English: Error Spotting Set 14

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. The police and the Forest Department had claimed (1)/ that Mr. Khan was in possession of illegal arms, (2)/with expired licences, which he had used to hunt two black bucks,(3)/ in Kankani village in the outskirts of Jodhpur.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    Correct usage is “on the outskirts”
  2. China’s territorial assertion over Asia (1)/ however received a jolt in July 2016 (2)/ when the Permanent Court of Arbitration gave (3)/ an adversed verdict on the South China Sea issue.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    Adversed => adverse
  3. As the parties are still finalising (1)/ details on seat distribution, (2)/ a formal announcement could be made (3)/jointly in the few days.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    The => a OR the next; In a few days OR in the next few days; In few day means we don’t know the definite period when it would occur. So indefinite article a must be used.
  4. When my daughter does not (1)/ want to do something, (2)/she always complete the task (3)/ in a bovine manner.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:
    complete => completes
  5. Because I don’t (1)/ trust the weatherman, (2)/I use my trusty outdoor thermometer (3)/to confirm how hot or cold this is.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    The sentence speaks of weatherman and outdoor thermometer, so the temperature of atmosphere is being talked about. So this must be replaced with it
  6. Although my sister (1)/did not win the race, (2)/ I still gave her a celebration party (3)/ to laud her efforts.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option E

  7. Having just moved in,(1)/ I walked around (2)/ to familiarize myself (3)/among the neighborhood.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    Among => with
  8. Jerome was shocked (1)/ that I would entrust money (2)/into the hands of a teenager (3)/ that was known to be a thief.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    That => who
  9. She would have justified (1)/ to feel a sense of despair (2)/ after losing her family, (3)/ but instead she felt the need to keep going.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Correction:
    Place been after have; She would have been justified.
  10. The man went out (1)/ to the woods to escape (2)/ from his busy life (3)/ and get any solitude.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    Any = some; any is used in negative sense and as well as in most cases of questions.
    Ex: Do you have any manners?

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