Directions : In each of the questions, a sentence has been divided into four parts, one of which may contain an error. Identify that fragment and mark it as your answer. The words in bold are contextually and grammatically correct. Mark (E) if the sentence contains no error.
1
Angela Merkel said she would prefer to hold a fresh election in spite of  than lead a minority government.
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C
Fragment C has an error: instead of in spite of which does not fit in with than lead a minority, the correct phrase will be 'rather than lead a'.

Correct form
: Angela Merkel said she would prefer to hold a fresh election rather than lead a minority government.

Hence, option C is correct.
2
Ratko Mladic, the commander of Bosnian-Serb forces during the Bosnian wars of the 1990s, was sentenced to life imprison by a UN tribunal for genocide and other crimes against humanity.
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C
Fragment C has an error: instead of life imprison, the correct phrase would be either life imprisonment or life in prison.

Correct form:
 Ratko Mladic, the commander of Bosnian-Serb forces during the Bosnian wars of the 1990s, was sentenced to life in prison by a UN tribunal for genocide and other crimes against humanity.

Hence, option C is correct.
3
Saad Hariri “temporarily” suspended his resignation as prime minister of Lebanon after returning home for the first time since announcing his intonation to quit in a speech made from Saudi Arabia.
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C
Fragment C has an error: instead of intonation (which means tone/accent), the correct word is intention which means purpose/goal.

Correct form: Saad Hariri “temporarily” suspended his resignation as prime minister of Lebanon after returning home for the first time since announcing his intention to quit in a speech made from Saudi Arabia.

Hence, option C is correct.
4
The merger of AT&T and Time Warner is a vertical one, integrating telecom distribution with media content.
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E
The fragments are correct and hence there is no error.

Option E is correct.
5
Around 59,000 Haitians who have been living in the United States since an earthquake in 2010 damaged much of their country face deportation inside the next two years.
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D
Fragment D has an error: instead of inside, the correct word is within.

Correct form: Around 59,000 Haitians who have been living in the United States since an earthquake in 2010 damaged much of their country face deportation within the next two years.

Hence, option D is correct.