English: Error Spotting – Set 125

There is error in two parts in the following sentences. Mark the option which contains parts (A, B, C, D) which contain error. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer

  1. (A) Despite the fact that his company’s association with sport is more in the field of football, van der Merwe /(B) would know thing or two about the game in whites. Even /(C) though he was born in Namibia, van der Merwe spent a considerable part /(D) of his adolescence life in South Africa, where he completed his university education.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both B & D
    No Error
    Option D
    “A” thing or two adolescence = adolescent

     

  2. (A) “There was fog in Delhi, which delayed the take-off from Mumbai and when the plane finally got permission to take /(B) flight, two ladies decided that they did not want to go,” he /(C) explained. Goyal, who is known for his volatile temper in unfavourable situations, surprisingly does not express /(D) the rage and kept waiting as “all the baggage was rechecked and the two ladies deplaned, causing another 40 minutes of delay”.
    Both A & B
    Both A & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option C
    does not = did not omit “the” before rage

     

  3. (A) Bus services in Tamil Nadu are among the best in the country. Therefore, /(B) the recent price hike is long overdue and deserves to be implemented. /(C) What could have been tweaked are the odd fares, such as ₹6, 19, 23, 24, 27 and so on because /(D) they create small change problems. Fares of ₹5, 10, 15, basically multiples of 5, are easier to handle.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option E

     

  4. (A) Being risk-averse, Indian savers traditionally invest in bank deposits and various /(B) post office savings schemes. After demonetisation, /(C) gold and real estate has also lost their charm as investment options. Even a rise /(D) in bond yield has not lead to a rise in bank and postal interest rates; rather they are declining.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option C
    has = have yield = yields

     

  5. (A) Amidst sky-high equity valuations and uncertain shareholder returns promised within the IRP, investors /(B) would have reluctant to park their funds in a firm’s securities. /(C) That too when the general elections are due in next year and /(D) the geo-political environment needs stability.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option B
    would have = would be omit “in” before “next year”

     

  6. (A) The clamour for labour reforms in the country is essentially about /(B) the right to ‘hire and fire’. Even the existing laws, which are expected to ensure fair /(C) treatment of workers, are honoured more in the breach than in the observance. /(D) The legal requirement of minimum wage is a case in point.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option E

     

  7. (A) The fact that the Supreme Court has to clear the decks for the screening /(B) of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat indicated /(C) that we as a country are still to go /(D) a long way before the freedom of expression is accepted.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & D
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option A
    has had to indicated = indicates

     

  8. (A) The recent call made by Kamal Haasan to all southern States to come under /(B) “Dravidian” banner to fight for their rights is a time- tested but failed exercise. /(C) After 1967, during the last 50 years of Dravidian rule, people only experienced /(D) maladministration, corruption and loot using the shield of welfare measures.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & A
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option E

     

  9. (A) The railway concession rate for those above 70 may be revised to 50 per cent. Lower /(B) berths should be reserved for elderly, sick, pregnant women, etc. After booking, /(C) the bogie and seat number should be messaged. To prevent misuse, /(D) cancellation charges for concessional tickets should be twice of ordinary rates.
    Both A & B
    Both B & C
    Both C & A
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option D
    above = over twice “the” ordinary rates

     

  10. (A) The bromance on display is hardly surprising: the PMs are ideological twins. However, /(B) personal equations have little relevance in the relationship among countries because long-term geo-political /(C) interests come into play and cannot be overcame by /(D) diplo-hugs and sharing of effusive sentiments.
    Both A & B
    Both B & D
    Both B & C
    Both A & D
    No Error
    Option C
    among = between overcame = overcome

     



 

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6 Thoughts to “English: Error Spotting – Set 125”

  1. jaga

    Q7 n 10 samjh mai nahi arha..error part.

    Thank u.

    1. Srishti

      10.
      Individual items take “between” instead of “among”
      Be is followed by v3.

      7.
      To clear is infinitive
      Have is main verb
      So has had is brought into use.

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