Spotting Error Set -56

In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

Q1. a. Many parents have endless complaints of their children.
b. However, most of the time,
c. it is parents who have forgotten to set the correct example.
d. This can be set right by exhibiting politely manners, courteous language,
e. punctuality and other such values. Children learn with observing.
A) b and d          B) b only            C) All except a         D) b  and c         E) c only

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 Option D
Explanation: 
In a, complaints about their children
In d , polite manners
In e , learn by observing is correct usage.

Q2. a. Back in those days when there was a little money in Indian sport,
b. they denied a day’s per diem to the Indian team when
c. it made short work of New Zealand under four days.
d. The Indians were natural angry
e. at the loss of one-fifth in their daily allowance.
A) a and c            B) only b           C) b   and  c          D) a and e        E) only c

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 Option B
Explanation: 
In a , remove a before little
In c, in under four days should be used
In d, naturally and in e , one fifth of their daily allowance is correct .

Q3. a. It is not unknown if Virat Kohli was aware before Sunday’s final that

b. far away in the city of Mardan, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,
c.Fakhar Zaman is legendary for destroying leftarm spinners. The world may have been introduced to the exciting,
d.plucky and adventurous left-handed opener from Younis Khan territory only in this Champions Trophy,
e.but Zaman has been plying his trade on the first-class circuit for over five years.
A) b and e             B) a, b and e            C) c only           D) all except d         E) all except a

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 Option E
Explanation: 
In a , It is not known is correct

Q4. a. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has inaugurated first Afghanistan-India air corridor
b. during a ceremony at Kabul International Airport – a direct route
c.that bypasses Pakistan and is meant to improving commerce.
d.Ghani says the aim of the route is to create more opportunities
e.and make Afghanistan an export country.
A) e only         B) d only            C) c only        D) b, c and d            E) b, d and e.

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 Option B
Explanation: 
In a , The to be used before first
In b , the Kabul
In c , to improve
In e , exporter country.

Q5. a. India will have to ensure strict confidentiality
b. of information about its citizen’s Swiss bank accounts
c. received through the new automatic exchange
d. window, failing which the
e. Alpine nation will be stop sharing the data.
A) c and d     B) all except e           C) a, c and d          D) d only         E) c only

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 Option C
Explanation: 
In b , citizens’
in c , will stop sharing the data.

Direction: In each of the question below two statements are given. You have to find which statement(s) contains error and choose the answer from the provided options accordingly.

Q6. (i) The word ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ meaning yoke or join together.
(ii) The purpose of yoga is to unit body, mind and spirit.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option B
Explanation: 
Replace unit with unite

Q7. (i) Petroleum engineering covers activities like discovering natural sources, finding natural characters and the development of modern machinery for the extraction and processing of petroleum.
(ii) The painter is now free to paint everything he chooses. There are scarcely any forbidden subjects, and today everybody is prepared to admit that a painting of some fruit can be as important as a painting of a hero dying.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option C
Explanation: 
In (i), replace characters with characteristics
In (ii), Replace everything with anything .

Q8. (i) Through the history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses.
(ii) From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and with response they have developed new ways of infecting us.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option C
Explanation: 
In (i), Throughout history should come
In (ii), replace with by in

Q9. (i) Horror stories about artificial intelligence abound: whether it’s robots stealing our jobs, or smart appliances spying on you.
(ii) Coping with the rapid rise of automation has become a grand challenge for the 21st Century, identified by academicians and researchers across the globe.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option D

Q10. (i) When our workloads increase, many of us decide to up your number of working hours.
(ii) But harnessing moments of ‘unfocus’ might be the key to getting more done in less time.
A) Only statement (i) contains error
B) Only statement (ii) contains error
C) Both (i) and (ii) contains error
D) Both (i) and (ii) are error free

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 Option A 

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