English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 227

Directions(1-5): 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.

  1. Each step we seem to be take with these films, (A)/ I’ve loved the fact that their’s been growth and evolution and (B)/ it continues to surprise people as opposed (C)/ to sort of flat-lining, who was obviously always a fear-that they’d run (D)/ out of ideas or run dry of creative excitement.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    The error in A is the unnecessary use of the verb “be”. It should be omitted.
    In part B, the adverb “there (has)” should be used instead of “their’s” which is a pronoun. “There’s” is a contraction of “there has”.
    In part D, ‘flat-lining’ is not a person. Hence, ‘which’ should be used instead of “who”.

     

  2. As a part of our time in New York we also held bilateral meetings (A)/ with members of the Security Council, some of who (B)/ urged us to weaken our findings with qualifications and (C)/ equivocations and some of who encouraged us to go further than (D)/ our evidence allowed.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    Option A: Remove the article ‘a’ before ‘part’ as it is not necessary.
    Options B and D: ‘Who’ should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence. ‘Whom’ should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition. The subject of the sentence is ‘we,’ and object of a verb or preposition is ‘members of the Security Council.’ The ‘some of’ refers to the members of the Security Council. So, instead of ‘who,’ it should be ‘whom.’

     

  3. She vividly pictured herself Prince Andrew’s wife, (A)/ and the scenes of happiness with him (B)/ that she had so often repeats in her imagination, (C)/ and at the same time, aglow in excitement, (D)/ recalled every detail of the interview with him.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    Only part B is correct.
    The error in A is “as” should be used before Prince. The preposition will clarify in what manner “she” pictured herself.
    In part “C”, the error is in “repeats” since “had” is used thus it should take the third form of verb after it. hence, “repeats” should be replaced with “repeated”.
    In part “D” “aglow in” should be replaced with “aglow with” as “aglow” takes “with” preposition after it.

     

  4. ‘Valentine’, which was published in 1913, (A)/ indicated that it was first chapter in a life of endless adventures, (B)/ and the imagination which turns the crude (C)/ facts into poetry, and the fancy who played (D)/ about them like a rainbow, were inexhaustible.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    In part “B”, “first” is an ordinal adjective and it takes “the” before it.
    In part “C”, “turns” should be changed to “turned” as the context of the statement is in past.
    In part “D” “who” should be replaced with “which” since a poetry is being talked about.

     

  5. A moist air mass in Central Florida is expected to stall on Sunday, (A)/ taking isolated storms to Palm Beach County that (B)/ can produce gusty winds up to 60 mph and heavy rainfall, (C)/ according to Andrew Hagen, a meteorologist working at (D)/ the National Weather Service.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    Option B: The word ‘bring’ implies movement towards someone or something, whereas the word ‘take’ implies movement away from someone or something. The moist air mass is bringing storms to Palm Beach County. So, instead of ‘taking,’ it should be ‘bringing.’
    Option C: When there is a condition involved, meaning something will happen or not depends on something else happening, then instead of ‘can,’ we should use ‘could.’
    Option D: Meteorologist is a profession just like a doctor. Andrew Hagen is not holding a meteorologist position at the National Weather Service. He is associated with the National Weather Service. So, instead of ‘at,’ it should be ‘with.’

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Read the following sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any:

  7. Para-athlete Deepa Malik has (1)/ announced her retirement from (2) / Paralympics in order to serve as the (3)/ office-bearer in the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option E

     

  8. Beekeeping Initiatives have been (1)/ launched by increase yield and quality (2)/ of crops through pollination, which will also(3)/ provide honey and other beehive products like wax. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    The error in second part of the given sentence, the word ‘by’ is a preposition which should be replaced with ‘to’ make it grammatically and contextually correct. Other than this there is no error.

     

  9. As per the United Nation’s listing, (1)/ Manipur’s “Khudol” have been listed among the top 10 (2)/ global initiatives for an (3)/ inclusive fight against (2)/ the COVID-19 pandemic. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option B
    The error is in the first part of the sentence, ‘have’ is an auxiliary verb which is used here. It needs to be replaced with ‘has’ as the noun is in singular form. Thus the replacement makes the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. Other than this there is no error.

     

  10. National Digital Health Mission (1)/ will be implemented (2)/and National Digital Health Blueprint(3)/ will also be prepare. (4)
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The error is in the fourth part of the given sentence. The word ‘prepare’ is a verb in present form which should be replaced by ‘prepared’. This replacement makes the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

     

  11. The students of Class X A kept mum (1)/ when the teacher entered the classroom (2) / as none of the students (3)/ has done their homework (4).
    1
    2
    3
    4
    No error
    Option D
    The error is in the fourth part of the sentence. If one finds treating “none” as singular with a singular “they” or “their”, go plural throughout. “None” is plural here, hence “has” be replaced with “had” to convert the sentence into its correct tense which is ‘past perfect tense’.

     

 

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