Sentence Corrections Set – 20

Direction (1-5): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts I, II and III. For each part a correction statement is also given. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

Q1. The episode of the Gorakhpur is the outcome of a broken/ healthcare system of  most populous State of India so the impresence of /public hygiene and the poor nutritional profile of their population.
i. The Gorakhpur episode is the outcome of a broken
ii. healthcare system in India’s most populous State, the absence of
iii. public hygiene and the poor nutritional profile of its population.
A) Only i
B) Both i and iii
C) All accept iii
D) Only ii
E) All of these

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation: 
The sentence is:- The Gorakhpur episode is the outcome of a broken healthcare system in India’s most populous State, the absence of public hygiene and the poor nutritional profile of its population.
Gorakhpur episode = the incident happened in gorakhpur, in possessive case’,  ‘the person possesses something’, in this case it would mean ‘state belongs to India’.

Q2. Whether it is the systems at Gorakhpur, the mass sterilisation drive that led to deaths/ in Bilaspur in November 2014, or numerous cataract surgeries has gone awful, healthcare/ requires attention in terms of funds and quality of personnel.
i. Whether it is the  Gorakhpur systems, the mass sterilisation drive which led to deaths
ii. in Bilaspur in November 2014, or numerous cataract surgeries has gone awry, healthcare
iii. require attention in term of funds and quality of personnel.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) All of these
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
The sentence is:- Whether it is the systems at Gorakhpur, the mass sterilisation drive that led to deaths in Bilaspur in November 2014, or numerous cataract surgeries gone awry, healthcare requires attention in terms of funds and quality of personnel.
Awry = away from the usual or expected course; amiss.;

Q3. New software and sophisticated surveillance technologies are  operationalised to keep an eye on the developments/ over large landscapes and the use of contraceptives has been suggested to manage runaway populations of animals/ ranging from the monkey in large parts of India to the elephant in Africa.
i. New software and sophisticated surveillance technologies are being operationalised to keep an eye on developments
ii. across large landscapes and the use of contraceptives has been suggested to contain runaway populations of animals
iii. ranging from the monkey in large parts of India to elephant in Africa.
A) Only i
B) Both i and ii
C) Only ii
D) Both ii and iii
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
The sentence is:- New software and sophisticated surveillance technologies are being operationalised to keep an eye on developments across large landscapes and the use of contraceptives has been suggested to contain runaway populations of animals ranging from the monkey in large parts of India to the elephant in Africa.;
to contain = hold someone/something within; the sentence is in passive voice.
the monkey, the elephant = parallelism.

Q4. Recent research demonstrates that the rise in GVCs is radically/ changed the landscape of international organization of productivity by placing /the specialized sector of countries within GVCs centre stage.
i. Recent research demonstrates that the rise of GVCs has radically
ii. changed the landscape of international organization of production, placing
iii. the specialization of countries within GVCs centre stage
A) Only i
B) All except ii
C) Both ii and iii
D) All of these
E) Only ii

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
The sentence is:- Recent research demonstrates that the rise of GVCs has radically changed the landscape of international organization of production, placing the specialization of countries within GVCs centre stage;

Q5. Given that China is presently dealing several issues related to critical strategic /import, like the North Korean crisis, the intensiveness of US defence relationship with Taiwan, /the rising tensions in the South China sea, the logic and the timing of the confrontation with India in a remote corner of the Himalayas defies easy explanation.
i. Given that China is presently confronting several issues of critical strategic
ii. import, such as the North Korean crisis, the deepening US defence relationship with Taiwan
iii. the rising tensions in the South China sea, the logic or the timing of the confrontation with India in a remote corner of the Himalayas defies easy explanation
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Both i and ii
E) Both ii and iii

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
The sentence is:- Given that China is presently confronting several issues of critical strategic import, such as the North Korean crisis, the deepening US defence relationship with Taiwan, the rising tensions in the South China sea, the logic and the timing of the confrontation with India in a remote corner of the Himalayas defies easy explanation

Direction (6-10): In the following questions choose the grammatically correct sentence from the given sentences.

Q6. A) Few knew that Nepal is today betterly connected by air to Chinese cities than to India.
B) Few know that Nepal is today better connected by air to Chinese cities than to India.
C) Few know that Nepal is today better connected by air with Chinese cities than with India.
D) Few knows that Nepal is today better in connection by air to Chinese cities than to India.

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
vern ‘connected’ followed by preposition ‘to’; betterly is misappropriate.

Q7. A) India needs to reboot the relationship it of with Nepal.
B) India is in need to reboot its relationship with Nepal.
C) India need to reboot its relationships with Nepal.
D) India needs to reboot its relationship with Nepal.

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
India =singular = singular verb

Q8. A) Before the ‘lal batti’ used to be one fatal attraction but now that’s gone also.
B) Earlier the ‘lal batti’ ought to be one fatal attraction and now that’s also gone.
C) Earlier the ‘lal batti’ used to be one fatal attraction but now that’s also gone.
D) Earlier the ‘lal batti’ in fashion to be a fatal attraction but now that’s also gone away.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
But hows contradiction , and shows continuity. gone away = to flee

Q9. A) Mr. Ansari was rudely demoted down from the status of an Indian citizen.
B) Mr. Ansari was rudely demoted himself from the status of an Indian citizen.
C) Mr. Ansari was rudely demoted from the status of an Indian citizen.
D) Mr. Ansari was demoted rudely from the status of an Indian citizen.

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
demote is a kind of punishment, so use of reflexive pronoun is incorrect. ‘rudely’ is an adjective and not an adverb.

Q10. A) The time is ripe for introduction of AI in government services.
B) The time is being ripe for introducing AI in government services.
C) The time which is being riped for introducing AI in government services.
D) The time is ripe for introducing AI in government services.

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
The sentence is in simple present continuous tense.
Use of ‘which’ is incorrect as the sentence needs to be followed with another clause; ‘being’ and ‘introducing’ cannot be used altogether

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