English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 217

Directions(1-5): From the options given below, select the option which states the correct combination of correct sentences.

  1. I. Today’s Google page opened to a doodle celebrating Amrita Pritam, one of India’s first prominent women Punjabi poet.
    II. Why should urban audiences have all the fun? That seems to be the thought behind EPIQ, India’s largest screen, which was launched at Sullurpet on Thursday.
    III. With his twirled moustache, iconic dark blue scarf, and Enfield Bullet, Azad makes a statement wherever he goes, and it’s obvious he was the inspiration behind the character of Nishad in the recent Bollywood film, Article 15.
    IV. The storm brought the baseball game to a halt and than subsided enough for the players to retake the field.
    II and IV are correct
    II and III are correct
    I and IV are correct
    I, II, III and IV are correct
    I and II are correct
    Option B
    Statement I is not correct since according to the rules of grammar (Degree of comparison), “one of the” must be followed by “ plural number of the noun as there are many poets and not one. So “poet” must be replaced by “poets”
    The correct sentence would be:
    Today’s Google page opened to a doodle celebrating Amrita Pritam, one of India’s first prominent women Punjabi poets.
    Statement I is not correct since there is an error in the usage of the homonyms: “than” must be replaced by “ then”
    The correct sentence would be: The storm brought the baseball game to a halt and then subsided enough for the players to retake the field.
    Statements II and III are correct and therefore no correction is required in such statements.
    This makes option B the correct choice among the given options.

     

  2. I. The money lender had no other object but to get back his money.
    II. The matter came to light after a video of the school during the midday meal session, apparently shot by media persons, was widely shared
    on social media.
    III. Although the director loved all of his film footage, he had to truncated the movie so its runtime would be less than forty-five minutes.
    IV. The Opposition supported the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2019, which was passed unanimously with a voice vote.
    I and IV are correct
    II and III are correct
    III and IV are correct
    II and IV are correct
    I, II, III and IV are incorrect
    Option D
    Statement I is not correct since according to the rules of grammar, use of conjunction.
    The correct sentence would be: The money lender had no other object than to get back his money.
    Statement III is not correct since there is an error in the usage of the tense
    The correct usage would have been “ truncate” in place of “ truncated”
    The correct sentence would be: Although the director loved all of his film footage, he had to truncate the movie so its runtime would be less
    than forty-five minutes.
    Statements II and IV are correct and therefore no correction is required in such statements.
    This makes option D the correct choice among the given options.

     

  3. I. While the trees hovered overhead, only the hikers walk on the floor of the Amazon Rainforest could observe the undergrowth growing close to the ground.
    II. Unable to find his daughter at her college hostel after the video had surfaced, the student’s father blamed Mr. Chinmayanand.
    III. The number of lawmakers commenting on Kashmir could possibly increase when the Congress, which is in recess, reconvenes in September.
    IV. He had scarcely reached his home than it began to rain.
    I and IV are correct
    II and III are correct
    II and IV are correct
    I, II, III and IV are incorrect
    I and II are correct
    Option B
    Statement I is not correct since according to the rules of grammar, it is necessary that if any principal verb is used after from, the –ing form of
    the verb should be used. “ walk” must be replaced by “ walking”.
    The correct sentence would be: While the trees hovered overhead, only the hikers walking on the floor of the Amazon Rainforest could
    observe the undergrowth growing close to the ground.
    Statement IV is not correct as the usage of conjunction is not correct.
    The correct sentence would be: He had scarcely reached his home when it began to rain.
    Statements II and III are correct and therefore no correction is required in such statements.
    This makes option B the correct choice among the given options.

     

  4. I. The controversial list has ended the wait of millions of Assam residents who will now find out whether they are Indians or “foreigners.”
    II. The NRC list will include those whose names appeared in the 1951 document and their descendants.
    III. The government carried out the mammoth exercise to detect and deport undocument immigrants from Bangladesh.
    Only II is incorrect
    Only III is incorrect
    Only I and II are incorrect
    Only I and III are incorrect
    All are correct
    Option B
    I. The controversial list has ended the wait of millions of Assam residents who will now find out whether they are Indians or
    “foreigners.” (CORRECT)
    II. The NRC list will include those whose names appeared in the 1951 document and their descendants. (CORRECT)
    III. The government carried out the mammoth exercise to detect and deport undocumented immigrants from Bangladesh.
    “Undocument” replaced by “undocumented”

     

  5. I. Results find that this year the girls had performed better in every field.
    II. Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival which commences on the fourth day of Bhadrapada month in the Hindu lunar calendar.
    III. A sharp rise in the prices of petrol has lead to an increase in the prices of the commodities leading to inflation.
    Only II is incorrect
    Only III is incorrect
    Only I and II are incorrect
    Only I and III are incorrect
    All are correct
    Option D
    I. Results found that this year the girls had performed better in every field.
    The sentence is in past tense so “find” replaced by “found”.
    II. Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival which commences on the fourth day of Bhadrapada month in the Hindu lunar calendar.(Correct)
    III. A sharp rise in the prices of petrol has lead to an increase in the prices of the commodities leading to inflation.
    “lead” replaced by “ led”. With have/ has third form of verb is used (lead/ led/ led)

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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.

  7. A 27 – year old India – origin man, along with (A)/ two other co – founders off a start – up crypto currency (B)/ company, has been indicted with a scheme to defraud (C)/ investors, with authorities seizing (D)/ digital currency raised from victims as a part of the scheme.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    The error in A is the incorrect use of noun ‘India’ and needs to be replaced with an adjective ‘Indian’ to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. This is because an adjective is used to define a noun.
    The error in B is the incorrect use of the preposition ‘off’ and needs to be replaced with the preposition ‘of’. This is because ‘off’ is used for separation and “founder” should be followed by ‘of’.
    The error in C would be the incorrect use of the verb ‘has’ and needs to be replaced with the plural verb ‘have’. ‘Along with’ in the sentence means in the sentence “in addition to something else”. Thus, there are two individual subjects, which were indicated with a scheme to defraud investors. Hence, the verb to follow should be plural in form.

     

  8. A spirit of inquiry has gone abroad, (A)/ informations are eagerly sought for, and (B)/ more readily knowledge is to be obtained, (C)/ the more advantage to the colony that (D)/ has a faithful and efficient agent here.

    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    Option A: No error.
    Option B: Since uncountable nouns are singular, they also require singular verbs. The word ‘information’ is an uncountable noun and can’t be written in the plural form. Therefore, instead of ‘informations are,’ it should be ‘information is.’
    Option C: Definite article ‘the’ is missing before ‘more readily.’ This would complete the structure ‘the more readily.. the more advantageous’.
    Option D: Replace ‘advantage’ with ‘advantageous’. We need an adjective after ‘more’.

     

  9. In the case of Ocarina of Time, the competition has really been hotting up, (A)/ with several top speedrunners attempting to outdone each other(B)/ in very close runs as Polygon reports that the previous world record (C)/ from seven months ago has been outdid (D)/ by twenty minutes.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    Option A: No error.
    Option B: Instead of ‘outdone,’ it should be ‘outdo.’ We always use the base form of the verb after ‘to.’
    Option C: The connector ‘as’ is not suitable here. It does not make the sentence coherent.
    Option D: Instead of ‘outdid,’ it should be ‘outdone.’ To make the sentence in past perfect tense, we use ‘had + been + past participle form of the verb.’

     

  10. You have to be very careful not to go off on cloud eleven, (A)/ being too 􀁾ashy and getting on people’s nerves with a (B)/ big ego
    nuance because it’s dodgy for a black person to do (C)/ this anyway because there’s so much stack up (D)/ against them in the first place.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    Option A: It should be ‘on cloud nine’ or ‘on cloud seven.’ ‘On cloud nine (or seven)’ is an idiom which means extremely happy.
    Option B: No error.
    Option C: It should be ‘ego trip.’ ‘Ego trip’ is an idiom. If you do something primarily to draw attention to yourself and feel important or superior to others, you are on an ego trip.
    Option D: Instead of ‘stack up,’ it should be ‘stacked up.’

     

  11. Disasters as narrative tends to follow a predictable grid: (A)/ They begin by a moment of scandal or crisis, (B)/ moves to the limited period of action, and slowly fades into indifference, (C)/ only the victim continues to struggle,
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option D
    Option A: It should be ‘disasters as narratives tend’ or ‘disasters as narrative tend.’ The subject ‘disasters’ is plural, so the verb should also plural.
    Option B: Instead of ‘by,’ it should be ‘with.’ We use ‘begin with’ when we want to introduce the first of several things that we want to say.
    Option C: It should be ‘move’ and ‘fade,’ not ‘moves’ and ‘fades.’ The subject ‘disasters’ is plural, so the verb should also be plural.
    Option D: No error.

     

 

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