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
The sowing of summer crops (A) / such as rice, soybeans and corn (B) / have been (C) / lagging as a result. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
C
The error is in fragment C. The subject ‘sowing’ is singular. Hence the singular form of the  verb ‘has’ should be used instead of ‘have’ in order to make the sentence correct
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
The sowing of summer crops such as rice, soybeans and corn has been lagging as a result.
 
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
2
The Indian monsoon has been (A) / progressing slow with rainfall 37% (B) / below average since (C) / the start of the season on June 1. (D) / No error (E)
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B
The error is in fragment B. The adverb form of the word ‘slow’ should be used as it qualifies the verb ‘progressing’. So ‘slowly’ should be used instead of ‘slow’ in order to make the sentence correct.  
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
The Indian monsoon has been progressing slowly with rainfall 37% below average since the start of the season on June 1.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
3
The medical fraternity (A) / fears that the law (B) / would be adversely (C) / used against it. (D) / No error (E)
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E
The sentence is absolutely correct and thus has no error in it.
 
Hence, option E is the correct answer.
4
The biggest platforms for budding (A) / singers in today’s age (B) / are reality shows but they’re (C) / a dime in dozen. (D) / No error (E)
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D
The correct idiomatic expression is 'a dime a dozen' and not 'a dime in dozen'. The error hence is in fragment D.
 
A dime a dozen (Idiom):
 
Very common and of no particular value
 
E.g. People who can write good books are not a dime a dozen.
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
The biggest platforms for budding singers in today’s age are reality shows but they’re a dime in dozen.
 
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
5
At least four people died in (A) / bathing accidents in (B) / different parts in the (C) / country on Wednesday. (D) / No error (E)
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C
The fragment C of the sentence is erroneous.  
 
The preposition ‘of’ should be used instead of ‘in’ in order to make the sentence correct.
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
At least four people died in bathing accidents in different parts of the country on Wednesday.
 
Hence, option C is the correct answer.