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Common Errors: Test-1

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Question 1
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The current economic scenario
B
could possibly undo
C
the growth that followed
D
the economic liberalization of 1991.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
Since the sentence talks about an event that had happened in the past, ‘had followed’ (past perfect tense) should be used.
Question 2
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The Ministry has directed Banks
B
to do away with their
C
separate promotion policies, a move
D
strongly opposed by the officers' unions.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
No error
Question 3
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
If successful, the research could
B
pave the way towards
C
the prevention in untimely deaths
D
due to fatal illnesses.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
Part c
of untimely deaths Prevention will take the preposition ‘of’ instead of ‘in’.
Question 4
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
After a complaint was filed,
B
the police team was given the photograph
C
of the accused from the CCIV footage
D
recorded on the hotel.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct preposition to be used here is ‘at’ and not ‘on’
Question 5
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The third season of
B
the popular television show will ends
C
on a grand note with
D
celebrities dancing and having fun.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
The show is singular, but with the future tense ‘will’, it will take the plural form of the verb ‘end’ and not ‘ends’. The singular form of the verb with an ‘s’ at the end is usually used with a singular noun/ pronoun in the simple present tense. Ex. He plays football.
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