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Spotting Errors for IPPB/PGDBF Pre(January 3, 2017)

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Spotting Errors for IPPB/PGDBF Pre

Directions (Q. 1-10): Read each sentence 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. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

1. 1) To project Dr Ambedkar as / 2) just a Dalit icon, or treat him like / 3) a prophet, does not do / 4) justice of his memory. / 5) No error

2. 1) An amaging magical place which / 2) is a fine synthesis of / 3) spiritual and natural / 4) wonder is Ladakh. / 5) No error

3. 1) He lost both his legs / 2) on the day he was / 3) going to write Delhi University / 4) BEd entrance exam. / 5) No error

4. 1) All men between / 2) eighteen to forty-five without exception / 3) are expected to serve / 4) in the army during a war. / 5) No error

5. 1) Our neighbours are / 2) old fashioned and / 3) are very strictly / 4) with their children / 5) No error

6. 1) I promised to help / 2) them and I cannot / 3) go back to / 4) my word. / 5) No error

7. 1) Several politicians, most notably / 2) the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary, / 3) has given the proposal / 4) their full support. / 5) No error

8. 1) Children are the greatest / 2) gift from God and we / 3) want all the best for our children, / 4) be it healthcare, education, marriage etc. / 5) No error

9. 1) Researchers have developed first synthetic skin that / 2) is sensitive to both touch and capable of / 3) healing itself quickly and repeatedly / 4) at room temperature. / 5) No error

10. 1) People with moderate vision loss can regain / 2) the ability to read quickly and / 3) comfortably using digital tablets, / 4) a new study has claimed. / 5) No error

Answers :

  1. 4; Replace ‘of’ with ‘to’
  2.  5
  3.  5
  4.  2; Replace ‘to’ with ‘and’
  5.  3; Replace ‘strictly’ with ‘strict’
  6.  3; Replace ‘to’ with ‘on’
  7.  3; Replace ‘has’ with ‘have’
  8. 3; Replace ‘want all the’ with ‘all want the’
  9. 2; Place ‘both’ after ‘is’
  10.  3; Use ‘by’ before ‘using’

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