English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 140

There is error in one of the parts in the following sentences. Mark the option which contains parts (A, B, C, D) which contain error. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer

  1. (A) In its imagined post-Brexit role as the vanguard for global free trade, /(B) it must remember that not everyone is on the same page and not everyone is playing by the same rules./(C) Whilst we have to resist any urge to mirror such protectionist moves, we must at the same time be clear-eyed/(D) and equip ourselves with tools to respond effectively and protect our interests when necessary.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  2. (A) One of the solutions to make our universities/premium institutes, research and /(B) invention-oriented is by making them autonomous with minimal or no government interference./(C) Only people of reputation with expertise and knowledge known for their academic/(D) flair should head the various educational institutes.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    reputation = repute reputation = the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. repute = the state of being highly regarded; fame.

     

  3. (A)The ill-gotten money and lucre acquired through fraudulent means /(B)with the help of pliable officials and willing politicos may be utilised for welfare measures and infrastructure development./(C) The Bill sends a loud message to fugitive offenders that the perception/(D) which their properties are safe back home is ill-founded.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    which = that which tells us something more about the noun referred to

     

  4. (A) The new regulations to punish fugitive economic offenders and errant CA firms are welcome. /(B) The new National Financial Reporting Authority will now be able to punish errant CA firms /(C) whose lapses and dereliction of duty has /(D) caused heavy loss to the exchequer.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  5. (A) Raising a trivial issue every evening, seeking SMS-generated yes/no as response/(B) in the midst of on-going party-based analysts shouting at each other /(C) using the same old stock of arguments — this is regular practice. /(D) Nothing else can be more disgustive than this.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    disgustive = disgusting

     

  6. (A) The editorial ‘Minding the watchdog’ (March 1) has very rightly pointed out that /(B) post PNB Scam, the ICAI self regulatory regime needs to be examined seriously and replaced/(C) with setting up NFRA. There have been inherent problems with unregulated and power corridor/(D) of ICAI that never points to misconduct of their CAs.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    have = has

     

  7. (A) Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to pressures from the task force as the Afghan Taliban, Haqqani Network,/(B) Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed — all internationally designated terrorist groups — operates from its soil./(C) Pakistan has long claimed that it has done /(D)its best to prevent terrorism emanating from its soil.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    operates = operate

     

  8. (A) Islamabad banked upon Russian support, given the bonhomie on the part of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov /(B) when he invited his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif to Moscow, on the eve of the FATF meeting./(C) Further, despite parliamentary opposition, Pakistan declared,/(D) just before the meeting, that it would deploy additional troops in Saudi Arabia.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option
    banked upon = banked on the correct form of phrasal verb is “banked on”

     

  9. (A) The FATF is empowered to ensure that financing of UN-designated terrorist organizations is blocked./(B) It has the power to publicly name countries not abiding/(C) by its norms, making it difficult for such countries/(D) to source financial flows internationally.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  10. (A) In a situation of shortage, it is logical to expect that domestic producers will reap large gains./(B) But, far from it, in our country, /(C)oilseed growers are in distress. They are unable to receive/(D) even the minimum support price assured from the government.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    from = by

     



 

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