English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exams – Set 142

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 fiscal deficit number is probably one of the most intriguing variables in
    b. economics. This is so because there is an overemphasis on this number; it draws
    c. more attention than necessary, and the quality of the deficit is missed. The deficit
    d. ratio has become sacrosanct over the years with all the rating agencies and
    e. multilateral institutions focussed on this number.

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    Option A
    focussed = focussing

     

  2. a. As Indian banks’ gross NPAs nudge ₹8 lakh crore and new mega-frauds like PNB’s
    b. tumble out of the closet, there is mounting public anger against perpetrators of
    c. financial crimes who hop abroad to evade prosecution. The Government’s
    d. keenness to bring them over book through a new law — The Fugitive Economic
    e. Offenders Bill 2017 — is thus understandable.

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    Option E
    bring them TO book

     

  3. a. Why is the whole world after the US President for announcing his intention to
    b. impose 25 per cent import duty on steel and 10 percent on aluminum? And why
    c. did the US have to use the national security clause of the Trade Expansion Act to
    d. increase duty? India has increased duty on over 400 products just this budget. It
    e. did not needed to invoke any national security law.

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    Option A
    did not needed = did not need

     

  4. a. Global nations should mandate and adopt a universal policy on terrorism.
    b. International monetary agencies should institute strict protocols on nations like
    c. Pakistan so that they utilise funding correctly,
    d. else pay the penalty for diversion of funds.
    e. Developed nations should also stop arm supply to such nations.

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    Option A
    arm supply = arms supply

     

  5. a. The entrepreneurial class and the venture capital industry alike are understandably
    b. disappointed that the Government has yet again let slipped the opportunity of the
    c. presentation of the Union Budget (2018) to do away with a piece of taxation that
    d. they regard as regressive. Dubbed the ‘angel tax’, the tax on share premium paid to
    e. acquire new shares in a company that the tax authorities regard as excessive.

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    Option C
    let slipped = let slip

     

  6. a. The International Women’s Day was celebrated throughout India with great
    b. fervour. However, despite of all the glittering functions on the occasion, on a review
    c. it is generally observed that women are still being discriminated against their males
    d. in offices and homes. Crimes against women have not yet been nipped in the bud
    e. despite the government’s claims.

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    Option C
    despite of = despite

     

  7. a. As expected, prices pulled back higher towards $1,335-45. Presently, some
    b. consolidation is seen. In the near-term, upticks could be capped in the $1,340-45
    c. and edge lower towards initial support at $1,315-20. And failure to hold here could
    d. take it down to $1,278-80 from where a stronger recovery is expected.
    e. But, this is not our favoured view.

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    No Error
    Option E

     

  8. a. The annual increase in the consumer price index , the main measure for inflation in
    b. India, likely slipped to 4.80 per cent in February from 5.07 per cent the previous
    c. month, according to the poll of 30 economists.
    d. The forecast range was 4.36–5.60 per cent.
    e. The February inflation data is due at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 12.

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    No Error
    Option B
    for = of

     

  9. a. GST was rolled out from July 1, 2017, and based on the feedback
    b. received from stakeholders the GST Council,
    c. headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and
    d. comprising state counterparts,
    e. has made a host of changes in the GST norms and procedures.

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    Option A
    the GST norms = GST norms

     

  10. a. Mobile penetration in India is now passe. As phones get ‘smarter’ and more
    b. ‘affordable’, the next big development in the telecom sector is the increasing
    c. usage of mobile data. Betting big on India’s growing mobile data consumption,
    d. Aruna Sundararajan, Chairman, Telecom Commission, and Secretary,
    e. Department of Telecommunications, asserts that the current situation .

    abcd
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    No Error
    Option E

     



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