Error Spotting Practice Set From The Hindu: Part 9

Directions: In the questions below, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark that as your answer. If a sentence is free from error, choose the “No Error” option.

1. The crucial sentence is one which says,/(A) “The fact of actual hope /(B) and to remain with that fact /(C) which requires a great deal of inward discipline.”/(D) no error./(E)

2. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has/(A) downgraded its earlier forecast of global economic growth /(B) by 0.3%, and the World Trade Organization has revised /(C) its forecast of world trade growth from 5.3% to 4%./(D) no error./(E)

3. There are many conditions for which there is little or no evidence of /(A) the effectiveness or safety of interventions; and others /(B) where the evidence are unreliable, or is simply not /(C) applicable, affordable, or practical to implement./(D).no error/(E)

 4. The last challenge was how to satisfy/(A) the demands of the Madhesis, plains peoples of the  /(B) Eastern Terai who share a border /(C) and common familial and cultural bonds with Bihar./(D) no error./(E)

5. For cueist Pankaj Advani, the gamble to skip/(A) the prestigious International Snooker  /(B) Championship in order to compete /(C) in the World Billiards Championship has paid off./(D).no error./(E)

6. This is not restricted to the young /(A) tech-savvy generation but anyone with /(B) a smart devise eventually discovers that they /(C) boost productivity and bring them to their workplace./(D).no error /(E)

7. Three persons, all drivers, died after /(A) an Omni bus rammed a stationery lorry /(B) on the Tiruchi-Madurai national highway /(C) at Kallamedu near Valanadu in the early hours on Tuesday./(D) no error./(E)

8. The Hindu also interviewed judges who hear rape cases/(A) public prosecutors who argue them, /(B) police officers who work on the cases, complainants, accused and their families,/(C) and female’s rights activists and lawyers./(D) no error./(E)

9. Listing of quality manufacturers and grading /(A) the system will insure the quality of m-sand  /(B) and reduce the supply of inferior /(C) quality product in the market./(D).no error./(E)

Whenever there is some blunder mistake or failure,/(A) the manager should immediately get  /(B) into damage control mode and save /(C) his image from getting tarnished./(D) no error./(E)

Answers With Explanation

1. Ans. B. 
Fear instead of hope
(Because hope is used for positive and fear for negative) 

2. Ans. E. 
No error

3. Ans. C. 
Is instead of are
(Because uncountable noun are used in the singular forms only)

4. Ans. B. 
People instead of peoples
(Because collective nouns never takes s/es with them)

5. Ans. E. 
No error

6. Ans. C. 
Device instead of devise
(Because device means: a thing made for a particular purpose Devise means: plan)

7. Ans. B. 
Stationary instead of stationery
(Because stationary means: fixed in one place
Stationery means: stationery material i.e. pen, pencil etc.)

8. Ans. D. 
Women’s instead of female’s
(Because for non-living things we use Women’s, Men’s , Boys’ etc.)

9. Ans. B.
Ensure instead of insure
(Because ensure means: to make sure or certain
Insure means: to guarantee against loss) 

10. Ans. A. 
Remove blunder
(Because blunder and mistake both are same words)

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