English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 163

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

  1. (A) SBI, with its pan-India operations and hinterland reach, cannot be immuned. /(B) The SBI management’s initial .`50,000-crore bad-debt forecast was based on the expected performance /(C) of big corporate loans, but farm loan waivers have begun to bite as state governments delay their payment to the banks. SME loans will also cause pain, /(D) though the bank is ignoring the threat now.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    immuned is wrong. Immune should be used.

     

  2. (A) Extreme rainfall events and heatwaves have become annual features — Kerala experienced once-in-a-hundred years /(B) floods this year, other states in the recent past. /(C) Scientists warn that extreme weather events are likely to recur as the upward trend of warming is yet to plateau. /(D) Warming of the Arctic region is exacerbating heat- and precipitation-related weather events.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  3. (A) Gurumurthy’s professional qualification as a chartered accountant and long, intimate acquaintance with the /(B) commercial world should be assets for a director of the central bank. /(C) But Gurumurthy is not just a successful CA. /(D) He is a man of strong views, good at articulation them and even edits a journal to propagate them.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    articulation = articulating

     

  4. (A) The policy paralysis after cancellation of telecom licences in 2011 once again halved growth /(B) from 10.8% to 5.5% in the two years to 2012-13. /(C) The UPA retrieved some ground (growth rose to 6.4% in 2012-13) but by then /(D) has earned a reputation retrospective numbers cannot undo.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    has = had

     

  5. (A) Imagine a sugar factory that straddles the border between two states: /(B) the sugar is crushed in one state and the juice is piped to and boiled and converted to /(C) sugar in the part of the factory that lies in the other state. Would this constitute supply that attracts goods and services tax? /(D) A tax on intracompany supply of services will lead to valuation challenges, transfer pricing disputes, raising the compliance burden needlessly and yield little tax.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    raising = raise

     

  6. (A) As many as 350 serving officers of the Indian army have moved the Supreme Court demanding that /(B) actions of armymen in areas where the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) /(C) is in force is beyond legal scrutiny. /(D) This must be treated as an act of indiscipline.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    is = be

     

  7. (A) A more insidious option open to politicians is to change the facts on the ground, so as to force a change in the conclusion based /(B) on judicial interpretation of the facts involved. The installation of idols inside the Babri mosque /(C) in 1949 in the dead of the night is an example of altering /(D) the facts in this fashion. Demolition of the mosque is another.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  8. (A) Even as PM — especially as PM — his mirth, encapsulated in his trademark chuckle, gave proof to the fact that a wise man wears /(B) his wisdom lightly. /(C) He also saw no contradiction in his being a shayar as well as a hard-nosed leader who knew his own negotiating prowess from the nitpickings of others. /(D) His ‘Musings’, written during his year-end vacations at Kumarakom in Kerala in December 2000 — his ‘Musings’ from Goa two years later were much tactical to placate a confused-by-his-liberalism RSS — were not just paternal ‘fireside chats’ to the nation.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    much = more

     

  9. (A) Jaswant Singh appointed the Kelkar panels on direct and indirect taxes, whose recommendations guided /(B) subsequent reform under the UPA. /(C) To shift from trudge to trot along the same path is management. To change tack calls for leadership. /(D) Vajpayee thought outside the box on Kashmir and Pakistan. His offer to settle Kashmir’s outstanding problems in the light of humanity, democracy and the Kashmiri spirit remains to be bettered.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  10. (A) Scrapping state monopoly over coal and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code are two pathbreaking reforms PM Modi /(B) can claim credit for. /(C) However, his assertion that no one can take the law in their own hands is not enough amends /(D) for the gradual spread of a culture of lynching, often with political patronage.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    in = into

     


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