Gateway to SBI Mains: English (Quiz On Errors)

Dear Readers,
We are providing you a quiz specially on error detection. It is one of the most important topic for English and can be expected in both Preliminary and Mains.


1. The chief idea of (a)/ very common type of traveller (b)/ is to see as many objects of (c)/ interest as he possibly could.(d)/ No error (e)
2. The demand of the workers’s union (a)/ that the dismissed employees (b)/ to be reinstated, has been (c)/ accepted by the management. (d)/ No error (e)
3. When he went out (a)/ he left the radio on (b)/ so that his parents shall think (c)/ that he was still in the house. (d)/ No error (e)
4. The foremost criterion of selection we adopted (a)/ were the number of years of training (b)/ a dancer had received (c)/ under a particular guru. (d)/ No error (e)
5. I can’t understand why (a)/ he did not told me (b)/ the reason (c)/ for his absence. (d)/ No error (e).
6. He very promptly (a)/ withdraw the remarks (b)/ made by him on (c)/ my office note. (d)/ No error (e)
7. He would not return (a)/ the money that (b)/ he borrowed,(c)/ will he? (d)/ No error (e)
8. The chief idea of (a)/ very common type of traveller (b)/ is to see as many objects of interest (c)/ as he possibly could. (d)/ No error (e)
9. Ordinarily, when in (a)/ difficulty Ruchi prefers (b)/ keeping her counsel than running (c)/ about taking advice. (d)/ No error (e)
10. The future is (a)/ yet to come but (b)/ you have a right (c)/ to shape it. (d)/ No error (e)
11. I finished my work (a)/ before we reached his place (b)/ with great difficulty (c)/ because of heavy traffic. (d)/ No error (e)
12. If I knew (a)/ that my friend had planned to (b)/ visit the town today, I would have (c)/ made his stay comfortable. (d)/ No error (e)
13. More widely popular (a)/ than the hunting of (b)/ deer or fox were (c)/ the pursuit of the hare. (d)/ No error (e)
14. The Committee Chief warned (a)/ the party members that if they persist (b)/ in their obstructionist attitude (c)/ they would be suspended. (d)/ No error (e)
15. On hearing the news over (a)/ the radio that India has (b)/ won the hockey match, (c)/ I jumped with joy. (d)/ No error (e)

1. d; Replace ‘could’ with ‘can’
2. c; Remove ‘to’
3. e; No error
4. b; Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’
5. b; Replace ‘told’ with ‘tell’
6. b; Replace ‘withdraw’ with ‘withdrew’
7. d; Replace ‘will’ with ‘would’
8. d; Replace ‘could’ with ‘can’
9. c; Replace “than” with “to”
10. a; Replace ‘is’ with ‘has’
11. a; Replace ‘finished’ with ‘had finished’
12. e; No error
13. c; Replace ‘were’ with ‘was’
14. b; Replace ‘persist’ with ‘persisted’
15. b; Replace ‘has’ with ‘had’


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