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Error Finding questions for exams

In the following posts about errors; we would share few questions and how can the errors be corrected! In the upcoming posts we would deal with the basics of grammar the way it is asked in the exams. But before this, let’s see how these questions look!

Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any will be one of the parts of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation if any).

  1. He should seriously consider plan (1)/ a third one for texting and talking drivers, (2)/ along with exorbitantly high fines (3)/ for staying to ensure compliance (4)/ No error (5).

Ans. 1

Correct Usage: Consider planning not plan; as they mean to say that planning seriously for a 3rd road or something should be considered.

  1. Once it get implemented, (1)/ the KYC records received and stored by the authorities (2)/ could be retrieved online by any reporting (3)/ entity across the financial sector (4)/ No error (5).

Ans. 1

Correct Usage: Once it gets because; ‘it’ is a singular subject and must be followed by a singular verb. So, ‘gets’ not ‘get’ would be right.

  1. Youth felt the (1)/ effects of poor educational (2)/ foundations even before (3)/ they step on campus (4)/ No error (5).

Ans. 4

Correct Usage: They stepped on campus in place of they step on campus because the tone of the sentence is students felt (3rd form) before something happened. Hence, next verb should also be parallel ie; in the 3rd form.

  1. The six-members panel (1)/ will have three governmental (2)/ officials and three experts, of which (3)/ two will be from the banking sector (4)/ No error (5).

Ans. 1

Correct Usage: The six before members itself makes it plural. So; six-member should be correct. Another example can be, 12–story building and  not 12-storyes building

  1. His proposal for a (1)/ temporary ban on the entry of muslims (2)/ into the country are more than (3)/ an embarrassment for the political elites (4)/ No error (5).

Ans. 3

Correct Usage: In part (3) ‘are’ should be replaced by ‘is’; as it is used for proposal (which is a singular subject) His proposal _________ is more than _________ should be used.


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