English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 211

Directions(1-5): In the following questions, choose the grammatically correct sentence from among the four options given for each question.

  1. Most of the victim are women and children, according to the UN’s International Organisation for Migration, which has called in additional aid to cope with Dhaka refugee situation.
    Most of the victims are women and children, according to the UN’s International Organisation for Migration, which has called for additional aid to cope with Dhaka’s refugee situation.
    Most of the victims are woman and children, according to the UN’s International Organisation for Migrations, which has call for additional aid to cope with Dhaka’s refugee situation.
    Most of the victims are women and children, according to the UN’s International Organisation for Migration, which has called in additional aid to cope with Dhaka refugee situation.
    None of these
    Option B

     

  2. Winding through dense woodland of pine, deodar and oak, a five-kilometre roads connects the two ridges.
    Winding through densed woodlands of pine, deodar and oak, a five-kilometre road connect the two ridges.
    Winding through denseful woodlands from pine, deodar and oak, a five-kilometre roads connects the two ridges.
    Winding through dense woodlands of pine, deodar and oak, a five-kilometre road connects the two ridges.
    None of these
    Option D

     

  3. Adopting green technologies in power generations, which has a lock-in effect lasting decades, and other areas like transport with immediate impacts such as reduced air pollution has a twin advantage.
    Adopting green technologies in power generation, which has a lock-in effect lasting decades, and other areas like transport with immediate impacts such as reduced air pollution has a twin advantage.
    Adopting green technologies in power generation, which have a lock-in effect lasting decades, and other areas like transport with immediate impacts such as reduced air pollution has a twin advantage.
    Adopting green technologies in power generation, which has a lock-in effect lasting decades, and other areas like transport with immediate impacts such as reduced air pollution has twin advantages.
    None of these
    Option C

     

  4. The preparatory decisions to wrote the rules and modality for such a framework, and assist developing countries with capability building will be taken at Marrakech.
    The preparatory decisions to write the rules and modality for such a framework, and assist developing countries with capability building will be taken at Marrakech.
    The preparatory decisions to write the rules and modalities for such a framework, and assisting developing countries with capability building will be taken at Marrakech.
    The preparatory decisions to write the rules and modalities for such a framework, and assist developing countries with capability building will be taken at Marrakech.
    None of these
    Option D

     

  5. The local environments is cleaned up, improved the quality of life, and carbon emissions are cut.
    The local environment are clean up, improving the quality of life, and carbon emissions are cut.
    The local environment is cleaned up, improving the quality of life, and carbon emissions are cut.
    The local environment is clean up, improved the quality of life, and carbon emissions are cut.
    None of these
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Each question consists of four sentences and some sentences are grammatically incorrect or inappropriate. Read each sentence to find out the error in the sentence(s) and select the option that indicates the grammatically incorrect and inappropriate sentence (s). Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.

  7. A. Foreign bourses, however, will likely find other ways to list derivatives linked to Indian stocks and indices without any help over Indian exchanges soon.
    B. The present move, thus, is unlikely to rein in the vast offshore market for Indian derivatives.
    C. It also leaves a lot to be desired.
    D. Index derivatives such as the SGX Nifty that are linked to stocks that form Nifty, have gained the patronage of large foreign investors for many reasons.
    Only B
    A and C
    A and D
    A, B and D
    All are incorrect
    Option C
    A. Foreign bourses, however, will likely find other ways to list derivatives linked to Indian stocks and indices without any help from Indian exchanges soon.
    ‘Likely’ is an adjective used whenever we want to indicate a possibility of an event.
    D. Index derivatives such as the SGX Nifty that is linked to stocks that form Nifty, have gained the patronage of large foreign investors for many reasons.
    The verb needs to be in agreement with the immediate noun that precedes the verb.

     

  8. A. As much with ease with the pen, Ram Prasad Bismil was equally adept at wielding the pistol too.
    B. This fire-spitting revolutionary, believed in attaining freedom by force.
    C. Bismil’s life and writing along with that of others, is essential to make today’s generation aware in the country freedom struggle.
    D. It will help tackle today’s prevailing corruption and communalism.
    Only B
    A and C
    B and D
    A, C and D
    All are incorrect
    Option B
    A. As much at ease with the pen, Ram Prasad Bismil was equally adept at wielding the pistol too.
    C. Bismil’s life and writing along with that of others, is essential to make today’s generation aware about the country freedom struggle.
    The correct phrase is ‘at ease’- relaxed / confident.
    We can make people aware ‘about’ things.

     

  9. A. Any talk of a demographic dividend is meaningless when one half of the population is just not participating in the economy. The reasons are many.
    B. First, India is a deeply feudal, parochial and sexist society. Deep down, most Indians subscribe for the stereotype that a man’s place is in the workplace, the woman’s at home.
    C. For many Indian men, it is a matter of shame to see women in their families go out to work.
    D. Other than the perceived stigma of not being able to provide for their womenfolk, there may even be a subliminal fear that financially independent women could challenge their assumed superiority and dominance in the household.
    A and B
    Only B
    B and D
    B, C and D
    All are incorrect
    Option B
    B. First, India is a deeply feudal, parochial and sexist society. Deep down, most Indians subscribe to the stereotype that a man’s place is in the workplace, the woman’s at home.
    The use of preposition ‘for’ is contextually incorrect in this statement. Though both the phrasal verbs are grammatically correct.
    Subscribe for – to bid /apply for something
    Subscribe to – to agree with an idea

     

  10. A. Several families are left scarred as they try to cope for the loss of loved ones.
    B. The tragedy has highlighted the lack of emphasis in safety in the way such events are organised.
    C. Indeed, if there is any lesson that can be learnt from the episode, it is that such adventures should place safety above everything else, and that the government has a key role to play in evolving the protocols.
    D. In a country with rich landscapes and forests, the wish to briefly leave the urban life behind and take to the outdoors is but natural.
    A and B
    Only B
    B and C
    Only D
    All are incorrect
    Option A
    A. Several families are left scarred as they try to cope with the loss of loved ones – ‘cope’ is an intransitive verb which is grammatically followed by the preposition ‘with’.
    B. The tragedy has highlighted the lack of emphasis on safety in the way such events are organised – we always lay an ‘emphasis’ on something.

     

  11. A. There have been a growing convergence of interests in maritime cooperation.
    B. Like India, France has expressed concern in China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean Region.
    C. French overseas territories in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans provide it with the second larger exclusive economic zone globally.
    D. It has long maintained bases in Reunion Islands and Djibouti and established once in Abu Dhabi in 2009. This regional dimension is reflected in the Vision Statement on cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region.
    A, B and C
    Only A
    B and D
    Only C
    All are incorrect
    Option E
    A. There has been a growing convergence of interests in maritime cooperation – the noun that follows is singular, therefore the singular form ‘has’ been will be used.
    B. Like India, France has expressed concern about China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean Region.
    C. French overseas territories in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans provide it with the second largest exclusive economic zone globally.
    D. It has long maintained bases in Reunion Islands and Djibouti and established one in Abu Dhabi in 2009. This regional dimension is reflected in the Vision Statement on cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region.

     

 

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