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Error detection/spotting errors asked in SSC CGL 2019-2020 tier 1(with detailed soln)

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Error spotting questions/spotting errors asked in SSC CGL 2019-2020

 

Compilation of Error detection/spotting errors asked in SSC CGL 2019-2020 tier 1 (with detailed solution) ;Error detection/spotting errors asked in SSC CGL 2019-2020 

Direction: In the following sentences identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.


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One of the boys from our school have been selected for National Badminton Championship.

1. One of the boys
2. have been selected
3. from our school
4. for National Badminton Championship


Solution : 2

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“One of the noun” structure takes Singular verb.
Note – Plural noun is used with ‘one of the’ structure. 
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If a few drops of lemon are put in the milk, it has turned sour.
1. it has turned sour
2. are put in the milk
3. drops of lemon
4. If a few

Solution : 1

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It is a zero conditional sentence. Use ‘it turns sour’ in place of ‘it has turned sour’.
Zero conditional sentences 
It expresses general truths or situations in which one thing always causes another. When we use a zero conditional sentence, we are talking about a general truth rather than a specific instance of something.In such case we prefer to use simple present tense in both of the clauses. 

How to identify Zero conditional sentences? 
Handy tip – Statement shows general truths /scientific facts and the condition always has the same result.
Structure – Both clauses –  simple present tense.

EXAMPLES
1)
If you go out in the rain, you would get wet. ❌

If you go out in the rain, you get wet.✔️

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The Prime Minister, along with the other ministers have left for America.
1. The Prime Minister along with
2. for America
3. have left
4. the other ministers

Solution : 3

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RULE  – when two or more subjects are joined by  ” as well as, like, unlike, besides, in addition to, and not , with, together with, along with, rather than, no less than, except, nothing but, the verb is used according to the first subject. 
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I can swim very fast when I was only five.

1. when I was
2. I can swim
3. only five
4. very fast


Solution : 2

Use ‘I could swim’ as the sentence is in past tense.
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Everything that I like to eat are fattening.

1. to eat
2. I like
3. Everything that
4. are fattening


Solution : 4

Is fattening 
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We had a long discussion at a cup of coffee.
1. a long discussion
2. of coffee
3. We had
4. at a cup

Solution : 4

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‘At a cup of coffee ‘ doesn’t make any sense.
‘Over a cup of coffee’ is the correct usage.
To have discussion over a cup of coffee means ‘discussing things while having coffee”.



Saraswati college has maintained its reputation as one of the best college in the country.

1. Saraswati college has maintained
2. one of the best college
3. in the country
4. its reputation as


Solution : 2

‘One of the ‘ structure takes plural Noun 
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The boy which stole the money was caught by the police.

1. stole the money
2. was caught
3. The boy which
4. by the police


Solution : 3

Use ‘who’ in place of which
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When I reached the cinema hall, the movie had already began.

1. the movie had
2. When I reached
3. already began
4. the cinema hall


Solution : 3

V3 of the verb ‘begin’ will be used here to make the sentence gramatically correct. V3 of begin is begun

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Those who follow a healthy routine is likely enjoying good health.

1. a healthy routine
2. good health
3. is likely enjoying
4. Those who follow


Solution : 3

‘Those’ is a plural subject ,hence it will take plural verb ‘are’.


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Deepa walked down the road slowly without looking anybody.
1. slowly without
2. down the road
3. looking anybody
4. Deepa walked

Solution : 3

Use a suitable preposition before ‘anybody’ to make the sentence grammatically correct. 

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I am believing you have submitted all the necessary documents.

1. you have submitted
2. all the
3. necessary documents
4. I am believing


Solution : 4

Use ‘I believe ‘ in place of ‘I am believing ‘. Verbs like See, believe, taste etc are generally not used in v4 form. 
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No sooner did we receive your message when we heaved a sigh of relief.

1. when we heaved
2. did we receive
3. your message
4. a sigh ofrelief


Solution : 1

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Use ‘than’ in place of ‘when’.
No sooner…than
Hardly/Scarcely…when 


My brother, who live in Delhi, has written me a letter.

1. My brother
2. me a letter
3. has written
4. who live in Delhi


Solution : 4

My brother is a Singular noun,hence ‘lives’ will be used in place of live
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Modern man is completely engross in the mad pursuit of material pleasures and luxuries.

1. material pleasures and luxuries
2. mad pursuit of
3. Modern man is
4. completely engross


Solution : 4

Use ‘engrossed’ in place of engross



The old man did not wanted to eat any food.

1. to eat
2. any food
3. The old man
4. did not wanted


Solution : 4

Didn’t want




No least than fifty participants were present for the singing competition.

1. No least than
2. the singing competition
3. fifty participants were
4. present for


Solution : 1

No less than


The both children go to the same school.

1. same school
2. The both
3. to the
4. children go


Solution : 2

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Use ‘Both the children’ in place of ‘the both children ‘
⚫RULE – Possessive case comes after ‘All’ and ‘Both’ and not before them. 



Example –

 My all friends got selected in the exam.❌
 All my friends got selected in the exam. ✔️
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She behaves in a such a cordial manner that everyone admires her.

1. that everyone
2. admires her
3. such a cordial manner
4. She behaves in a


Solution : 4

Use ‘in such a cordial manner’




The famous author and actor are being honoured at a function today 

1. The famous author and actor
2. are being honoured
3. at a function today
4. No error


Solution : 2

Use ‘is’ in place of are as the author and actor is the same person.



He married with a rich heiress last year.

1. He married
2. last year
3. No error
4. with a rich heiress


Solution : 4

Omit with




He went to work but returned back immediately.

1. to work
2. but returned back
3. immediately
4. He went


Solution : 2

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‘Back’ is not used with ‘return’,it’s superfluous. 
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The present what I buy for you yesterday was very expensive.

1. what I buy
2. The present
3. for you yesterday
4. was very expensive


Solution : 1

Use ‘bought’ in place of ‘buy’ as the sentence is in past tense. 




As a little child she was afraid from darkness.

1. No error
2. As a little child
3. from darkness
4. she wasafraid


Solution : 3

Use ‘afraid of’ in place of ‘afraid from’.



Plenty of information were given to me at the tourist office.

1. Plenty ofinformation
2. at the tourist offi ce
3. were given to me
4. No error


Solution : 3

Was 





Mohit did not went to school yesterday as he was unwell.

1. went to school
2. Mohit did not
3. yesterday as he
4. was unwell


Solution : 1

Didn’t go




Sita has no taste in classical dance.

1. Sita has
2. in
3. classical dance
4. no taste


Solution : 2

‘Taste for’ is the correct usage here.
‘Taste for’ is used to express a person’s liking or interest for a particular thing.




We must get this post send as soon as possible.

1. soon as possible
2. this post
3. We must get
4. send as


Solution : 4

Use ‘sent’ in place of ‘send’.




The big ship sank and everyone abroad drowned.

1. sank
2. The big ship
3. abroad drowned
4. and everyone


Solution : 3

Aboard not abroad




It’s raining heavily, so you should take an umbrella, but you will get wet.

1. It’s raining heavily
2. but you will get wet.
3. should take an umbrella
4. so you

Solution : 2


The modern man is busy acquiring more and more wealth and designing ways to invest it in more sense pleasures.
1. acquiring more and more wealth
2. modern man is busy
3. designing ways to invest it
4. in more sense pleasures

Solution : 4

Using ‘sense’ before pleasures (n) does not make any sense. Use ” sensual(adj)  pleasures”.  

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