May 15, 2016

English Language: Spotting Error Set - 1

Directions (Q. 1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it.The error ,if any,will be in one part of the sentence.The number of part is the answer.If there is 'No error' the answer is 5).(Ignore the errors of punctuation,if any.)

1. 1) Senior citizens have,/ 2) in recent years,/ 3) become victims/ 4) in a number of crimes / 5) No error.

2. 1) Innovations especially into the field of / 2) information technology can help increase / 3) the wages of the workforce provided / 4) workers have the necessary skills / 5) No error.

3. 1) One of the most essential and major asset / 2) for India right now is electricity,/ 3) therefore it is important that / 4) electricity should reach the end customer. / 5) No error.

4. 1) The transport office has / 2) directed its regional officers / 3) to crack the whip to vehicles / 4) with fancy number plates / 5) No error

5. 1) The banking industry is / 2) passing through a stressful / 3) phase, specially / 4) with regards to NPAs. / 5) No error

6. 1) The government has ensured that / 2) there is no new tax liability / 3) on the telecom service provided in respect of/ 4) the services provided in the past. / 5) No error.

7. 1) A good employee / 2) is one which / is always willing / to go the extra mile./ 5) No error

8. 1) The weatherman has forecast /2) a generally cloudy sky/3) with possibility of rain or thunderstorm / 4) in some parts of the city./ 5) No error.

9. 1) It is a matter of concern that the country is / 2) till to achieve international competitiveness / 3)in several segments / 4) crucial to the Indian economy./ 5) No error.

10. 1) The country's first attempt to rank higher educational / 2) institutions have yielded some unlikely results,/3) which education experts attribute to /4) flaws in the survey methodology. / 5) No error.

Answers

1. 4; Replace 'in' with 'of'
2. 1; Replace 'into' with 'in'
3. 1; Replace 'asset' with 'assets'
4. 3; Replace 'to' with 'on'
5. 3; Replace 'specially' with 'especially'
6. 3; Replace 'provided' with 'providers'.
7. 2; Replace 'which' with 'who'
8. 5
9. 2; Replace 'till' with 'yet'
10. 2; Replace 'have' with 'has'

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