English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 166

Directions(1-10): 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) Last Saturday’s march for a People’s Vote, on the other hand, stretched no farther than the mile and a half between /(B) Hyde Park Corner and Parliament Square that has become the standard route for the big London street demonstration, /(C) and it walked at a pace no brisker than a slouch or a saunter. It was amiable, good-hearted and often humorous, as a large part of it needed to be, /(D) having been stood at a standstill in Park Lane long after the published starting time.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  2. (A) We ought by now to be familiar with the links that bind the snob to the mob and how quickly they dissolve. /(B) The decision of the investment firm Jacob Rees-Mogg co-founded to move assets into /(C) Ireland illustrates with uncanny perfection how the Brexit that the Tory right convinced “the people” /(D) to back will be all too real for the much but optional for the few.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    much = many

     

  3. (A) Cable’s core point was sound – the general situation for all EU residents in the UK could be viewed /(B) as anything from unresolved to calamitous. /(C) When it comes to the entertainment industry, the Musicians’ Union, dance companies and other arts organisations have called upon the government /(D) to protect the free movement of performers. Even though the government claims to have these issues under control, with the hash it’s making of everything else, who’s to believe that?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  4. (A) Last week, it was Michelle Ballantyne’s turned to take her place on the scaffold. /(B) In a Holyrood debate on poverty and inequality, the Scottish Tories’ welfare /(C) spokeswoman defended the two-child limit on tax credits. This is the one where /(D) claimants must prove a child was conceived through rape before qualifying for further benefits.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    turned = turn

     

  5. (A) Green was a foul-mouthed, amoral deal-maker with an ego the size of a house who could /(B) only float on the top in the crazed world of credit-driven, property-bubble Thatcherite and Blairite capitalism, /(C) aided and abetted by an unsavoury cast list of loan sharks, fraudsters, indulgent bankers and fawning journalists, /(D) notably the former Sunday Times business editor Jeff Randall to whom he regularly fed gossip in return for admiring write-ups.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    on = to

     

  6. (A) Last week is not the first time in American history that a crazed assassin has tried /(B) to change the trajectory of the government by killing political enemies. In 1865, /(C) when it was clear that the confederacy was about to collapse, prominent southerner John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices set out to behead their Republican opponents by killing /(D) President Abraham Lincoln, his vice-president, Andrew Johnson, and the secretary of state, William Henry Seward.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    is = was

     

  7. (A) Following Megyn Kelly’s latest demonstration of poor judgment and ignorance by /(B) condoning the wearing of blackface for Halloween, NBC is now setting to part ways with her. /(C) And while Kelly’s departure might be shocking due to NBC’s massive investment in Kelly — /(D) a $23m annual salary and a coveted role on Today — it was seemingly inevitable.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    setting = set

     

  8. (A) At the Rome film festival, she spoke about the growing noise around the idea that straight actors /(B) should not play gay characters on screen. Around this year’s Oscars, /(C) the Advocate reported that 52 straight actors have been nominated for Academy Awards for gay roles. Actors have often spoken of the stigma around being “openly” gay when it comes to getting parts. This discussion became something of a roar in August, /(D) with the “backlash against” (or “row around”, depending on where you saw it) Jack Whitehall voicing Disney’s first major gay character.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  9. (A) A typical victim of sexual harassment will be junior. She will know complaining about her boss /(B) means losing her job. She will worry for her long-term career prospects if her name becomes public. /(C) She will have no money for specialist lawyers. She will be subjected to financial threats – including of having to pay his substantial costs. A trial will be traumatic and risky. And success, if it comes, /(D) will be followed by an appeal and the need to find still more money to pay the lawyers.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    subjected = subject

     

  10. (A) There are much that we can do to improve air quality, /(B) but we must all play our part. No person, group, city, country or region can solve the problem alone. /(C) We need strong commitments and actions from everyone: government decision-makers, community leaders, mayors, civil society, /(D) the private sector and even the individual. It will take time and endurance but we all have a critical role to play.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    are = is

     


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