English Language Questions for CLAT 2020: Spotting the Errors
Question: the sentences given below are divided into four parts, you need to identify that which part contains an error or there is no error.
- His honesty (a) has never been (b) called to question (c) no error(d)
Explanation: use ‘into’ instead of ‘to’ because it speaks of something in motion.
- The oxygen content of Mars is not (a) sufficient enough to support life (b) as we know it. (c) no error (d)
Explanation: The sentence is grammatically correct therefore contains no error.
- He was charged of murder (a) though the evidence did everything (b) to convince the judge of his innocence (c) no error (d)
Explanation: use ‘for’ instead of ‘of’. As ‘for’ denotes something you are attached to.
- As soon the film started (a) I developed (b) an irritating headache (c) no error (d)
Explanation: ‘as’ will be used after ‘soon’ as the proper conjunction is ‘as soon as’.
- The teacher asked his students (a) if they had gone through (b) either of the three chapters included in the prescribed text (c) no error (d)
Explanation: use ‘any’ instead of ‘either’ as either is used when there is a reference to two things or persons.
- I go to the bed (a) at eight (b) every night (c) no error (d)
Explanation: remove ‘the’ before bed as before school, college, home, church, temple, sea, work, bed, table, hospital, market, prison and court no article is used.
- My brother is elder (a) than me although (b) he looks younger (c) no error (d)
Explanation: use ‘to’ in place of ‘than’ as the following comparative adjectives are followed by ‘to’- superior, junior, senior, prefer, preferable, elder, younger etc..
- A little quantity of sugar (a) is required to meet (b) the present demands. (c) no error (d)
Explanation: use ‘small’ instead of ‘little’ as the adjectives ‘little’ and ‘few’ are not used to qualify the nouns of quantity and number, instead ‘small’ should be used.
- Unless you do not listen to his advice (a) I am not going (b) to help you (c) no error (d)
Explanation: remove ‘do not’ as unless means ‘if not’ and therefore, it should not be used in a sentence which is already negative.
- The father brought the sweets (a) and distributed them (b) between his five children (c) no error (d)
Explanation: use ‘among’ instead of ‘between’ as between is used while referring two persons or things whereas among is used for more than two things.