Error Detection

A sentence is provided which is divided in 5 parts i.e. A), B), C), D) and E). There can be a grammatical error in any of the parts (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) which makes the sentence either grammatically or contextually incorrect. If there is any error it will be in two parts. Mark the answer accordingly.

Q:

A while back, lots of horror movies A) / were suddenly set in the 1980s and 90s B)/ near enough to the present day for C)/TV aerials not to have to be taken down D)/ but sufficiently far to solve the Mobile Phone Problem./ E)

  1. AC
  2. AD
  3. BD
  4. AE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: V

Tthe given sentence is correct.

Q:

The research of many brilliant scholars are A)/ increasing highlighting the B)/ critical role of state capacity C)/ and public institutions in fostering D)/ long-run political and economic development. E)

  1. AB
  2. BC
  3. CD
  4. DE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: I

In part A it is talking about the research so is will be used. In part B to modify the noun adverb is used so increasingly will be used instead of increasing.

Q:

The subtle, inadvertent presumption A)/ that an individual could not do B)/ this act on his or her own could C)/ elicit feelings of being D)/ burdensome or incompetent. E)

  1. AC
  2. BD
  3. CE
  4. AE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: V

The given sentence is correct.

Q:

Gratitude exercises may be lead A)/ you to feel ashamed, incompetent, B)/ or inferior for being having needed help C)/ in the first place or for not D)/ fulfilling the benefactor’s expectations E)

  1. AB
  2. AC
  3. AD
  4. BE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: II

As it is a simple sentence so “may” will be used instead of may be which is mostly used in the passive sentence. In part C being is redundant.

Q:

Research illustrate that happiness seekers are likely to be A)/ unsuccessful when practices like gratitude or kindness elicit negative B)/, rather than positive, emotions, thoughts, and behavioral, C) /or when they reduce, rather than boost, D)/ a sense of connectedness, competence, or control. E)

  1. AD
  2. BC
  3. AC
  4. BE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: III

The sentence is talking about research so illustrates will be used. In D by the rule of sentence parallelism behaviors is used instead of behavioral.

Q:

The benefits of engaging in “positive activities” A)/ to promote happiness are well-documented B)/ positive activities are deliberate cognitive C)/ and behavioral strategies aimed D)/ at promoting happiness E)

  1. AE
  2. BD
  3. CE
  4. AD
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: V

The given sentence is correct

Q:

Once in office, Trump A)/ tried to intercede to B)/ the FBI director to got his C)/ national-security adviser off the hook D)/ for lying to federal agents. E)

  1. AD
  2. AE
  3. BC
  4. DE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: III

With intercede we use with in part B and in part C with “to” we use v1 form so get will be used instead of got.

Q:

During the campaign A)/ Trump called to Russia to hack B)/ and release emails from C)/ its political adversary D)/ the former secretary of state. E)

  1. AC
  2. BD
  3. BE
  4. CE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: II

Call for means to call somebody for something so Trump was called for Russia to hack. As the sentence is talking about Trump so his will be used in part D instead of its.

Q:

Through a series of confusing and often contradict A)/ statements over the past three days B)/ President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani C)/ has kept to one consistent theme: D)/ Collusion with a foreign power is not a crime. E)

  1. AD
  2. AE
  3. BD
  4. CD
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: I

In part A contradictory will be used instead of the verb contradict and in part D have will be used as there are two people and are connected with “and”.

Q:

By making citizens liable A)/ for offering a bribe to B)/ a public servant, the anti-corruption law C)/ have been brought in line D)/ for the UN Convention Against Corruption E)

  1. DE
  2. AC
  3. BD
  4. BE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: I

In part D as there is a single law so has will be used instead of have. In part E as the law is not made for the UN Convention against Corruption it is made with the help of it. So for should not be used here.

Q:

There was concern initially A)/ with the wording, “intentionally enriches himself B)/ illicitly during the period of his office” C)/ as it raised a doubt whether the ‘intention’ to amass wealth D)/ would also have to be proved. E)

  1. AE
  2. BD
  3. CD
  4. DE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: V

The given sentence is correct.

Q:

Former Prime Minister had criticised section 13(1)d A)/ under which public servants were culpable B)/ for securing a pecuniary advantage for C)/ another “without any public interest”, for ignoring D)/ foundational principle of criminal law: mens rea. E)

  1. AE
  2. BD
  3. CE
  4. BE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: IV

In part B as the amendments or the laws are stated in present tense so were is not the correct choice. In part E to modify foundational principle an article is used so “a” is used before foundational principle.

Q:

Our defence and security relationship deepened A)/ Hawk trainer jets became B)/ the mainstay of Indian Air Force training C)/ and a commitment to Make in India D)/ underpinned industrial co-operation. E)

  1. AD
  2. BD
  3. AE
  4. CE
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: V

The given sentence is correct.

Q:

Seventy years on A)/ looked back over my own time B)/ in India as I prepare to C)/ leave, I’m struck with D)/ how much has changed. E)

  1. AB
  2. BD
  3. DE
  4. AC
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: II

In part B for the continuity after on ing form of a verb is used so looking is the correct choice. In part D “by” will be used instead of with.

Q:

If Facebook has been A)/ around in the 1950s B)/ the relationship status C)/ for the UK and India will D)/ have been “it’s complicated”. E)

  1. AC
  2. BD
  3. AD
  4. BC
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Solution: III

The sentence is talking about 1950s so had will be used in A. Similarly, the sentence is about the past event so would be used instead of will in part D.

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