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Q.46. Several great battles (1)/ took place among (2)/ the British and the Americans. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL Spotting Error 18 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Among – in the middle of or surrounded by other things ; Between – in the middle of or surrounded by two things.
example – I was sitting between two passengers.
                  He made his position among the elite.
Here in this sentence there are two things the British and the Americans , replace among by between in part (2)

Q.47. The stream gurgled (1)/ contentedly as it (2)/ slowed to rounding the bend. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 18 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :-
Uses of Infinitive “To” = to + base verb – when it is used with the meaning of “in order to”, to express purpose, finality.
E.g., He is studying hard to (in order to) pass the exam.
The correct form of part (3) is – slowed to (in order to) round the bend
Stream – tide , drain; gurgle – rumble
Q.48. They did nothing (1)/ that was down the (2)/ dignity of princes. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 18 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Idiom “beneath one’s dignity” means too rude or coarse for a polite person to do.
Example – This kind of work is beneath my dignity.
Replace down by beneath in part (2)

Q.49. What are (1)/ you doing (2)/ by here? (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL Spotting Error 18 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- Here (adverb) -in, at, or to this place , no need to use preposition by with here
Example: –
I have lived here for about five years .
I am surprised to see you here.
Remove by in part (3)

Q.50. As Benjamin ran (1)/ next the street, he wondered (2)/ what he should buy. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 18 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Along – from one part of a road, river, etc. to another.
Example: – We were driving along a narrow road.
Replace next by along in part (2)

Q.51.It had a bright blue (1)/ cover, which he was (2)/ careful not do soil. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 18 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- To soil means to make dirty
Example :–Do not soil your clothes when you play football.
Replace do soil by to soil in part (3)

Q.52. The boy who (1)/ sat close him (2)/ was his son. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL Spotting Error 19 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- The word “close” may be used as noun/ adverb/ adjective/ verb but not as preposition.
“close to” is a preposition ,example- My house is close to the big temple . Here in this sentence we need preposition ,the correct uses should be sat close to him in part (2)

Q.53. He was going to (1)/ like the clothes she (2)/ bought of the trip. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 19 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- Correct uses should be bought for the trip in part (3)
Example – He bought a dress for her wedding.

Q.54. “You didn’t answer my (1)/ question,” he said, (2)/ stepping to her. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 19 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- correct uses should be “ stepping towards her” In part (3).

Q.55. He was such a (1)/ wonderful person (2)/ into so many ways. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 19 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- The correct uses are –  in ways/ some ways/ so many ways/ proper ways/ many ways/ enough ways
Example – He pleasured her in so many ways she never experienced before.
In the part (3) replace into by in .

Q .56. The magician placed the ball (1)/ underneath of his hat and (2)/ made a mystic sign above it. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL Spotting Error 19 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- Preposition underneath means situated directly below (something else), the underside.
Example -The ball rolled underneath the car.
Both Underneath and of are prepositions, here in this sentence the use of preposition of is superfluous.

Q.57. The phone that (1)/my father bought is different (2)/than your.(3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 20 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- Your is a possessive adjective whereas Yours is the second person possessive pronoun – Yours replaces “your” + noun.
Here in this sentence yours will give the sense of ‘your + phone’ as the comparison is between phones.
Use than yours in part (3)

Q.58. As soon as (1)/I reach my office (2)/I will mail you the files.(3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 20 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4
Explanation :- In this sentence both the actions are future actions ; but to express future time, after some conjunctions: after, when, before, as soon as, until we may use simple present tense.
Example – He’ll give it to you when you come next Saturday.
Sentence is correct.

Q.59. My sister had a tough time (1)/removing the chewing gum that (2)/stuck with her hair.(3)/No Error (4). SSC CGL Spotting Error 20 AUG 2017
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- Stuck (in)- unable to move, or set in a particular position, place, or way of thinking ; Example -I got stuck in a traffic jam for half two hour.
stuck in hair means it is intertwined with the hair, in part (3) replace preposition with by in.

Q.60 The Captain along with (1)/his team has been (2)/invited to the function.(3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 20 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4
Explanation :- When the subject is separated from the verb by expressions starting with words such as along with, as well as ,with , coupled with, besides ,together with etc., ignore these expressions when determining whether to use a singular or plural verb.
Example:-
Sumit along with his parents wants (want ) to purchase the beach house.
Sentence is correct.

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Q.61. While an electron (1)/ carries a negative electrical (2) charge, a neutron is neutral. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 20 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4
Explanation :- No error, as we express general fact in simple present tense

Q.62 . At this moment that (1)/ terrible door burst noisily open and (2)/ banged for the wall. (3)/No Error (4).  SSC CGL Spotting Error 20 AUG 2017
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- Bang means Strike or put down (something) forcefully and noisily, followed by against. Example – I banged my elbow against the wall.
Replace for by against in part (3)

Q.63 . A slow smile worked (1)/ its way cross his (2)/ face and into his eyes. (3)/No Error (4). [SSC CGL 21 AUG 2017]
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
Explanation :- cross means pass over, marking, jump etc. whereas across means from one side to the other .
Correct uses should be “across his face ” , replace cross by across in part (2)

Q.64. His expression gave no (1)/ clue of what was going (2)/ on among his head. (3)/ No Error (4) .  SSC CGL Spotting Error 21 AUG 2017
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :- The use of among in part (3) is superfluous

Q .65. Economically, we (1)/ understand the world (2)/ round us in terms of scarcity. (3)/No Error (4).  SSC CGL Spotting Error 21 AUG 2017
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
Explanation :-Round can be used to refer to a circular object, whereas Around was formed from the noun round by adding the prefix “a”-,means in a circle
Example – They are planning a trip around the world.
Correct uses should be the world around us

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