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Common Errors: Test-16

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
With the literacy rates in this
B
region as low as ten per cent
C
we need to encourage the
D
local people to build schools.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
The problem is with the first part. As there is only one region that is being talked about, we cannot use the plural form ‘rates’. The correct usage would be ‘literacy rate’.
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The Chairmen of all large
B
public sector banks met with
C
senior RBI officials to give its
D
suggestions about implementing the new policy.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
The error is in the third part of the sentence. As the plural form of chairman is given, the possessive form of it would be ‘their’ and not ‘its’.
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
They have not fully considered
B
the impact that relaxing
C
these guidelines is likely
D
to have with the economy.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct preposition to be used with economy in this context is ‘on’. Hence, ‘..to have with the economy..’ would be replaced with ‘..to have on the economy..’.
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Over eighty percent from us
B
feel that if we had taken
C
some corrective measures earlier
D
the crisis would have been averted
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct usage would be ‘eighty percent of us’ and ‘not eighty percent from us’. The correct preposition is ‘of’ and not ‘from’ keeping in mind the meaning of the sentence that needs to be conveyed.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Angered over the delay in giving compensation,
B
factory workers shouted
C
slogans against the president
D
when he reaches the office.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
The whole sentence is in the past tense. So, the mistake is in the fourth part where the ‘reaches’ i.e. present tense is being used instead of ‘reached/had reached’.
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