English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams Set 33

English Error Detection and Correction for Bank, Insurance and SSC Exams.

Direction: Identify which part of the sentence contains error and mark it as your answer.

  1. Throughout the country, the young adults prone to (1)/ “hormonal outbursts” are spiritedly leaping across the lakshman rekha (2)/ surrounding them, by taking the ‘safety’ discourse that locked (3)/ them up in student hostels past dark by the horns.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option C
    Correction

    locked – locks. Sentence is in present tense
  2. The city with its tall buildings such as the Freedom Tower, (1)/ the Chrysler building, the Empire State building, (2)/ the New York Times building and the others, (3)/ seemed to be touching the stars.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option C
    Correction

    the New York Times building and others. ‘The’ will not be used before others
  3. The mild-mannered Dalai Lama spoke with unusual (1)/ candour during his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, seemed (2)/ to be at times even obliquely critical of China, (3)/ something he had previously avoided. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option B
    Correction

    seemed – seeming
  4. The crooks used the data by posing as (1)/ bank representatives and convincing people into sharing (2)/ details such as the CVV number and OTP, (3)/ and used these to withdraw money.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option B
    Correction

    convincing – convinced. 
    The crooks convinced people
  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the (1)/ BHIM-Aadhaar platform, putting in place yet another keystone of (2)/ a digital payment system that will help India (3)/ to make the shift to a less-cash economy.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option D
    Correction

    remove to
    help India make the shift. Help is not followed by to
  6. Modi called the BHIM app “a game changer” and said that (1)/ despite criticism for Aadhaar being linked to bank accounts, (2)/ the payment solution would set a global trend and (3)/ lead to other countries taking lessons from India.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option B
    Correction

    for – over
  7. If paired right, a simple nibble with your (1)/ sip of coffee can create a flavour (2)/ explosion and expose some (3)/ beautiful flavours in your cup. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option D
    Correction

    in – from
  8. Besides micro, lots of coffees, (1)/ single estate and single origin (2)/ coffees continue to enjoy a special place (3)/ in the niche coffees market.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option D
    Correction

    coffees – coffee
  9. While the PM gets a handle over (1)/ these contradictions, which have become the laughing stock (2)/ in many urban centres and in the wider world, why (3)/ the opposition parties are not exploiting them? (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option D
    Correction

    Either ? will not be used. Or (4) part will be – are the opposition parties not exploiting them? 
    W/H family words are followed by helping verb in a question.
  10. A temporary transfer was given (1)/ for two months and after (2)/ this time expired, he applied (3)/ for permanent license and was refused.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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     Option D
    Correction

    for a permanent license

 

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