English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 185

Directions (Q.1-10) In each of the questions given below a sentence is given which is then divided into five parts, out of which the last part is correct. There is an error in three parts of the sentence and only one part is correct out of 4 left. You have to choose the correct part as your answer.

  1. It’s rather worrisome that literature in India has become formulaic./ Authors are cashing in trends like campus novels,/ mythology, self-help, and with no one is pushing the envelope./ It takes the focus away to writing good books/ to selling bad books.
    It’s rather worrisome that literature in India has become formulaic
    Authors are cashing in trends like campus novels,
    mythology, self-help, and with no one is pushing the envelope
    It takes the focus away to writing good books
    All are correct
    Option A
    In B, cashing in on(correct usage)
    In C, omit ‘with’ before no one
    In D, replace ‘to’ by ‘from’

     

  2. Our retrogressive thinking is destroying us./ We keep ourselves entangled in futile discussions about God and heaven,/ and remain busy in talking about soul and God/ which isn’t just enough in times/ we live in today.
    Our retrogressive thinking is destroying us.
    We keep ourselves entangled in futile discussions about God and heaven,
    and remain busy in talking about soul and God
    which isn’t just enough in times
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  3. In India we have fed the story which/ private sector are infallible and has the answer/ to economic problems while it is the public sector/ that is the albatross around the India’s neck/ and which needs to be phased out.
    In India we have fed the story which
    private sector are infallible and has the answer
    to economic problems while it is the public sector
    that is the albatross around the India’s neck
    All are correct
    Option C
    In A, replace ‘which’ with ‘that’
    In B, replace ‘are’ with ‘is’
    In D, omit ‘the’ before India

     

  4. A great education is one in which the/ child learns to observe, predict, understand,/ think critically and intensively and apply her/ education to solve challenges and contribute to/ moving society forward.
    A great education is one in which the
    child learns to observe, predict, understand,
    think critically and intensively and apply her
    education to solve challenges and contribute to
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  5. The British strategy of intellectual control was implemented by/ crafting a system of education rather brute coercion/. Although the best of our thinker outmaneuvered this system/, it has created acute anxiety among/ self-reflexive thinkers.
    The British strategy of intellectual control was implemented by
    crafting a system of education rather brute coercion
    Although the best of our thinker outmaneuvered this system
    it has created acute anxiety among
    All are correct
    Option A
    In B, correct usage ‘rather than’
    In C, replace ‘thinker’ by ‘thinkers’
    In D, omit ‘has’ before created

     

  6. By digital means straddling across the spheres of reading as well,/ the future of hard paperbacks looks uncertainly now./ Whether it will grow, plateau, or decline/ could be deciding by the viability of/ digital reading technologies.
    By digital means straddling across the spheres of reading as well,
    the future of hard paperbacks looks uncertainly now
    Whether it will grow, plateau, or decline
    could be deciding by the viability of
    All are correct
    Option C
    In A, replace ‘by’ with ‘with’
    In B, replace ‘uncertainly’ by ‘uncertain’
    In D, replace ‘deciding’ by ‘ decided’

     

  7. When those who listen to/ a speech take objection to/ what a speaker is saying,/ they too are exercising their/ right to free speech.
    When those who listen to
    a speech take objection to
    what a speaker is saying,
    they too are exercising their
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  8. The bestselling phenomenon corrupt writing./ It focuses on game the system./ Indians today are reading the bestselling books,/ not the best books and we could only wish/ for the situation to be otherwise.
    The bestselling phenomenon corrupt writing
    It focuses on game the system
    Indians today are reading the bestselling books,
    not the best books and we could only wish
    All are correct
    Option C
    In A, replace ‘corrupt’ by corrupts’
    In B, replace ‘game’ by ‘gaming’
    In D, replace ‘could’ by ‘can’

     

  9. The art of putting across one’s point of view/ in a way that makes the listener or reader/ pause and think rather than/ react strongly is not easy./ It involves restraint on both sides.
    The art of putting across one’s point of view
    in a way that makes the listener or reader
    pause and think rather than
    react strongly is not easy
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  10. Often, the term experiential get/ thrown around a lot by schools/ that focus overtly on be so/ without understanding the purpose from/ actually doing so.
    Often, the term experiential get
    thrown around a lot by schools
    that focus overtly on be so
    without understanding the purpose from
    All are correct
    Option B
    In A, replace ‘get’ by ‘gets’
    In C, replace ‘be’ by ‘being’
    In D, replace ‘from’ with ‘of’

     

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