English: Error Spotting for NICL and other exams – Set 59

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. When it comes to badgers, passions(1)/ run very high in the general British (2)/public. These fascinating nocturnal(3)/ animals are much admired by animal lovers.(4)
    A) (1)
    B) (2 )
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    in > among
  2. A look at migration data suggest (1)/ that the number of deaths does not (2)/ necessarily indicate the crisis (3)/ that is being described (4).
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    suggest > suggests
  3. The Superintendent of Tihar Jail said (1)/ that Koli had been transferred from Dasna to Meerut Jail (2)/ as the first had not facilities (3)/to carry out the execution(4).
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    First > former
  4. Algae contain a lot of oil and they grow (1)/very quickly in water. So we can (2)/ produce biofuel without(3)/ using valuable agricultural land(4).
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Algae is plural .
  5. The Indian government says that (1)/the dams will not have a bad effect on(2)/ the environment. The new dams(3)/ won’t have a reservoir of water behind it.(4)
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    it > them
  6. But we do not know the (1)/ full consequences for building (2)/ so many dams on important (3)/rivers in the Himalayas.(4)
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    for > of
  7. One unfortunate result (1)/ of parents’ excessive busy (2)/and fast life is the total (3)/ neglect of their children.(4)
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Excessive > excessively
  8. Communication is not merely the (1)/ desire and the responsibility of a scholar(2)/ ; it is his discipline , the proving ground (3)/that he tests his findings against criticism.(4)
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error.
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    that > where
  9. The manpower for development(1)/ during next quarter- century will(2)/ come from the world’s present population(3)/ of infants, children and adolescents.(4)
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error.
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    use “the” before next.
  10. The joy of discovery(1)/ is a very real incentive(2)/ to research despite of (3)/ the rareness of its realization .(4)
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) No error.
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    remove “of” after despite .

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