August 11, 2016

English Language: Spotting Error Set - 2

Directions (Q. 1-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it.The error ,if any,will be in one part of the sentence.Mark the part with the error as your answer.If there is no error,mark 'No error' as your answer.(Ignore the errors of punctuation,if any.)

1. 1) In the late 90s,/ 2) the Indian banking system has seen/ 3) a challenge similar to the one/ 4) it is facing now / 5) No error.

2. 1) The Tourism Ministry expects to get / 2) the Cabinet approval for a draft policy / 3) which will help to increase / 4) India's share in foreign tourist arrivals / 5) No error.

3. 1) The company will delay / 2) announcing its fourth quarter results / 3) in order to fine tune a strategy / 4) to revive itself fortunes. / 5) No error.

4. 1) The ant realise that / 2) a pigeon sitting on the tree / 3) had dropped a leaf / 4) into the water to save him / 5) No error

5. 1) History is replete with examples of nations / 2) that have risen from / 3) every adversity to transform them / 4) into global economic powers. / 5) No error

6. 1) Today, the first task is to grow good teachers / 2) so that it can grow / 3) the next generation to greatness,/ 4) which is India's aspiration. / 5) No error.

7. 1) With India's urban population expected to grow / 2) exponentially over the next couple of decades / 3) urban housing will be a central issue / 4) to the government./ 5) No error

8. 1) To the right balance of fiscal policy measures / 2) and sustained economic reforms, India has the potential / 3) to emerge as the global leader / 4) of Growth, Innovation and Productivity./ 5) No error.

9. 1) Keeping in mind / 2) that power cuts are on different days in different areas / 3) the change in the factory law would enable individual factories within an area / 4) to determining their own weekly holidays./ 5) No error.

10. 1) The communities that are in the margin / 2) of society will have to / 3) struggle hard by displaying their / 4) politics of the presence. / 5) No error.

Answers

1.   2; Replace 'has' with 'had'
2.   3; Delete 'to'
3.   4; Replace 'itself fortunes' with 'its fortune'
4.   1; Replace 'realise' with 'realised'
5.   3; Replace 'them' with 'themselves'
6.   2; Replace 'it' with 'they'.
7.   4; Replace 'to' with 'for'
8.   1; Replace 'To' with 'With'
9.   4; Replace 'determining' with 'determine'
10. 1; Replace 'in the margin' with 'on the margins'

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