English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 116

Directions: In each of the following sentences, find if any part of the sentence (1), (2), (3) or (4) contains error. If there is no error mark “No Error (NE)” as your answer.

  1. (A)The argument for reducing taxes on corporations and wealthy people /(B) is to give them incentives to generate more profits for themselves. Whereas the reduction /(C) of taxes reduce the state’s own financial resources to address societal problems, some portions /(D) of this wealth are cycled through philanthropy and CSR to address these problems.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option C
    reduce = reduces “the reduction” is the subject

     

  2. (A)Scathing criticism was directed towards farm expert and NITI Aayog member /(B) Ramesh Chand, who strongly underlined in a recent /(C) article that it is imperative to bring agriculture marketing /(D) into the Concurrent or Union list to benefit farmers.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option E

     

  3. (A)The dominant role of middlemen among others is /(B) primarily responsible for farmers not realising /(C) a reasonable price for their production, lowering /(D) farm income and profitability.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option C
    production = produce Produce can be a noun or verb. Produce as a noun refers to agricultural goods. production is always used as noun the action of making or manufacturing from components or raw materials, or the process of being so manufactured.

     

  4. (A)It is time to concede that production and marketing should march together /(B) in order to benefit farmers and consumers. Farmers /(C) need to be empowered to decide when, where, to whom and at what price /(D) to sell. The intermediary culture needs to be scrapped completely.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option E

     

  5. (A)The imposition of anti-dumping duty on imported solar panels and cells /(B) has been a longstanding plea of domestic solar equipment /(C) manufacturers. So when the directorate-general of allied duties was hearing the /(D) petition, domestic manufacturers left no stone unturned to convince the journalists for ensuring positive coverage.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option D
    omit”the” before journalists. We donot use definite article when we donot know anything about the subject of reference.

     

  6. (A)The ministry of small and medium enterprises has embraced a /(B) newfound affection for bovines brandish with pride by /(C) rightwing activists. The Giriraj Singh-led ministry has prioritised /(D) developing clusters at the village level to promote products developed from gau mutra (cows’ urine).
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option B
    brandish = brandished

     

  7. (A)The definition of income for a salaried employee is the top line /(B) on a payslip, the total earned during a tax year. Sure, there /(C) are a few approved deductions for some savings, mortgage /(D) interest and pensions but the general idea is that a salaried employee pays taxes on nearly every rupee earned.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option E

     

  8. (A)A tax on revenue would also rid us from an important source of /(B) corruption. And it would control aggressive CBDT officials /(C) who make “exaggerated” tax demands so that tax collection /(D) targets may be met a point made in the recent audit report by the CAG.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option A
    rid of = is an idiom = to be free of or no longer encumbered by.

     

  9. (A)The figures revealing the fiscal slip have come less than/(B) two months after Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign /(C) credit rating serves as a reminder /(D) that there is little room for complacency.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option B
    slip = slippage. As nouns the difference between slippage and slip is that slippage is the act of slipping, especially from a secure location while slip is (obsolete) mud, slime or slip can be a twig or shoot; a cutting or slip can be an act or instance of slipping. As a verb slip is to lose one’s traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.

     

  10. (A)There is a plenty of evidence that MBBS doctors and nurses /(B) can do more than they are legally allowed to do. But /(C) integrating alternative-medicine practitioners into /(D) modern medicine requires a lot more thought.
    (A)
    (B)
    (C)
    (D)
    No Error
    Option A
    a plenty of is not a standard phrase. “plenty of” is correct.

     



 

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