Find the Error/Spotting Error Quiz for Bank Exams

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Directions: In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.
1
In parallel, the building up (A) of a defence base (B) should gather great momentum (C) than the snail's pace it has now. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
C
The fragment C of the sentence is erroneous as the adjective (great) used in it must be of comparative degree.
 
The correct sentence would therefore be, "In parallel, the building up of a defence industrial base should gather greater momentum than the snail's pace it has now."
 
Option C is hence the correct answer.
 
2
The economics of the city plays itself out, (A) / when presenting sharp contrasts in the choices (B) / that the privileged and economically independent have, (C) / compared to those that are not. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
The sentence is is in Present Indefinite Tense and the fragment D must be "compared to those that do not." as per the rule of Subject-verb agreement. 

Hence, optioin D is correct.

 
3
What has helped these centers develop (A) / so rapidly is the development of (B) / social infrastructure like schooling, healthcare, (C) / housing and urban transport tandemly. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
'Tandemly' is a wrong expression used in the fragment D of the sentence. 

The appropriate adverbial phrase is 'in tandem'. 

In tandem:
if two things happen or are used in tandem, they happen or are used at the same time. 

Ex. The new system is designed to be used in tandem with the existing communications network.

Hence, option D is correct.

 
4
South Asian religious traditions (A) / have long attracted admirers (B) / from the West, but none (C) / have been flamboyant as Maximiani Portaz. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
D
The fragment D has en error and it should be 'have been as flamboyant as Maximiani Portaz.

We use as + adjective/adverb + as to make comparisons when the things we are comparing are equal in some way.

Ex. The world’s biggest bull is as big as a small elephant.

Hence, option D is correct.

 
5
The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) is a group of experts (A) / who meet on an annual basis to discuss the technical and policy issues (B) / pertaning with the program and suggest introduction of (C) / newer vaccines based on the available disease burden data. (D) / No error (E)
» Explain it
C
Kindly replace 'pertaining with' by 'pertaining to' because the word 'pertain' takes the preposition 'to' after it. 

To pertain is to be relevant or somehow associated with something.

Ex. If you're a lawyer, you try to find evidence that will pertain to the case and eliminate anything that is not connected.
 
Ex. The search was pertaining to love poetry.

Option 'C' hence is the correct answer.