English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 102

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 “No Error” as you answer.

  1. (1)Part of the enthusiasm for this /(2) 22-stock basket can no doubtedly be traced  /(3) to the timing of this offer during /(4)  a euphoric phase in the stock market.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option B
    Explanation: doubtedly = doubt
  2. (1)One-shot disinvestment is also  /(2) cost-effective, reduces investor /(3)  fatigue and can be more easily timed /(4) to favourable market conditions.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option E 

  3. (1)The CPSE ETF has managed to deliver a near 70 per cent gain for its original  /(2) investors till date, but only with considerable help from fortuitous  /(3) timing (March 2014) and sweeteners  /(4) such as a 5 per cent discount and 1:15 bonus.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option A
    Explanation: for = to
  4. (1)In recent years, state-owned firms  /(2) have been made to cough high dividends, enter into complex  /(3) cross-holdings and make political appointments to their boards, /(4) undermining their credibility with public investors.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option B
    Explanation: cough up = give something reluctantly, especially money or information that is due or required.
  5. (1)Generally, when there is heavy rain, /(2) it is the natural lakes, ponds, tanks, rivers and inter-linked drainage systems /(3)  that help replenish the groundwater, hold back some water /(4)  and release the excess to the ocean.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option E 

  6. (1)While the actual number of breaches are probably much higher, /(2) in general, it has resulted in the gradual reduction /(3)  in the size of some major rivers and lakes  /(4) such as Cooum, Adyar, Velachery, Mogappair, Villivakkam and Ambattur.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option A
    Explanation: are = is
  7. (1)In the process of building a smart city, /(2)  most of the major cities in India  /(3) have either completely neglected or encroached /(4)  upon the natural reservoirs indiscriminately.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option C
    Explanation: or “have” encroached
  8. (1)Natural disasters could not be prevented, /(2)  but we cannot also sit and wait till /(3)  the nature unleashes /(4)  its excess.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option A
    Explanation: could = can
  9. (1)With the launch of the massive ‘kudimaramathu’ scheme across the state  /(2) recently, the policymakers have now realised that the key to resolving both the issues  /(3) of water shortage and flooding lies in repairing, /(4) restoration and renovation of small water bodies which have been largely encroached.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option E 

  10. (1)Wherever possible, interlinking of rivers /(2)  within the state should be encouraged so that the excess /(3)  of water rather than going waste can be /(4)  diverted into the water-deficit regions.
    A) (1)
    B) (2)
    C) (3)
    D) (4)
    E) NE
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       Option D
    Explanation: into = to

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20 Thoughts to “English: Error Spotting for Upcoming Exam – Set 102”

  1. TR!D!P

    mam 7th question explanation plz. why have” encroached ?

    1. Felicity

      Use of “or” shows parallelism.
      So “have”

      1. Aparna

        Ye wale case plz explain kijiye….
        Or k baad hi kyu have aya jab ki either k pehele have hai…..

        1. Srishti

          Coordinating conjunction “and”; “or” usually prefers parallel structures.

  2. Always smile

    1st question me
    d part me a ki jagha an use ku nai hua?

    1. Aparna

      Pronunciation kijiye….
      Exceptional case hai
      Jaise Europe k sath bhi a use hota hai…..waise….
      Ex: university, unique,hotel, hour etc..

      1. Always smile

        hmm thankuu_/-

    2. Srishti

      Sound of vowel is absent.

  3. Aparna

    Question 9 mai to k sath verb 1 ana chahiye but yaha resolving kyu hai??

    1. kautilya_victory

      That is what I was also perplexed after reading it..

        1. Srishti

          Here “the key to” is phrasal verb which means the best or only way to achieve something

          1. kautilya_victory

            Thank you ma’m

        2. kautilya_victory

          have you appeared in any other exam recently?

  4. Chotu D(mind) !! {NONSENSE}

    done

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