Preparation Tips and Rules to Solve Spotting Errors Questions: The English section of major govt. exams carries a lot of weightage of marks. A considerable number of aspirants have problems in attempting this section as it is comparatively difficult than the rest. We can not predict the level of difficulty for each question but we can most definitely help you in tackling important subjects which comes under the English language paper.
One such subject is spotting the errors from a given sentence or paragraph. Spotting errors is one of the most important and scoring subjects in English section of major Bank exams such as SBI Clerk, SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI grade B etc as well as SSC recruitment exams. In order to excel in this particular subject, you need to be proficient in English grammar.
In spotting the errors, you are presented with a…show more content… To solve spotting errors questions effectively, you need to be aware of the basic grammar rules. We have provided below some common types of errors which are present while you solve spotting errors questions. In addition to this, we have also mentioned a few rules and examples for correct grammar usage which will help you solve spotting errors questions.
Errors based on Nouns
A noun is a word used to identify any of a class of people. places or things. Some of the nouns, be it singular or plural, follow certain rules to complete a sentence. These are mentioned below-
Some nouns which are singular in form but are used as plural nouns are followed by plural verb. These include- Cattle, Peasantry, People, Vermin, Police, Clergy.
The cattle is grazing near the farm. (Incorrect)
The cattle are grazing near the farm. (Correct)
2. Some nouns which are used as plural nouns are always followed by plural verb. These include- Scissors, Stockings, Trousers, Specs, Shorts, Goods, Employees.