English: Error Spotting Set 13

Directions: In each of the following sentences, find if any part of the sentence (1), (2), (3) or (4) contains error. If there is no error mark E) as you answer.
 

  1. Learning vocabulary is one of the (1)/ most basic parts to studying English,(2)/ so getting good vocabulary (3)/ is massively important.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    To => of
  2. Amid protests against the ban on Jallikattu,(1) police on Sunday detained much people (2)/ at various places in some southern districts (3)/for attempting to organise the bull taming sport.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    Much => several ; much is used for uncountable nouns
  3. The Chinese government will provide (1)/ two more ship to Pakistan Navy (2)/ which have been named Dasht and Zhob (3)/after two districts in Balochistan.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    ship => ships ; two ship hence plural
  4. Finance minister Arun Jaitley may address (1)/ the transient pain of demonetisation by cutting (2)/ corporate tax rates when he should presents (3)/ the budget for 2017-18 in just over two weeks time.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    Remove should
    should is used to express some opinion or suggestion . Here no one is suggesting the Finance Minister to present the budget.
  5. Haryana Minister Anil Vij had made (1)/ a controversial statement saying (2)/ Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a much bigger (3)/ brand that Mahatma Gandhi.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    that = > than ; for comparison use than
  6. The die-hard supporters of the sport (1)/along with major political parties in the state (2)/ has been demanding an ordinance for conducting Jallikattu (3)/ after the Supreme Court imposed a ban on it.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    has = >have; the subject is supporters hence plural form have should be used
  7. Two top aides to President-elect Donald Trump (1)/ denied a published report on Saturday that (2)/ he is planning to hold a summit with (3)/ Russian President Vladimir Putin week after taking office.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    week => weeks or a week
  8. Besides a showdown on ‘One China’ policy (1)/ after Trump takes over, Beijing also apprehends a trade war (2)/as the US Presidential-elect wants to bring about a parity of bilateral trade, (3)/ which is heavily in favour of China. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option E

  9. The RBI’s autonomy (1)/ has severely undermined (2)/ by the invalidation (3)/ of the Indian currency.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    has been severely
  10. An association of mutual fund agents have suggested (1)/ markets regulator Sebi to allow distributors to give (2)/ incidental advice to investors, terming it an essential component (3)/ needed by customers to buy products. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Correction:

    have = >has; association is a collective noun

 

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