TOP 20 questions asked in SSC CGL Mains (Sep. 2014) on Common Error?

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1) Many a man (a) have come to India from Bangladesh (b) to live here permanently (c) No error (d)

2) Our football team (a) comprises of (b) eleven skilled players (c) No error

3) Knowledge and wisdom makes (a) an individual truly complete (b) and self assures (c) No error (d)

4) One of the boys (a) who always give the correct answer (b) is Samuel (c) No error (d)

5) It is high time (a) we renovate (b) our old house (c) No error (d)

6) Headmaster (a) has instructed (b) the teachers to follow the rules of the school (c) No Error (d)

7) The first inning (a) has instructed (b) the teachers to follow the rules of the school (c) No error (d)

8) How long it takes (a) to travel from Chennai to Delhi (b) by Agra? (c) No error (d)

9) One should respect (a) the religions of others (b) as much as his own (c) No error (d)

10) On holiday (a) I prefer reading story books (b) than visiting my friends (c) No error (d)

11) I was (a) laying down (b) when the door bell rang (c) No error (d)

12) I told the teacher (a) that the homework set for the day (b) was much too heavy for us to complete (c) No error (d)

13) Someone, they don’t know (a) who knocked at (b) their door in midnight (c) No error (d)

14) Seldom if ever (a) nature does operate (b) in closed and separate compartments (c) No error (d)

15) IronMan leapt (a)on the opportunity (b) that came his way (c) No error (d)

16) Water contamination has become more serious (a) since chemists have begun to use (b) me substances (c) No error (d)

17) Due to inflation (a) the cost of living (b) escalated in the last one year (c) No error (d)

18) Just as (a) I was entering the room (b) the family was going for a party (c) No error (d)

19) The arm was so badly injured (a) that he must have (b) it amputated (c) No error (d)

20) You need not tell a lie (a) when the judge asks you where you were (b) when the crime was committed (c) No error (d)

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  1. Let me try,

    1) > (b) have come to India from Bangladesh

    Tips: ‘Many a’ is singular noun / singular verb. Replace ‘have’ by ‘has’

    2) > (b) comprises of

    Tips: ‘Comprises’ is superfluous.

    3) > (d) No error

    4) > (b) who always give the correct answer

    Tips: ‘One of the’ is both singular verb & plural noun. Replace give by gives

    5) > (b) we renovate

    Tips: ‘It is high time’ followed by verb. Replace renovate by renovated

    6) > (a) Headmaster

    Tips: Use article ‘The’ in front

    7) > (a) The first inning

    Tips: use ‘Innings’

    8) > (a) How long it takes

    Tips: ‘how long does it takes’ since it is an Interrogative sentence

    9) > (c) as much as his own

    Tips: Replace ‘his’ by ‘ones’ to make the possessive correct

    10) > (c) than visiting my friends

    Tips: ‘Prefer’ is a verb and it takes ‘to’ after it

    11) > (b) laying down

    Tips: ‘Lying’ is the correct use

    12) > (c) was much too heavy for us to complete

    Tips: ‘Much’ is a superfluous usage

    13) > (c) their door in midnight

    Tips: ‘At’ is the right use

    14) > (b) nature does operate

    Tips: ‘does nature operate’

    15) > (b) on the opportunity

    Tips: ‘Leapt at’ is correct

    16) > (a) water contamination has become more serious

    Tips: ‘Even more’ correct usage

    17) > (c) escalated in the last one year

    Tips: use ‘has’ before ‘escalated’

    18) > (d) No error

    19) > (d) No error

    20) > (a) you need not tell a lie

    Tips: Replace ‘need’ by ‘will’ in a command sentence

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