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
I've finally decided (A) / to bite a (B) / bullet and learn (C) / how to code. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
B
The correct idiomatic expression is 'bite the bullet' and not 'bite a bullet'. The error hence is in fragment B.
 
Bite the bullet (Idiom):
 
Decide to do something difficult or unpleasant that one has been putting off or hesitating over 
 
E.g. Decisions have to be taken and as director you have got to bite the bullet.
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
I've finally decided to bite the bullet and learn how to code.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
2
The renter would have a very strong (A) / defence against any attempt (B) / over eviction on the (C) / basis of breach of unfair terms. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
C
The fragment C of the sentence is erroneous. In this context, the word ‘attempt’ must be followed the preposition ‘at’ instead of ‘over’ so as to make the sentence correct. 
 
‘Attempt at’ means ‘to make an effort to do something’. 
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
The renter would have a very strong defence against any attempt at eviction on the basis of breach of unfair terms.
 
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
3
The airlines said it had taken the decision (A) / after conducting a thoroughly safety (B) / and security review of its India service (C) / through the Iranian airspace. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
B
The error is in fragment B. The adjective form of the word ‘thorough’ should be used because it qualifies the noun phrase ‘safety and security review’.
 
So the adjective ‘through’ should be used instead of the adverb ‘thoroughly’ in order to make the sentence correct.  
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
The airlines said it had taken the decision after conducting a thorough safety and security review of its India service through the Iranian airspace.
 
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
4
The RBI clarification comes days after India’s commerce ministry, (A) / following a meeting with technology and payment companies, (B) / said the central bank would “look into” (C) / concerns raised by the industry. (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.
5
Too many who have worked in (A) / and admire Hong Kong, the city is (B) / too valuable a beacon of (C) / what can be achieved with imagination. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
A
The error is in fragment A. The word ‘too’ is incorrect in this context.
 
The correct expression in this context is ‘to many’ which means ‘for many’.  
 
The correct sentence would therefore be:
 
To many who have worked in and admire Hong Kong, the city is too valuable a beacon of what can be achieved with imagination.
 
Hence, option A is the correct answer.