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Find the Error Quiz 69

Spotting Error Questions Exercise with PDFs for SBI PO, NRA CET, SBI Clerk Mains, RBI Assistant Mains and IBPS PO Exams with Detailed Explanation

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
As an advocate of (A) / a multipolar Asia, India cannot (B) / afford to play balls (C) / with China’s imperial designs. (D) / No Error (E)
» Explain it
C
Fragment C of the sentence is erroneous.

Reason: 

The expression ‘play balls’ is incorrect in the given sentence.

The correct expression is ‘play ball’.

“Play ball” means ‘work willingly with others; cooperate’

The rest of the sentence is absolutely correct.

Correct Sentence:

As an advocate of a multipolar Asia, India cannot afford to play ball with China’s imperial designs.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.
2
These cataclismic events finally (A) / culminated in the creation of (B) / the gigantic mountain though (C) / rest of the country was ravaged to the ground. (D) / No Error (E)
» Explain it
A
Fragment A of the sentence is erroneous.

Reason: 

The spelling of the word ‘cataclysmic’ is wrong in the given sentence. It has been written as ‘calaclismic’ which is erroneous.

Besides this, the sentence is correct in every respect.

Correct sentence:

These cataclysmic events finally culminated in the creation of the gigantic mountain though rest of the country was ravaged to the ground.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.
3
While speaking to (A) / the students, the motivational speaker (B) / advised them not to (C) / brood under failures. (D) / No Error (E)
» Explain it
D
Fragment D of the sentence is erroneous.

Reason: 

“Brood” means 'to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried”

The word ‘brood’ always takes the preposition ‘over’ after it.

So, the use of ‘under’ in the given sentence is erroneous.

Correct Sentence:

While speaking to the students, the motivational speaker advised them not to brood over failures.

Hence, option D is the correct answer.
4
While examining the patient, (A) / the ENT specialist noticed (B) / that his patient’s palette was unusually bent (C) / towards the base of the mouth. (D) / No Error (E)
» Explain it
C
Fragment C of the sentence is erroneous.

Reason:

‘Palette’ means a thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colours

‘Palate’ means the roof of the mouth, separating the cavities of the mouth and nose in vertebrates

In the given sentence the spelling of the word “palate” was wrong.

“Palette” does not mean anything in the given sentence. It has to be substituted with the word “palate” to make the sentence correct.

Correct Sentence:

While examining the patient, the ENT specialist noticed that his patient’s palate was unusually bent towards the base of the mouth.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.
5
Amidst economic slowdown, (A) / it is feared that some employees (B) / might be laid off (C) / by the company this month. (D) / No Error (E)
» Explain it
E
The sentence is absolutely correct.
 
There is no error in the given sentence.
 
Hence, option E is the correct answer.