English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams Set 38

English Questions Based Error Detection for SBI PO, IBPS PO, NIACL, NICl, LIC, Dena Bank PO PGDBF, BOI, Bank of Baroda and other competitive exams.

Directions: Identify which part of the sentence contains error and mark it as your answer.

  1. At one level, air-conditioning is potentially (1)/ a sign of civilization- of rising above the (2)/ biological, cultivating the ability to not react immediately (3)/to one’s physical surroundings. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    Add of
    Of cultivating
    Parallelism error.
  2. The discovery of the Slims River diversion (1)/ away from the Bering Sea into another watershed (2)/ that empties from the Pacific Ocean (3)/ was published in the journal Nature Geoscience. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    From – into
    Something can empty into something not from something
  3. If farmers ready their fields by burning (1)/ stubble, the dark smoke clouds that (2)/ rise as a result travel far and (3)/ wide, by carrying in their wake severe air pollution. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    Remove either comma (,) or by
  4. The moment we blame anybody, (1)/ we become victims, the sorrow (2)/ intensifies, and we refuse to (3)/ accept responsibility to our actions. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    To – for
    We take responsibility for our actions.
  5. We are creatures of habit, and (1)/ tend to want to stay in something and (2)/hold onto that which is known and familiar, (3)/ even if its not the right fit for our lives anymore. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    Its – it is or it’s
    It is used for habit here
  6. The thyroid gland located at the “Adam’s Apple” near your throat, is (1) / what produces hormones that activate cell activity (2)/ by controlling your body’s temperature but also (3)/ the rate that your body burns calories. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    but also => and
    Not only follows but also.
    Here not only can fit as – not only produces hormones
    So we will have to delete “is what” but that is in different parts of sentence
  7. After offering a glass of water, I (1)/ encouraged her to speak, though in (2)/ my mind I was thinking of it as a custodial (3)/ fight over children, a tragical common narrative. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    tragical – tragically
    tragical word is not used often, and if used it means tragic or disastrous
    tragically – a way that involves extreme sorrow.
  8. When too many colleges are affiliated to a (1)/ university, the latter tends to deteriorate (2)/ into an exam factory instead of an institution (3)/ imparting quality education or pursue research. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    pursue a – pursuing
    Parallelism error
    a university is correct because university gives sound of yu not a
  9. Practices of culture sometimes can be (1) opposed to rational thinking, requiring (2) bending to meet subjective (3) region specific demands. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option E
    Correction:

    The sentence is error free
  10. The influences of the forces of modernization creeping (1) in the society has led to paradigm shift (2)/ of the housing types from traditional flood resistant into (3) concrete modern structures. (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    into – to
    A shift is ‘from’ ‘to’ something not from into

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