English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 133

In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. There is an error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains parts (A, B, C, D, E) which do not contain error. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer

  1. a. The introduction of Bill was necessary as there,
    b. have been rising instances of people in various parts
    c. of the country being defrauded by illicit deposit-taking schemes.
    d. The worst victims of these schemes are the poor and
    e. financially illiterate, and the operations of such schemes are often spread over many States.

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    eabc
    Option A
    ” the ” financially illiterate Determiner “the” is placed before adjectives to represent the class of people.

     

  2. a. Despite continued global headwinds and uncertainties,
    b. Nasscom sees a slight revival in growth for the IT and BPO industry for 2018-19,
    c. but this will come with a bleak outlook for jobs.
    d. It has projected a growth rate of 7-9 per cent, up from the projection of 6-8 per cent
    e. for the current financial year, but has pared its forecast for jobs to one lakh from 1.5 lakh jobs for the current year.

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    NE
    Option E

     

  3. a. The Nasscom President said the continued rhetoric on protectionism,
    b. Brexit, restrictions on movement of human resources,
    c. uncertainty related with implications of US tax reforms and global stock market volatility
    d. and the lack of adequate infrastructure of e-commerce
    e. in smaller towns are the challenges for the industry.

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    NE
    Option D
    related with = related to “verb related is followed by “to”

     

  4. a. Starring Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan in the lead role of a taxi driver cum tourist guide,
    b. ‘Raja Hindustani’ was the biggest blockbuster film of 1996 in India.
    c. It set the box office on fire from the very first day of its release
    d. and turned out to be the third most commercially successful Bollywood films of the 1990s.
    e. Produced at a budget of Rs. 5.75 crores, the film pulled in a whooping Rs. 76.34 crores worldwide, a collection which was unheard of back in 90s.

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    eabc
    Option E
    Bollywood films = Bollywood film

     

  5. a. The two bidders for Essar Steel — ArcelorMittal and Nu Metal and Steel — have
    b. expressed confidence that they are fully eligible for acquiring
    c. the bankrupt asset even as questions are being raised over
    d. their compliance with the recent amendments
    e. made in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    eabc
    Option D
    over = about

     

  6. a. ArcelorMittal was considered ineligible to bid because it held 29 per cent stake in Uttam Galva Steels
    b. which had defaulted on loan repayment.
    c. Anticipating trouble, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal
    d. transferred its stake to other Uttam Galva
    e. founders before submitting the financial bid for Essar Steel.

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    NE
    Option E

     

  7. a. Calling the commercial coal mining rules a game-changer across the multiple sectors,
    b. Kameswara Rao, Partner and Leader — Energy, Utilities and Mining, PwC, said:
    c. “Power generators can source commercial coal to improve margins and availability.
    d. Further, as merchant power prices fall,
    e. power utilities and manufacturing industry too benefits from lower energy costs.”

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    NE
    Option B
    Omit “the” before multiple sectors,

     

  8. a. The three Indian stock exchanges, the BSE, NSE and the MSEI,
    b. stirred a hornet’s nest last week when they decided to stop providing
    c. market data to enable trading on foreign exchanges and platforms.
    d. While the reaction of many global institutions was conciliatory,
    e. MSCI Inc, the global index provider, made the strongest comment against the move.

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    NE
    Option E

     

  9. a. The public spat in the fintech world post the launch of WhatsApp’s payment
    b. feature has highlighted the difficulties in regulating the digital medium,
    c. especially when it comes to financial transactions. On the one hand,
    d. the new feature introduced by the Facebook-owned platform gives superior user experience,
    e. while on the other it has been accused of throwing caution on the wind by not adhering to the rules specified by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    NE
    Option A
    throw caution to the wind is the correct idiom which means to do something without worrying about the risk or negative results

     

  10. a. Although the NPCI has clarified that WhatsApp will have to comply with all rules once the trial phase is over,
    b. it is not clear why the American company was allowed to launch even the beta version without all the features mandated by rules.
    c. Trials are undertaken to test if all features of the service are working accordingly to the prescribed standards.
    d. If WhatsApp’s beta version does not support an important aspect such as interoperability in the test phase,
    e. how can consumers be sure that the feature will work without any glitch when the company launches it commercially?

    abcd
    bcde
    cdea
    deab
    NE
    Option D
    accordingly = according

     



 

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