English: Error Spotting for NICL and other exams – Set 57

Directions (1-5): In each of the following question four sentences are given , there may be some error in any part of the sentences , you have to chose the correct combination of the parts  of four sentences  which contain the error.  If there  is no error in a sentence, choose D as the answer to that sentence.

  1. 1. I shall stand (A) by you in (B) thick and thin.(C) No error(D) .
    2. The delegates (A) discussed about (B) the problem in length.(C) No error(D) .
    3. She was eating (A) her heart for a soldier (B) who was away at the war.(C) No error(D)
    4. My inquiry(A) for his health (B) was never answered.(C) No error(D) .
    A) BBCA
    B) BCCB
    C) CBCB
    D) BBBB
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    Option  D
    Explanation :1. I shall stand by you through thick and thin.
    2. The delegates discussed the problem in length.
    3. She was eating her heart out for a soldier who was away at the war.
    4. My inquiry about his health was never answered.
  2. 1. The line at the bank (A) was very slow, which (B) made me late .(C) No error(D) .
    2. The transformer we have just(A) installed silently unlike (B) these noisy generators we had earlier.(C)  No error(D) 
    3. As soon as the chief guest (A) will reach here, (B) all of you shall stand.(C) No error(D) .
    4. All that is  (A) typically human(B)  was due to language.(C) No error(D) .
    A) BCBC
    B)DBCB
    C)BBBC
    D)BCCC
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       Option A
    Explanation :1.  I was late because of the line at the bank. (or) The line at the bank made me late.
    2. The transformer we have just installed silently unlike those noisy generators we had earlier.
    3. As soon as the chief guest reaches here, all of you shall stand.
    4.All that is typically human is due to language.
  3. 1. He has(A) grown into (B) a beautiful youth.(C) No error(D) .
    2. Verbal orders(A) will not (B) be obeyed.(C) No error(D) .
    3. He admitted(A) that he had (B) committed the murder.(C) No error(D) .
    4. Please see the dictionary (A)  to find out the (B) meaning of this word.(C) No error(D) .
    A) DDDD
    B) CAAA
    C) DCDB
    D) CDDB
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       Option B
    Explanation : 1. He has grown into a handsome youth.
    2. Oral orders will not be obeyed
    3. He confessed that he had committed the murder
    4. Please consult the dictionary to find out the meaning of this word.
  4. 1. Thousands (A) were injured(B) in the war.(C) No error(D) .
    2. A dictator (A) generally misuses (B) his political powers.( C) No error(D) .
    3. Let us pass(A)  away our time(B)  in the canteen.(C) No error(D) .
    4. The interview will(A)  be held between (B) 10a.m to 12 noon.(C) No error(D) .
    A) DDBD
    B) DCBC
    C) BBBC
    D) BDBD
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       Option C
    Explanation : 1. Thousands were wounded in the war.
    2. A dictator generally abuses his political powers.
    3. Let us pass our time in the canteen
    4. The interview will be held between 10a.m and 12 noon.
  5. 1. We must(A) fight-poverty (B) with tooth and nail.(C) No error(D) .
    2. When you (A)  say so, I (B) must believe it.(C) No error(D) .
    3. Failed students cannot be(A)  promoted to(B) the next higher class . (C) No error(D) .
    4. Please speak(A) to the (B) concerned authority (C) No error(D) .
    A) CADD
    B) CACC
    C) BADD
    D) CAAC
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       Option D
    Explanation : 1. We must fight-poverty tooth and nail
    2. Since you say so, I must believe it.
    3. Students who have failed in the examination cannot be promoted to the next higher class.
    4. Please speak to the authority concerned.

Direction (6-10 ): In each of the question below two statements are given. You have to find which statement(s) contains error and choose the answer from the provided options accordingly. 

6. (i) By picking Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit from Uttar Pradesh as its candidate for the President’s post, the BJP has once again displayed its super political instincts and strategic acumen.
(ii) It is a framework that enable investors to first test the Indian market, without registering.
A) Only statement  (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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   Option C
Explanation : In (i) Superior political  instincts should be used.
In (ii) enables is correct.

  1. (i) Every government document speaks about the need to ensure economic development without depletion of natural resources. But in the ground, things are different.
    (ii) The assault on the India’s ecology has assumed gigantic proportions.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
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      Option A
    Explanation : On the ground should be used.
  2. (i) The war on cancer is now looking within, at the patient’s own arsenal of weapons: genes, molecules and the immune system.
    (ii) A paradigm shift is taking place, with the approach moving toward a regimen where cancer may not have to be cured, but controlled.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
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       Option D
    Explanation : Both the sentences are correct. Towards and toward are both the same and can be used interchangeably.
  3. (i) It has taken 12 years for Indian hype over the nuclear deal to give way to sober realism.
    (ii) With emphasizing its reactor models, India is laying the base for its potential emergence as a reactor exporter.
    A) Only statement (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
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       Option B
    Explanation : By emphasizing is correct.
  4. (i) Bestowing nature with rights can also be seen in a country such as Ecuador whose Constitution has a specific chapter on Rights with Nature.
    (ii) In a country where open defecators pose the biggest challenge, absence of proper sewer network and subsequent non-treatment of municipal sewage, especially in urban areas, aggravate the problem in the context of polluting the river Ganga and Yamuna.
    A) Only statement  (i) contains error
    B) Only statement (ii) contains error
    C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
    D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free
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       Option A
    Explanation : Rights of nature is correct.
    Sewage – Wastewater
    Sewer – Pipe that evacuate the wastewater
    Sewerage – A network of sewer

            

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