Spotting Error Set -40

Direction: In the following questions choose the grammatically correct sentence from the given sentences.

Q1. According to the latest report on BoxofficeIndia.com, (1)/ the Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer has amassed (2) /as much as Rs 792 crore worldwide and surpassed (3) /the lifetime collection of ‘PK’ and ‘Dangal’. (4)
A) 1         B) 2              C) 3            D) 4            E) No Error

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 Option C
Correction: 
and has surpassed
has amassed, so has surpassed
in (2): the Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer, the is used for movie, not the names Prabhas and Rana Daggubati

Q2. One after another, new schools are (1)/ coming up in the society and the (2)/ management claims to impart the better (3)/ and quality education to pupils. (4)
A) 1         B) 2           C) 3             D) 4           E) No Error

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 Option C
Correction: 
the –> a
to impart a better
there is nothing specific about better and quality education

Q3. ISRO has remained mum on the project (1)/ with not even the basic details made (2)/ public as has been (3)/ its practice for all its launches. (4)
A) 1         B) 2         C) 3             D) 4             E) No Error

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 Option B
Correction: 
with even the basic details not made

Q4. The top court was hearing an appeal filed by the (1)/ four convicts, who challenged the Delhi High Court’s (2)/ March 2014 confirmation for the death sentence (3)/ handed to them by a trial court in 2013. (4)
A) 1           B) 2         C) 3           D) 4             E) No Error

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 Option C
Correction: 
for –> of
Conformation of – is the correct phrase

Q5. Some applicants seeking US visa would have to (1)/ provide their social media handles and platforms in use (2)/ during the previous five years and divulge all (3)/ email addresses used during that period. (4)
A) 1         B) 2        C) 3           D) 4        E) No Error

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 Option B
Correction: 
in use –> used
(3) part says, during the previous five years so what happened in past
in use means, they are still in use

Q6. Concerned over the quality of air in the national capital, (1)/ the government has directed city schools to (2)/ install air purifiers so as to ensure students (3)/ don’t face health hazards due to air pollution.(4)
A) 1          B) 2          C) 3         D) 4          E) No Error

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 Option E

Q7. The Centre is moving ahead on the proposal to provide (1)/ reservation in promotion for SC and ST employees in (2)/ government jobs with a key official report (3)/ saying underprivileged sections need affirmative action. (4)
A) 1           B) 2           C) 3            D) 4             E) No Error

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 Option D
Correction: 
need –> needed
Some report has said about – underprivileged sections need affirmative action.
So because of indirect speech here, need is used.

Q8. Software giant stepped in its security after receiving (1)/ a threat mail by an unidentified person, who claimed (2)/ he would poison the company’s campus (3)/ if he is not paid Rs 500 crore.(4)
A) 1            B) 2            C) 3            D) 4            E) No Error

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 Option A
Correction: 
stepped in –> stepped up
step up – means to increase
and step in – to become involved in a situation

Q9. In spite of having lost (1)/ the war, the Germans were (2)/ getting the upper hand on (3)/ the roads of England. (4)
A) 1          B) 2           C) 3              D) 4            E) No Error

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 Option E
Correction: 
The sentence is error free

Q10. Scientists have found that vast lakes and (1)/ streams are widespread on the surface of (2)/ Antarctica’s ice sheets which may accelerate (3)/ their contribution to the rise in sea-level. (4)
A) 1             B) 2           C) 3               D) 4             E) No Error

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 Option D
Correction: 
their –> its

 

 

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