Directions(1-5): In the following 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 your answer.
- League leaders Bengaluru were favourites for this semi-final (A)/ clash but Pune measured up to the challenge to the final (B)/ whistle, denying the visitor “the crucial (C)/ away goal”, and a rule that has been introduced in this edition (D)/ of ISL for the first time. (E)
ABCDAll are correctOption A
B is wrong because, ‘to’ is used in order express motion towards a place. For time, we must use ‘till.’ Here ‘final whistle’ is blown at a particular time i.e. 90 minutes. So we must use ‘till.’
C is wrong because, when we talk about team sports, it consists of multiple members. So we must write ‘visitors.’
D is wrong because, the use of ‘and’ implies that ‘Pune denied a goal as well as a rule.’ This makes no sense. We must not use the ‘and’ at all. Only then it will make sense.
- Other than a cheek backheel attempt from Marcelinho (A)/ from an Ashique Kuruniyan cross in the 36th minute, FC Pune City’s (B)/ efforts on goal in the first half came most (C)/ from outside the box which doesn’t really (D)/ threaten Bengaluru goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh.
ABCDAll are correctOption B
- The violence, according to police sources, (A)/ was triggered with the death of a 41-year-old (B)/ man, who succumbed from injuries inflicted (C)/ by a groups of Muslim men, following a road (D)/ rage incident last week.
ABCDAll are correctOption A
Option B is wrong because ‘with’ is used to show the way in which somebody does something. ‘By’ is used, usually after a passive verb, to show who or what does, creates or causes something
Option C is wrong. ‘Succumb’ means ‘fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.’ Generally ‘to’ is used with this word to imply ‘surrender to something or submit to something.’
Option D is wrong because we can’t use the plural noun after the article ‘a.’
- In the eve of International Women’s Day, (A)/ in a move to bolster the secure of (B)/ women passengers, the Delhi government has (C)/ announced a pilot project under which state-ran buses (D)/ would be installed with Panic Alarm Systems. (E)
ABCDAll are correctOption C
A is wrong because, the correct phrase is ‘On the eve’ not ‘in the eve.’
B is wrong because, ‘secure’ is an adjective. What we must use here is ‘security.’ It is a noun.
D is wrong because, ‘state-ran’ is wrong. To use it as an adjective, we must use the V3 form of ‘ran’ which is ‘run.’ So ‘state-run’ is correct.
- The decision, was taken at the weekly cabinet (A)/ meeting on Tuesday, came in responds to (B)/ a series of arson attacks targeting dozens of mosques (C)/ and Muslim-owner shops and homes in Kandy, (D)/ located in the Central Province.
ABCDAll are correctOption C
Option A is wrong. If we read part A and B together, we find that part A of the sentence is not over at Tuesday. Rather it is continuing after the comma. This is where we must make sure, we use either ‘that’ in part A i.e. (The decision, that was taken) or we don’t use the verb ‘was’ at all. Moreover, we use ‘that’ to introduce defining relative clauses to refer to people, animals and things.
Part B is wrong because, ‘responds’ is a verb. What we need here is noun form i.e. ‘response.’
Part D is wrong because, when we say ‘Muslim-owner shops’ we mean shops that belong to Muslim owners. So we must show belonging here by the use of an ‘apostrophe.’ But here the appropriate step is to use ‘Muslim-owned shops’ where ‘muslim-owned’ has been used as an adjective.
- Little she knew that she could never transmogrify into a toff (I)/ and that if she tried to she would be treated (II)/ with quiet contempt, or jeered at behind her back. (III)
Only IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I and IIIBoth II and IIIOption A
We need to remove ‘little’ to avoid the error of double negatives (little & never). ‘Little’ and ‘never’ are negative adverbs. In English, there are some negative adverbs which create negative sentences, without adding no/not/any negative expression (negation).
- Mumbai Indians were once again victims of umpiring howlers during (I)/ their thrilling win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a recent T20 match, (II)/ and coach Mahela Jayawardene didn’t seem pleased with some of the decisions. (III)
Only IBoth I and IIOnly IIOnly IIIBoth II and IIIOption D
The error in part III of the sentence is the incorrect use of the preposition ‘with’ and needs to be replaced with the preposition ‘by’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. By means “of; with the aid of; through the act or agency of” while “with” may refer to expresse the means used. In the given sentence, it was the act (umpires’ decisions) that made the coach displeased, so we need to use ‘by’.
- Katy jolted along her reverie at the pastor’s words and to hide her blush, (I)/ she took out her fan to try to cover for her face from the heat, but when she swished it back and forth, (II)/ the skunk scent wafted over and up into the pastor’s perfect nose. (III)
Only IBoth I and IIBoth I and IIIOnly IIIBoth II and IIIOption B
I: When we use the word ‘jolt’ with an adverb/preposition, we mean to or cause something or someone to move suddenly and violently. When we say ‘jolt something into/out of something,’ we mean to give someone a sudden shock that forces them to act. Reverie refers to a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream. So, ‘jolted along her reverie’ makes no sense. It should be replaced with ‘jolted out of her reverie’.
II: The use of phrasal verb ‘cover for’ which means to provide an excuse or alibi is incorrect. It needs to be replaced with simply ‘cover’ or ‘cover up’ implying an attempt to hide.
- The USD 2.5 billion dollars unorganised car rental industry are (I)/ unwieldy and a difficulty to manage and neither pure tech solutions (II)/ nor different OTAs are able to solve for both technology and service. (III)
Only IOnly IIIBoth I and IIBoth I and IIIAll I, II, IIIOption C
I: The use of plural auxiliary verb ‘are’ is not in agreement with singular subject ‘industry’ and must be replaced with singular auxiliary verb ‘is’.
II: Noun ‘a difficulty’ is not parallel to adjective ‘unwieldy’. We need an adjective to describe the state of the industry and thus ‘a difficult’ should be replaced with adjective ‘difficult’.
- The Transgender House was created with the aim of providing a safe space (I)/ when transgender people can be empowered and can acquire knowledge (II)/ and skills without the fear of being discriminated against, rejected or attacked. (III)
Only IBoth I and IIOnly IIBoth I and IIIBoth II and IIIOption C
The use of the adverb ‘when’ in part (II) of the given sentence is incorrect. Instead of the adverb ‘when’, which denotes time, an adverb for place needs to be used like ‘where’.
Directions(6-10): 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 it as your answer.
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