Sentence Corrections Set – 19

Directions: Which of the phrases A, B, C, and D given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given, mark E as the answer

Q1. In the case of Uttar Pradesh, the CAG found that about 50% of the PHCs it audited does not have doctor, while 13 States had significant levels of vacancies.
A) does not have a doctor
B) do not have doctor
C) did not have a doctor
D) does have doctor
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
does not have doctor = did not have a

Q2. It is imperative for the government to recognise the limitations of a market-led mechanism, as the NITI Aayog has pointed out in its action agenda for 2020, to providing a pure public good such as health.
A) provide a pure
B) to providing for a pure
C) to provide a pure
D) in providing for a pure
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
to providing a pure = in providing for a pure

Q3. With the Supreme Court set to rule on privacy, India is  the cusp of constitutional history
A) in the cusp of
B) into the cusps of
C) on the cusp of
D) for the cusps of
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation:  
the cusp of  = on the cusp of-> at the point in time that marks the beginning of something

Q4. The nine-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar determining whether a fundamental right to privacy exists is only the 15th time in the Supreme Court’s history that such a large Bench has to be convened.
A) has been
B) has
C) had to be
D) had been
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
has to be  = has convened.

Q5. It is only once the court affirms the obvious position that a fundamental right to privacy exists that we can turn to considering the legitimacy of the government’s actions in infringing upon it.
A) that we could turn to consider
B) that we could turn considering
C) that we can turn considering
D) that we should turn to consider
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation: 
that we can turn to considering

Q6. Many say that achieving world peace is a piper’s dream.
A) is the pipe dream
B) is the piper’s dream
C) is a pipe dream
D) is piper’s plan
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
is a pipe dream= an idea that can never happen

Q7. Students without jobs have a hard time getting on.
A) to get by
B) getting away  with
C) to get
D) getting by
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
getting by-> one is just surviving financially or otherwise

Q8. This has forced it to make extreme choices to overcome the asymmetric capabilities.
A) asymmetry for capabilities
B) asymmetry in capabilities
C) capabilities without symmetry
D) capabilities do not symmetry
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
asymmetrical capabilities = asymmetry in capabilities.

Q9. In the 1990s, North Korea was an aspiring nuclear power and all it needed to surrender was its ambition  returning to security.
A) return towards security
B) returning towards security
C) in return for security
D) returning with security
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
returning to security  = in return for security.

Q10. In the thick of night, the father Narottam Mishra opens the door for his daughter Bitti, who has returned home after a jaunt with a male friend.
A) On the thick of night
B) On the thick of a night
C) In the thick of a night
D) In the thick of the night
E) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation: 
In the thick of something = completely involved in something

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