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12 December 2015

Bank Clerks English Language - Finding Error Questions

Directions (Q. 1-17): Read each sentence to find out whether there is
any error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the
sentence, the number of that part is the answer. If there is no error,
the answer is (5).

1. Kiran was not doing (1)/ well yesterday (2)/ so he absented (3)/
from the seminar. (4)/ No error (5).

2. The guard hides (1)/ himself behind (2)/ the tree (3)/ to observe
what the stranger is doing. (4)/ No error (5).

3. The supervisor said (1)/ to the servant, (2)/ "The containers are
empty, (3)/ please fill''. (4)/ No error (5).

4. The manager said (1)/ "The employees who perform (2)/ well, they
will (3)/ get the incentive. (4)/ No error (5).

5. I read with pleasure (1)/ Vivekananda's works (2)/ who was a (3)/
disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. (4)/ No error (5).

6. It was him (1)/ who (2)/ approached the Collector (3)/ and got the
work done. (4)/ No error (5).

7. It was me (1)/ who openly (2)/ praised the qualities (3)/ of head
and heard of the opponent. (4)/ No error (5).

8. The activities are going (1)/ on well (2)/ since there is no
difference (3)/ between you and I. (4)/ No error (5).

9. These instructions (1)/ are for you (2)/ and I, (3)/ not for
others. (4)/ No error (5).

10. The strongest man (1)/ who (2)/ has ever lived (3)/ is praised by
all. (4)/ No error (5).

11. "All that (1)/ glitters is not gold" (2)/ is a (3)/ a great
proverb. (4)/ No error (5).

12. What is it which (1)/ brings (2)/ pleasure and (3)/ makes you
tranquil. (4)/ No error (5).

13. This is the factory (1)/ in that he works. (2)/ Go and (3)/ give
him the message. (4)/ No error (5).

14. All the invitees have exuded (1)/ joy beyond measure. (2)/ They
have said, "we have never (3)/ had such a time like the present." (4)/
No error (5).

15. The Collector and Magistrate (1)/ have given their consent. (2)/
You can proceed (3)/ forth in this matter. (4)/ No error (5).

16. Every gazetted officer (1)/ and every clerk (2)/ did their best
(3)/ to speed up the work. (4)/ No error (5).

17. Each manager (1)/ and each (2)/ accountant are (3)/ responsible
for their transparency in accounts. (4)/ No error (5).


1-3; Write 'himself' after 'absented'.

2-2; Delete 'himself'
Exp: 1 & 2: After verbs absent, avail, acquit, enjoy, apply, resign
Reflexive Pronouns are used. After verbs like hide, turn, qualify,
make, feed, roll Reflexive Pronouns are not used.

3-4; It should be 'fill in.' 4-3; Delete 'they' Exp: 3 & 4: A pronoun
should not be omitted when it is used for a noun in the objective case
after a transitive verb. A pronoun should be wrongly inserted where it
is not required.

5-2; It should be 'works of Vivekananda'
Exp: The relative pronoun should be placed as near as possible to its
antecedent. In this sentence 'who' is the relative pronoun and
'Vivekananda' is the antecedent.

6-1; Replace 'him' with 'he'.
7-1; Replace 'me' with 'I.'
Exp: 6 & 7; When the pronoun is used, as the complement of the verb
'to be', it should be in the Nominative case.

8-4; Replace 'I' with 'me'.
9-3; Replace 'I' with 'me'.
Exp: 8 & 9; The pronoun which is used as the object of a verb or
preposition should be in the objective case.

10-2; Replace 'who' with 'that'.
Exp: In superlative degree the relative pronoun 'that' is used instead of 'who'.

11-5; After the word 'all', relative pronoun that is used.
12-1; Replace 'which' with 'that'.
Exp: After interrogative pronouns like 'who', 'what', 'that' should come.

13-2; Replace 'in that he works' with 'that he works in' or in segment
2 'that' can be replaced with 'which'.
14-4; Replace 'like' with 'as'.
Exp: Relative pronoun 'as' is used after 'such'.

15-2; Replace 'have given their' with 'has given his' Exp: When two or
more singular nouns joined by and refer to the same person or thing,
the pronoun and the verb should be singular.

16-3; Replace 'their' with 'his'. Exp: When two singular nouns joined
by 'and' are preceded by 'each' or 'every', the pronoun must be in

17-4; Replace 'their' with 'his'.

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