English is the subject in which all of the Indian students can easily get marks but you have to be well aware of the technicalities that are needed to be taken care of while preparing for various topics available in any type of English entrance examination. Error detection topic is a very easy topic when it comes to any other topics present in the English language but you must have proper information regarding the grammar rules in order to crack this entrance examination. Given below we have shared some of the most important specifications regarding the Error Detection Notes – English Notes for Bank Exam.
Error Detection Notes
The candidates can easily download the Error Detection For Bank Exams PDF questions and answers available on the internet and they must practice the questions in order to successfully get a high score. It is important to prepare for the English language through proper practice in each and every topic included in this entrance examination. You can easily get previous year question papers for error detection for IBPS PO or error detection for SBI PO. If you have proper knowledge regarding the English subjects and you know all the rules by heart then you can easily detect the error in the sentence.
Rules For Error Detection
There are some of the most important rules and regulations available in the English subject that must be known to all of the candidates preparing for the entrance examination of banking in India. Given below are the 50 rules of grammar that you must know and learn in order to detect the error in the sentences. You must practice at least one sentence for each rule mentioned below.
- Rule 1: If two or more Singular Subjects connected one after the other then Verb will be in the Plural form.
- Rule 2: If the Singular Subjects are preceded by “each” or “every”, then Verb will be in Singular form.
- Rule 3: If two Singular Nouns referring to the same person or thing, then Verb will be in Singular Form.
- Rule 4: If two or more Singular Subjects are connected by “or, nor, either … or, neither … nor”, then Verb will be in Singular form.
- Rule 5: When the Subjects are joined by “OR”, or “NOR” and Subjects are different in numbers/counts, then the Verb must be in Plural form, and the Plural Subject must be placed next to the Verb.
- Rule 6: When the Subjects joined by “OR”, or “NOR” are of different persons, the Verb agrees in person with the one nearest to it.
- Rule 8: Some Nouns which are singular in form but plural in meaning, then the Verb will be in Plural Form.
- Rule 9: Words joined to a Singular Subject by “with”, “together with”, “in addition to”, “or” and “as well as” then the Verb will be used for Singular Subjects only.
- RULE 10:The following Verb are always followed by an infinitive- ‘decide’, ‘plans’, ‘expect’, ‘fail’, ‘hope’, ‘intend’, ‘learn’, ‘promise’, ‘refuse’, ‘want’, ‘agree’, ‘consent’, ‘try’, ‘love’, etc.
- RULE 11. KNOW is always followed by How/Where/When/Why and Infinitive
- RULE 12: After let, bid, behold, watch, see, feel, make etc. we use bare-infinitive and not To-infinitive.
- RULE 13: Bare infinitive is used after modal auxiliaries.
- RULE 14: Had better, had rather, has as soon .. as, had sooner etc. are followed by Bare infinitive.
- RULE 15: Conjunction “THAN” is always followed by Bare infinitive.
- RULE 16: When but is used a Preposition and preceded by any form of DO (Do/does/did) then it is followed by Bare Infinitive
- RULE 17: participle like considering, judging, referring, concerning, regarding, viewing, broadly speaking, etc. do not take any subject.
- RULE 18: When there are two subjects in different numbers then we should use different auxiliaries verbs (is, am, are, was, were, have, has).
- RULE 19: A single verb can serve two subjects if the form of a verb for both the subject is the same.
- RULE 20: Two auxiliaries can be used with one principal Verb, only when the form of the principal verb is appropriate for both the auxiliaries verb.
- RULE 21: When there is one auxiliary verb and two principal verbs then the auxiliary verb should be correctly associated with them.
- RULE 22: A past tense in the main clause should be followed by the past tense in the subordinate clause.
- RULE 23: A past tense in the main clause may be followed by the present tense in the subordinate clause if subordinate clauses represent universal truth.
- RULE 24: A verb preceded by preposition must be gerund (such as the ‘-ing’ form of an English verb when used as a noun)
- RULE 25: The future indefinite tense is not used in the clause of time, place and sure condition. Present indefinite tense is used in such cases.
- RULE 26: The Present perfect tense is not used with the adverbs of past tense (like yesterday, in 1893) In such a situation, past present tense is used.
- RULE 27: Use past perfect tense to represent earlier of two past situations.
- RULE 28: Two modal auxiliaries are not used together but we can use them by conjunction in between.
- RULE 29: When need and dare are followed by not then it becomes modal auxiliaries, in that case, it becomes bare infinitive and we can use needs not or dares not.
- RULE 30: Adjectives of quantity shows how much a noun is in value or quantity. All such adjectives (few, some, much, very, little, whole, enough, great) are used for uncountable nouns only.
- RULE 31: All numeral adjectives are used for countable things to describe the quantity and to show the overall meaning.
- RULE 32: When ordinal and cardinal are used together in a sentence then ordinal always precedes the cardinal.
- RULE 33: Later and Latest is used for a time whereas Latter and Last refer to the position.
- RULE 34: Farther means more advanced and greater distance. Further means additional.
- RULE 35: Each is used for two or more than two, but every is used in speaking more than two.
- RULE 36: “Some” is used in an affirmative sentence and “Any” is used in an interrogative or negative sentence.
- RULE 37: While comparing two things/person comparative degree must be used not superlative.
- Rule 38: When the quality of the same thing/person is compared, you should use “More” instead of -er.
- Rule 39: When two things/persons are compared, then comparison should be on the same parameter
- Rule 40: Never use double superlative or comparative.
- Rule 41: Use of comparative adjectives (Superior, Junior, Senior, Prior, anterior, Posterior) should be followed by ‘to’ not by than.
- Rule 42: Adjective Like ideal, unique, perfect, complete, entire, extreme should not be compared because they do not have different degrees of comparison.
- Rule 43: All the adjectives referring to the same NOUN should be in the same degree.
- Rule 44: Elder and Eldest are used for a person only for object/thing oldest must be used.
- Rule 45: To modify verb/adverb/adjective we use an adverb.
- Rule 46: Too is more than enough so it can not be used with a pleasant adjective. It can be only used with an unpleasant adjective.
- Rule 47: Quite and All are not used together.
- Rule 48: “Enough” when used as an Adverb, is preceded by a positive adverb or adjective.
- Rule 49: To negative cancel, each other so do not use to negative in a single sentence.
- Rule 50: Do not mix Hard and Hardly. The meaning of both is entirely different.
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