English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 212

Directions(1-5): 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.

  1. 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.

     

  2. 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.

     

  3. 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

     

  4. 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.

     

  5. 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.

     

  6. Directions:(6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark “No Error” as your answer. (Ignore the errors of punctuation).

  7. The midnight session in Parliament that marked India’s transition to Goods and Services Tax was reminiscent of a similar occasion on the eve of India’s Independence.
    The midnight session in Parliament
    that marked India’s transition to
    Goods and Services Tax was reminiscent of a
    similar occasion on the eve of India’s Independence.
    No error
    Option B
    Replace ‘that’ with ‘which’. ‘That’ is used to show restriction and which is used to add information to the sentence. Here, information is being
    added to the parliament session which marked India’s transition. Thus, which should be used.

     

  8. The present impasse between China and India, is a flare in of a long- standing eczema that is the result of incessant border scratching.
    The present impasse
    between China and India,
    is a flare in of a long- standing eczema
    that is the result of incessant border scratching.
    No error
    Option C
    Replace ‘in’ by ‘up’. ”Flare up” is a phrasal verb meaning to heighten/increase.

     

  9. It is not difficult to sense country’s displeasure, even granting its rough diplomat disposition.
    It is not difficult to
    sense country’s displeasure,
    even granting its
    rough diplomat disposition.
    No error
    Option D
    Replace ‘diplomat’ by ‘diplomatic’ . Here, disposition is described as rough diplomatic, thus to describe a noun, adjective is used. Thus the adjective ‘diplomatic’ will be used instead of noun ‘diplomat’.

     

  10. The GST Council which will now oversees the new tax architecture must focus initially on stabilising the system and then improving on the current design to take it closer to the ideal.
    The GST Council which will now oversees
    the new tax architecture must focus initially
    on stabilising the system and then improving
    on the current design to take it closer to the ideal.
    No error
    Option A
    Replace ‘oversees’ by ‘oversee’. The council is singular here, and thus will take singular verb ‘oversee’.

     

  11. Many of us are employed and are living in places they are prejudiced to believe is not our home.
    Many of us are employed
    and are living in places
    they are prejudiced to
    believe is not our home.
    No error
    Option C

     

 

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