Tenses error spotting questions: TENSE exercise for SSC CGL CHSL, Bank exams

Tenses error spotting questions: TENSE exercise for SSC CGL CHSL, Bank exams

  • 1. After Sheetal will return (A)/ from Delhi(B) / I will go to meet her. (C) / No error(D)
  • 2. I used to work (A) /till 11 pm and (B) / then I go to bed. (C) /No error (D)
  • 3. My younger brother (A)/ has left (B) /for Bhopal last Saturday. (C) /No error(D)
  • 4. Air pollution caused by industrial effluents has been studied (A)/ for years, but only recently has (B)/ the harmful effects of noise pollution become known.(C)/No error(D)
  • 5. The judge asked the lady (A)/ if the bag she had lost(B)/ contain ten thousand rupees (C)/No error (D)
  • 6. The ministry was considered several proposals (A)/ for the development of small and medium enterprises (B)/during Budget discussions.(C)/No error (D)
  • 7. Having work(A)/ in both public and private sector banks(B)/she is the most suitable person to take over the post of the chairman.(C)/No error(D)
  • 8. Rohit started a very small business two years ago (A)/ but it grew very fast (B)/as the country is experiencing a boom at that time.(C)/No error(D)
  • 9. Keeping in mind the current market conditions (A)/ it has better for us (B)/ to invest in the infrastructure structure. (C)/No error(D)
  • 10. Since shivani had lived there for many years(A)/the villagers were very comfortable(B)/ talked to her about all their problems.(C)/No error(D)
  • 11. Our equipment gets (A)/ damage very often in summer (B)/ because there are too many power cuts. (C)/No error (D)
  • 12. Most children liked to rest in the afternoon (A)/ after they returned from school (B)/but my son seems to have an inexhaustible source of energy. (C)/No error (D)
  • 13. The cutting down on costs (A)/was the main reason for the firm to survive (B)/even during a very difficult period. (C)/No error (D)
  • 14. I will go (A)/ for the dance classes tomorrow (B)/ if I have recovered from fever. (C)/No error. (D)
  • 15. The principal announced (A)/ in the school assembly that the school fees (B)/ will be hiked from the beginning of the next academic session. (C)/No error(D)
  • 16. The terrorist did not (A)/ confessed his crime even till the very end (B)/of his trail and said that he was innocent.(C) /No error (D)
  • 17. If the industrial sector continues to grow(A)/ at the same rate for the next few months(B)/ I think it has a high growth rate this year.(C)/No error (D)
  • 18. Results find that girls (A)/ played not only more than boys(B)/ but also performed better in many fields.(C)/No error (D)
  • 19. Celebrating her fifteen long years in the film industry (A)/the actor announce that he would be doing a new show (B)/on television which would be done completely free of cost.(C)/No error (D)
  • 20. Had I known (A)/ the weather forecast earlier (B)/I would not make plans to go out. (C)/ No error (D)
  • 21. If you to talk to him on this sensitive matter(A)/ it is probable(B)/ that he will not listen to you at all.(C)/ No error (D)
  • 22. On many occasions (A)/we did helped the poor (B)/ people by way of giving them food to eat and clothes to put on. (C)/ No error (D)
  • 23. The farewell party continued (A)/till midnight as more and more(B)/ guests join in the fun and frolic.(C)/ No error (D)
  • 24. The market continues to be positive (A)/ and we expected the trend (B)/ to continue in the next quarter also. (C)/No error (D)
  • 25. Big zamindars in the villages(A)/ who were till now paid for electricity(B)/ at subsidized rates will soon have to pay the government at full rates.(C)/ No error
  • 26. The new vaccination will help (A)/ in prevent the disease (B)/to spread to other parts of the body. (C)/No error (D)
  • 27. A sharp rise in the prices of petrol(A)/ has lead to an increase (B)/ in the prices of all the commodities. (C)/No error (D)
  • 28. Dressed in a beautiful red gown (A)/ the young lady eagerly waits for her husband to return (B)/ so that she could cut the cake.(C)/No error (D)
  • 29. The High Court on Friday (A)/ ban running of petrol run vehicles (B)/including small vehicles in the eco-sensitive zone.(C)/No error (D)
  • 30. If everything  go well(A)/,the examination scheduled for next month(B)/ will be conducted without any disruptions.(C)/No error (D)
  • 31. The pain ease away after the surgery (A)/ and slowly the stitch marks (B)/ also vanished.(C)/No error (D)
  • 32. They have recently began (A)/ to purchase furniture for their new bungalow (B)/ which is being constructed in Delhi.(C)/No error (D)
  • 33. Many Multi National companies are invested (A)/ in India as India is (B)/one of the world’s fastest growing economies.(C)/No error(D)
  • 34. Rohan is suffering from severe back ache (A)/ since Monday as he has been working (B)/on the computer for at least eight hours a day.(C) / No error (D)


1) omit will

We do not use “will” after the time clause. ‘After’ is a time expression, so we will not use “will”.

2) c 

Used to’ is used for past habitual action, so replace go with went.

3)  b

It is clearly mentioned that the activity is of last Saturday use simple past in part B, so omit ‘has’. 

4)  b

use have instead of has as harmful effects of noise pollution is plural.

5)  c

Replace contain with contained as the sentence is in the past tense.

6)  A

Use simple past tense. (The ministry considered several proposals)

7)  A

Replace work by worked as the sentence is of past tense.

8)  c

The sentence is in the past tense, so use was

9)  B

Replace it has better for us with ‘it is better for us’. The sentence is in the present tense.
10)  C

Use talking instead of talked as the latter part of the sentence is in the past continuous tense.

11) B

Use damaged instead of damage as the sentence is in passive voice. The third form of the verb is used in passive voice.

12) C

replace seems by seemed as the sentence is in the past tense.

13) D (No error)

14) c

 If I have recovered is to be replaced by if I recover. Sentences of future beginning with if should be in simple present.

15) C

Replace will with would. (The sentence is in indirect speech)

16) B

Replace confessed with confess. (We use the first form of the verb with did).

17) c

Replace I think it has with it will have as it is of the future tense.

18)   A

Replace find with found as the sentence is of past tense.

19)  B

Replace announce with announced as the sentence is of past tense.

20) C

replace ‘would not make’ with would not have made. (for imaginary sentences of the past tense would have and the third form of the verb is used). It’s a conditional sentence. 

21) D

22) B

Omit did

23) C, replace join with joined as the sentence is of past tense.

24)  B 
Replace expect with expect as the latter part of the sentence is of future tense.

25)  B

Replace paid with paying as the sentence is of past continuous tense.

26)  B

Replace prevent with preventing (We use the verb + ing after all prepositions except to)

27) B

Replace lead with led. With has/have and had the third form of the verb is used. (lead, led, led)

28)  B

Replace waits with waited as the sentence is in the past tense.

29)  B

Replace ban with banned as the sentence is in the past tense.

30)  A

Replace go with goes. Everything is considered singular so goes will be used and not go.

31)  A

Replace ease with eased as the sentence is in the past tense.

32)  B

Replace began by begun. With has/have/had the third form of the verb is used. (begin, began, begun)

33) A

Replace invested by investing. (The sentence is in present continuous tense)

34)  A

Replace is suffering by has been suffering. (The sentence is in present perfect continuous tense)

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