English: Error Spotting Set 7

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. To those old enough to remember (1)/ Jwaharlal Nehru and the respect he has (2)/ for the institution, despite the pitifully small Opposition of the time, (3)/Mr Modi’s approach is different.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    has – had
  2. There have been numerous (1)/attempts to hammer the agreement (2)/ but the February to September 2016 (3)/ ceasefire held in patches. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    hammer – hammer out
  3. London’s iconic Big Ben will (1)/ close its doors to visitors (2)/under a 29 million-pound renovation project (3)/ that will go for three years.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    go for – last
  4. Figures showed that 725 lakh quintals (1)/ of basmati had arrived (2)/ in grain markets of the state so far (3)/compared to 650 lakh quintals from this day last year.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    from – up to
  5. Doctors had placed (1)/the body of the diseased (2) /demanding the arrest of (3)/ those responsible for the murder.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    diseased – deceased
  6. With nearly 56 per cent (1)/ of the compensation unpaid (2) /to effected farmers, the state government (3)/has sought the details of compensation.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    effected – affected.
  7. No sooner had (1)/ I entered the class (2)/ when the students (3)/ stood up. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    No sooner – than
    when – than
  8. Orders had nothing to do (1)/ with the hike in prices because (2)/ export for countries like (3)/ Iran and Saudi Arabia was a regular feature.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    for – to
  9. Today modernisation of (1)/Indian MiG 29 battlefield fighters is (2)/ carried out by the assistance (3)/ of MiG corporation experts.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    by – with
  10. A warm episode like (1)/the one we are currently observing (2)/ still is a rare event (3)/ in today’s climate.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    still is – is still

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