English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 187

Directions(1-5): Given below are three statements, of which some may be incorrect. Identify the correct statement(s).

  1. I. The main donor and secretary are the same person making the dealings of the charity extremely suspicious.
    II. The main donor and secretary is the same person making the dealings of the charity extremely suspicious.
    III. The main donor and secretary of this charity is one and the same person making the whole thing extremely suspicious.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both II and III
    All of these
    Option D

     

  2. I. There were not the least sense in the war for either the French or the Russians, making the entire venture a failure from the political viewpoint.
    II. There was not the least sense in the war for either the French or the Russians, and from the political viewpoint, the entire venture was a failure.
    III. There was not the least sense in the war for either the French or the Russians, making the entire venture a failure from the political viewpoint.
    Only I
    Only II
    Both II and III
    Both I and II
    All of these
    Option C

     

  3. I. Jonathan was an prince to behold, suave beyond description, and with silver-tongued oratory, he calmed the fears of an entire city.
    II. Jonathan was a prince to behold, suave beyond description, and with silver-tongued oratory, he calmed the fears of an entire city.
    III. Jonathan was a prince behold to, suave beyond description, and with silver-tongued oratory, he calmed the fears of an entire city.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option B

     

  4. I. The accident on M.G. Road yesterday, in which three were killed and one was injured, managed to bring forth the problems faced by the motorists every day.
    II. The accident on M.G. Road yesterday in which three was killed and one was injured, managed to bring forth the problems faced by the motorists every day.
    III. The accident on M.G. Road yesterday in which three were kill and one was injure, managed to bring forth the problems faced by the motorists every day.
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option A

     

  5. I. She never has and never will take such strong measures and this is a lesson she intends to teach her children too.
    II. She never has taken and never will take such strong measures and these is a lesson she intends to teach her children too.
    III. She never has taken and never will take such strong measures and this is a lesson she intends to teach her children too.
    Only I
    Only III
    Both I and II
    Both I and III
    All of these
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the question, one sentence is given, and four words are denoted by (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to decide which of the following is inappropriate in the context. If all the words are appropriate in the context then mark ‘All correct’ as your answer.

  7. At just over 6,000 feet of elevation(A) in the High Plains, Cheyenne’s natural beauty(B) is almost as subttle(C) as its weather is unpredictable.(D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    No error
    Option C
    “Subttle” should be replaced by “subtle” to make the sentence correct.

     

  8. By the time Priyanka reached the beech(A) house, her face was red and she was labouring(B) under the weight(C) of the treasures(D) she’d found.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    No error
    Option A
    “Beech” should be replaced by “beach” to make the sentence correct.

     

  9. The police searched the surrounding(A) area and found a woman nearby(B) who appeared(C) to have recently given berth(D)
    A
    B
    C
    D
    No error
    Option D
    “Berth” should be replaced by “birth” to make the sentence correct.

     

  10. Directors(A) may weight(B) the long-term interests of the company against(C) the short-term interests(D) of the present shareholders.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    ‘Weight’ refers to the body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing. But here it is used as a verb which is wrong. We should use ‘weigh’, which is a verb and in the given context would mean compare the importance of one factor with that of (another).

     

  11. Many new facts(A) about murder have been discovered(B) and set fourth(C) in front(D) of the jury.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    ‘Fourth’ refers to the number four in a sequence. It doesn’t fit the sentence logically. It should be forth as “set forth” means to explain or describe something in a clear and detailed way, especially in writing.

     

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