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 airline owes Rs 8,500 crore to (A) / banks and around Rs 25,000 crore in (B) / arrears to vendors, (C) / lessors and employers. (D) / No error (E)
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D
The error is in fragment D. The word ‘employees’ should be used instead of ‘employers’ to make the sentence meaningfully correct.

‘Employer’ means ‘a person or organization that employs people’ whereas ‘employee’ means ‘member of staff’

The correct sentence would therefore be:

The airline owes Rs 8,500 crore to banks and around Rs 25,000 crore in arrears to vendors, lessors and employees.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.
 
2
Financial markets fell across Asia on Friday (A) / amid growing fears that the talks will fail to (B) / break the logjam and see the US president (C) / carry over his threat of additional tariffs on Chinese goods. (D) / No error (E)
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D
The fragment D of the sentence is erroneous. The expression 'carry over' which means ‘extend beyond the original area of application’ does not make any sense here.

The correct phrasal verb to be used here is 'carry out' which means ‘to do something that you have said you will do or that you have been told to do. ’

The correct sentence would therefore be:

Financial markets fell across Asia on Friday amid growing fears that the talks will fail to break the logjam and see the US president carry out his threat of additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

Hence option D the correct answer.
 
3
The goods and services tax creates audit trails (A) / across the income and production chain, (B) / and is driving formalisation of the economy and (C) / better measures of MSME value addition and cash flow. (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
Areas of agreement includes efforts to (A) / combat increased militant activity in (B) / the region, after deadly (C) / suicide bomb blasts in Sri Lanka in April. (D) / No error (E)
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A
The error is in fragment A. The subject ‘areas’ is plural and should be used with a plural verb.

The verb form ‘include’ should be used instead of ‘includes’ in order to make the sentence correct.

The correct sentence would therefore be:

Areas of agreement include efforts to combat increased militant activity in the region, after deadly suicide bomb blasts in Sri Lanka in April.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.
 
5
Some developed countries are (A) / taking protectionist measures (B) / that are leading to trade (C) / conflicts and economic blockade. (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.