Spotting Error Set -38

Directions: Identify which part of the sentence contains error and mark it as your answer.

Q1. At one level, air-conditioning is potentially (1)/ a sign of civilization- of rising above the (2)/ biological, cultivating the ability to not react immediately (3)/to one’s physical surroundings. (4)
A) 1        B) 2         C) 3        D) 4        E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 
Add of
Of cultivating
Parallelism error.

Q2. The discovery of the Slims River diversion (1)/ away from the Bering Sea into another watershed (2)/ that empties from the Pacific Ocean (3)/ was published in the journal Nature Geoscience. (4)
A) 1         B) 2         C) 3              D) 4          E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 
From – into
Something can empty into something not from something

Q3. If farmers ready their fields by burning (1)/ stubble, the dark smoke clouds that (2)/ rise as a result travel far and (3)/ wide, by carrying in their wake severe air pollution. (4)
A) 1      B) 2          C) 3           D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 
Remove either comma (,) or by

Q4. The moment we blame anybody, (1)/ we become victims, the sorrow (2)/ intensifies, and we refuse to (3)/ accept responsibility to our actions. (4)
A) 1        B) 2          C) 3            D) 4            E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 
To – for
We take responsibility for our actions.

Q5. We are creatures of habit, and (1)/ tend to want to stay in something and (2)/hold onto that which is known and familiar, (3)/ even if its not the right fit for our lives anymore. (4)
A) 1         B) 2        C) 3             D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 
Its – it is or it’s
It is used for habit here

Q6. The thyroid gland located at the “Adam’s Apple” near your throat, is (1) / what produces hormones that activate cell activity (2)/ by controlling your body’s temperature but also (3)/ the rate that your body burns calories. (4)
A) 1      B) 2          C) 3          D) 4          E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 
but also => and
Not only follows but also.
Here not only can fit as – not only produces hormones
So we will have to delete “is what” but that is in different parts of sentence

Q7. After offering a glass of water, I (1)/ encouraged her to speak, though in (2)/ my mind I was thinking of it as a custodial (3)/ fight over children, a tragical common narrative. (4)
A) 1        B) 2          C) 3            D) 4          E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 
tragical – tragically
tragical word is not used often, and if used it means tragic or disastrous
tragically – a way that involves extreme sorrow.

Q8. When too many colleges are affiliated to a (1)/ university, the latter tends to deteriorate (2)/ into an exam factory instead of an institution (3)/ imparting quality education or pursue research. (4)
A) 1        B) 2         C) 3           D) 4             E) No Error

Answers

 Option D
Correction: 
pursue a – pursuing
Parallelism error
a university is correct because university gives sound of yu not a

Q9. Practices of culture sometimes can be (1) opposed to rational thinking, requiring (2) bending to meet subjective (3) region specific demands. (4)
A) 1            B) 2           C) 3          D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option E
Correction: 
The sentence is error free

Q10. The influences of the forces of modernization creeping (1) in the society has led to paradigm shift (2)/ of the housing types from traditional flood resistant into (3) concrete modern structures. (4)
A) 1          B) 2            C) 3           D) 4           E) No Error

Answers

 Option C
Correction: 
into – to
A shift is ‘from’ ‘to’ something not from into

 

 

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