SPOTTING ERRORS: SSC CGL CHSL CPO Exercise 3 Questions 101 to 125

SPOTTING ERRORS: Exercise 3 Questions 101 to 125

Directions: Read each sentence and find out whether there is any grammatical 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 (e), i.e., No error. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.)
  1. You should behave with (a)/ others the same way as (b)/ you would expect them (c)/ to behave with you. (d)/ No error. (e)
  2. This is one company who (a)/ not only sells its products (b)/ but also gives (c)/ good after-sales service. (d)/ No error. (e)
  3. I had send (a)/ him reply (b)/ to his letter (c)/ sometime last week. (d)/ No error. (e)
  4. Had you (a)/ encouraged him in (b)/ this endeavour he (c)/ would had succeeded. (d)/ No error. (e)
  5. Arun along with his (a)/ family goes for (b)/ morning walk (c)/ in the nearby park. (d)/ No error. (e)
  6. When it comes to comparison (a)/ between the two, (b)/ quality is most (c)/ important than quantity. (d)/ No error. (e)
  7. It was not clear (a)/ from the manual of instructions (b)/ whether it should (c)/ be signed or not. (d)/ No error. (e)
  8. It is better (a)/ to borrow loan (b)/ than (c)/ to beg. (d)/ No error. (e)
  9. We discussed the matter (a)/ in full details (b)/ with my friend’s uncle (c)/ who is an University Professor. (d)/ No error. (e)
  10. Though his actions were (a)/ severe criticised (b)/ he did not lose his temper (c)/ and dealt with the matter in a gentle way. (d)/ No error. (e)
  11. His face gave us (a)/ a clearly indication that (b)/ he was free (c)/ from all his worries. (d)/ No error. (e)
  12. The main function of (a)/ these employees is (b)/ to provide good and (c)/ effective customer service. (d)/ No error. (e)
  13. They visited the place (a)/ because they wanted to see (b)/ for themselves the damage (c)/ caused by the floods. (d)/ No error. (e)
  14. Manisha’s father has planted (a)/ this tree ten years ago, (b)/ just two days prior (c)/ to his sudden death. (d)/ No error. (e)
  15. By the time (a)/ we reached the railway station (b)/ the train had been arrived (c)/ and passengers had alighted. (d)/ No error. (e)
  16. They wanted to held (a)/ a meeting of all those (b)/ who had remitted (c)/ the requisite fees. (d)/ No error. (e)
  17. The driver decided to (a)/ take a left turn (b)/ though he was aware (c)/ of the risk involved in doing so. (d)/ No error. (e)


  1. (b) : Part ‘b’ should be “others in the same way as”.
  2. (a) : Part ‘a’ should be “This is one company which”.
  3. (a) : Part ‘a’ should be “I had sent”.
  4. (d) : Part ‘d’ should be “would have succeeded”.
  5. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “a morning walk everyday”.
  6. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “quality is more”.
  7. (e) : Part ‘e’ “No error”.
  8. (b) : Part ‘b’ should be “to borrow”.
  9. (d) : Part ‘d’ should be “who is a university professor”.
  10. (b) : Part ‘b’ should be “severely criticised”.
  11. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “a clear indication that”.
  12. (d) : Part ‘d’ should be “effective customer services”.
  13. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “for themselves the damage”.
  14. (a) : Part ‘a’ should be “Manisha’s father had planted”.
  15. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “the train had arrived”.
  16. (a) : Part ‘a’ should be “They wanted to hold”.
  17. (e) : Part ‘e’ “No error”.
Directions: In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If there is no error, mark D.
  1. The collector granted (a)/ relief payments of Rs. 2000 each (b)/ to those who injured in the accident. (c)/ No  error. (d)
  2. Please accept my apologies (a)/ since not writing to you (b)/ for a long time. (c)/ No error. (d)
  3. She is only social worker (a)/ who was awarded (b)/ a prize on the Republic Day. (c)/ No error. (d)
  4. A team of doctors (a)/ are giving medical aid (b)/ to the people of these villages. (c)/ No error. (d)
  5. Would you please tell me (a)/ where can I get (b)/ copies of this application form? (c)/ No error. (d)
  6. The new railway line will greatly improve (a)/ transport and communication (b)/ in eastern part of the country. (c)/ No error. (d)
  7. The receptionist asked me (a)/ who do I want (b)/ to meet in the office. (c)/ No error. (d)
  8. The criminal was (a)/ sentenced to death (b)/ and was hung for his crime. (c)/ No error. (d)


  1. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “to those who were injured”, or “to those who suffered injury”.
  2. (b) : Part ‘b’ should be “for not writing to you”.
  3. (a) : Part ‘a’ should be “She is the only social worker”.
  4. (b) : Part ‘b’ should be “is giving medical aid”.
  5. (b) : Part ‘b’ should be “where I can get”.
  6. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “in the eastern part of the country”.
  7. (b) : Part ‘b’ should be “whom I wanted”.
  8. (c) : Part ‘c’ should be “and was hanged for his crime”.

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