Sentence Corrections Set – 23

Direction (1-10): 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 immediate manifestation of the new policy was a “halt”/ in distributing $255 million military financial assistance to Islamabad, from the $1.1 bn /promised in 2015, until Pakistan proved its credentials on the terrorism front.
i. The immediate manifestation of the new policy was a “pause”
ii. in disbursing $255 million military financial assistance to Islamabad, from the $1.1 bn
iii. promised in 2015, until Pakistan proved its credentials in the terrorism front.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Both i and ii
E) Both ii and iii

Answer

Option D

Q2. The ideal way forward would be for Pakistan to see the light but/ those shooting the shots are too deeply involved with the proxy guardians /in its regional policy for a draining of the swamp.
i. The ideal way towards the front would be for Pakistan to see the light but
ii. those calling the shots are too deeply involved with the proxy guardians
iii. of its regional policy for a draining of the swamp.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) All except i
D) Only iii
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation: 
call the shot = to be in charge;

Q3. To borrow a phrase from the open letter the US media wrote to Trump when/ he undertook office, for Pakistan the Trump presidency is for a maximum of eight years,/ if that; Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan, on the other hand, are forever.
i. To borrow a phrase from the open letter US media wrote to Trump when
ii. he took office, for Pakistan the Trump presidency is for a maximum of eight years,
iii. if that; Pakistan’s interests for Afghanistan, on the other hand, are forever.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) All of these
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
took = take hold of sth

Q4. Trump speak about deepening the strategic partnership with India, but /couched India’s role in Afghanistan which is something owed to the US, because “India makes /billions of dollars in trade with the United States”.
i. Trump spoke of deepening the strategic partnership with India, but
ii. couched India’s role in Afghanistan as something owed to the US, because “India makes
iii. billion of dollars in trade with the United States”.
A) Only i
B) All except iii
C) Only iii
D) All of these
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
‘but’ is preceded with ‘past tense  so it should be followed by past tense ‘spoke”; which is = as

Q5. In the midst of numeros rape and other cases of discrimination and oppression /on the basis of gender and the discourses that ensure, the question that we as a society needs to ask us/ is: Why and how do so many people think of one gender as inferior to another?
i. In the amidst of numerous rape and other cases of discrimination and oppression
ii. on the basis of gender and the discourses that ensue, the question that we as a society need to ask ourselves
iii.  is: Why and how does so many people think of one gender as inferior to another?
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) All of these
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation: 
ensue = result, ensure = to make sure; we proceeded by plural verb “need”; us = ourselves(possession)

Q6. Perhaps the deepening of such a gendering of subjects has led to one of India’s premier universities,/ the University of Delhi, having Psychology Honours offered in most women’s colleges/ while boys wanting to study the subject are left with little choice.
i. Perhaps the deepening of such a gendering of subjects had lead to one of India’s premier universities
ii.  the University of Delhi, having Psychology Honours offers in most women’s colleges
iii. while boys want to study the subject are left with little choice.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) All except ii
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option E
Explanation: Sentence is correct in its given form.

Q7. Feminism can be a powerful tool/ that lets children drop stereotypes that /they may hold and question those of others.
i.Feminism could be a powerful tool
ii.that lets children shed stereotypes that
iii.they might hold and question those of others.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Both i and ii
D) Both i and ii
E) All except i

Answer & Explanation

Option C
Explanation:
 ‘could’ shows unfulfilled/desired action; shed(v) = discard; drop(v) = fall

Q8. With increase in economic activity, natural capital assets/ are declining, directly effecting the quality of life and potentially/ giving rise to future inefficiencies to the economy.
i. With increasing economic activity, natural capital assets
ii. are on the decline, directly affecting the quality of life and potentially
iii. giving rise to future inefficiencies in the economy.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Both i and ii
E) All of these

Answer

Option E

Q9.’Earth Overshoot Day’, a figurative calendar date when /humanity’s total annual resource consumption over the year overshoots the earth’s capacity/ to regenerate it, has proceeded every year at an alarming rate.
i. ‘Earth Overshoot Day’, a figurative calendar date then
ii. humanity’s total annual resource consumption for the year overshoots the earth’s capacity
iii. to regenerate it, has advanced every year at an alarming rate.
A) Only iii
B) Both ii and iii
C) Only ii
D) All of these
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option B
Explanation:
 Sentence is talking about ‘one particular date’ so ‘for’ is correct; proceeded = begin a course of action & advance = progress

Q10. Scientists had identified nine earth system processes /to have boundaries which mark the safe zones, beyond which there is/ a risk of ‘irreversible and abrupt change in environment’.
i. Scientists have identified nine earth system processes
ii.to have boundaries which marks the safe zones, beyond which there isto have boundaries which mark the safe zones, beyond which there is
iii. a risk of ‘irreversible and abrupt environmental change’.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Both i and ii
D) Both i and iii
E) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Option D
Explanation: 
preceding sentence is in present form so ‘have’ is correct usage; ‘change in environment’ implies change in the living conditions and environmental change means changes related to our ecosystem or surroundings.

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