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Q.26 Grandfather led (1)/a peaceful life after his (2)/retirement from the army.(3)/No Error (4) [SSC CGL 23 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4
Explanation :- no error.

Q.27.The reason for (1)/ his failure is because (2)/ he didn’t study at all. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 11 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- sentence is based on the structure – the reason……..that.
The linking word for the reason is that not because.
Ex – The reason behind his success is that he could find a good mentor(गुरु).

Q. 28. I was shocked to hear (1)/ that her husband (2)/ died of an accident. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 11 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- when the word die is followed by accident the preposition used is “in”
Replace died of an accident by died in an accident in part (3)

Q.29. The lady was knocked down (1)/by a speeding car (2)/upon crossing the road.(3)/No Error (4). SSC CGL Spotting Error 23 AUG 2017
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- preposition upon means on something
Example -The jury has agreed upon a verdict.
Preposition “While” is used when speaking about 2 actions that are happing at the same time.
Example – While I was playing guitar, my sister was doing her homework.
Replace upon by while in part (3)

Q. 30.Are not your father (1)/ and your elder brother (2)/ out of town? (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 11 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4
Explanation :- no error.
Question sentences in simple present tense – Auxiliary verb( not ) + subject + main verb + object.

SSC CGL Spotting Error Part -3 2017 video tutorial.

Q. 31. Our office building comprises (1)/ seven floors and a restaurant at the top in an (2)/ area of about eight hundred sq. metres. (3)/ No Error (4) [SSC CGL 11 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :-At the top of something means at the highest or most important position of something .
Example – He climbed at the top of stair .
Replace at the top in by at the top of in part (2)

Q. 32. The reason Priya was late (1)/ to the meeting is because her (2)/ flight was delayed. (3)/ No Error (4).  SSC CGL Spotting Error 12 AUG 2017
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Structure – The reason is + that (not because)
words “reason” and “because” as creating a redundancy, saying in effect “the reason is the reason.“
Replace because by that in part (2)

Q. 33. Not only did they offer him (1)/ good salary but provided (2)/ him with a beautiful bungalow. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 12 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation:- Not only is always followed by but also . the same parts of speech should be used with them, if a verb follows not only, then a verb should also follow but also. , Example – He is not only intelligent but also funny. (adjective)
The band not only played instruments, but also danced. (verb)
Replace but provided by but also provided

Q. 34. I was taken with surprise (1)/ when I saw (2)/ the beautiful Taj Mahal. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 12 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation:- If something takes you by surprise, it happens when you are not expecting it or when you are not prepared for it.
In other words to happen unexpectedly.
Example -The melody of his singing took us all by surprise.
The correct uses should be I was taken by surprise in part (1)

Q. 35.I finished my household chores (1)/ before he reached (2)/ to my place after so long. (3)/ No Error (4).  SSC CGL Spotting Error 12 AUG 2017
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation :- When there are two past actions in a sentence, the first action should be in past perfect tense an the second action should be in simple past tense.
Example – He had reached the auditorium before the guest arrived .
replace I finished by I had finished.

Q. 36. I am vexed at him (1)/ for what all he has (2)/ done for him till date. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 16 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation :- Vexed with somebody means difficult to deal with and causing a lot of disagreement with somebody.
Example – He was vexed with continual music.
Replace at him by with him

Q. 37. The Manager warned his team members (1)/ that if they persist in their (2)/ obstructionist attitude they would be punished. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 16 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- when if/ whether is used ,do not use ‘that’
with them.
Example – I was asked (that) if I could solve this puzzle.
Remove that in part (2)

Q.38. The CEO only discussed (1)/ the new venture (2)/ with his manager. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 16 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
Explanation :- As an adjective, we use only before noun
Example – He was the only one who could read in the town.
Replace only discussed by discussed only + the new venture (noun)

Q. 39. He did not go (1)/ to the temple on foot (2)/ he went there by the car. (3)/ No Error (4). [SSC CGL 16 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- Use by car not by the car in part (3)
Do not use definite article the between following words ;-
By cycle, by train, by scooter, by airplane, by helicopter, by boat, by plane, by ship, by taxi, by car, by ship etc.
Example – She goes to college by train.
                    They went there by motorcycle.

Q. 40. The view of the downstream (1)/ and directly down the (2)/ bridge was awesome. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 17 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Word down in this sentence has been used as noun and to modify the noun we use adjective, use adjective form direct instead of directly in part (2)

SSC CGL Spotting Error Part -4 2017 video tutorial.

Q. 41.His name was hardly (1)/ known out (2)/ his own country. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 17 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- out of means -से बाहर .
Ex – Now-a-days he is out of town.
Correct uses should be known out of in pat (2)

Q.42 Water was dripping (1)/ of the trees, and (2)/the grass was wet(3)/no error (4). [SSC CGL 17 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Drip (down/from) – fall in small drops.
Example- Water was dripping from the tap.
                  Water dripped down the wall.
In part (2) replace preposition of by from.

Q 43.Pravin sat up on the (1)/ sofa, with his legs(2)/ tucked down him (3)/ no error (4). [SSC CGL 17 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- tucked under – Draw (something, especially part of one’s body) together into a small space.
Example – He tucked his legs under him.
Replace down by under in part (3)

Q .44. She was so (1)/ near to (2)/ achieving her goal. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 17 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Near – close to ( to is not required for near)
Near and close to may be used as preposition.
Example- We are close to the railway station.
                  We are near the railway station.
Remove  to in part (2)

Q. 45.He watched as fights (1)/ broke out (2)/ along the city. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 17 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- Along – by the side of; Across -from one side to the other of (a place, area, city etc.).
The correct uses should be across the city in part (3)

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