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Common Errors: Test-2

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Question 1
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The website, which does not
B
accept advertisements and is funded
C
entirely by donations, describes itself
D
as the fifth most popular website on the planet.
E
No error
Question 1 Explanation:
No error
Question 2
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
As sharing crime statistics for
B
the year 2011, the Commissioner admitted that
C
there had been an undue delay in
D
the setting up of an antinarcotics cell.
E
No error
Question 2 Explanation:
The use of ‘as’ in part (1) of the sentence is inappropriate. As is used either to denote reason or as a conjunction, which is not the case here.The correct sentence structure will form after we omit ‘as’.
Question 3
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The Moon may be the best place
B
to look for aliens as their
C
footprints on their surface would
D
last far longer than radio signals.
E
No error
Question 3 Explanation:
As the subject is singular (Moon), ‘its’ should be used.
Question 4
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The judge advised the government to
B
have autorickshaws meter across the state while
C
recounting his personal experience where an autorickshaw driver
D
made him wait and also demanded more fare.
E
No error
Question 4 Explanation:
Here, we need a verb (metered) and not a noun (meter). Having the autorickshaws metered means putting a meter in each autorickshaw.
Question 5
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The Company aims
B
to nearly double
C
its revenues on the back
D
of a strongest product pipeline.
E
No error
Question 5 Explanation:
Part d
Here, of a strong product pipeline ......should be used.
Since no comparison is done, ‘strong’ should be used instead of ‘strongest’.
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