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Common Errors: Test-17

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Question 1
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The cascading effect of economic slowdown
B
has brought" a much unnerving gloom
C
to the real estate industry last year
D
but the industry is looking up this year.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
The sentence is talking about an event of last year; hence past tense should have been used. The mistake of using ‘has’ instead of ‘had’ can be seen in the second part.
Question 2
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
A recycling plant in close proximity to
B
the residential area can pose
C
serious threats from residents
D
by leaving behind persistent pollutants.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
The current sentence construction indicates that the residents pose a threat to a recycling plant. Rather, it is vice versa. So, the correct preposition in the third part is ‘to’ and not ‘from’.
Question 3
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The Union health minister said that
B
there was an acute shortage of
C
health personnel in rural areas
D
who needed to be addressed urgently.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
Fourth part of the sentence is wrong. The pronoun should address the subject but here it is used to modify health personnel. ‘which’ should be used in place of ‘who’.
Question 4
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
The RBI has proposed to introduce
B
polymer notes after taking into considering
C
the cost and longevity
D
associated with their manufacturing.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
The mistake is in the second part of the sentence. Here, the Adjective form of the word ‘consideration’ is used instead of the Noun form. Therefore,’ consideration’ would replace ‘considering’.
Question 5
Identify the error in the sentence given below.
A
Six women achievers, who continue
B
to inspire the younger lot, were honored
C
with their contributions in their chosen fields
D
on the occasion of women's day.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
The error can be seen in the third part of the sentence. Nobody is honored ‘with’ their contributions but people get honored ‘for’ their contributions. So the right usage would be ‘for’.
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