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English Quiz On Error Spotting Questions Day 1 Bag

English Quiz On Error Spotting Questions Day 1 Bag


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Direction (1-25): In each of the question below there are five sentences. One of these 5 sentence is either grammatically correct and rest four are grammatically wrong or one of these 5 sentence is grammatically wrong and rest four are grammatically correct. You have to identify the grammatically correct or incorrect sentence and mark it as your answer.
1 A) People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
B) The passage is so difficult that I cannot comprehend it.
C) You should have decided this prior to coming to live with us.
D) It rained so hard that the streets were flooded.
E) The sum is right so far as the working is concerned.Option C
Explanation
: C) is grammatically wrong rest all are correct.
in C) replace prior to with before; Prior to is an adjective. It does not qualify any noun or pronoun here. Decided is a verb and cannot take an adjective, so replace prior to=> before 
2 A) A tourist city has many worth seeing places
B) I can never forget that he was junior than me.
C) The living dog is better than the dead lion
D) No man can become a great artist unless he applies himself continually to his art.
E) The passenger lost his purse from negligenceOption D
Explanation
: Only D) is grammatically correct, while rest all contain error
in A) Places worth seeing
B) junior to me.
C) A living dog is better than a dead lion
E) from=> through
3 A) There was nothing he would not do if only he might make profit.
B) We must not carp with the errors of our ancestors.
C) Quite a few Delhiites have fallen victim of Dengue fever.
D) You might choke yourself from that thing round your neck.
E) This film is interesting and the previous one was boringOption A
Explanation
: A) is error free while rest all sentence contains error.
B) carp with=>carp about/at
C) victim of=> victim to
D) choke yourself from=> choke yourself with
E) and the previous=> but the previous
4 A) Such was his pronunciation that I could not understand him.
B) Nehru made a famous speech on the historical occasion of Independence.
C) He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
D) Virat was very young when he started playing international cricket.
E) She could not find her husband’s wallet anywhere in the houseOption
Explanation
: B) contains error while rest all are error free
B) historical=> historic (Historical means connected with history as a study. It also means based on or representing events in the past. But anything that is likely to have an influence on history is historic and not historical. Independence was one such occasion. So use historic.)
5 A) In the event of the President’s death the Vice-President succeeds him.
B) Many ships were so shattered as to be wholly unmanageable.
C) The poor debtor intended to pay back every penny of the money.
D) I have not only looked after my children but also my sister’s.
E) Travelling in a hot dusty train gives me no pleasureOption D
Explanation
: D) contains error while rest are error free.
D) Correlative conjunctions are followed by the same parts of speech. Looked after is a verb common to both the parts. So it should be : I have looked after not only my children but also my sister’s.
6 We are yet starting (1) / offering this facility to (2) / our customers as we are (3) / awaiting approval from the Board. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (1). Replace we are yet starting by we are yet to start.

7 The Chairmen of all large (1) / public sector banks met with (2) / senior RBI officials to give its (3) / suggestions about implementing the new policy. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (3). Replace its by their.

8 They have not fully considered (1) / the impact that relaxing (2) / these guidelines is likely (3)/ to have with the economy (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (4). Replace to have with the economy by to have on the economy.

9 Had this notification (1) / been amended earlier, (2) / we could have stopped (3) / the transfer of funds. (4) / No error (5)

No error

10 There are many insurance (1) / disputes nowadays because of (2) / most people do not fully (3) / understand the terms and conditions of their policies (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (2). Replace disputes now a days because of by disputes now a days because. It is superfluous to use preposition of as subordinate clause follows.

11  India demonstrates its supremacy (1) / in space when it successfully (2) / launched its third satellite (3) / into orbit yesterday. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (1). The sentence shows past event. So simple past should be used. India demonstrated its supremacy is correct.

12 India needs a value education system (1) / who will inculcate values (2) / among the students and (3) / enrich their personalities. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (2). Replace relative pronoun who bywhich because non-living thing has been used.

13 Driven by the desire to save trees (1) / residents of locality (2) / has started using solar appliances (3) / for their everyday needs. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (1). Replace Driven by the desire to save trees by Being driven by the desire to save trees.

14 A large number of unmanned aircrafts (1) / being used by the military (2) / are suspected of having (3) / unsafe radio links. (4) / no error (5)

No error

15 Recent survey shows that (1) / 35 million children in the age group of (2) / 6 to 10 years have never (3) / attended no primary school. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (4).  Here never is in negative. So, attended any primary school is correct

16 Coal mines constitute (1) / a major percentage of the (2) / sources which cause damage (3) / on the environment. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (4). Damage takes preposition to. So, replace on the environment by to environment.

17 A man who has been (1) / accused of fraud in (2) / an earlier job he will never be (3)/ welcome in any other organization. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (3). Here he (pronoun) is superfluous. So remove he.

18 Worried about the continuing violence in the city (1)/ much students are set to migrate (2) / to other cities (3) / for higher education (4)/ No error (5)

Error is in (2). The word students is a countable noun. So much students are set by many students are set.

19 Many organizations have been offering (1) / attractive incentives to (2)/ their employees in an attempt (3)/ to boosting employee retention. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (4). Replace to boosting employee retention by to boost employee retention.

20 Some genuine issues exist (1) / with the newly adopted (2) / system and needs to (3) / be examined seriously. (4) / No error (5)

Error is in (3). Plural subject takes plural verb. So system and need to should be used

21 1) Krishna was just an infant, when he kicked at chakatasura,/ 2) the demon who came as a wheel and killed him. /3) indicating to us, that our problems can also be kicked out existence by him, /4) if we only approach him./5) No error.

Add ‘of ’ before kicked out.

22 1) We are not advocating death penalty/2) but we want those convicted by the highest court. /3) of carry out a heinous act to undergo/ 4) the punishment meted out by the court./ 5) No error.

Replace ‘carry’ with ‘carrying’

23  1) The erosion of public support/ 2) for the abolition of capital punishment, /3) as society may tend to view life terms cynically, /4) an oblique means of releasing convicts after some years./5) No error.

Add ‘as’ before an oblique

24 1) Preserve her public sector character,/ 2) she has been asked not to dilute the government shareholding to below 50 per cent, /3) of her paid-up capital, /4) so for all practical purposes she has to turn to her majority owner, the government, for additional capital./5) No error.

Add ‘to’ before preserve

25 1) He shows how the forgotten people/ 2) oppressed and the women whose voices were silenced, /3) under an overarching control by male priests, /4) and their translations were in fact crucial to the formation of modern Hinduism. /5) No error.

Add ‘the’ before oppressed

Spot the correct sentence among the following
26 (a) However, Since the bilateral visits of India and Nepal, Kathmandu would on August 14 host Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang.

(b) India has announced that visit will have a bilateral component.

(c) This would apply, for instance, to Defence Secretary James Mattis, who was on vacation when Mr. Trump unexpectedly announced a ban on transgender persons in the military

(d) There is no doubting that it was Kohli’s view that prevailed on whom should be out of the reckoning

(e) The manner of Shastri’s appointment does appear odd, there is no denying his credentials

Answer : Option (C)

INCORRECT

(a) Replace “ Since” by “Between” & “will” by “Would”

(b) “The” should come before “Visit” and it should be “the visit”

(d) Replace “Whom” by “Who”

(e) Include “But” before “there”

27 (a) It is a rare occurrence and it need be celebrated more wholesomely

(b) This erosion has been interspersed between two previous collapses of smaller ice shelves

(c) The remaining States will be covered Since the end of this year

(d) For, the second week witnessed the range of a rested Federer’s genius

(e) The objective is not to relegate academic attainments for a second order priority

Answer : Option (E)

INCORRECT

(a) Need has to be replaced with “Needs to”

(b) Replace “Between” with “by”

(c) Replace “Since” with “by”

(d) Replace “for” with “to”

28 (a) A more open and liberal approach to schooling will have to good long-term outcomes

(b) I request you kindly to tell me about the prospects of the project

(c) Ravi Shastri was selected as the coach of the Indian Cricket Team

(d) Yet, the impact off such a loss on the stability of the ice shelf itself may not be benign.

(e) No less than Eighty young cricketers were selected for the Chennai Super Kings Young Champ Week

Answer : Option (B)

INCORRECT

(a) Remove “to” before “good”

(c) As’ is not used with verbs like ‘appointed’, ‘elected’ , ‘considered’, ‘called’

(d) Replace “off” with “of”

(e) “No Lesser Than” should be replaced by “No Fewer Than”

29 (a) The actress was shocked by the news of her dog’s death

(b) The widely publicized manifesto of the new party is not much different than ours

(c) This watch is superior and more expensive than that

(d) The venue of the examination is one mile further up the hill

(e) After opening the door we entered into the classroom next to the staffroom

Answer : Option (A)

INCORRECT

(b) Replace “Different Than” with “Different from”

(c) Replace “Than” with “to”

(d) Since we are discussing about Distance , it should be far and not further.

(e) Remove “into” as enter has the same meaning for the former word.

 

30 (a) Developed countries have committed to removing export subsidies immediately, except for a handful of agriculture products, and developing countries will do so by 2018

(b) China is getting old at a time when its entrepreneurial class is still in the early innings of spreading their wings.

(c) With a view to enhance the spectrum of tourism govt has come up with a new plan of tourism circuits to be implemented in 2019

(d) My boss does not believe that I am working sincerely and obediently for the interest of the company for all these years

(e) As an important member of WTO, India has been in the forefront of framing fair global rules, regulations and safeguards and advocated the interests of the developing world.

Answer : Option (A)

INCORRECT

(b) Replace “ Spreading their Wings” with “Spreading it’s Wings”

(c) Replace “View To Enhance” with “ View to Enhancing”

(d) Replace “ Am Working” with “Have been Working”

(e) Replace “in” with “at”

 

Direction (31-35): In each of the question below two sentence are given. You have to identify which sentence contains error.
31 (i) India’s growth strategy has focused on domestic demand and high-value service exports, which generate too few employment opportunities for women, particularly that with medium levels of education.
(ii) Policies will be needed to tackle the social stigma that appears to prevent particularly educated women from engaging in outside employment.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error freeOption A
Explanation
: (i) India’s growth strategy has focused on domestic demand and high-value service exports, which generate too few employment opportunities for women, particularly those with medium levels of education. 
32 (i) While individual income inequality in India and their potentially adverse social consequences have been discussed fervently, regional inequality among states can perhaps have a more adverse impact on the country’s political economy.
(ii) Even though agriculture contributes about 15% to India’s gross domestic product, a majority of the population directly or indirectly depends to the sector for livelihood.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error freeOption C
Explanation
: (i) While individual income inequality in India and its potentially adverse social consequences have been discussed fervently, regional inequality among states can perhaps have a more adverse impact on the country’s political economy.
(ii) Even though agriculture contributes about 15% to India’s gross domestic product, a majority of the population directly or indirectly depends on the sector for livelihood.
33 (i) One of the central promises of the new goods and services tax (GST) that is set to be rolled out in July is that it will allow companies to restructure their supply chains once the domestic market is truly integrated.
(ii) It is hard to see how the production structure can be improved radically unless India builds a new logistics network to allows inputs, components and finished goods to move across the country seamlessly.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error freeOption B
Explanation
: (ii) It is hard to see how the production structure can be improved radically unless India builds a new logistics network to allow inputs, components and finished goods to move across the country seamlessly.
34 (i) It is widely accepted that digital markets are subject to disruptive innovation, and that this limits the ability of large firms to exercise market power if it fail to innovate.
(ii) A tight monetary policy may not bring down the sticky part of core inflation, and we may end up reducing demand in sectors with excess capacity that respond to interest rates.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error freeOption A
Explanation
: (i) It is widely accepted that digital markets are subject to disruptive innovation, and that this limits the ability of large firms to exercise market power if they fail to innovate.
35 (i) In India we have instances of the government reneging on its liability to protect legal titles by confiscating private real assets—otherwise called nationalization.
(ii) Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of market distortions in Indian cities, which has some of the most restrictive floor space index (FSI) ceilings in the world.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error freeOption B
Explanation
: (ii) Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of market distortions in Indian cities, which have some of the most restrictive floor space index (FSI) ceilings in the world. 

 

 

 

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