Directions: The given sentence has been broken up into four different parts. The error, if any, will be in any one part of the sentence. Select the option which contains the part of the sentence which has an error (spelling, grammatical or contextual). If there is no error, choose option E.
1
Parts of northern France were also (A) / put in drought alert, with (B) / water supplies to businesses, (C) / farmers and ordinary residents restricted. (D) / No error (E)
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B
The fragment B of the sentence is erroneous. In this context, the word ‘put’ must be followed the preposition ‘on’ instead of ‘in’ so as to make the sentence correct. 
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
Parts of northern France were also put on drought alert, with water supplies to businesses, farmers and ordinary residents restricted.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
2
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) points out,(A) / drawing over large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (B) / is essential if we are to stand any chance of preventing (C) / more than 1.5C or even 2C of global heating. (D) /  No Error (E)
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B
Usage of the phrasal verb 'draw over' which means ‘to cover someone or something with something by pulling it on top' in fragment B is inappropriate. 
 
'Draw down' which means ‘withdraw water, oil, or gas from a reservoir or repository’ would be suitable in the context. 
 
Eg: The state began drawing down some of its stored water.
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) points out, drawing down large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is essential if we are to stand any chance of preventing more than 1.5C or even 2C of global heating.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
3
We hypothesized that the (A) / trustworthyness of the original source (B) / might be an element that contributed to the (C) / accuracy of people’s judgment about online images. (D) / No error (E)
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B
The error is in fragment B. The word ‘trustworthyness’ is incorrect.
 
The correct spelling is ‘trustworthiness’.  
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
We hypothesized that the trustworthiness of the original source might be an element that contributed to the accuracy of people’s judgment about online images.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
4
Local gold prices hit a record 35,960 rupees per 10 grams (A) / on Tuesday, having jumped more than (B) / 10 percent over the past month, rising in lines with (C) / international prices on tensions in the Middle East. (D) / No error (E)
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C
The correct idiomatic expression is 'in line with' and not 'in lines with'. The error hence is in fragment C.
 
In line with (Idiom) :
 
In agreement with
 
E.g. The new policy is in line with the plans that were discussed last year.
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
Local gold prices hit a record 35,960 rupees ($519) per 10 grams on Tuesday, having jumped more than 10 percent over the past month, rising in line with international prices on tensions in the Middle East.
 
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
5
Farmers like Baburao Tadas from Wardha district in Maharashtra (A) / is praying for normal monsoon rains after (B) / their incomes were hit by erratic weather and (C) / lower crop prices over the past few years. (D) / No error (E)
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B
The error is in fragment B. The subject ‘farmers’ is plural. Hence the plural verb ‘are’ should be used instead of ‘is’ in order to make the sentence correct.
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
Farmers like Baburao Tadas from Wardha district in Maharashtra are praying for normal monsoon rains after their incomes were hit by erratic weather and lower crop prices over the past few years.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.