English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 175

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) You’re aged 10 and you’ve never seen anyone like you. You do your best to hide the fact that you’re disabled, /(B) taking care of never wear shorts and seeking out boot-cut trousers to slide over your calliper. /(C) You think you’ll grow out of your disability, get through it like a growth spurt. When that doesn’t happen you’re devastated. /(D) The smell of a hospital is enough to send you into a frenzy of shame. You are 12 and unsure why people on the street – adults, the elderly, fellow children – stare at you so intently. You don’t know why you’re so angry when they stare.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    taking care of = taking care to

     

  2. (A) They take no heed when the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, cautioned them on Monday: /(B) “We are sleep-walking into no-deal scenario. It’s unacceptable and your best friends have to warn you. Wake up. /(C) This is real.” European council president Donald Tusk and Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar added warnings of a “chaotic Brexit”, /(D) the grown-ups trying to restrain the out-of-control teenagers punching each other up inside what purported to be the British government.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    purported = purports

     

  3. (A) So it feels like a major step backwards that this year Hollywood gave its most prestigious Oscar – best picture – /(B) to a nostalgic tale of a racist white driver somehow “saved” by his black passenger. /(C) Though the driver (Tony Vallelonga, played by Viggo Mortensen) is a former bouncer, and the passenger (Don Shirley, played by Ali) a concert pianist, it’s Mortensen /(D) who is centre-stage, and received a nomination for best actor. Though Ali did win an Oscar, it was in the supporting actor category. The movie is written by Vallelonga’s real-life son and the award was accepted on stage by its white-dominated producers.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  4. (A) This was when I worked at a rightwing newspaper and would often be taken along as a token woman to meet Tory grandees. /(B) Some of them were quite a laugh. Some sort of fun and gossip could be had. /(C) Some were incredibly dull and thick. Some sent me into a trance, they were so boring. And some were just obnoxious. Ann Widdecombe, for instance, was, I felt, nasty to the waitress. To me that breaks the 11th commandment. I remember asking her what star sign she is, just to annoy her.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    she is = she was

     

  5. (A) There is a sensible way forward into the two-year transition period, and it is called Theresa May’s deal with the EU. /(B) But since some 80 Tory fundamentalists will not have it and hold her in an arm-lock, to move forward requires Labour cooperation. /(C) EU negotiators are at a loss as to why such cooperation has not been forthcoming. The answer is that Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn is as much a anarchist as the Tory fundamentalists. So there is stalemate. Hence the wisdom of delay. A decision has been made to leave the EU. /(D) Every bit of evidence, from business and trade to opinion polls and lobbyists, shows a desire to maintain “frictionless” trade, at least in goods and services, with a future Europe.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    a = an

     

  6. (A) A number of Indian wildlife and conservation organisations, including Wildlife First, the Wildlife Trust of India, /(B) and the Tiger Research and Conservation Trust has accused the tribal people of destroying the forests’ biodiversity and have petitioned the court to clear them from the land. /(C) Yet the 2006 Forest Rights /(D) Act gave Adivasi rights to live on and protect the land that they had been cultivating within forest boundaries.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B

     

  7. (A) When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced their resolution for the Green New Deal, House speaker Nancy Pelosi, 78, /(B) off-handedly called it the “green dream or whatever”, before backtracking later in the day and voicing support for the enthusiasm of the idea – just not the resolution itself. /(C) Months earlier, Congressman Frank Pallone, 67, battled Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution to create a select committee on the Green New Deal based on unfounded, /(D) territorial fears that it would undermine the authority of his prized energy and commerce committee.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  8. (A) As news breaks of the scarily high numbers of homeless people arriving in British hospitals with /(B) diseases we thought we’d left in the past, such as tuberculosis, there’s yet more soul-searching about what can be done to help. /(C) So what do homeless people really need? It sounds naive, and obvious, but the answer is: housing. They need homes more than anything else. /(D) Rough sleepers especially urgently needed a permanent roof over their head, as of right.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    needed = need

     

  9. (A) Let’s get one thing out of the way very quickly. Having a partner does not maketh the homosexual. /(B) It is perfectly possible to be a virgin, and be gay. Sexuality is about so much more than whose bits go into where. /(C) It’s about love, lust, romance, kinship and friendship. It is a multifaceted and complicated thing that goes far beyond a propensity for Kylie and blowjobs (though those things are also great). /(D) That someone who has been forced to hide themselves for the majority of their life might not immediately be found in a dark room, popper burns around their nostrils, having sexat 9am on a Sunday morning really shouldn’t be a complex concept with which to grapple.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    into = in

     

  10. (A) Since I stood up to Whale during that unexpected twist of an interview last summer, /(B) I’ve had to take time out from work and suffered bouts of anxiety and depression for which I’ve had to seek /(C) therapy and medication. But I’ve also been contacted by hundreds of people offering support, sharing similar stories of assault, and expressing concern /(D) that this is the level of public discourse we deem acceptable around it.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

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