English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 192

Directions(1-5): In each question, a sentence with four words printed in bold is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words may either be misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark option (E), i.e., ‘All Correct’, as your answer.

  1. Despite his almost incesant(1) controversies(2) with the Aristotelians, he found time to make a comprehensive(3) study of contemporary (4) science.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All correct
    Option A
    The correct spelling is ‘incessant’ meaning ‘(of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption’.

     

  2. This brilliant feat of arms was the prelude(1) to peace negotiations(2), which led to a lengthy exchange(3) of diplometic(4) notes.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All correct
    Option D
    The correct spelling is ‘diplomatic’ meaning ‘having or showing an ability to deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way’.

     

  3. His fine character(1) and counscience(2) earned him universal(3) respect and confidence.(4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All correct
    Option B
    The correct spelling is ‘conscience’ meaning ‘a person’s moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behaviour’.

     

  4. Because they had little information(1) on the suspect(2), the police issued(3) only a turse(4) statement to the media.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All correct
    Option D
    The correct spelling is ‘terse’ meaning ‘sparing in the use of words; abrupt’.

     

  5. The chemicals(1) you are using in the lab are pernacious(2) so you should be very careful(3) during your experiment.(4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    All correct
    Option B
    The correct spelling is ‘pernicious’ meaning ‘having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way’.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): In the given questions, four words are printed in bold and are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the two words which need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  7. They could see the countryside below(1): a small city to one side, mountains directly beneath(2) and the ground was very,(3) though not approaching(4) fast.
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option C

     

  8. They turned in grey(1) to the seats in front of them and Pippa resisted(2) an urge to touch the silence(3) plastic of the tray(4) table.
    1-3
    2-3
    2-4
    1-4
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  9. There was a sharp pain(1) in her stomach, but her mind was completely(2) clear and her mind told her that she might(3) die within the next sixty(4) seconds or so.
    1-2
    2-3
    2-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  10. When a/an adequate(1) facility lacks healthcare(2) wash services, infection prevention(3) and control are severely compromised(4).
    1-3
    2-3
    1-4
    1-2
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  11. Coming at a time(1) when private sector investments move(2) subdued, the remained(3) to monetise and recycle public sector assets is welcome(4).
    1-2
    2-3
    1-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

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