Here are the few questions on Error Spotting in sentences Set 4. Almost every exam has at least five questions on Spotting errors. Earlier we had discussed some tips to spot errors quickly, you can read them here.


In the following questions,some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer.If there is no error, then answer is (4)i.e No error.

1. She is a bit (A)/ of a doubting Thomas(B)/ she won’t believe you’re back till she sees you.(C)/ No error(D)


2. There were gasps of horror from (A)/ the spectators as he (B)/ fell from the tightrope.(C)/ No error(D)

3. The drug should (A)/ only be taken(B)/ with the supervision of a doctor.(C)/ No error(D)

4. Different words with the (A)/ same spelling are (B)/ distinguished in this dictionary by a superscript number.(C)/ No error(D)

5. I won’t go into all the depressing details(A)/ let it suffice it to say that the (B)/ whole affair was an utter disaster.(C)/No error(D)

6. He was not promoted to be (A)/ rank a colonel (B)/ till for a new months of this resignation.(C)/No error(D)

7. The man who is perpetually (A)/ hesitating which of two things(B)/ he will do first will ultimately do either.(C)/ No error(D)

8. No hill station is as (A)/ beautiful as Darjeeling(B)/ with its scenic beauties.(C)/ No error(D)

9. Beings a well known physicist, he(A)/ was invited to deliver(B)/ a lecture on laser technology.(C)/No error(D)

10. The chief idea of every common type(A)/ of traveller is to see as (B)/ many objects of interest as he possibly could.(C)/ No error(D)

11. We had a lot of difficulty(A)/ to find (B)/ the house.(C)/No error(D)

12. Patience as well as preserverance(A)/ are necessary (B)/ for success.(C)/No error(D)

13. The passer by told us (A)/ where was the marriage hall(B)/ and even led us to it.(C)/No error(D)

14. The increase in consumption is directly(A)/proportional to the increase(B)/ income.(C)/No error(D)

15. In Singapore (A)/ my brother-in-law with his wife(B)/ were present at the function.(C)/No error(D)

16. Scarcely had(A)/ I arrived than (B)/the train left.(C)/ No error(D)

17. The reason why(A)/ he was rejected(B)/ was because he was too young.(C)/ No error(D)

18. Teachers of various schools(A)/ met to discuss about(B)/ how to improve the standard of English.(C)/No error(D)

19. His tradition-bound attitude (A)/had to be at constant source of dissatisfaction(B)/ among the younger members of the family.(C)/No error(D)

20. The two first arrive (A)/ were the lucky recipients(B)/ of a surprise gift.(C)/ No error(D)


  • Gnanam

    thank u team..
    it will be useful if u provide the explanation for errors

  • Ria Saha

    plz do explain why they are errors..