English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 134

In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

  1. a. The 2017-18 Budget has set the disinvestment
    b. target in public sector units at Rs 72,500 crore. This
    c. included Rs 46,500 crore as disinvestment of CPSEs,
    d. Rs 15,000 crore from strategic disinvestment and Rs 11,000 crore from the listing of insurance companies.

    Only a
    Only b & c
    Only a, b & c
    All except d
    All are correct
    Option B
    a. has set = had set(the event has been completed) b. insurnce = insurance

     

  2. a. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had asked the think-tank
    b. to look into the viability of sickly state-run companies.
    c. The Aayog has already recommended strategic
    d. divestment of 40 sick public sector units.

    Only a & d
    All except b
    Only b, c & d
    All except d
    All are correct
    Option B
    b. sickly = sick in most of the cases, an Adjective is followed by noun. and sickly is an adverb

     

  3. a. Haasan briefly interacted with Kalam’s
    b. nonagenarian brother Mohammed Muthumeeran
    c. Lebbai Maraikkayar. Kalam’s family presented a
    d. memento carrying an image of the former president to Haasan.

    Only a & b
    All except b
    Only c
    Only d & b
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  4. a. Setting off on his political journey from a ‘simple
    b. man’s abode,’ veteran film star Kamal Haasan today
    c. paid a visit to the house of former President the late
    d. APJ Abdul Kalam here, before he launches his party later today.

    Only a
    All except b
    All except c
    Only b, c & d
    All are correct
    Option C
    c. Put comma(,) after President

     

  5. a. Sharma, in his plea, has said the SIT should
    b. consist of retired judges of the apex court and said
    c. banking fraud has caused the serious injury to the
    d. general public and the state’s treasure.

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & d
    Only d & a
    All are correct
    Option A
    c. moit “the: before the serious(we donot use determiner with uncountables) d. treasure = treasury( As nouns the difference between treasury and treasure is that treasury is a place where treasure is stored safely while treasure is (uncountable) a collection of valuable things; accumulated wealth; a stock of money, jewels, etc. )

     

  6. a. The Centre today opposed in the Supreme Court a
    b. PIL seeking an independent probe and deportation
    c. of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi in the over Rs 11,000-crore
    d. PNB fraud case, saying an FIR has been lodged and a probe was on.

    Only a & d
    Only b
    Only c & a
    All except d
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  7. a. The Prime Minister in fact referred to his visit to
    b. the Maharashtra summit saying the western Indian
    c. the state had already set a goal of becoming a
    d. trillion dollar economy soon.

    All except a
    All except b
    All except c
    All except d
    All are correct
    Option A
    a. refered = referred

     

  8. a. After a slew of industrialists, including Mukesh Ambani
    b. Kumara Mangalam Birla and Gautam Adani, announced their intention of investing
    c. crores in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
    d. followed suit with a big ticket announcement from the central government’s side.

    Only a & c
    Only b & c
    Only d & c
    Only d
    All are correct
    Option B
    a. Put comma(,) after Mukesh Ambani d. government’s side = government side

     

  9. a. India currently supplies 660MW of electricity to
    b. Dhaka on a daily basis. Of the total, 500MW is
    c. supplied through the Bhramara border in
    d. Murshidabad, West Bengal, and the rest from Tripura.

    All a, b & c
    Only b & c
    All except d
    Only d
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  10. a. India is offering training to thousands of judicial officers,
    b. teachers, and police personnel in Bangladesh.
    c. Also, as many as 2,000 scholarships are being offered to Bangladesh students annually.
    d. The number of visas issued to Bangladeshis has increased from 5 lakh to 14 lakh.

    Only a & b
    Only b
    All except c
    Only d
    All are correct
    Option C
    c. Bangladesh students = Bangladeshi students

     




 

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