Spotting Error Set -43

Direction (1-5): In each of the question below there are five sentences. One of these 5 sentence is either grammatically correct and rest four are grammatically wrong or one of these 5 sentence is grammatically wrong and rest four are grammatically correct. You have to identify the grammatically correct or incorrect sentence and mark it as your answer.

Q1. A) People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
B) The passage is so difficult that I cannot comprehend it.
C) You should have decided this prior to coming to live with us.
D) It rained so hard that the streets were flooded.
E) The sum is right so far as the working is concerned.

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 Option C
Explanation
: C) is grammatically wrong rest all are correct.
in C) replace prior to with before; Prior to is an adjective. It does not qualify any noun or pronoun here. Decided is a verb and cannot take an adjective, so replace prior to=> before

Q2. A) A tourist city has many worth seeing places
B) I can never forget that he was junior than me.
C) The living dog is better than the dead lion
D) No man can become a great artist unless he applies himself continually to his art.
E) The passenger lost his purse from negligence

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 Option D
Explanation
: Only D) is grammatically correct, while rest all contain error
in A) Places worth seeing
B) junior to me.
C) A living dog is better than a dead lion
E) from=> through

Q3. A) There was nothing he would not do if only he might make profit.
B) We must not carp with the errors of our ancestors.
C) Quite a few Delhiites have fallen victim of Dengue fever.
D) You might choke yourself from that thing round your neck.
E) This film is interesting and the previous one was boring

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 Option A
Explanation
: A) is error free while rest all sentence contains error.
B) carp with=>carp about/at
C) victim of=> victim to
D) choke yourself from=> choke yourself with
E) and the previous=> but the previous

Q4. A) Such was his pronunciation that I could not understand him.
B) Nehru made a famous speech on the historical occasion of Independence.
C) He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
D) Virat was very young when he started playing international cricket.
E) She could not find her husband’s wallet anywhere in the house

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 Option
Explanation
: B) contains error while rest all are error free
B) historical=> historic (Historical means connected with history as a study. It also means based on or representing events in the past. But anything that is likely to have an influence on history is historic and not historical. Independence was one such occasion. So use historic.)

Q5. A) In the event of the President’s death the Vice-President succeeds him.
B) Many ships were so shattered as to be wholly unmanageable.
C) The poor debtor intended to pay back every penny of the money.
D) I have not only looked after my children but also my sister’s.
E) Travelling in a hot dusty train gives me no pleasure.

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 Option D
Explanation
: D) contains error while rest are error free.
D) Correlative conjunctions are followed by the same parts of speech. Looked after is a verb common to both the parts. So it should be : I have looked after not only my children but also my sister’s.

Direction (6-10): In each of the question below two sentence are given. You have to identify which sentence contains error.

Q6.(i) India’s growth strategy has focused on domestic demand and high-value service exports, which generate too few employment opportunities for women, particularly that with medium levels of education.
(ii) Policies will be needed to tackle the social stigma that appears to prevent particularly educated women from engaging in outside employment.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A
Explanation
: (i) India’s growth strategy has focused on domestic demand and high-value service exports, which generate too few employment opportunities for women, particularly those with medium levels of education.

Q7. (i) While individual income inequality in India and their potentially adverse social consequences have been discussed fervently, regional inequality among states can perhaps have a more adverse impact on the country’s political economy.
(ii) Even though agriculture contributes about 15% to India’s gross domestic product, a majority of the population directly or indirectly depends to the sector for livelihood.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option C
Explanation
: (i) While individual income inequality in India and its potentially adverse social consequences have been discussed fervently, regional inequality among states can perhaps have a more adverse impact on the country’s political economy.
(ii) Even though agriculture contributes about 15% to India’s gross domestic product, a majority of the population directly or indirectly depends on the sector for livelihood.

Q8. (i) One of the central promises of the new goods and services tax (GST) that is set to be rolled out in July is that it will allow companies to restructure their supply chains once the domestic market is truly integrated.
(ii) It is hard to see how the production structure can be improved radically unless India builds a new logistics network to allows inputs, components and finished goods to move across the country seamlessly.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: (ii) It is hard to see how the production structure can be improved radically unless India builds a new logistics network to allow inputs, components and finished goods to move across the country seamlessly.

Q9. (i) It is widely accepted that digital markets are subject to disruptive innovation, and that this limits the ability of large firms to exercise market power if it fail to innovate.
(ii) A tight monetary policy may not bring down the sticky part of core inflation, and we may end up reducing demand in sectors with excess capacity that respond to interest rates.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A
Explanation
: (i) It is widely accepted that digital markets are subject to disruptive innovation, and that this limits the ability of large firms to exercise market power if they fail to innovate.

Q10. (i) In India we have instances of the government reneging on its liability to protect legal titles by confiscating private real assets—otherwise called nationalization.
(ii) Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of market distortions in Indian cities, which has some of the most restrictive floor space index (FSI) ceilings in the world.
A) Only (i) contains error
B) Only (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contain error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation
: (ii) Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of market distortions in Indian cities, which have some of the most restrictive floor space index (FSI) ceilings in the world.

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