Directions(1-5): In the given question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E, i.e., “All are correct” as the answer.
- The TDP has been agitating both (A)/ inside and the outside Parliament (B)/ since the Union budget was being (C)/ announced on February 1 claiming which none (D)/ of the State’s demands were met. (E)
ABCDAll are correctOption A
B is wrong because the definite article ‘the’ before outside defines that there are two kinds of parliament. One of them is ‘inside parliament’ and the other ‘outside parliament. This is untrue. Either we don’t use ‘the’ at all or we must use it before ‘parliament’ so that the fact that there is only one parliament can be established.
C is wrong because the event in the context is of past. We must only use ‘past tense.’ So we don’t need to use ‘being.’
D is wrong because here ‘that’ must be used instead of ‘which.’
- In the end of the absorbing (A)/ 90-minute clash, coaches (B)/ Ranko Popovic and Albert Roca have (C)/ smiling, locked in a warmer (D)/ embrace on the sidelines.
ABCDAll are correctOption B
A is incorrect because the use of ‘In the end’ here is not right. In the end is generally used as an idiom, which means ‘finally.’ But grammatically correct option is to use ‘At the end’ generally followed by ‘of.’
C is incorrect because the helping verb to be used here should be indefinite i.e. ‘are’ or ‘were’.
D is incorrect because ‘warmer’ can be used only when comparisons are made. Here we must use ‘warm’ only.
- Pune will knew they have a (A)/ chance, has given that they got a (B)/ 1-1 draw when they had went to Bengaluru (C)/ in the league stage and Roca’s team will have (D)/ the backing of the home crowd at their Fortress. (E)
ABCDAll are correctOption D
A is wrong because, ‘knew’ is in the past tense, and ‘will’ in the future tense. So this is wrong.
B is wrong because, ‘has’ used in this part of the sentence has disrupted the continuity of the sentence. The sentence was continuing with ‘have’ that was used in the previous part, so we don’t need to use ‘has’ again.
C is wrong because, we can only use ‘V3’ with ‘has, have, had.’
- President Macron’s trip would not be a business (A)/ as usual visit and the thrust will be on intensify partnership (B)/ in other areas, included space and trade, the sources said, (C)/ and noted that the two leaders will be spending a lots of time together (D)/ and the visit has been planned that way.
ABCDAll are correctOption A
Part B is wrong. We could use ‘present tense’ of the word ‘intensify’ if we had ‘to’ instead of ‘on.’ But since it is ‘on’, we must use ‘continuous tense’ i.e. ‘intensifying.’
Part C is wrong because, we must write ‘including’ instead of ‘included.’ These events are yet to happen.
Part D is wrong because, we can’t write ‘lots’ after the article ‘a’ which is singular. Hence, it should be replaced with “lot”.
- Karnataka Lokayukta Justice (A)/ P. Vishwanatha Shetty, the States’ (B)/ anti-corruption ombudsman, were stabbed (C)/ multiple time by a complainant in his (D)/ office chamber on Wednesday.
ABCDAll are correctOption A
Option B is incorrect because, ‘states’ is plural. Karnataka is one single state. So the apostrophe should be before the ‘s’ i.e. ‘state’s.’
In option C, ‘Were’ is plural. There is just one person involved in this sentence. So, we must use ‘was.’
In option D, ‘Multiple’ means more than one. So, it is plural. Therefore, we must use ‘times.’
- The abuse and mistreatment of combatants, prisoners and civilians always have been part of the history of war and It’s me / who’ve come to contribute for an exploration through an examination of the strongest groundings for justifying barbarism/ –asking whether there is ever a moral case for committing barbaric acts.
I. The abuse and mistreatment of combatants, prisoners and civilians have always been part of the history of war and It’s I
II. Who’ve come to contribute to an exploration through an examination of the strongest groundings for justifying barbarity
III. –Asking whether there is ever a moral case for committing barbarous acts.
Only IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth II and IIII, II and IIIOption E
- The reasons for the lack of interest in Italian American literary radicalism can be attributed in part to Anglo-Saxon/ disdain for Italian things as well as to objective difficulties inherented/ in the sources themselves because almost all the texts are in Italian.
I. The reasons for the lack of interest in Italian American literary radicalism can be attributed to part of Anglo-Saxon
II. Disdain for things Italian as well as to objective difficulties inherent
III. In the sources itself because almost all the texts are in Italian.Only IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I and IIBoth I and IIIOption B
- According to the Constitution of India,(I)/ the right to the equality is one of the most important (II)/ fundamental rights of an Indian citizen. (III)
Only IOnly IIBoth I and IIBoth I and IIIBoth II and IIIOption B
The error in part II of the sentence is that the abstract noun ‘equality’ is not a qualified noun and hence, it should not take an article like ‘the’.
- For inter-house unity was an objective this year there were several matches arranged, (I)/ usually on a Sunday afternoon as this one was, that did not count towards the cup (II)/ in an attempt to promote friendly rivalry rather then the cutthroat attitudes of many previous years. (III)
Only IOnly IIBoth II and IIIBoth I and IIBoth I and IIIOption E
The error in part I of the sentence is the wrong use of the preposition ‘for’. It is used to represent duration. The correct preposition to be used here is ‘since’ which means ‘for the reason that’ and is more relevant to the sentence. Again, in the third part of the sentence the adverb ‘then’ has been incorrectly used. ‘Then’ means ‘afterwards. It would be more appropriate to use the conjunction ‘than’ as it would allow the introduction of the second element in consideration (cutthroat attitudes of many previous years.).
- When Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley taped Deb Henretta (I)/ to run P&G’s North American baby care division in 1999, he says he did so (II)/ precisely because she lacked of experience in that division. (III)
Only IOnly IIBoth I and IIBoth I and IIIBoth II and IIIOption D
The error in part I of the sentence is that ‘taped’ which is a past tense form of ‘tape’ means to record (sound or pictures) on audio or video tape, and has no relevance in the given sentence. ‘Tapped’ on the other hand means designate or select (someone) for a task or honour, especially membership of an organization or committee though it is used in an informal way. Again, in part III of the sentence there has been a wrong use of the preposition ‘of’. The verb ‘lacked’ does not need to be followed by the preposition ‘of’, instead the object ‘experience’ may be directly used.
Directions(6-7): A sentence divided into three parts I, II and III is given. For each part, a correction statement is given. Determine the part which requires correction and mark it as your answer.
Directions(8-10): A sentence divided into three parts (I, II and III) is given. There may be an error in one or more parts. Determine the part(s) which requires correction and mark the relevant option as your answer.