English: Error Spotting – Set 122 (New pattern)

In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

  1. a. There can be no questioning their integrity and they’ve never been
    b. high profile and can’t be accused of grandstanding. But clearly, there
    c. is a deep sense of grievance which has prompted this public outburst. These need to be addressed expeditiously
    d. and an amicable resolution arrived at, before public confidence in the judiciary is shaked further.

    All except d
    Only b & d
    Only a & c
    Only c
    All are correct
    Option C
    d; shaken is correct usage. b; put hyphen between “high-profile” used in many compound words to show that the component words have a combined meaning(adjective+participle)


  2. a. What Israel means to India would be clearer when Modi and Netanyahu jointly
    b. address the inaugural session of the 3rd Annual Raisina Dialogue (which is India’s premiere foreign policy conference)
    c. on January 16. This will be the first time a foreign head of
    d. government will speak at the Raisina Dialogue.

    Only b & c
    Only a
    Only a, b & c
    All except b
    All are correct
    Option E


  3. a. The colegium system came about as an attempt by the Supreme Court
    b. to recoup judicial independence but has now degenerated into an opaque system
    c. of self-preservation. The problem is so acute that accusations
    d. of nepotism thrown against the judiciary have become more serious and frequent.

    All except a
    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only d & a
    All are correct
    Option A
    a; colegium = collegium


  4. a. Friday was an extraordinary day in the history of Indian judiciary. The
    b. four senior-most puisne judges of the Supreme Court called a press conference
    c. and aired their grievances against the Chief Justice of India (CJI). The matter of its heart is an administrative issue—of allocation
    d. of cases to different benches—and has been brwing over several months.

    Only a & b
    Only b
    All except b
    All a, b & c
    All are correct
    Option A
    c; matter of its heart = matter at its heart d; brwing = brewing at heart means in reality.


  5. a. Unless there is a robust de-anonymization framework,
    b. identifying the individual will not be easy, especially with the prevelence
    c. of remote servers. The most centralized channel to control
    d. the transactions and speculation will be to control the exchanges.

    Only a & b
    Only b & d
    All a, b & c
    Only a & c
    All are correct
    Option D
    b; prevelence = prevalence d; will be = would be


  6. a. A statement by the ministry of finance on cryptocurrencies warned investors
    b. to “stay away from such Ponzi schemes” as there is a “heightened risk of investment
    c. bubble of the type seen in Ponzi schemes”. This is the latest in a series of warning and advisories issued by
    d. the government and the central bank in India.

    All except a
    Only a & b
    All except c
    Only b & d
    All are correct
    Option C
    c; warning = warnings


  7. a. When a state raised its minimum wage, Cengiz et al. looked at the
    b. change in the total number of jobs in the state paying a little more than
    c. the new floor. They found that these jobs tended to increase by about the same amount as the
    d. number of jobs below the new minimum wage that were eliminated.

    All except a
    Only b & d
    Only c & d
    All except d
    All are correct
    Option E


  8. a. A slew of recent minimum-wage studies illustrate the point. The first is
    b. a paper from a team of academics charged with studying the effects
    c. of the Settle minimum-wage hike that started phasing in three years ago. Ekaterina Jardim, Mark C. Long,
    d. Robert Plotnick, Emma van Inwegen, Jacob Vigdor and Hilary Wething looked specifically at the non-chain restaurant industry.

    Only a & d
    Only d
    Only a & b
    Only c
    All are correct
    Option A
    b; from = by c; Settle = Seattle


  9. a. Merchant plants and other power plants without PPAs cannot
    b. participate in the auctions with reverse bidding, but despite may be able
    c. to participate in the auctions for the non-regulated sectors with forward bidding,
    d. resulting in much higher cost per kWh. This is highly discriminatry against merchant generation capacity.

    Only a
    Only b
    Only a & c
    Only d
    All are correct
    Option C
    b; despite = instead d; discriminatry = discriminatory


  10. a. There are strong parallels in the relationship between coal and power sectors
    b. in India. Boundaries between the sectors are unclear with policy goals
    c. in one sector being pursued by tinkering with pricing
    d. in the other sector obscuring inefficiencies.

    Only a & b
    All except d
    Only c & d
    Only b
    All are correct
    put comma after sector.



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