Spotting Error Set 89

In each of the following questions there are sentences that form a paragraph. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains parts (i, ii, iii, iv, v) which do not contain error. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

Q1. A) The government recognised street vending as
B) not only a source of self-employment for the poor
C) in cities and towns, but also a means to provide
D) “affordable”  as well as “convenient” services
E) to a majority of the urban population.
1) ABCD         2) BCDE         3) ABDE              4) BDAC      5) NE

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  Option 3
Explanation: 
But also “as” a means of

Q2. A) The Academy perhaps tried too hard given the criticism,
B) and the awardee’s snub, that came its way last year when the prize
C) went to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan; it had clearly been
D)  trying to push the envelope in capturing newer forms of narrative-telling,
E)after bringing to the notice of a wider readership the brilliant Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich

1) ABCD        2) BCDE           3) ABED           4) BCED          5) NE

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  Option 5
Explanation: 
SENTENCE IS CORRECT.

Q3. A) Ishiguro’s credentials are impeccable. Strong,
B) albeit strange and unreliable characters; spare prose,
C) used for devastating effect; genres varying from science
D) fiction to fantasy, with no book
E) of his reading like the last.

1) ACED      2) BCDE         3) ABDE            4) BDCA           5) NE

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   Option 3
Explanation: 
TO devastating

Q4. A) The decline in its institutional pride and standards
B) had begun in the 1960s. Barring brief episodes
C) of precarious recovery, descent into the shared
D)  hollows of higher education in the Hindi
E) belt has been consistent.

1) ABCD         2) BCDE           3) ABCE            4) BCEA        5) NE

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  Option 3
Explanation: 
hollows = hollow

Q5.A) The young women who paid the price of mass
B) protest by getting brutally assaulted and injured
C) have already become symbols of a deeper stirring
D)  than the officials of BHU have the
E) wherewithal and imagination to gauge.

1) BDEC         2) ABDC          3) BCAE          4) ABCE           5) NE

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 Option 5

Direction(1-5) Read each sentence to find out whether there is Error in it. The erroe , if any, will be in one part or more of the sentence. Choose the option “with  no error” as your answer. If there is no error, mark 5.
Q1. (A) The colonial model of affiliating universities was/ (B)essentially that of a bureaucratic mechanism/(C) to examine, certify and/(D) thereby maintain legitimacy of the/(E) distribution of eligibility for government jobs.

1) AC       2) BC         3) ABC       4) other than given optionns     5) NO ERROR

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   Option 5

Q2. (A) The monumental efforts mooted and sustained /(B)by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya to set up it /(C)was a part of an intellectual struggle that did not last/(D) long after Independence: the struggle to/(E) engage with colonial subjugation through education.

1) AE       2) BC           3) DE          4) CE           5) NO ERROR

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 Option 3
Explanation: A= efforts= effort;
B= set up it = set it up;
C= omit ‘a’ before part


Q3. (A)Although student /(B)activism has an older history, its eruptions/(C) intensified in the mid-1960s, disturbing/(D) the annual routine of/(E) lives in many universities.

1) ABCD          2) BCED          3) AECD          4) ED        5) NO ERROR

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   Option 1
Explanation: lives = life


Q4. (A)Recruitment of teachers now/(B) provide reservation for the lower and middle castes/,(C) but the dominance of upper castes/(D) and competition among them continue/(E) to shape the campus ethos.

1) ACD        2) CDE         3) BCE         4) other than given options      5) NO ERROR

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 Option 4
Explanation: B= provide = provides
D= continue = continues


Q5.  (A)Having been sent back home after facing /(B)a lathi charge, they will no doubt/(C) receive sobering counsel /(D)from their elders, many of whom /(E)may not have been to college.

1) ABC     2) BE            3) CD           4) AE             5) NO ERROR

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 Option 5 

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