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Common Errors: Test-6

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Question 1
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
This comes
B
at a time
C
when fund allocation
D
is been doubled
E
No Error
Question 1 Explanation:
‘is been’ is incorrect grammar usage. To denote present perfect tense, the correct usage is ‘has been’. The correct syntax for present perfect tense (singular) is: has+ been+ V3; for plural: have+ been+ V3
Question 2
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The poll contestants approached
B
the commission complaining that the hoardings
C
violated the code of conduct
D
and influenced public perception
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
The country has
B
adequate laws but problems
C
arise when these are not
D
implemented by letter and spirit.
E
No Error
Question 3 Explanation:
(4) in letter and spirit The correct phrase is ‘in letter and spirit’. The phrase means to follow something by law or to follow something as it is written and in spirit.
Question 4
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
The Management feels that
B
the employees of the organization are
C
non-product, and do not want
D
to work hard
E
No Error
Question 4 Explanation:
(3) unproductive, and do not want Unproductive is the correct adjective used for the employees. Non- product employees doesn’t make sense.
Question 5
Identify the part of the sentence with error. In case of no error, select option (E).
A
As far the issue of land encroachment
B
in villages is concerned, people will
C
have to make a start from their villages by
D
sensitizing and educating the villagers about this issue.
E
No Error
Question 5 Explanation:
(1) As far as the issue of land encroachment The correct phrase is ‘as far as’, which means ‘to the extent that’.
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