English: Error Spotting Set 3

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 answer to /all the sufferings /of human beings lies in /the Science.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    D) 4
    Correction:

    ‘the’ is not used with the name of any subject.
  2. I look forward/ to learn /more about/ his record and views.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    B) 2
    Correction:

    learn – learning
  3. In spite the billions of dollars /spent on malaria programmes,/ too many people are/ missing out on available resources.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    A) 1
    Correction:

    in spite- despite
  4. This Book traces/ journey of laws and jurisprudence/ by a past so vast /and often violent.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    C) 3
    Correction:

    . by- through
  5. Doctors managed to/ save the 14-year old boy/ after he impaled his face on a fence/ while playing in a park.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    B) 2
    Correction:

    the – a
  6. She has/ reconciled to the /demands of her/ in laws.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    B) 2
    Correction:

    reconciled herself to.. verbs like reconcile take reflexive pronoun after them.
  7. The fallen/ trees have damaged/ rail and road networks, /apart than electricity and telecommunication infrastructure.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    D) 4
    Correction:

    than – from
  8. He told us /that he /has not /read the book.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    C) 3
    Correction:

    has – had
  9. Do not get/ complaisant by/ the little victory/ you had.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    B) 2
    Correction:

    complaisant- complacent
    Meaning:
    Complacent- self satisfied
    Complaisant- obedient
  10. Conservationists sound a/ note of cautious/ against driving the species/ from natural feeding ground.
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
    View Answer
    B) 2
    Correction:

    cautious- caution

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