire to live.

As if aware of my condition (A) / the infuriated bird suddenly doubled back on its course (B) / and charged straight after me (C) / No error (D). [SSC CGL 2016]

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
Replace “after” with “at”
Straight at sb means direct to sb
Charge (verb) – to rush forward and attack.

It took her a long time(A)/to get off (B)/the death of her husband.(C)/No Error(D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: B
Explanation:- get off means ; get over means 
Replace “off ” by ”over ”

It is best(A)/ to be silent(B)/ than to speak in anger.(C)/No Error(D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
than is used in comparative degree , use comparative degree “better” instead of superlative degree best in part (A)

 His father is disgusted (A)/against him for his (B)/addiction to drink.(C)/No Error(D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: B
Disgusted with somebody means feeling angry or annoyed with somebody ;
example – He was disgusted with his boss.
Replace “against” with “with”

 He had already sent me message (A) / that his arrival (B) / was
scheduled for Thursday (C) / No error (D) 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
message is a countable noun , use indefinite article “a” with it.
Write “He had already sent me a message”. 

Science and technology and (A) / their fallouts do not (B) / complete human culture (C) / No error (D).

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: B
When compound noun is used as a subject of a sentence it takes the verb in singular form . 
Examples –crown and glory, bread and butter, rice and curry, horse and carriage etc.

The angry bird flap (A) / her wings, flies a short (B) / distance
and returns. (C) / No error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
The subject of this sentence “The angry bird “is singular, the verb ‘flap’ used for singular subject must be in singular form. The correct uses should be “ The angry bird flaps “

We must go (A) / and congratulate him for (B)/ his brilliant
success (C) / No Error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: B
Congratulate somebody on something means Give (someone) one’s good wishes on something
He had taken the chance to congratulate him on his birthday.
Replace “for” with “on”

My brother (A) / along with his friends (B) / are going on a tour
(C) / No error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
When two nouns or pronouns are connected with the following words the verb should be according to the first noun or pronoun –
As well as , in addition to , besides , together with , accompanied by , like , unlike , with , along with, , led by , headed by , guided by , rather than and not etc.
Here the verb form will be decided according to the main subject “ My brother ” , as the subject is singular replace “are” with ‘is’

You have prepared well (A) / for the examination (B) / isn’t it ?
(C) / No error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
 Question tags are short questions at the end of statements to confirm that something is true or not. A positive statement is followed by a negative question tag and a negative statement is followed by a positive question tag.
Question tags are formed with the auxiliary or modal verb from the main sentence and the appropriate subject.
Write “have not you?’’ in the part (C). 
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On being called, (A) / all of us (B) / entered into the room. (C) /
No Error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
“enter the room” means to go into the room, so do not use the word “into” again.

I waited for you (A) / but you never (B) / turned up. (C) / No
Error (D). 
Options:
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: D
Turn up means आना / मिलना

He learnt (A) / the alphabets (B) / at the age of four. (C) / No Error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: B
The correct word is alphabet not alphabets

Although I have never seen the girl before, (A)/ I recognized her at once (B)/ from her photograph (C)/ no error (D)



1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution:  A
As the given sentence is in past tense , replace have with had

There was a (A)/ comparison between (B)/ you and he (C)/ no
error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
 Comparison should be in the same case , use the objective case of he – him , the objective case of you is also you

He flowed into a rage (A)/ at the very (B)/ sight of that man (C)/
No error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
fly into a rage (or temper) means become suddenly or violently angry. The past form of fly is flew (flowed)

Sooner had he come (A)/ his colleagues (B)/ organised a get
together (C)/ No Error (D)

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
When the second action happens just after the first action we may use following structures:-
No sooner…..than , hardly/ scarcely…..when , a soon as……
The correct uses should be “as soon as he came”

 I enjoyed during (A)/ my tenure (B)/ at Shimla (C)/ No error (D)

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: A
Tenure (n) means A period of time during which something is possessed. The word tenure includes the sense of during, the correct sentence should be “I enjoyed my tenure at Shimla.”

The Government offered him (A)/ clerical job (B)/ but he turned
it over (C) / No error (D). 

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
Solution: C
Turn over means उलटना, 
turn down means अस्वीकार कर देना. The correct uses should be “but he turned it down. 


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