English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 196

Directions: In the questions given below, a sentence has been broken into four fragments. You are required to identify the part that contains an error and mark it as your answer. In case, all fragments are correct, please select ‘No error’ as your answer.

  1. India has always been torn between an urge to sit at
    the high table of global negotiations and being
    seen by the rest of the world as a deal breaker
    on issues such as global trade and climate change.
    No error
    Option E

     

  2. Despite the unethical business
    practices adopted by publishers of
    such journals, the number of researchers which
    publish in them has been increasing at an alarming rate.
    No error
    Option C
    Who is used for living beings while which is used for inanimate objects.

    Correct sentence: Despite the unethical business practices adopted by publishers of such journals, the number of researchers who publish in them has been increasing at an alarming rate.

     

  3. The principle task of the Finance Commission is
    to assess the revenue and cost disabilities of the
    States and make recommendations to offset
    these disabilities through tax devolution and grants.
    No error
    Option A
    Correct sentence: The principal task of the Finance Commission is to assess the revenue and cost disabilities of the States and make recommendations to offset these disabilities through tax devolution and grants.

     

  4. Since the essence of nonalignment
    was freedom of thought and action,
    India insisted that it was valid
    weather there was one bloc or no bloc.
    No error
    Option D
    Correct sentence: Since the essence of nonalignment was freedom of thought and action, India insisted that it was valid whether there was one bloc or no bloc.

     

  5. The United States has identified both China
    and Russia as advisories, whose leaders,
    Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, are strong and
    determined to stand up to a faltering Donald Trump.
    No error
    Option B
    Correct sentence: The United States has identified both China and Russia as adversaries, whose leaders, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, are strong and determined to stand up to a faltering Donald Trump.

     

  6. If no one spits in public places and
    if everyone practices cough
    and sneeze etiquette, the
    TB effected will also fall in line.
    No error
    Option D
    Correct statement: If no one spits in public places and if everyone practices cough and sneeze etiquette, the TB affected will also fall in line.

     

  7. The Janani Suraksha Yojana launched in 2005 is a
    national programme to promotes institutional delivery
    that specifically targets the 10 states of India
    where institutional deliveries are the lowest.
    No error
    Option B
    Correct statement: The Janani Suraksha Yojana launched in 2005 is a national programme to promote institutional delivery that specifically targets the 10 states of India where institutional deliveries are the lowest.

     

  8. Farm incomes have been unviable for
    a long time now and have further
    been exasperated by the vagaries of
    the monsoon and international markets.
    No error
    Option C
    The correct word would be ‘exacerbated’ which means to worsen a situation.

    Correct statement: Farm incomes have been unviable for a long time now and have further been exacerbated by the vagaries of the monsoon and international markets.

     

  9. The mounting rural unrest provides
    an opportunity to the ruling political
    party to introduce an much
    needed agricultural reforms.
    No error
    Option C
    The correct article would be ‘the’ here.

    Correct statement: The mounting rural unrest provides an opportunity to the ruling political party to introduce the much needed agricultural reforms.

     

  10. The peace talks point the way at of a crisis
    that seemed last year to be spiraling
    out of control, after the exchange
    of personal and nuclear threats.
    No error
    Option A
    The correct phrase is ”way out” which refers to a potential solution to a problem.

    Correct sentence: The peace talks point the way out of a crisis that seemed last year to be spiralling out of control, after the exchange of personal and nuclear threats.

     

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