Error Spotting Practice Set:1

In the given sentences some words are bold which are correct except that you need to find out which part of the sentence is contextually and grammatically wrong:

Q:

Machines of the size of a portable room cooler has been installed outside washrooms of Kolkata airport to allow passengers to report the cleanliness of washrooms by pressing one of the two buttons.

  1. Machines of the size of a portable
  2. has been installed outside washrooms of Kolkata airport
  3. to report the cleanliness of washrooms by
  4. pressing one of the two buttons.
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option B

have been installed will be used instead of has been installed.

Q:

Airports Authority of India (AAI) will raise its capital expenditure by 25% in the fiscal year starting 1 April to expand existing airports and builds hangars for hundreds of planes that airlines are ordering.

  1. Airports Authority of India (AAI) will raise its
  2. by 25% in the fiscal year starting 1 April to expand
  3. and builds hangars for hundreds of
  4. of planes that airlines are ordering.
  5. No error
Level: Easy

Option E

No error

Q:

Many people thought Roger Federer’s Grand Slam-winning days were behind him, but he defied his age and conventional logic to seal his 18th major title in the Australian Open on Sunday.

  1. Many people thought Roger Federer’s Grand Slam
  2. were behind him, but he defied his age
  3. and conventional logic to seal
  4. in the Australian Open on Sunday
  5. No error.
Level: Medium

Option D

at will be used instead of in. At is used if the specific position or specific point of time is given.

Q:

Federer had had surgery for the first time in his career in his left knee in February and after the Wimbledon setback, he did not finish the season, missing the US Open and the Rio Olympics.

  1. Federer had had surgery for the first time
  2. in his left knee in February and after
  3. the Wimbledon setback he did not
  4. missing the US Open and the Rio Olympics.
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option B

on his left knee will be used.

Q:

Talking on other projects of Indo-Russia cooperation, Chemezov said apart from the Ka-226, the two sides have an enterprise that has been working for a long time producing cruise missiles Brahmos.

  1. Talking on other projects of Indo-Russia cooperation,
  2. apart from the Ka-226, the two sides have an
  3. enterprise that has been working for
  4. producing cruise missiles Brahmos.
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option A

talking about is a correct usage.

Q:

The government has not decided on frame a new Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, as recommended by the N.K. Singh committee.

  1. The government has not
  2. decided on frame a new
  3. and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, as
  4. recommended by the N.K. Singh committee.
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option B

framing will be used instead of frame.

Q:

The finance ministry has started the budget-making exercise for the fiscal year starting 1 April with the release of the budget circular in September containing the timelines of submission of information by various departments.

  1. The finance ministry has started the
  2. for the fiscal year starting 1 April with
  3. the budget circular in September containing the timelines
  4. of submission of information by various departments
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option D

for will be used instead of ‘of’

Q:

The government last year changed the expenditure classification to revenue and capital expenditure from the earlier classification of plan and non-plan expenditure.

  1. The government last year changed
  2. classification to revenue and
  3. capital expenditure from the
  4. classification of plan and non-plan expenditure
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option E

no error

Q:

María Estela Pedroso, who knew the brothers, said she had tried to convince the authorities to relocate her for over a decade.

  1. María Estela Pedroso, who
  2. Knew the brothers
  3. Had tried to convince
  4. To relocate her for over a decade.
  5. No error
Level: Intense

Option C

had been trying will be used instead of had tried past perfect tense is used in the sentence which started in the past and continued for some time in the past. In the sentence, she had been trying to convince the authorities for a decade. So it continued for some time.

Q:

Seven of the fatalities was in Havana, whose decaying historic buildings were no match for the force of the storm

  1. Seven of the fatalities
  2. Was in Havana, whose
  3. Historic buildings were
  4. For the force of the storm
  5. No error
Level: Medium

Option B

were will be used instead of was because the subject is in plural form.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow

 Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.  The other day, a student asked me what exactly the word ‘liberal’ mean. She wanted to know whether ‘liberalisation’ promotes ‘liber, these unions have gradually lost their power and say because they are broken from within.

Q:

Which of the following statement is/are true according to the passage?

i. The purpose of ‘adjustment’ was to facilitate India’s integration into the global economy.
ii. It was designed to cushion the harsh effects that ‘structural adjustment’ under liberalisation was not expected to cause in welfare sectors like children’s education and health.
iii. The national policy on education drafted in 1986 had mostly adhered to the established state-centric view.

  1. Only i
  2. Only i and iii
  3. Only iii
  4. Only ii
  5. All i, ii, iii
Level: Medium

Option B

Solution: (The purpose of ‘adjustment’ was to facilitate India’s integration into the global economy.
It was designed to cushion the harsh effects that ‘structural adjustment’ under liberalisation was expected to cause in welfare sectors like children’s education and health.
The national policy on education drafted in 1986 had mostly adhered to the established state-centric view.)

Q:

Which of the following offered a safety net for primary education?

  1. Government of India
  2. World economic forum
  3. World bank
  4. The District Primary Education Programme (DPEP)
  5. None of these
Level: Medium

Option C

​Solution: The World Bank offered a ‘safety net’ for primary education.

Q:

What was the central theme of new economic policy according to the given passage? 

  1. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
  2. Education and health.
  3. New economic policy
  4. Right to Education (RTE)
  5. Liberalization
Level: Medium

Option E

Solution: Liberalisation as the central theme of the new economic policy,

Q:

Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

Rhetoric

(i)Mispronouncement

(ii) Oratory

(iii) Silent

  1. Only (i)
  2. (i) and (iii)
  3. Only (iii)
  4. ii) and (iii)
  5. Only (iii)
Level: Medium

Option B


​Solution: Rhetoric’s opposite: Mispronouncement, Silent​

Q:

Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

Liberal

(i)Kind

(ii) Generous

(ii) Narrow-minded

  1. Only (i)
  2. Only (iii)
  3. (i) and (ii)
  4. (i) and (iii)
  5. (i), (ii) and (iii)
Level: Medium

Option C

Solution
Liberal: Kind, Generous?

Q:

Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

Triggered

(i)Started

(ii) Stooped


(iii) Arrested?

  1. Only (i)
  2. Only (ii)
  3. Only (iii)
  4. (ii) and (iii)
  5. (i), (ii) and (iii)
Level: Medium

Option A


Solution: Triggered: Started

Q:

Which two guiding ideas have dented the established system of higher education in the country?

  1. The DPEP and SSA should serve their role efficiently
  2. Higher education should respond to market demands in terms of knowledge and skills.
  3. Cutting down on permanent staff, both teaching and non-teaching
  4. Additional resources and policy guidance to enable the system to expand its capacity
  5. None of these
Level: Medium

Option B


Solution: Higher education should respond to market demands in terms of knowledge and skills. Over the last three decades, these two guiding ideas have dented the established system of higher education

Q:

​Which of the following statement is not true according to the passage?


i. The questions she was asking could hardly be addressed without invoking the political economy that has emerged over the last three decades.

ii. Some critics of the new economic policy expressed anxiety about the consequences of state withdrawal from its prime role and responsibility in sectors like education and health.

iii. In 1991 came the dramatic announcement of a new economic policy, accompanied by a package of steps to be taken for ‘structural adjustment’ of the Indian education.

iv. All are true.

  1.  Only (i)
  2. Only (ii)
  3. Only (iii)
  4. (ii) and (iii)
  5. (i), (ii) and (iii)
Level: Medium

Option C

​Solution: In 1991 came the dramatic announcement of a new economic policy, accompanied by a package of steps to be taken for ‘structural adjustment’ of the Indian economy.

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