English: Error Spotting for NICL and RBI Grade B – Set 55

Error Identification Exercises with Answers for NICL, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, BoB, NIACL, LIC, RBI Grade B, Dena Bank PO PGDBF and other competitive exams.

  1. With Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain(1)/and Egypt cutting out ties (2)/with Qatar, the Arab world has (3)/plunged into further turmoil.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Correction:
    cutting off is the correct phrase.
  2. This weekend, a challenge issued by the Election(1) Commission to doubters to prove that electronic(2) voting machines could be tampered ended (3)/predictably: no one took up the challenge.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:
    Tampered is to be followed by “with” . Tampered with is the correct usage.
  3. On November 8, when the prime minister announced demonetization (1)/of all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes freezing 86% of (2)/India’s economy, it was indeed a surgical (3)/strike at unaccounted cash on the economy.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    In the economy.
  4. In a regime which terrorizes business and entrepreneurs,(1)/ where the taxman is allowed to become an extortionist, (2)/where investigation agencies are hand on glove with(3)/ government, business cannot hope to flourish.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:
    Hand in glove is the idiom that means working together.
  5. Disagreement among India’s top(1)/ policymakers over the appropriate(2)/ interest rate are neither(3)/ new nor entirely unexpected.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Correction:
    Disagreements will be used here .
  6. Individuals, or even entire professionals,(1)/ get important questions wrong(2)/ because of error or(3)/ because of the limitations of a fields itself.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:
    a field.
  7. The two incidents left dozens of people (1)/ dead and wounded. The perpetrators(2)/ were all home-growing radicals with their(3)/ families originating from different Muslim states.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:
    Home- grown is the correct phrase.
  8. Minicoy is matriarchal and women controls(1)/ the local economy as its men remain(2)/ away from the island for as many as(3)/ nine months of the year on merchant navy ships (4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Correction:
    control is correct here as women is plural .
  9. Many of the speakers of Bishnupriya Manipuri (1)/ fled from Manipur during the 18th and 19th(2)/ centuries and sought refuge(3)/ in neighboring regions.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option E
  10. Ramzan, ninth month of the Islamic calendar(1)/, is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting(2)/ to commemorate the first(3)/ revelation of the Holy Quran to Muhammad.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option A
    Correction:
    The ninth will be used here. As “The” is used before ordinals like first, second and so on.

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