English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 180

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) A forecast of a below average monsoon in 2019, after last year’s erratic rainfall that flooded Kerala and crippled /(B) agriculture in eastern and western States, is a cause of worry. /(C) If the assessment from one agency, Skymet, is any indication, there is a prospect of an El Niño, often associated with drought conditions, taking hold. /(D) This must, of course, be considered along with other factors that seem to weaken the El Niño link, such as a dipole weather phenomenon in the Indian Ocean.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    cause of worry = cause for worry

     

  2. (A) Foreign investors appear to be rediscovered India. /(B) The inflow of foreign capital into India’s stock market in the month of March hit a high of $4.89 billion, the biggest foreign inflow into Indian stocks since February 2012. /(C) As a result, the stock market rose a solid 8% in March. Foreign investment in Indian equities stood at $2.42 billion /(D) in February, as against a net outflow of $4.4 billion during the same month a year earlier, and is expected to be strong in April as well.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    to be = to have

     

  3. (A) The administration of Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has received a shot in the arm with the parliamentary election held over the weekend. /(B) His Maldivian Democratic Party is poised to garner more than 60 out of 87 seats, /(C) paving the way /(D) for easy passage of bills and a policy agenda with a realistic chance of implementation.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  4. (A) The chiefs of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal combine threw down the gauntlet to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party /(B) at Deoband in western Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. /(C) The scale and fiery rhetoric were clearly aimed at forcing the momentum as western U.P. constituencies go to the polls on April 11, /(D) in the first of a seven-phase parliamentary election in the State.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    at = in

     

  5. (A) By ordering an increase of the existing Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification rate from one to five random Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) /(B) per Assembly constituency or segment, the Supreme Court has sought to reassure those sceptical about the integrity of counting by means of EVMs. /(C) By limiting the verification to five machines instead of the 125-odd machines per constituency that the Opposition’s demand for a 50% VVPAT count would have amounted to,/(D) the apex court has enabled the Election Commission of India to declare the results on the counting day itself.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  6. (A) The Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto offers glimpses of its understanding of India and its vision of India. /(B) It is a reiteration of the party’s three-point agenda of nationalism, welfare of the poor and good governance. /(C) Prepared after consultation with a wide range of people and released days before the polls start, the manifesto is to that extent a welcome contrast with 2014, /(D) when the BJP did not release it until the first phase of polling was under way.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    of = for

     

  7. (A) The Supreme Court’s decision to consider the relevance of the documents published in the media on the Rafale deal is a firm and necessary /(B) rebuff to the Central government’s attempts to prevent judicial examination of these papers and to de-legitimise all investigative journalism on the subject. /(C) The court’s unanimous verdict, rendered in two concurring orders by a three-judge Bench, means that review petitions filed against earlier orders declining an investigation into the purchase of /(D) Rafale jets will now be taken up on the merits and that the petitioners are free to rely on these documents, regardless of their provenance.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option
    the merits = merits

     

  8. (A) The Election Commission has taken the correct decision to go ahead with the first phase of polling, on Thursday, /(B) in the Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh after the deadly Maoist attack in Dantewada on Tuesday. /(C) Maoists struck at a convoy in Dantewada, which comes under the Bastar parliamentary constituency, and killed Bhima Mandavi, the BJP MLA from Dantewada, and four security personnel. /(D) The aim was clearly to disrupt the electoral process, and it will be vital for the administration to ensure polling without fear of violence.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  9. (A) The April 9 parliamentary elections in Israel has underscored the structural shift in the country’s democracy — the right wing reigns supreme. /(B) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had faced serious challenges during the campaign. He faces corruption allegations that could lead to his indictment. /(C) The Blue and White party, formed a few weeks ahead of the election, had quickly risen to become /(D) the principal opposition force, giving Mr. Netanyahu a scare.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    has = have

     

  10. (A) The ban on civilian traffic for two days a week on the 271-km stretch of National Highway 44 between Udhampur in Jammu and Baramulla in Kashmir, /(B) which came into force on April 7, is an ill-advised move. The ban, which is to last till May 31, /(C) is supposedly to enable the orderly conduct of the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, in the light of the tragic February 14 /(D) suicide attack on a CRPF convoy on NH 44 at Pulwama, which killed 40 personnel.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    which = that

     


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