English: Error Spotting Set 8

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 hill state of Uttarakhand that(1)/ has been a major destination(2) /for real estate buyers since the past decade (3)/ has seen a lull in the business.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    since – for
  2. The US must strengthen(1)/ and expand its nuclear capability(2)/ unless such time as the world comes(3)/ to its senses regarding nukes.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    unless – until
  3. Online application form would (1)/now require the applicant(2)/ to provide the name (3)/of only one parent.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option A
    Correction:

    would – will
  4. Completely taken in,(1)/ he took a loan and invested rs 8 lakh(2)/ and since the returns kept coming (3)/his investment shot upto rs 32 lakh.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option E

  5. The customary Christmas greeting has(1)/ got a digital makeover with a life-size(2)/ Christmas tree reflects images using(3)/ video project mapping technology.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    reflects – reflecting
  6. Prices of over 50 essential drugs,(1)/ including these used (2)/for treatment of HIV (3)/have been capped by the government.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    these – those
  7. Elephants belong to (1)/Africa and Asia and there are (2)/innumerable names for it(3)/ in many languages.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    it – them/Elephants
  8. Economists and rating companies are(1)/ separated over how much growth(2)/ would suffer and how long (3)/it would take the economy to recover.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    separated – divided
  9. More people (largely Dalits and Muslims) relocated (1)/ around the dumping ground, (2)/ following acute droughts at rural Maharashtra (3)/ and other parts of the country. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    at – in
  10. The Indian radio(1)/ which was previously controlled(2)/ by the British rulers(3)/ is free now from the narrow vested interests.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    free now – now free

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