English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 141

Directions: In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in two parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  1. (A) The Coffee Board has clarified that the production numbers published in the /(B) report ‘Dip in robusta production to pull away coffee output’ /(C) (March 6) are not its official figures. With the talk of severe reduction in coffee yields this /(D) year by the growers of Karnataka, the Coffee Board has undertaken a verification of actual harvests in certain zones by taking on actual harvesting by its field officers to verify the extent of reduction.
    Both A & B
    Both B & D
    Both C & D
    Both A & C
    No Error
    Option B
    pull away = pull down; taking on = taking up (correct phrase)

     

  2. (A) The task of borrowing is passed on to PSEs instead and included in the Budget discourse. /(B) The PSEs are strictly speaking corporate entities and run their own balance sheets and, /(C) hence, are responsible for their accounts. The Government steps in only in case there is /(D) a major problem as is being witnessed in Air India.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both D & A
    No Error
    Option E

     

  3. (A) While this blanket ban is against the principles of natural justice, what /(B) is even harsher is barring companies from filing civil claims if their large shareholders, promoters /(C) or key managerial personnel is declared ‘fugitives’. These provisions can wreak undeserved collateral damage /(D) on minority shareholders in a listed company, and needed a rethink before the Bill becomes law.
    Both A & C
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both D & A
    No Error
    Option C
    is = are ; personnel is plural needed = need

     

  4. (A) The large supplier of steel and steel products to the US is China and not Canada or Mexico/(B) as widely reported. The US import/(C) of steel and steel products in 2016 was $56 billion. Of this, 21.4 per cent comes from China, 13.7 per cent/(D) from Canada, 9.7 per cent from Mexico, 6.4 per cent from South Korea and 5.6 per cent from Japan.
    Both A & B
    Both B & D
    Both C & B
    Both A & C
    No Error
    Option D
    large = largest comes = came

     

  5. (A) The Government has modified the law to some extent to soften its impact. But these are more in the nature /(B) of some legal callisthenics when the substantive point of a /(C) tax on invested capital first introduced /(D) into the tax code with Budget 2012 remains very much in place.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both D & A
    No Error
    Option E

     

  6. (A) The nation is crying for strong economic policies/reforms for pushing development /(B) and economic growth. The youth wants permanent jobs /(C) and good educational facilities more than freebies and subsidies. Good infrastructure, /(D) improvement in health and educational facilities, good agriculture and industrial growth are the pre requisites for sustained economic growth.
    Both A & B
    Both B & D
    Both C & D
    Both D & A
    No Error
    Option B
    wants = want; the youth is a class of people. requisites = requisitions

     

  7. (A) The main concern among economists is the government’s expansionary budget. From April, /(B) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration plans to step up spending on welfare, /(C) particularly among rural areas, and increase the guaranteed price for agricultural produce—called /(D) the minimum support price (MSP)—ahead for national elections next year.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option C
    among = in for = of

     

  8. (A) Internet mobile applications have emerged as a key economic driver, /(B) and the country witnessed a 17 per cent growth in net traffic in 2015-16, registering an increase in India’s GDP by /(C) $103 billion. Out of this, $40 billion came from mobile applications, and /(D) it took the software industry 20 years to touch $150 billion.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both D & A
    No Error
    Option E

     

  9. (A) 5G is a new and emerging technology around the world. Trails are going /(B) on in China, US and in India. It is too early to speak over this now. /(C) But in India, both Jio and Airtel have already rolled on pilot projects and companies such as /(D) Ericson and Nokia are getting ready for the service.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option B
    over = about rolled on = rolled out

     

  10. (A) RSI is in the neutral zone now indicating that it is neither overbought nor oversold. /(B) The averages in MACD are still above zero line of the indicator again, indicating /(C) bullishness to be intact. Only a cross over again below the zero line /(D)could hint at a reverse in trend to bearish.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both D & C
    Both B & D
    No Error
    Option
    zero line = the zero line reverse = reversal

     



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