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SOLUTION ERROR FINDING CGL-22 Tier-I selected questions (Part-1) IN ENGLISH

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Error Finding CGL-22 Tier-I Selected Questions – English Solution

1. The erroneous information/spread rapidly across the nation/and created a stir./NE

Explanation: No error

2. Our guests arrived; / they are sitting / in the garden./ NE

Explanation: Option ‘A’. Replace arrived by have arrived. To describe past events when we think more of their effect in the present time we use the Present Perfect Tense; not the Past simple Tense. The context of the sentence ‘the guests are now sitting in the garden’ suggests that we intend to show effect of a past action in the present time.

3. During an earthquake,/it is advised to take/cover above a table/to save your life.

Explanation: Option ‘C’. Replace above by under. Take cover = to seek shelter from gunfire or any natural calamity. Obviously a person will not seek shelter above something in during an earthquake; therefore it there will be use of the preposition under rather than above.

4. Pintu has been advised/to reduce smoking/by his family doctor./NE

Explanation: Option ‘B’. Replace reduce by cut down.

REDUCE = to make something  become smaller in size, amount, importance, etc.; e.g.

a) Do nuclear weapons really reduce the risk of war?
b) The plane reduced speed as it approached the airport.
c) My weight reduces when I stop eating sugar.
d) We bought a TV that was reduced from Rs 500 to Rs 350 in the sales.
e) I reduced the problem to a few simple questions.

CUT DOWN = to start doing less of something, especially because it is bad for your health; e.g.

The doctor advised him to cut down his working hours.

5. It would be impossible for them/to continue living in this world/if each of them knew exactly what fate had it store for the them./NE

Explanation: Option ‘C. Replace store by in store. Have in store is an idiom which means ‘to have  something  planned for one’s future’; e.g.

We have a lot of fun activities in store for the kids at camp this summer.

Hindi translation of the given sentence: इस संसार में उनके लिए रहना जारी रखना असंभव होता अगर वे पहले से ही जान लेते कि वास्तव में उनके भाग्य में है क्या.

6. He used to reply/that the only place/for which he went/was the town library./NE

Explanation: Option ‘C’. Replace for by to. For going to a place we use the preposition TO; not FOR; e.g.

INCORRECT: I went for Mumbai yesterday.
CORRECT: I went to Mumbai yesterday

7. Rajan is having /three brothers/and three sisters./NE

Explanation: Option ‘A’. Replace is having by has. Here the verb HAVE means ‘to possess/own’. When the verb HAVE has this meaning; it can’t be used in the continuous form; e.g.

INCORRECT: I am having a lot of friends here.
CORRECT: I have a lot of friends here.

INCORRECT: Anita is having a headache.
CORRECT: Anita has a headache.

8. Has Gita any previous knowledge/of work/with junior colleagues?/NE

Explanation: Option ‘B’. Replace work by working. Here we mean to say ‘the activity of doing work’; not the work itself. Therefore, we should use ing form of noun here; e.g.

INCORRECT: Our method of work involves one-to-one feedback.
CORRECT: Our method of working involves one-to-one feedback.

9. Rehan and Ronit are/good friends and /it don’t matter to them/as to who is wealthier./NE

Explanation: Option ‘C’. Replace don’t by doesn’t. We use singular form of verb IT.

10. The new shop that opened last week/are hardly sufficient stock of the products/ that it advertised about./NE

Explanation: Option ‘B’. Replace are hardly by hardly has or hardly had. In this sentence we should be talking about the possession of stock that the new shop has/had. Therefore, verb HAVE should be used instead of ARE.



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