1                      COMMON ERRORS
      Directio ns (1-10) : In the            part is the answer. If there is No error      24. One of the terrorists (1)/ of the
following questions, some parts of the       your answer is (4), i.e. No error.                Kashmir valley (2)/ are shot dead.
sentences have errors and some are                           (SSC Section Officer (Audit)      (3)/ No error (4)
correct. Find out which part of a                                     Exam. 09.09.2001)    25. Ten kilometres (1)/ is (2)/ a long
sentence has an error. The number             11. When shall we (1)/ arrive (2)/               distance to walk. (3)/ No error (4)
of that part is the answer. If a sentence           to our destination ? (3)/ No               Directions (26-35) : In the fol-
is free from error, your answer is No               error. (4)                            lowing questions, some of the sen-
error.                                        12. Based on the newspaper reports,         tences have errors and some have
               (SSC Section Officer (Audit)         (1)/ we can conclude that (2)/        none. Find out which part of a sen-
                              Exam. 1997)           many accidents caused by reck-        tence has an error and indicate ap-
 1. You must either (1)/ be regular                 less driving. (3)/ No error. (4)      propriate number (1, 2, 3). If there is
      with your studies (2)/ and study        13. Females (1)/ are not appointed          No error, indicate corresponding num-
      for longer period before the ex-              (2)/ in our college. (3)/ No          ber (4) as your answer.
      amination. (3)/ No error (4)                  error. (4)                                          (SSC Section Officer (Audit)
 2. The new taxation rates (1)/ an-           14. The officer (1)/ is angry on the                               Exam. 14.12.2003)
      nounced by the government (2)/                clerk (2)/ for not attending to         26. I saw him (1)/a couple of times
      are bound to effect the export                the work. (3)/ No error. (4)
                                                                                                (2)/ since May(3). /No error (4)
      sector. (3)/ No error (4)               15. No sooner (1)/ I had spoken, (2)
 3. These days, job opportunities are                                                       27. Tea (1)/which I am drinking (2)/
                                                    than he left. (3)/ No error. (4)
      not as better (1)/ as they used to                                                        is hot (3). /No error (4)
                                              16. Computer education (1)/ in uni-
      be (2)/ in the early 70"s. (3)/ No            versities and colleges (2) leaves       28. Al though the police officer
      error (4)                                     much to be desired. (3)/ No                 sympathised with poor (1)/ he
 4. When viewed with his point of                   error. (4)                                  refused to (2) /take an action
      view, the (1) / entire episode as-                                                        against the rich man (3). /No
                                              17. You will be prosecuted (1)/ for
      sumes (2)/ a different colour al-             bringing seeds (2)/ into Austra-            error (4)
      together. (3)/ No error (4)                   lia. ( (3)/ No error. (4)               29. We were looking forward (1)/ to
 5. On many occasions (1)/ we did             18. You must either tell me (1)/ the              hear news (2)/about the miss-
      helped the poor (2)/ people by                whole story or, at least (2)/ the           ing fishermen (3)./ No error (4)
      way of giving them food to eat                first half of it. (3)/ No error. (4)    30. The actress (1)/was shocked
      and clothes to put on. (3)/ No          19. Our new neighbours (1)/ had                   (2)/by the news of her dog’s
      error (4)                                     been living in Arizona (2)/ since           death (3). /No error (4)
 6. Unless it is accepted to both the               ten years before moving to their        31. One of the questions (1)/ he
      parties, an (1)/ arbitrator would             present house. (3)/ No error. (4)           asked me was (2)/ “Who did you
      be of no (2)/ use to settle this dis-   20. The patient (1)/ was accompa-                 travel with (3) ?” /No error (4) )
      pute. (3)/ No error (4)                       nied (2)/ with his friend. (3)/         32. I know (1)/a doctor (2)/you are
 7. Although the manager was keen                   No error. (4)                               referring to (3)./No error (4))
      on getting the work (1)/ done             Directions (21-25) : In the follow-         33. The introduction of job-oriented
      through Sudhir yesterday, (2)/ he      ing questions, some of the sentences               courses (1)/in the self-financing
      tries to avoid it (3)/ No error (4)    have errors and some have none. Find               colleges (2)/ attract many stu-
 8. The various consequences of(1)/          out which part of a sentence has an                dents (3)./ No error (4)
      the decision taken by the (2)/ fi-     error and mark (1), (2) or (3) as your         34. It is better (1)/to keep one’s
      nance ministry was not foreseen by     answer. If there is No error, mark (4)             head in the face of danger than
      the bureaucrats. (3)/ No error (4)     as your answer.                                    (2)/losing one’s courage (3). /No
 9. I never considered him to be a                           (SSC Section Officer (Audit)
                                                                                                error (4)
      person who would (1)/ go back                                   Exam. 16.11.2003)
      on his promise and (2)/ then do                                                       35. The short story (1)/should not
                                              21. A city dweller finds it difficult (1)/        exceed (2)/more than two hun-
      not even apologise. (3)/ No error (4)       to pass away the time (2)/ in a               dred words (3)./No error (4)
10. Having finished at school (1)/                village. (3)/ No error. (4)
      Raghu thought/ of go ing to                                                              Directions (36-45) : In the fol-
                                              22. Visitors (1)/ were not permitted        lowing questions, some of the sentenc-
      Bombay in (2)/ search some job.
                                                  (2)/ entering the park (3)/ after       es have errors and some have none.
      (3)/ No error (4)
                                                  dark. No error (4)                      Find out which part of a sentence has
      Directions (11-20) : Read each of
                                              23. The fifth and final act (1)/ of         an error; mark (4) as your answer.
the following sentences to find out if there
                                                  Macbeth contain (2)/ the sleep-                (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax &
is any error in it. The error, if any, will
                                                  walking scene. (3)/ No error. (4)              Central Excise) Exam. 05.12.2004)
be in one part of it. The number of that