English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 151

Directions: 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)The bad loan mess which has been the result of years of shoddy lending /(B) practices, will have to run its course. Rather than playing white knight, /(C) the RBI needs to send a strong message that its recent dispensation is not an assurance of future bailouts and focus on /(D) strengthening the supervisory framework and contain operational risks in banks’ functioning.
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    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    strengthening and containing (parallel structures)

     

  2. (A)The US needs to look within, rather than look for scapegoats. Above all, /(B) the Trump administration poses a serious threat to multilateral rules-based trading, /(C) or whatever remains from it. Upholding /(D) the WTO system has become more important than ever.
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    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    remains of = to stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised

     

  3. (A)The least the Government can do, in the situation, is to make sure that /(B) its MSP announcement transmit timely sowing signals to farmers, /(C) so that they are not saddled /(D) with excessive output at harvest time.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    announcement = announcements …. sentence is followed by “they” … so plural must be used.

     

  4. (A)According to a research report from State Bank of India, there is a /(B) shortfall of ₹70,000 crore cash currently in the system. This accounts /(C) for a third of the monthly withdrawals at ATMs. According to this report, for the current rate of GDP growth, the currency with the public ought to /(D) have been ₹19.1-lakh crore but the actual figure now is only ₹18.42-lakh crore.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  5. (A)Better infrastructure and smoother clearances with less paperwork are among the factors /(B) helping exports from those countries. Exports from Bangladesh /(C) also have the added advantage of a free trade agreement with the European Union, /(D) lower labour costs and higher productivity.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    among the factors = among factors (in some cases plural nouns are not go along with determiners)

     

  6. (A)The current political leadership in the State has to wrest back control from the fringe /(B) groups and activists. What is /(C) needed is a display of firm resolving /(D) in tackling the issues thrown up by these groups both politically and administratively.
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    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option C
    resolving = resolve As verbs the difference between resolve and resolving is that resolve is (resolver) while resolving is .

     

  7. (A)It is high time that the Centre conveys a clear message to Facebook that Indians matters. /(B) It should hold a public hearing with /(C) Facebook’s leadership team and ask tough /(D) questions on its business model and data protection rules.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    matters = matter

     

  8. (A)Given that the Department already collects prodigious amounts of data at source from banks, /(B) TDS deductors and facilitators of high-value transactions and has /(C) made taxpayers jump through hoops to link PAN and Aadhaar to their ITRs, it /(D) is surprising that it can’t put Big Data and mining capabilities to better use.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  9. (A)China had reported a 19 per cent drop in overseas purchases between 2008-12 /(B) and 2013-17, but has emerged the fifth largest exporter of arms, accounting to /(C) 4.6 per cent of the global arms export market, according to /(D) Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    accounting to = accounting for

     

  10. (A)Nirav Modi’s companies filing for bankruptcy in the US also brings /(B) to the fore the need for a robust cross border insolvency law. /(C) The Committee, while recognising this, has not laid down suggestions. Nevertheless the report /(D) is a laudable effort to address key issues.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A

     


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