Error Correction Part-36 for SBI PO/Clerk, IBPS PO/Clerk, LIC, Insurance and others

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Directions (1-5): Read each sentence, divided into five parts, to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Below each sentence you are provided with five options. Choose the sequence which consists of correct parts of the sentence. If there is no error in the sentence, choose option (e).

1.Six years later, she lost her son from jaundice. (A)/ After the boy developed a fever, she couldn’t afford the bus fare to the hospital, (B)/which was nine miles away from her village in the western Indian state(C)/ in Maharashtra. He had to walk the distance, and died soon after. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and D
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

2. Mentally, I had settled down to wait for my son(A)/ to be enough old so that we could discuss the psychology of Jaime Lannister(B)/ pushing a small child out of a window(C)/ and still manage to win his way back into our hearts. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and D
c) A and B
d) B and D
e) No error

3. After all, with the Night King turned in enough ice cubes(A)/ to cater to every house party in Versova(B)/ and the anguish of the Battle of Winterfell behind us, (C)/we all excepted things to wrap up neatly. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and C
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

4. Today, India-China tie has altered due to the border crisis(A)/ and Chinese insensitivity to Indian concerns. New Delhi is toughening (B)/its posture across domains and it looks rather than(C)/unlikely that Huawei would get to participate in the 5G network roll-out in India. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and C
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

5. The cheapest thing to do is dump the wastes into waterways(A)/ or the atmosphere. Under pure free-market conditions, (B)/that’s precisely what happens. Polluters pay nothing for(C)/ dumping waste while society bears the cost. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and D
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

Answers:-

1. Sol. B The error is in part A and D
In Part A, “lost her son to” should be used at the place of “lost her son from”.
In Part D, “of Maharashtra” should be used at the place of “in Maharashtra”.
“lost to’ means to give up something in defeat to someone.
We use “direction + of + Some place” to indicate the direction.

2. Sol. B The error is in part B and D
In Part B, “old enough” should be used at the place of “enough old”.
In Part D, “managing” should be used at the place of “manage”.

3. Sol. B The error is in part A and C
In Part A, “turn into” should be used at the place of “turn in”.
In Part C, “expected” should be used at the place of “excepted”.

4. Sol. B The error is in part A and C
In Part A, “ties have” should be used at the place of “tie has”.
In Part C, “rather” should be used at the place of “rather than”.

5. Sol. B The error is in part A and D
In Part A, “to dump” should be used at the place of “dump”.
In Part D, “while” should be used at the place of “when”.

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