Error Correction Part-35 for SBI PO/Clerk, IBPS PO/Clerk, LIC, Insurance and others

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Directions (1-5): Read each sentence, divided into five parts, to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Below each sentence you are provided with five options. Choose the sequence which consists of correct parts of the sentence. If there is no error in the sentence, choose option (e).

1. So what ones looked like a battle which the U.S. was waging on its own(A)/ has suddenly been joined by a number of others players. The Indian response is being closely watched. (B)/ Last year, India allowed Huawei to participate in 5G trials(C)/ which could not happen because of the disruptions caused by the pandemic. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and D
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

2. Environment pollution is one of the most (A)/pervasive and intractable failures of market systems (B)/and Soviet-style central planning. Almost every kind of economic activity produces(C)/ harmful by-products, which are costly to dispose of safely. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and D
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

3. It was the exposure to the sun that led to the deteriorating in children’s (A)/condition. The link between malnutrition and climate(B)/ has long been discussed. Drought years cause crop failures(C)/ and this hits the supply chain. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and D
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

4. There has also been speculated that other Chinese tech companies (A)/such as Lenovo, ZTE and Xiaomi could be at risk. Meanwhile, HSBC (B)/has been risked getting caught in the crossfire by (C)/expressing support for China’s security crackdown on Hong Kong. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and C
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

5. India is already experimented with some (A)/ noble strategies, including targeted messages to warn people about impending(B)/ climate events. But to cut down on malnutrition, (C)/experts say officials need to be doing more. (D)/ No Error (E)

a) only A
b) A and D
c) A and B
d) B and C
e) No error

Answers:-

1. Sol. C The error is in part A and B
In Part A, “once” should be used at the place of “ones”.
In Part B, “other” should be used at the place of “others”.

2. Sol. C The error is in part A and B
In Part A, “Environmental” should be used at the place of “Environment”.
In Part B, “pervasive” should be used at the place of “pervading”. Pervading is a gerund where as pervasive is an adjective.

3. Sol. B The error is in part A and D
In Part A, “deterioration” should be used at the place of “deteriorating”.
In Part D, “and” should be used at the place of “but” as the nature of the sentence is same.

4. Sol. B The error is in part A and C
In Part A, “speculation” should be used at the place of “speculated”.
In Part C, “been” should be taken off before “risked”.

5. Sol. C The error is in part A and B
In Part A, “experimenting” should be used at the place of “experimented”.
In Part B, “novel” should be used at the place of “noble”

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